CITC key brands manager George George said that the fun day first began when the company approached national tennis head coach Malcolm Kajer, looking for a way to help out the tennis programme.
“We at CITC saw how well Malcolm was running his junior programme, and we thought that it would be a great opportunity to build on that and help the young ones,” George said.
With the school year beginning next week, this is an opportunity for the young boys and girls aged between five and 16 to enjoy themselves before getting back into their school uniforms.
For many of the participants, this will be their first introduction to tennis, something that Kajer welcomes.
“It’s not as if they are going to a one-day tournament where you are going to be involved in heavy competition. It’s just fun tennis drills, ages from five to 16,” Kajer said.
“There will be a lot of fun drills, focusing on basic technique and hand-eye coordination.”
George and Kajer expressed a huge amount of pride in the standing that the programme has attained within the community, as youngsters from around the island flock to the courts with a keen desire to take up the sport or develop their skills.
It is also a popular event for the parents, who get to see their children participate or excel in a non-contact sport.
Kajer also noted that it was a good opportunity for the sport to attract new participants for the new year.
“We can do that on the day, and we are accepting them this week too,” Kajer said.
Following the event, a sausage sizzle and treats will be provided.
The day will begin at 9am this Saturday, and will finish around midday.
Participants are encouraged to wear shoes and to bring along a hat.
Tennis racquets (and sunblock) will be provided, although juniors are encouraged to bring along their own if they have one.