Hosted by CITC and run by national head coach Malcolm Kajer, the event featured a number of tennis drills that would appeal to the youngsters as well as improve their skills.
Kajer said that the majority of attendees were newcomers, a pleasing sign of the growing popularity of the sport, and that a number had also signed up to play tennis on a regular basis.
CITC Key Brands Manager George George echoed Kajer’s thoughts and was delighted with the turnout, noting that many youngsters were still out on the court more than two hours after the event got underway.
Cook Islands Tennis president Brian Baudinet was also upbeat about the event, praising his team for putting it all together.
“The good thing is that the committee of Tennis Cook Islands and the parents are the ones who help so much. These are the ones who do all the work, and they love it,” Baudinet said.
Baudinet said he was impressed by the enthusiasm of the youngsters, who were so keen to play that he had to try and restrict the amount of time they spent out in the glaring sun.