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Tuesday 24 January 2012 | Published in Regional


The biggest ever free tennis carnival for kids aged between 4 and 12, sponsored by CITC and Coca Cola, will be held tomorrow at the National Tennis Centre in Nikao.

All Rarotonga primary school students are invited to the courts between 9am and 12 noon for a day of fun in the sun with lots of prizes up for grabs.

To keep the kids fuelled for the three-hour carnival a sausage sizzle will also be put on to keep kids having oodles of fun.

National tennis coach Malcolm Kajer is thrilled to have the support of CITC and Coca Cola, and says one of his visions for the sport is to grow membership numbers at the junior level.

Kajer says there will be plenty of fun tennis-based games as well as lessons for the kids.

Kajer is inviting parents who have kids aged between four and six years to bring them along to the Nikao courts at 9am for an hour of fun games before they are joined by the older kids aged 7 to 13 for the remainder of the morning.

CITC key brands manager George George says that the company and Coca Cola are in full support of the work Kajer does for Cook Islands children.

We just want to support the work that Malcolm does for our kids and for our kids to come down and enjoy playing tennis and hopefully love the game and take it up as a sport, says George.

He adds that the new CITC slogan for 2012 is bringing the best to you in 2012 and in keeping with that slogan he says, We want to bring out the best in our kids through this tennis programme.

We are targeting kids aged under 12 so we can catch them at this young age and give them something to do through tennis rather than sit around doing nothing or worse getting into trouble.

George is extending an open invite to all parents and kids to get along to the courts and take advantage of what is going to be a full-on day of fun with tennis.

While there will be plenty of refreshments and sausage sizzles on offer for all the kids parents are asked to make sure kids have good footwear, sunblock, maybe a spare t-shirt to change into after all the running around in the sun and a bottle of water plus loads of enthusiasm.

If you want more information on the one day tennis Coca Cola-CITC carnival contact Malcolm Kajer on 75614.