Sport

New junior tennis coach

By Jamie Lowe

Deniliquin Junior Lawn Tennis Club has welcomed a new coach to help the junior tennis players develop their skills.

Echuca-based tennis coach Zach McGrath has joined the team, with his session being a junior clinic on Monday and Tuesday this week.

President Jon Gatacre said McGrath is a great addition to the club.

‘‘There was a great roll up to tennis clinic for such short notice,’’ he said.

‘‘We got fantastic positive feedback from the kids and parents for how engaged they were and the amount of enjoyment all the kids had.

‘‘Zach (McGrath) will be joining us on Saturday mornings and offering private lessons on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

‘‘He’ll also help with school programs, holiday clinics, cardio tennis, restringing and will be running the new Tennis Australia promotion Get Your Racquet On social tennis on a Friday evening.

‘‘Each Friday we will hold fun and social tennis with bar facilities and a barbecue dinner available.’’

Get Your Racquet On is open to anyone. For more details check out the Deniliquin Junior Lawn Tennis Club Facebook page.

Parents and young tennis players can come and meet the new coach on Friday nights, starting February 7, and Saturday mornings starting February 8.