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A Swinging Bunch of Kids

100 Kids Make Giant Racket at Bali's Canggu Club Tennis Academy.


(3/17/2007)

More than 100 children attended the recent opening of the Canggu Club's new Tennis Center demonstrating widespread support the launch of Indonesia Tennis Federation's (PELTI) accredited tennis training program operated by the Club's resident Pro-Coach Robbert Wille.

The Tennis Academy offered children in Bali of any playing ability, aged 6-17 years, a free chance to experience the Club's unique Academy Program via a trial clinic.

Children who attended the Clinic learned how to correctly hit balls; gained basic forehand, backhand and serving techniques and skills; ball & racket and stance co-ordination; as well as the basics of the game of tennis and what the Academy Program entails. Children demonstrating natural ability were invited to the Clinic and join the Academy to advance their game, hone their skills and improve their playing levels.

Children who participated in the Clinic were evaluated based on age, ability, level of skill and talent and then invited to sign up to join the Academy's twice-weekly tennis training program of one-hour sessions.

By enrolling in the Club's Tennis Academy Program, talented junior players who are eligible for admission into the prestigious PELTI-Accredited Junior Development Program (JDP) which sponsors 11 training scholarships through by the Canggu Outreach Program (COP) to local children who, because of their financial circumstances, might otherwise not be able to attend the Academy. By select invitation only, these talented young athletes join other members of the Academy to acquire the skills required to compete at an elite level within the junior tennis circuit throughout Asia.

The JDP is an internationally recognised training program held three times a week for two-hours conducted at an intensified playing level. It is run by Canggu Club Director of Tennis, Jimmy Roland, with the Head of Development and Achievement Division, PELTI Bali, Andre Kanginnadhi, and Pro-Coach Robbert Wille.

The 6500 square-meter Tennis Centre offers four state-of-the-art pro-international standard floodlit Tennis courts, comprised of two covered and two uncovered courts, two additional practice half-courts, and two air-conditioned rubber spring cushioned squash courts designed in accordance with International Squash Federation guidelines, as well as a second level viewing balcony, changing/shower rooms, training classrooms and a refreshments area.

Chidren 6-17 years wishing to enrol at the Canggu Club Tennis Academy pay a monthly fee for two one-hour sessions per week of Rp. 440,000 per month (approximately US$48) for Club members and Rp. 565,000 per month (approximately US$62) for non-Members.

To register for the Tennis Academy contact the Canggu Club Tennis Academy Centre or Club Reception on ++62-(0)361-844 6385 or via the email link provided.


More information: Tennis Academy Email Link

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