For the last two years, Ballinasloe Tennis Club has been operating a dedicated special needs programme for the Brothers of Charity in Ballinasloe.
Clients of the Brothers of Charity have been able to participate in organised sessions with a professional coach covering the basics of tennis, including games and general fitness, in enjoyable weekly sessions. Some participants have joined the club as they are now able to play with other club members.
Mayor of County Galway, Michael Connelly, and Rosemary Kearns from the Brothers of Charity head office in Galway recently attended the last session of the latest course and helped present the participants with medals and certificates.
Mayor Connelly commented: “The Brothers of Charity clients are clearly enjoying these tennis sessions enormously. Ballinasloe Tennis Club and Tennis Ireland are to be congratulated for making sport accessible for as many people as possible.”
The club recently obtained planning permission to build new tennis courts in the Sports Hub in Ballinasloe and, subject to receipt of Sports Capital funding, expect to be in a position to start developing the site this year. This will be the first phase of their ambitious plans, which include a multi-purpose indoor sports facility.
In the meantime, the club has a full programme of activities underway for the summer, including summer camps from July 3 to 28.
For further information see www.facebook.com/bsloetennisclub or call Garry on (085 ) 1124197, Joe on (087 ) 2521424, or Louise on (087 ) 1353751.