Awards for Havering students

PUBLISHED: 17:14 26 June 2012

Havering students have gained tennis leader awards

Havering students have gained tennis leader awards


Youngsters become tennis leaders

Sports students at Havering College of Further and Higher Education have scored an advantage after gaining tennis leaders awards.

The scheme, run in association with the Lawn Tennis Association, will enable students to go out into their local communities and work with young people spreading the passion for tennis at grass roots level.

More than 50 students on BTEC Sports courses at the Havering College Quarles Campus in Harold Hill have undertaken a four-week course at Romford’s Raphael Park Tennis Club.

Havering College lecturer in Sports Stacy Birchall said: “Some of these students would not normally play tennis but they have really enjoyed the course.

“With Wimbledon coming up they have been inspired to play a lot more tennis and go out assisting in encouraging more young people to take up the sport.”

Each student will receive a certificate plus membership of the Lawn Tennis Association and the tennis club.

Raphael Park Tennis Club head coach David Hammond said: “The Havering College students have already put their skills and knowledge to the test by helping to run the Havering Years 3 and 4 schools’ tournament.”

Their final coaching session involved an introduction to cardio tennis - a new high energy fitness workout based around heart-pumping drills and tennis exercises which are performed to music.

For further information on Sport courses at Havering College call Threshold Services on 01708 462801, email or visit the website at

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