We are delighted to sponsor Nuffield Tennis Academy
- 25th May 2023
Forrester Boyd and Williamsons Solicitors are delighted to announce the sponsorship of a new three-year programme at Nuffield Tennis Academy in Hull, East Riding.
As a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) accredited performance centre, the academy offers both excellent facilities and experienced coaches who provide a junior programme which is recognised as being one of the best in the country with multiple international players emanating from the centre.
Our Chairman and Partner, Mike Beckett said, “I am delighted to be able to support this fantastic initiative alongside Williamsons. Nuffield Tennis Academy has such a great reputation for nurturing some of the region’s top tennis stars. This school's outreach programme will help to introduce tennis to children at a ‘grass roots’ level. The health and mental wellbeing benefits associated with sporting activities cannot be under-estimated and are hugely important now, more than ever, which is why Forrester Boyd was really happy to be involved with this project. I really hope that the Academy can encourage more children into taking up tennis or other sporting activities.”
Neil Waterhouse, Operations Director & Company Secretary at Williamsons Solicitors, shared his excitement on the sponsorship and the great opportunities it will provide for the area. ‘Williamsons has a long history of supporting local charities and community ventures, and so were delighted to team up with Forrester Boyd in supporting Nuffield Tennis Academy in this important local initiative.’
Mr Waterhouse continued, ‘This is an excellent opportunity for school children across the area to try something new, which they would perhaps not normally have access to.’
The sponsorship of the three-year programme will enable coaches at the tennis academy to deliver free tennis coaching sessions to Key Stage 1 pupils across the region of Hull and East Riding. David Kitchen, who is leading the programme at the academy said, ‘We are extremely grateful to Forrester Boyd and Williamsons for their support of our schools outreach programme.’
‘Their support means we can achieve our long-term goal for the programme which is to ensure that every primary school pupil in Hull and East Riding has had a taste of tennis.’
The centre hopes that by providing school pupils with a positive sporting experience, they will continue to be a part of the academy. Mr. Kitchen added, ‘Once they’ve had a taste of tennis and what the programme has to offer, the hope is that some of them will take up the game on a more regular basis. We would love to see the game continue to grow.’
All the tennis tasters will be held during curriculum time with the sessions specifically designed to be the perfect introduction to the game of tennis. Following the initial sessions, all pupils who participate will subsequently be offered free sessions at the Nuffield Tennis Academy if they wish to pursue the sport further.
David Kitchen continued, ‘Hull is an incredible hotbed of tennis talent, the city has produced many world class players including Katie O’Brien, Kyle Edmund, Paul Jubb, and Johannus Monday, and who knows, maybe the next superstar could be out there!’
The newly sponsored programme is sure to be an exciting opportunity and everyone associated can’t wait for its full potential to be realised. Mr Kitchen concluded, ‘we are always looking to work with more primary schools and support their curriculum by providing sporting activities for their students. So if any schools would like to receive more information, please do get in touch and we would be more than happy to bring you on board.’
While it is still early days for the new local initiative, it is safe to say that the partnered sponsorship between Forrester Boyd and Williamsons is serving up an ace for the Nuffield Tennis Academy and for local pupils looking to receive a taste of what tennis has to offer.
*Dave Kitchen can be contacted at the following email address: email@example.com
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