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Special Needs Children’s tennis programme back in full flow

Special Needs Children’s tennis programme back in full flow


The teaching of tennis to students of the School for Children with Special Needs got going again last Tuesday, at the Grand View tennis court at Villa.

A venture, undertaken by the Grassroot Tennis Club (GTC) before the club was forced out of its previous home at Murray’s Road in August 2016, the restart was a reunion between head coach Trevor Sam and the enthusiastic students.

Viewed as a project dear to the GTC’s operations, head of the club Grant Connell, at Tuesday’s sessions, noted, “Having these special children on court, exhibiting their unbridled passion for just simply being involved in some physical activity, is priceless”.

Connell envisaged that by next Tuesday, about 25 students will be bussed to the venue, to get to that outlet for tennis, despite not having the usual sponsor on board.

He thanked the previous sponsor Digicel for helping to defray costs associated with having the children on court over the years.

“This goes beyond the dollars and cents… This is about showing appreciation to those who are not blessed with the physical and mental attributes that some of us have,” Connell reasoned.

Connell thanked coach Sam for his love for the special children, despite him being sidelined as the tennis coach to the 2015 Special Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, USA.