TENNIS coach Lianne Candappa became one of the first coaches in the UK to take part in a training session with Judy Murray ahead of the launch of ‘Miss-Hits’ – a new programme that will encourage more young girls into the sport.
The mother of tennis ace Andy Murray put a handful of coaches, including Lianne, through their paces at Edgbaston Priory Indoor Tennis Centre in Birmingham where they learnt more about the exciting new programme.
Created by Judy and launched in collaboration with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Miss-Hits is a fun starter-tennis programme to encourage 5-8 year-olds to try tennis in a friendly and all-girl environment.
It also aims to encourage more women coaches to get involved in introducing the game to girls.
“This training session, and the others across the country, is all about getting the right coaches in place with the right skills to deliver Miss-Hits in their areas.” said Judy.
“It is the coaches who will be the ones delivering these activities and that is what makes these training sessions so important.”
For more information go to miss-hits.co.uk or lta.org.uk