Stonehaven Tennis Club (STC)’s ‘Pamper night’ last week to attract more girl players has been praised by Judy Murray as a ‘brilliant concept’.
With more boys than girls at the club the STC Junior Committee and coaches were looking for ways to encourage more girls to play tennis.
Last Friday, (May 29) the club held a ‘Pamper Night’ from 4-6pm, which ran alongside the ‘only girls allowed’ class; a pay as you go, coach led session, held every Friday.
Between 4 and 5pm it caters for Secondary age girls and between 5 and 6pm for Primary aged girls. All the STC girl members were invited to the ‘Pamper Night’ and asked to bring a friend along.
The aim of the ‘Pamper Night’ was to introduce girls of all ages to tennis in a fun, lively, all-girl environment. In addition to tennis instruction the event included nail painting, skin transfer tattooing, hair braiding, massage and other creative activities. Approximately 100 girls attended and it was hailed a huge success by both participants and organisers.
The event was endorsed by Andy Murray’s mother, Judy, who posted her support on the Club’s Facebook page and provided autographed photographs of her son to help raise the event’s profile. Judy is well known for inspiring youngsters to fulfil their sporting potential and recognises that female representation, especially in tennis, needs particular encouragement.
Judy Murray commented: “Looks fantastic. Lots of little ladies. Brilliant concept. Well done everyone who put it together. Girls just wanna have fun.”
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