Lewisham and GIYM began their association in February 2014, when, South East London Tennis commenced the schools programme initially delivering tennis to two local primary schools in the Ladywell area. Up to 200 children from the two primary schools received 6 weeks of free coaching during curriculum time.
Each year group that receives school coaching from South East London Tennis are then offered a subsidized six-week after school coaching course, held at either Ladywell Fields or at the Ladywell Day Centre.
Since 2014 with extra funding gratefully received from GIYM, South East London Tennis has expanded the schools programme and over 1350 children have received free tennis lessons. 1n 2017 funding has been allocated to train the workforce in delivering these schools sessions so the schools programme can be expanded in 2018.
The aim of South East London Tennis is to increase the profile of tennis in Lewisham and to increase the number of players participating in the after school and weekend tennis activities.
Contact: South East London Tennis CIC
Phone: 07739 936999