Liam Wallace is excited about leading Scone Junior Hotshots program

PROFESSIONAL tennis coach Dean Trembath believes the town’s promising youngsters are in good hands.

For the first time, Scone Grammar School Year 11 student Liam Wallace will oversee the Scone Junior Hotshots program when it starts at the Scone Tennis Club next month.

A registration/expression of interest day is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm, with the initiative beginning on Thursday, May 4.

After assisting Trembath during the recent school holiday tennis camp, Wallace said he was looking forward to the opportunity of nurturing a new group of young players.

“We don’t have a coach [at the moment],” he admitted.

“But, it’s important to get juniors involved in the sport.

“I’ve received a lot of support from the Scone Hardcourt Tennis Association.

“They paid the cost for me to attend the Hot Shots Community Coaching Course at Penrith.

“So, this will be an amazing chance to pass on, what I learned, to the little kids in the program.

“In fact, the club’s very keen to promote tennis as a game for all ages and abilities.”

If anyone is interested in the Scone Junior Hotshots, contact Liam Wallace on 0408 495 017 or Simon Groom on 0411 205 728.

Meanwhile, the Scone Tennis Club is gearing up for its winter fixtures.

Monday night men’s begins on May 1, from 6.30pm.

There are no teams; so just come along for a few games of tennis.

Phone Simon on 0411 205 728.

The Tuesday ladies inter-town competition starts from May 2 at 10am.

Matches alternate between Scone and Muswellbrook.

At a cost of $6 per player, each week, form a team or join an existing one.

If interested, phone Rachell on 0408 605 970.

The Tuesday night mixed format hits off on May 2 from 6.30pm.

Again, no teams, just short sets of tennis for $2 per player.

Everyone is welcome.

For more details, phone Chrissy on 0498 509 055.