Tennis coach Sebastien hopes to serve up success for youngsters after being selected as a Davis Cup legacy coach
PUBLISHED: 15:52 14 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:52 14 March 2016
An Ely tennis coach has been selected as one of 1,000 Davis Cup legacy coaches to deliver free tuition to inspire the next generation of Cambridgeshire tennis players.
Sebastien Scaux, director of 10is Academy, was successful in his application to become a Great Britain legacy coach after submitting a video to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) explaining how he would encourage youngsters in the region to take up the game.
Sebastien started coaching at Ely Tennis Club six years ago and has bolstered the coaching programme from just eight hour per year to over 10 hours per week.
The Davis Cup legacy is about inspiring the next generation to pick up a racket, following the success of the Great Britain Davis Cup team – including Andy Murray - winning the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years.
As part of the scheme, Seb will be trained by top mentors from across the nation and then be part of a team who will help deliver 10,000 free six-week coaching courses to children aged five to nine-years-old, who will also receive some free rackets to hand out to local children.
Sebastien said: “When I first heard about the Davis Cup legacy I was really excited as it fits in really well with what we already offer at the club. Winning the Davis Cup was a fantastic achievement for British tennis and I am excited to help to promote the sport and inspire the next generation to pick up a racket.”
Andrew Church, Chairman at Ely Tennis Club, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Ely Tennis Club to be at the forefront of engaging young players to take up tennis. The free coaching will be offered to children who are new to the sport and, as well as the free racket, they’ll be offered a discounted membership rate.
“We’re grateful to Seb as he’s worked really hard to engage new players offering sessions for both junior and adult players, which has enhanced the family feel at the club.”
Ely Tennis Club’s new membership starts in April 2016, and details of how to book a court can be found at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/ElyTennisClub.