Kiddi Active & Kiddi Tennis After School Clubs at Motcombe Infant School

Hello Parents of Motcombe Infant School,

I am now taking bookings for Kiddi Active & Kiddi Tennis clubs in Term 1.  All clubs will start from scratch in September as this is the only way to ensure that all the children get a fair chance to try both clubs. So if your child currently attends one of the clubs you will need to re-apply for September. Both these clubs are extremely popular and have been full all year with waiting lists, so if you would like a space for child it is advised to book early.

Monday 7th Sep – 19th Oct (no session 28th Sep inset) 6 sessions x £5 = £30                               Kiddi Active – fun packed sessions designed to keep kids active whilst having fun & improving their fitness & social skills through a variety of activities including ball skills, fun games, circuit games and parachute games.

Thursdays 10th Sept – 22nd Oct 7 sessions x £5 = £35                                                                  Kiddi Tennis – fun packed sessions helping your child to keep fit & healthy whilst having fun, improving the hand-eye coordination and learning a life long sport.

And finally I still have a few places left on our summer camps in August based at Old Town Rec. Do contact me for more information and a booking form.

Have a lovely summer holiday!

Best wishes,


Kids Summer Camps 2015

Kids Summer Camps 2015 @ Old Town Rec – Longland Rd

Our summer camps offer kids the chance to develop their tennis & active skills whist having fun and making new friends.

We cater for children aged between 4 years and 8 years. Upon arrival we will split the children into appropriate groups. We know times are tough and we want to be able to provide you with great value for money.  If your child is under 4 and you would like them to participate in part of the camp, that is absolutely fine as long as you stay with them to give them a helping hand. Just contact Emma before hand to arrange this.

Your child will need to bring a snack box and a drink (no fizzy ones please) to keep them going.  Please note that our facilities do not have refrigeration facilities. Please also apply suncream to the children before the start of the day and prepare them for outdoor play with suitable clothing. In the event of bad weather causing a day’s play to be abandoned the camps will be extended by an additional day on the Friday. Play will normally continue in light rain.

Camp 1 Mon 10th – Thurs 13th August 2015     Time: 9.30 – 12   Mon     Tues     Wed     Thurs      Cost is £15 per day or £50 for 4 days

Camp 2 Mon 17th – Thurs 20th August 2015     Time: 9.30 – 12   Mon     Tues     Wed     Thurs    Cost is £15 per day or £50 for 4 days

If you would like to book a place for your child, please contact Emma on 07811447711 or email for a booking form.

And finally…….

Please spread the word so we can make Summer 2015 the best yet!

Summer Term sessions

Have you got a child starting school in September? Are you finding that they are just a bit too big for toddler groups now? Not only do the kids learn the basics of tennis but they will also learn to listen to instructions whilst having fun and making new friends. We also use colours, numbers, shapes and letters to help with their educational development so they feel better prepared for that journey into infant school.

Our sessions are a great place for children and parents to play and learn together which encourages fitness and enjoyment for all.

We are now taking bookings for our tots summer term. Tuesday 2nd June – 21st July 10-10.45 at Eastbourne Sports Park. Last session will be at Old Town Rec with a picnic afterwards.

Contact Emma for more information on 07811447711 or email

Get Inspired – Get into Tennis

BBC Get Inspired series – Get into Tennis

Best bits here…..

Cardio Tennis

Competition is totally redundant in cardio tennis  – it’s all about the camaraderie to be found in exercising while having a good time, and bringing a big smile to your face. The main aim of these light-hearted, sociable group fitness classes is to get your heart pumping and your wellbeing soaring. You may have a racket in your hand, but you’ll all be on the same side of the net, cheering each other on as the calories burn away.

Mini Tennis

The adult world of tennis must be daunting if you can hardly see over the net! For kids, mini tennis is the answer. Children between three and 10 years old can now get stuck in with the aid of smaller courts, smaller nets, smaller rackets and lower bouncing balls. Everybody in this age range is catered for – there are four ‘stages’ of LTA Mini Tennis:  Tots, Red, Orange and Green, each with their own court size and type of ball. This tailored approach enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age.

Disability Tennis

An impressive range of adaptations are on offer for disabled people  to play tennis, which can help build social skills, self-esteem and independence, as well as boosting fitness and coordination. Wheelchair tennis integrates easily with the non-disabled game since it can be played on any regular tennis court, with no modifications to rackets or balls. The Tennis Foundation  is the place to start: they cater for and champion wheelchair tennis, and also offer subsidised camps featuring learning disability, deaf, and visually-impaired tennis.

What’s next?

1. Go to our Activity Finder to get into tennis near you.

2. Or find your local club in England,  Scotland,  Northern Ireland or Wales. 

3. Share your story  and inspire others.

Are you inspired to try tennis? Or maybe you are a keen enthusiast already? Get in touch and tell us your experience of the activity by tweeting us on @bbcgetinspired,  visiting us on Facebook  or email us on

Fast Answers

Why get into tennis? The simple pleasures of whacking a yellow ball over a net are not to be underestimated! It’s addictive.
Who is it for? ‘Anyone for tennis?’ goes the famous phrase. And yes, anyone capable of holding a racquet can play.
Is there a cheap option? Schemes such as ‘Tennis for Free’ have made it much more affordable.
What if I want a proper workout? The top players in the world really revel in the frenetic, stop-start exertion – and so can you.
Can I take it to another level? If you have real talent, you will get noticed – top-class Brits have been hard to come by (bar Andy Murray).
Is there a disability option? Wheelchair tennis is really growing. And Britain has its very own Grand Slam winner in Jordanne Whiley.
Is there a family option? Doubles matches (two versus two) are a good way for families to play together at the same time.

New Look

A new look and feel to the KiddiTennis website! We will keep you posted with lots of updates from the world of Tennis and we’ll tell you what we have been up to. There will also be plenty of chances for us to tell you about our superstars – the children and their parents!

We are getting ready for an exciting summer of crazy tennis fun and activities to wear out the little people. Watch this space and our Facebook page for news of summer camps in August. We are also launching our KiddiTennis and KiddiActive Superstars Award Scheme, so if you take part in our after school clubs or our Tuesday Tots session, you’ll want to know all about it.Certificate KiddiTennis image

“KiddiTennis is smashing fun for kids. It gets them thinking and learning new skills. Everyone knows how good it feels to be fit and healthy….”


KiddiActive is all the active fun you can imagine. The idea is to develop a whole range of skills through different activities. We use hoops, bean bags, skipping ropes, balls, mini hurdles and even a parachute. Sessions are normally 45 minutes long and involve parents as much as possible. We also run after school sessions in local junior schools.

We have been accredited by the KalliKids scheme and parents and children give us great feedback.