I am Here, See Me
Understanding why you hold a racquet not what you can do with a racquet.
Jim through his work as a tennis coach, jimmys tennis, has developed a support for many others, junior and seniors, boys and girls. The participation on his tennis programme has grown through the openness shown to all. In 2019 Jimmys tennis was nationally recognised for its disability programme with over 250 participants per week.
Launching a mental health well being programme is based upon Jim’s professional and personal experiences. Many know him as an ex City of London Police Officer but not many know that he has been under mental health care since he was 24 years old, he can’t remember much before he was 14 years old. This affects how he is and why he wants to show fun for all through tennis.
Reconnecting people with an activity over a cup of tea will help where we can, offering support within the community, young and old. A secure safe pathway is also in place to offer trained support if needed.
Frindsbury Tennis Club opens its doors for you every Thursday 9-12 noon. do pop in, anytime.
Welcome to Tennis for all, we will see you !
Why I hold a racquet
Head Coach Jim
I hold a racquet to encourage children to feel better about themselves To show all, that even if someone has a disability we are together. To create a place where loneliness can be forgotten. To encourage the less active to enjoy the music and play To encourage parents of competitive children to see who they are, not who the parents want them to be.
Junior Player - Freddie
I hold a racquet as I enjoy the friendship that the tennis groups brings To allow me to have fun chasing after a ball Being a place where I am learning. Even in bad weather I want to be here
I hold a racquet as its something different There’s no pressure on me to do well, just enjoy The tea, the friendship, it’s a great place I am meeting new friends in a new place Tennis can be for all
Most of the Trainees at Spadework enjoy the regular tennis sessions. They have said, "I like hitting a ball": "I like the sessions with my friends", "I had never played tennis before, it makes me run!"
"I hold a racket because the best way to exercise is having fun. Tennis makes me feel happy"
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