Salmon Arm’s Askew Tennis Centre. (Marianne VanBuskirk photo)

Salmon Arm’s Askew Tennis Centre. (Marianne VanBuskirk photo)

Free program gives Salmon Arm students training on the tennis courts

Askew’s Aces program will provide lessons, equipment to students in Grades three to five

Salmon Arm students are getting an opportunity to give tennis a try.

Starting in October, Grade 3, 4, and 5 students will take to the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s courts at The Askew Tennis Centre.

Coach Mary Manley said the Askew’s Aces program is a joint effort between the Columbia Shuswap Healthy Schools Program, Askew’s and Canadian Tire’s charity, JumpStart. It will see students receive weekly instruction from local Tennis Canada-certified instructors.

Throughout October, the students will participate in exciting activities that introduce them to tennis, and also receive their own brand-new tennis racquets, balls and T-shirts.

The program will be part of students’ school days, and bus rides to and from the tennis centre will be provided.

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