Davis and Fed Cup tennis come to Magdala

Bright Ideas for Tennis in association with The Tennis Circus is bringing Davis and Fed Cup tennis to Magdala on Saturday 13 April 1pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have coaching from two ex-professionals, Danny Sapsford and Lucie Ahl, both of whom played Davis and Fed Cup Tennis.

Join the pros for a selection of doubles tactics masterclasses, technical clinics or high intensity basket drills. Put what you’ve learnt into practice during our carefully constructed match-play scenarios, then compare the speed of your serve to the top pros in our fastest serve competition.

And for the spectator, enjoy an exhibition match between the pros.

About the players

Danny Sapsford made it through to the third round at Wimbledon in 1999 before losing to Pete Sampras; and reached a career high ranking in doubles of 83, reaching the third round twice at Wimbledon and once in the US Open. He played for GB in the Davis Cup in 1990 and 1991.

Former GB no.1, Lucie Ahl

Lucie Ahl is a former British no.1 and has been coaching for over 12 years, working with a number of top junior and senior players. Ahl won a total of 15 titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit and also participated on the WTA Tour. Her best Grand Slam performance came at the 2000 Wimbledon Championships , where she defeated Austrian Barbara Schwartz. Ahl also represented Great Britain at the Fed Cup on one occasion, winning all three of her rubbers. She is part of the Eurosport commentary team and Live at Wimbledon Radio team. Lucie is qualified LTA Coach Education tutor.

This a great opportunity for players of all ages and all standards to learn singles and doubles tactics and some drills you can keep practising so that you can use those tactics in matches.

There will be two junior sessions – one for anyone under the age of 10 (that’s the mini-tennis coaching) and one for those who are 10 and over.

This is followed by an adult “social” players coaching session for those who would like to learn  new ideas and ways of getting even more enjoyment from your tennis.

Finally, there will be a session for team players to learn from former world class doubles and singles players.

Reserve your place

Book for Mini Tennis coaching£7.50: 13:00 – 13:45

Book for Junior Tennis coaching£7.50: 13.45 – 14.30

Book for Adult Social Players coaching£10: 14.30 – 15.30

Book for Adult Team Players coaching £10 – 3.30pm-4.30pm

Food and drink is served all day, the bar will be open and we will have some other fun opportunities. 

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