New River Tennis Centre Focuses On The Future Of Tennis


2nd March 2017



With British Tennis going from strength to strength, The New River Tennis Centre, at The New River Sports & Fitness has announced a series of initiatives to put North London tennis on the map. 


The centre, operated by Fusion Lifestyle, a leading registered charity which provides quality sport, leisure and fitness activities to local communities, will provide the following offers to Haringey young people:


·        6 weeks of free tennis coaching to all Haringey schools

·        A new Junior Tennis Programme, in line with the LTA red, orange, green and yellow ball guidelines

·        Holiday tennis camps during Easter and Summer school holidays


The free tennis coaching offers school children in Haringey from Reception to year 5, the opportunity to participate in 6 weeks of free tennis lessons, learning the fundamentals of tennis and participating in 60 minutes of the game per week.


The new Junior Tennis Programme launches this month providing excellent coaching, top class facilities and a focus on junior playerdevelopment.  The six-week programme, inassociation with the LTA, is designed to help find and foster tennis talent inthe Haringey area, with four coaches on hand every day for the busy after-schoolperiod.


John Kaponi, the new head of tennis, is an ATP certified tennis coach, with extensive experienceat all levels of tennis, including player development at local, national andinternational levels.  John has worked with leading county and nationalplayers, both in the UK and abroad and has provided support to ex tennisplayers like Boris Becker.  In additionto his new role as head of tennis, John still works with ATP and WTA rankedplayers.


John commented: "Fusion is committed to grass roots tennis development in Haringey and across northLondon and I´m excited to be playing such a central role.  We want to give young people all over theborough the chance to find out what a brilliant sport tennis is and we feel our free schools initiative and new junior tennis programme is a great way to do this."