THE Orange Ex-Services Tennis Club is adding to its coaching staff in a bid to rejuvenate the sport of tennis in Orange.
A dream team with a wealth of experience, Stuart Thompson will join forces with Darren Gersbach and Alison Seib at the 10-court complex as the trio campaign to breathe life back into Orange tennis.
“We’re just trying to put tennis back where it should be, which is a good solid choice for the people that want to play sport in Orange or the Central West,” Gersbach said.
Thompson reiterated the sentiment of Gersbach, adding the best way to help promote the sport was through kids participation.
“We’ll look at getting some competitions run for the kids so it can become part of their weekend sport,” Thompson said.
The coaching restructure is a major coup for the club.
The Ex-Services Tennis Club has never had three appointed coaches at its disposal.
All three will be on hand to coach at all levels of the sport, from juniors, hot shots, tournament level kids and teenagers keen to further their skills.
Clinics will continue to run in the school holidays, with Seib and Gersbach set to run a clinic in the first week leaving the second week of the school break for Thompson.
They’ll run over three days from the Monday.
“It’s a win for everybody,” secretary manager Chrissie Kjoller said.
Gersbach added: “We’re just trying to make sure this place is being used to its potential.”