Hi All! My name is Vinnie and I’m your Volunteering & Outreach rep for the academic year ahead!
My job is to organise student volunteers from the club for various community engagement opportunities in and around St Andrews.
Over the years the club has developed strong relationship with the local primary schools and the St Andrews Community Tennis club have been able to organise school taster sessions for children to encourage them to take up tennis. We also work closely with St Andrews LTC to direct the children and their parents to additional coaching opportunities.
We have also recently linked up with Madras College to offer tennis as an option in the students' PE schedule supported in part by student volunteers from the club and this is something we are hoping to build on!
TENNIS ON THE ROAD
We were delighted to welcome Kris Soutar and Judy Murray on the 16th of October to lead a series of tutorials for volunteers who are currently involved in programmes with local schools.
Judy and Kris gave excellent advice on making sessions age appropriate and adapting to working with different children to improve the work of our volunteers with big groups.
At the end of the day the budding volunteers implemented their new techniques to an excited cohort of Saints Holiday club children.
We are incredibly grateful to Judy, Kris and the rest of the TOTR group for making the visit to our small corner of Fife.