YOUNG tennis players had a smashing time as they served up some super shots at holiday tennis camps.

Youngsters had to wear waterproofs to battle against the weather but this didn't dampen their enthusiasm.

The fun sessions were run in tandem at Ardgowan and Fort Matilda tennis club over the holiday fortnight.

Coach Callum Price who took the 10 to 16-year-olds at Ardgowan, said the players showed some terrific talent and lots of commitment.

Callum said: "Even in the very cold weather, they made a really good effort to come along and have been really enthusiastic.

"They've given 110 per cent.

"It's a long day and they all worked hard."

Meanwhile at Fort Matilda, Samantha Norris, the head coach at both clubs and tennis development officer, passed on some top tips for budding players aged between nine and five.

She said: "The weather has been interesting!

"We had all sorts - snow, rain, wind and sunshine but everyone had a great time."

Tennis is taking off in Inverclyde, with a new development officer recently appointed, as featured in Wednesday's Tele.

We also reported last week now top coach Judy Murray, mum of Wimbledon winners Andy and Jamie Murray, has joined the team plotting a £1.5m indoor courts facility in the district.