WIMBLEDON wannabes served up some super shots at the start of this summer's tennis camps programmed in Inverclyde.

Youngsters didn't let the weather put them off as they honed their skills at Fort Matilda Tennis Club.

The sessions are proving more popular than ever with youngsters of all ages.

(Image: George Munro) (Image: George Munro) (Image: George Munro) (Image: George Munro) Stephanie Swan, head coach and tennis development manager, said: "This is our first week of camps and it's been really busy, we have 40 kids here this morning followed by a nursery session in the afternoon.

"Our summer programme at Fort Matilda is open to five to 14-year-olds, and a nursery class, but we have been busy all year through from nursery to adults.

"I think we are so busy because we try to keep the costs down - there are discounts for siblings and members, and also early booking discounts.

"The sessions are quite flexible too, people don't need to sign up for the whole week. While kids aged eight and over can be booked in for a whole day.

"We have kids coming along from Wemyss Bay to Port Glasgow, there one's wee boy who comes over from Japan every year to visit family and he comes to the camp."

(Image: George Munro) (Image: George Munro) (Image: George Munro)

Stephanie says the kids are very keen and the coaches have a great rapport with the children having come through the summer camps themselves.

She said: "They have been really enthusiastic this morning, you see a lot of the same faces who come year after year and new kids as well.

"The coaches have all come through the programme, then become volunteers and the club pays for their coaching badges."

If anyone wants to book a session they should visit https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/FortMatildaTennisClub.

This month there is also the Junior Greenock and District Tennis Tournament.

This runs from July 15 until July 27 and is held at both the Fort Matilda and Ardgowan Clubs.

Entries close on Monday and must be entered online https://competitions.lta.org.uk/find?Q=greenock&DateFilterType=0&StartDate=2024-06-29&EndDate=2024-10-03&LocationFilterType=0&PostalCode=PA16+7ST&page=1 For more information call Stephanie on 07414221022