30 young tennis enthusiasts complete “Discover Tennis with Aspire”
On the final day, participating children showcased all that they had learned as they took part in seven exciting games in front of their parents. After the games, Ms. Lolwa Al-Marri, Head of Events at Aspire Zone Foundation congratulated the children on their progress and awarded them certificates of participation.
Ms. Lolwa Al-Marri commented: “Aspire Zone Foundation is committed to providing the local community with the opportunity to take part in various sporting events. We run activities for every member of the family in our state-of-the-art facilities. We're very happy with the success of this training programme. The best measure of this is how engaged and positive the children have been. Having their parents support them by attending their classes made the experience even more enjoyable. The training programme perfectly supports Aspire Zone Foundation’s aim to promote sporting activities among the local community and encourage a healthy lifestyle for all.”
The training programme was received very positively by parents of the participants, many of whom are from countries around the world. Commenting on her sons' involvement, Qatari mother of six year-old Mohammed and five year-old Saleh Saeed Malhiya, said: “All our family are tennis fans so my children really enjoyed themselves by taking part in this training programme. It was recommended to us by my brother who encouraged our children to participate. It was a great extracurricular activity for them. The timing was also ideal as it motivated them to finish their homework early so that they could attend the training. It’s great to see Aspire Zone organise fun family activities that help bring parents and children closer together.”
Mrs Mariam Ghaddar, mother of eight year-old Joelle and six year-old Maya, and originally from Lebanon added: “My daughters benefitted a lot from this training programme. Not only did it improve their tennis skills, but also their overall coordination. They also made good friends with a number of other children of similar age. They were really excited to take part in every class.”
Pakistani father of nine year-old Hamza and six year-old Hidaya, Mr. Junaid Rahman, said: “Our friends participated in this activity previously and encouraged us to register our children. It was great to take part with my children. The fact that it took place in the afternoon meant I was able to attend their classes after work. Aspire Zone has done a great job promoting sporting activities among young children.”
The “Discover Tennis with Aspire” training programme provided an opportunity for the 30 young amateur tennis players to develop their potential and train under the close supervision of three certified tennis experts. Participating children were divided into two age groups – ages six to seven, and ages eight to nine. This enabled participants to play alongside peers with the right level of experience and aptitude.
The training programme is the latest example of Aspire Zone Foundation’s continued efforts to promote physical activity in Qatar and to provide members of the community with the opportunity to practice their favourite sports and take part in a range of sporting events.
By providing community members with access to state-of-the-art venues and facilities, all family members are encouraged to participate in various sports activities offered by Aspire Zone Foundation. It is through programmemes and activities such as these that Aspire Zone has become the preferred sports destination in Qatar.
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