Martina Cox, Julianne Gillen, co-ordinator of and Damien Owens. Pictures: Rose Comiskey

LC TENNIS Academy held a summer camp for children with hearing difficulties and children of deaf parents last week. All levels of playing skills were welcomed to what was a great opportunity to learn key skills, improve existing skills and meet new friends, with young and old alike having lots of fun putting their tennis skills to the test.

Taking aim
Roisin FitzPatrick gathers up the tennis balls
Katie O’Rielly-Roman gathers the tennis balls
An exercise in improving aim
Bertha Cohen, sign language interpreter signs for the children
Tennis coach Daniel Clarke
Coach Hannah Clarke helps Eva Smith
Laura O’Brien of LC Tennis coaches Ethan McCarthy
Laura O’Brien with David McManus
Aoife Molloy and Clodagh Haughey
Roslyn Van Deventer and Théa Gillen
Ava Smith, Diana Reedy and Aoife Quinn-Nealon
Lyall Cohen of LC Tennis Academy with his mum Bertha Cohen, sign language interpreter
Volunteer Chloe Barr and Shane Keogh of LC Tennis
The camp attendees
A warm-up before the tennis coaching
Time for a break


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