Summer sports camps

Sport is crossing the pond for inspiration this summer, with a British summer camp coming to town.

Sport is crossing the pond for inspiration this summer, with a British summer camp coming to town.

The City of Fernie Leisure Services will be offering a soccer club again to give kids a taste for a sport that is usually associated with Great Britain.

The British soccer club, with Challenger Sports, is running from July 11 to 15 and has become the most popular soccer camp in Canada.

The camp offers programs for soccer players from 3 to 18 years old.

There are four programs: First kicks, mini-soccer, half-day player development camps, full-day player development camps, golden goal, and team camps.

Participants will practice the ABC’s (agility, balance and coordination), freestyle soccer, dribbling, passing and receiving, shooting, heading, and tackling and defending.

Those interested in the British summer camp can contact leisure services at 250-423-4466 or sign up online at

The City of Fernie tennis club is also offering an opportunity for local tennis players to brush up on and improve their skills.

The club will be holding camps and courses at the James White Park tennis courts throughout the summer.

Members of the tennis club will get to participate in social play, free entry to the Fernie closed tournament and discounts on all the courses run by the coaches.

The camp is open to six to 16 year olds, is intended to help improve balance, hand-eye coordination, and will end with a tournament.

They are also offering a starter tennis camp for three to five year olds, which will teach basic ball skills with and without a racket and will introduce them to tennis in a fun way.

There will also be junior group courses and adult tennis.

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