Over the past three weeks and when the ‘great’ British weather has permitted, we have been getting outdoors to play some sport. Our sport of choice has been tennis and with Wimbledon having been on our screens, we have had role models galore to get us in the mood. Our local park has great facilities after a recent overhaul and one of our favourite features are the tennis courts with nets for even the youngest of sportsters. We have taken full advantage of this free resource and the Little Lady’s skills have really developed even in such a short space of time. She’s kitted out with a super cute Head racket (like Andy Murray’s as she keeps telling me) and her own can of stage 2 balls, which are ideal for young players as they are 50% slower than a standard ball – they don’t cost much and can be purchased from most good sports shops.
This weekend sees the culmination of the Great British Tennis weekends (16th – 17th July) where thousands of families hit the courts for fun filled activities. Anyone is welcome to get involved as parks and clubs across the country throw open their gates for family and friends to hit their rackets together. You will be able to experience Cardio Tennis, Highland Spring Mini Tennis, coaching and much more over the course of events and it’s all completely free. The Great British Tennis weekends welcome players of all stages and ages so, whether you’ve had a break from the court or are completely new to the sport there is something for everyone.
Last year saw over 50,000 people get involved so why not make this summer of sport even more successful, grab your racket and get down to a court for some outdoor fun. This weekend there are 479 venues running 596 events across the country.
Try tennis this weekend at a venue near you. Reserve your free place at: www.lta.org.uk/gbtw
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