It’s nearly time for strawberries, singing in the rain and declarations of love; that’s right, everyone’s favourite tennis tournament Wimbledon is fast approaching! And if you or your children are tennis fans, you need to read on!
If watching the tennis inspires you and your family to dust off your old rackets, there are a couple of key resources and organisations you should know about.
Firstly, to find out where your nearest courts are, you should check out the LTA’s website. As well as listing all the courts in your area, the site also gives information about events and competitions.
But why stop there? In addition to going out by yourself, why not get some professional training? If the cost and commitment is putting you off, you don’t need to worry.
Tennis for Free
I recently came across Tennis for Free – a UK-wide initiative, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to try the sport. There are currently 40 sites across the country and there are plans for 500 by the end of 2022. The sessions are normally run on weekends for two hours, are led by professional coaches and even include rackets and balls. All you have to do is register at your local court via the website and turn up. Under 16s need to be accompanied by adults.
It really is that easy to give tennis a go! It’s a brilliant outdoor activity for the whole family to enjoy – especially if we get some dry weather this summer.
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