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Council serves up more tennis opportunities this summer

Horsham District Council, in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), is working with clubs and coaches across the Horsham District to encourage more local families to get involved in tennis.
As summer approaches, now is a great time for families to get more active and healthy, and the Council is announcing two new opportunities to get people to give tennis a try or to get existing players to improve their game.
NATURE VALLEY BIG TENNIS WEEKENDS
Try tennis for free at a series of Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend events at venues across the entire district.
Free open days will be taking place throughout the year, with sessions to suit the whole family. There are Mini Tennis sessions, family time, free play, cardio tennis and numerous other kinds of activities to get involved in.
Rackets and balls will be provided, so whether you’ve never picked up a racket before or you’re a seasoned regular – there’s opportunity for everyone to have a try.
TENNIS FOR KIDS
Tennis for Kids is a fun starter course for kids aged between 4 and 11 years who have never played tennis or have played very little before. Packed full of games and drills to get kids active, it also gives parents the chance to join in too.
Tennis for Kids includes six tennis sessions led by an LTA accredited tennis coach, a racket and ball set, and a personalised t-shirt – all delivered for just £25 (+ £4.99 P&P). Courses are available now – simply find one near you and sign up today.
Tennis for Kids and Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekends can be booked online, but if you have any questions, please email matthew.glazier@lta.org.uk.
Commenting on the new initiatives, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Jonathan Chowen, said: “In the weeks coming up to Wimbledon, when lots of people get enthused to give tennis a go, this is excellent timing to introduce these new opportunities.
“These courses will improve our community based tennis offer for people of all ages and abilities.
“Encouraging more people to take part in tennis will boost both the physical and mental wellbeing of residents.
“Promoting good health and wellbeing is a core aim for us as a council and I would encourage as many of you as possible to get the Wimbledon bug and get involved.”

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