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Northamptonshire gets sets for its biggest ever summer of tennis

Posted: Tue, 09 May 2017 15:12

Northamptonshire gets sets for its biggest ever summer of tennis

Families and friends across Northamptonshire are set to go tennis crazy this summer with two free 'Great British Tennis Weekends' smashing into town. The first of two weekends is taking place this Saturday and Sunday (14th and 15th May). Parks and clubs will be offering everyone the opportunity to get on court as tennis fever begins to grip the nation in the lead up to the summer season.

People right across Northamptonshire will be trying tennis for free in a relaxed and fun environment and can take part in sessions including Cardio Tennis, Highland Spring Mini Tennis and tennis coaching – all completely free as part of the LTA and Tennis Foundation's drive to get more people playing more often. Venues will be providing rackets and balls, so if you've never picked up a racket or just haven't played for a while Great British Tennis Weekend is the perfect way to get involved.

Participating venues offering free tennis this weekend include:

  • Abington Park
  • Rushmere Tennis Club
  • Northampton Lawn Tennis Club
  • Nether Heyford Tennis Club
  • Kilsby Tennis Club

The dates for the two Great British Tennis Weekends are:

o Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th May

o Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July

Nine Graveson-Bridge, Regional Tennis Participation Manager at the LTA said: "We are really excited that the Great British Tennis Weekend is hitting Northamptonshire this summer. With so many park sites and clubs right across the county running their own Great British Tennis Weekend there really is something for everyone. I hope families take the opportunity to take part in these fantastic events and ready themselves for what is set to be our biggest ever summer of tennis, as we get behind Andy Murray and the British tennis stars."

Try tennis this weekend at a venue near you. Reserve your free place at www.lta.org.uk/gbtw.

Tags: Featured, Participation Events, Tennis

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