Always fancied trying out tennis but never had the opportunity? Been years since you picked up a racket but are keen to give it another go? Already play tennis but would enjoy the chance to meet new people and have another game in fantastic surroundings?
Why not pop down to Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club on Saturday afternoon as they put on a free session as part of the LTA’s Great British Tennis Weekend.
From 2pm-3.30pm, the club is opening its doors to non-members to come and make a racket in a friendly atmosphere and on top quality courts.
You’ve seen the pros doing their stuff at Wimbledon – why not give it a go yourself?
“We are delighted to be putting on this free session and welcoming as many non- members as possible as we take part in the LTA’s Great British Tennis Weekend,” says WLTSC Operations Manager Marc Hughes.
“We work hand-in-glove with the LTA, and this is one of their many initiatives which we get involved with and support during the year.
“Anyone can come along, it is free to play and we have all the necessary equipment – there are no dress restrictions!
“Our coaches are here to help and support on the day and we would encourage anyone in the area who is interested to pop down and play some tennis.”
Paul Hodgetts is the Everypoint Rackets Manager at WLTSC who heads up the coaching programme.
“It is always great to get involved in Great British Tennis Weekend, and a chance to break down the barriers of what people think a tennis club might be like,” he says.
“People are smiling, it is free to play, coaches are available with a few tips, and it is just the chance for people to pick up a racket and have a go.
“That might be people who have never played before, or players who fancy starting up again, or maybe a whole family coming along for a spot of tennis on a Saturday afternoon.
“Sometimes there are stigmas around private members clubs, that they are too closes and not really open to people.
“We are completely different to that, and this is a day to show to people we are not that sort of club.
“This is a community club where friendships are made – everyone is made to feel very welcome and we would love to see as many people as possible down here on Saturday.”
To register and book a place for Saturday’s event, which runs from 2pm-3.30pm, click here.