Fancy yourself as the next Andy Murray or Laura Robson? Then why not pick up a racket and get some practice in this weekend?
Great British Tennis Weekend will see families and friends take to the courts in Sheffield over two weekends this summer. One of these Great British Tennis Weekend’s takes places this weekend (13th-14th June) with parks and clubs offering free events for all.
Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre in Sheffield will allow people from across the local area to try tennis in a relaxed and fun environment and some of the events on offer include Cardio Tennis, Highland Spring Mini Tennis and tennis coaching. All of these are completely free and are part of the LTA and Tennis Foundation’s drive to get more people playing more often. The venue will be providing rackets and balls so don’t worry if you don’t have your own.
After this weekend, the next event takes place on the 1st and 2nd of August so if you enjoy it this time round, there will be another chance for you to get involved in a few weeks time.
Mark Hamilton, Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre Tennis Manager said: “We are really excited that the Great British Tennis Weekend is hitting Sheffield this summer. With so many park sites and clubs right across South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield’s biggest ever summer of tennis, as we get behind Andy Murray and the British tennis stars.”
Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre is located on Bochum Parkway, S8 8JR and to reserve your free place, please visit www.lta.org.uk/gbtw
(Photo taken from http://www.shu.ac.uk/mediacentre/graves-be-home-sheffield-hallam-supported-2012-legacy-centre?filter=Olympics)