'Anyone for tennis?' as free summer sessions return

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'Anyone for tennis?' as free summer sessions return

Tennis fans looking to perfect their passing shots, better their backhand, or just learn how to play the game can take advantage of free sessions.

Rother District Council and Active Rother are keen to encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of the event at Egerton Park as part The Big Tennis Weekend, organised by sport charity Tennis For Free.

On Saturday, March 23, the Bexhill park will be one of 87 venues across the UK offering the sessions designed to give residents the opportunity to out in their local park, get fit, learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

Those taking part will benefit from a coaching session, followed by a free play session.  And Active Rother will continue the sessions at the park every Saturday throughout the summer months to ensure as many people can get involved as possible.

Cllr Jim Carroll, Rother District Council's portfolio holder for young people, sport and leisure, said: "We are lucky in Rother to have some amazing open spaces and this is a great way to get people out and enjoying them, as well as helping them to stay as active as possible.

"You don't need to be the next Andy Murray or Johanna Konta to get involved and we are particularly keen that people wanting to try tennis come along.  You don't even need your own equipment, as everything you need will be provided for you.

"The sessions were extremely successful last year and Rother District Council, through Active Rother, is keen to help encourage residents to get fit and active and enjoy all the health benefits that brings. So why not give it a go?"

The sessions are open to anyone over the age of three, and of any ability and combine a mixture of fun drills, mass participation games and free play.

All sessions, including the Big Tennis Weekend event, run from 1pm to 2.30pm, including an hour of coaching.

Anyone wanting to find out more or interested in taking part in The Big Tennis Weekend can visit www.tennisforfree.com or https://egerton.courtline.net 

For more information and to find out more about Active Rother, email GettingRotherActive@rother.gov.uk

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Published Monday, March 18, 2019

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