All the family can play tennis for FREE at Totally Tennis on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 17th July as part of this year’s Lawn Tennis Associations (LTA) Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW). Along with other tennis centres across the country, the club will be offering free tennis and coaching for people of all ages and abilities, the perfect day out for family and friends. Sessions on 14th May will be available for adults, juniors and families at the indoor centre in the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke from 10:am – 4.45pm as follows:
Mini and Junior Tennis
Lots of fun for junior players in two different sessions, 10 and under and 10+ as follows……
Mini Tennis – Children between 3 and 10 years old can get stuck into the world of mini tennis with smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls. LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.
10:00am – 11:00am
Junior 10+ – No matter what your ability you will ll have fun on court with of junior players your age. Coaches will be on hand to offer tips to help your game and advice on how you can continue to play.
11:00am – 12:30pm
It’s time to get on court with your family and have some fun. Modified balls and rackets will be provided for the younger ones and coaches will be on hand to give the whole family some pointers if you want them.
11:00am – 12:00pm
Try our adult drills taster session. Ideal for people new to the sport or those who haven’t picked up a racket in a long time. You can borrow our rackets if you don’t have your own, just come prepared to hit a few balls and have some fun.
10:00am – 11:ooam
2.00 – 3.30pm Tennis Bonanza – this will be a drills & coaching session – cost £5 (pre-book at reception or just turn up).
3.30 – 4.30pm Coaches Exhibition Match – all the coaches will be taking part.
In addition the club’s Wimbledon ballot will take place at 4.30pm and all eligible BTMs will be entered into the draw followed by a BBQ (BBQ – £5 please book & pay at reception in advance as we need to know numbers for catering.)
Bring all your friends and family, everyone is welcome. All sessions can be booked online here. Please telephone the office on 01256 – 358816 for more information and to join in all the fun. Refreshments will be available.
The GBTW scheme is designed to get people outdoors and trying tennis for free this summer at various locations countrywide on three weekends 14th & 15th May and 16th & 17th July. Thousands of free events will be taking place across the country for the whole family and will offer players the chance to experience Highland Spring Mini Tennis, Cardio Tennis, coaching and relaxed free play. Rackets and balls will be provided and absolutely anyone can get involved. Whether you’ve never picked up a racket before or are a seasoned regular – there is no excuse not to come down. All ability levels are welcome so book your session today! Visit clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays for all the information
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