As a child sport was a big part of my life, at a young age I started to play tennis at the tennis courts that were attached to our local park with my brother. My mum would sit watching and reading her book whilst we had fun. We also went to badminton club on a Saturday morning and my brother went on to play at county level. We are a definitely a family that likes a racket in their hand.
My husband Andy loves to play tennis and this was his first love as a child. He was lucky to live near someone that had tennis courts in their garden and he would spend his summer holidays playing tennis with his friend. This love of tennis hasn’t gone away.
We’ve recently moved house and he was excited to see at the recreation field where we now live has a tennis court. It’s available for everyone to use and I know we will be making use of it now the sunny days are on their way.
Alice is already showing an interest in tennis and as the garden is now finished, we’ve headed out there a few times. One of the things she always wants to do is get the tennis racket and ball out. At the moment we have a plastic tennis racket and ball that she likes to play with either Holly or daddy. But, Andy is keen to get her a proper tennis racket this year and take her to the tennis court.
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have launched their #TennisForKids programme and are giving children between the ages of 5-8 years old the chance to sign up for FREE tennis sessions. There are 20,000 places across the country.
The LTA sessions start from 22nd April 2017, but you can sign up your child now – Just click here, pop in your town and it will give you a list of places that are running the free sessions.
What can you expect from your session?
- A free 6 week course with a qualified coach
- A free racket to keep forever if you attend regularly
- An opportunity for parents to get involved
- An opportunity to keep playing at the venue after the course
Courses are run by an LTA qualified coach and are perfect for kids that are new to tennis.
Do your children like sport?
Disclosure: I’m working in a paid relationship with the Lawn Tennis Association on their #TennisForKids campaign. Sign up for your FREE tennis activity here