• Great British Tennis Weekend will see courts across Leeds serve up free tennis for families and friends this summer
• The second Great British Tennis Weekend of 2017 takes place this weekend (22nd & 23rd July) with parks and clubs offering free events right across Leeds
• Families can also take advantage of a Summer Club Saver membership offer in Leeds which sees selected clubs offering a 6 week family membership over the school holidays from just £25
Families and friends across Leeds can serve up free tennis this summer with ‘Great British Tennis Weekend’ smashing into town. The second event of the summer is taking place this Saturday and Sunday (22nd & 23rd July). Parks and clubs will be offering everyone the opportunity to get on court as Wimbledon fever grips the nation.
People right across Leeds will be trying tennis for free in a relaxed and fun environment and can take part in sessions including Cardio Tennis, Highland Spring Mini Tennis and tennis coaching – all completely free as part of the LTA and Tennis Foundation’s drive to get more people playing more often. Venues will be providing rackets and balls, so if you’ve never picked up a racket or just haven’t played for a while Great British Tennis Weekend is the perfect way to get involved.
Participating venues offering free tennis this weekend in Leeds include:
• Armley Tennis Club
• David Lloyd Leeds
• Shadwell Tennis Club
A Summer Club Saver membership scheme is also giving families the opportunity to become short term club members over the school holidays. Six clubs from the Leeds area are taking part in the initiative including Almscliffe, Wetherby, Armley, Adel, Rawdon & Chapel Allerton. Each club will offer a 6 week membership for all members of a family for a discounted price of between £25 and £69 and then provide a programme of activities for them to enjoy. The membership offers families across Leeds the opportunity to play together all summer, whatever their ability. The 6 week membership allows everyone in the household to play together for one fixed price.
Gavin Sutcliffe, LTA Participation Manager for Leeds said: “‘Everybody loves a game of tennis in the summer and initiatives like the Summer Club Saver and Great British Tennis Weekend make tennis more accessible and affordable than ever before. Families can expect a warm welcome at our clubs and parks in Leeds this summer”.
Try tennis this weekend at a venue near you. Reserve your free place at www.lta.org.uk/gbtw. For more information about the Summer Club Saver in Leeds visit www.summerclubsaver.com.
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• The Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) mission is to get more people playing tennis more often, and its role is to develop, promote and govern tennis in Britain.
• The Great British Tennis Weekends are the UK’s biggest ever public tennis event. The LTA in partnership with tennis venues throughout Great Britain are running a campaign this summer to help as many people as possible play tennis for free. The two weekends are:
• The events are for all ages and abilities and offer an ideal day out with the family. Equipment will be provided if you don't have your own. Many venues will have additional special offers in place if people enjoy the experience and want to carry on playing.
• Anyone can find and book for free via the website: www.lta.org.uk/gbtw.
• The Summer Club Saver collective club membership offer is being piloted in Leeds in 2017. 6 tennis clubs in Leeds are taking part offering a 6 week household membership from just £25. More information about the offer can be found here: www.summerclubsaver.com
• Aegon is Lead Partner of British Tennis and is helping to transform the sport in this country. For further information visit www.aegontennis.co.uk
• The County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) are working with the LTA to promote the campaigns. CSPs have a national reach with local impact and are committed to increasing local participation in sport and physical activity. For more information: www.cspnetwork.org
• For more information on the LTA and British tennis, visit: www.lta.org.uk
• The Tennis Foundation is Great Britain’s leading tennis charity with a vision to make tennis inclusive and accessible to all. For more information, visit: www.tennisfoundation.org.uk