The first Great British Tennis Weekend is coming to Redbridge, offering free tennis at Goodmayes Park, Green Lane on the following dates and times for all the family to get involved in:
- Saturday 28 June 1-4pm
- Saturday 19 July 1-4pm
Families across the country are going tennis crazy this summer with a series of free ‘Great British Tennis Weekends’ smashing into town. The Great British Tennis weekends are proving to be a great success with parks and clubs offering free opportunities to pick up a racket as tennis fever begins to grip the nation in the lead up to The Championships, Wimbledon.
People in Redbridge will now be able to take part in a variety of tennis – 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 tried tennis before or are a regular player, there really is no excuse to book your place and get serving.
Families can book in advance online and find out more information about other venues.
Rachael Porsz, The Regional Tennis Development Manager for London said: “We are really excited that the Great British Tennis Weekends are hitting Redbridge this summer. I hope families take the opportunity to take part in these fantastic events and ready themselves for what is set to be Redbridge’s biggest ever summer of tennis, as we get behind Andy Murray and the British tennis stars.”
The Great British Tennis Weekends in Redbridge will kick-start a programme of free Tennis in Goodmayes Park, every Saturday between 1-3pm. This programme is funded by Tennis for Free and the Lawn Tennis Association. For more information please contact: Competetennis@gmail.com
But it doesn’t stop there, in-conjunction with tennis charity Tennis For Free we also have a 50 week free programme of tennis starting on 5 July between 1-3pm.
Paul Jessop, CEO of Tennis For Free said: ” Our Tennis For Free sessions are all about fun and enjoyment for all the family. Goodmayes Park is the perfect place to start your free tennis journey and we are very proud to be providing these free sessions in Redbridge”
Started in 2004 and celebrating a decade of getting over 150,000 people to hit tennis balls for free, Tennis For Free is a registered charity founded by comedian Tony Hawks. It aims to provide to create healthy, vibrant tennis communities on FREE public park tennis courts creating new tennis players of all ages and backgrounds, and showing that tennis can be enjoyed by all. Tennis For Free supporters include Judy Murray (mother of GB No1 Andy), BBC tennis commentator Andrew Castle and ex Grand Slam winner Pat Cash.
More information on Tennis in Redbridge here.
Post author: Jenni Sheehan.