Today sees the launch of a new initiative from the Lawn Tennis Association to encourage 10,000 of the UK?s children to take up the sport this summer by giving away free lessons!
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have trained up 1,000 new coaches who will each train 10 new children for 6 weeks in May and June, in a series of free lessons at local tennis clubs. People all over the UK can take part and find out more at the LTA website: www.lta.org.uk/tennisforkids. This isn?t about elite tennis or playing at the highest levels ? this is about getting kids out on a court and enjoying themselves.
BritMums got a peek at the fun drills kids will do ? from practicing tossing a ball back and forth while holding hands with a partner to doing simple hits across a net, newcomers will discover the sport in fun and accessible ways.
Last month BritMums bloggers attended a round-table interview with the UK former No1 female tennis player Annabel Croft, to learn about the campaign. You can read their individual blog posts using the linky below, but all were excited about the impact that this drive will have.
The LTA has produced a short video for #TennisForKids to inspire our nation?s children.
If your child would like to try the sport, then why not sign up for some free lessons and every child to complete the course will get a free racket! For more information and to find a club near you, visit www.lta.org.uk/tennisforkids
The posts below are from bloggers involved with the #TennisForKids launch.
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