Tennis for everyone with new low-cost Sheffield coaching scheme

Launch of a new Park Tennis initiative by the Lawn Tennis Association at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield'Paul Sheard, Geoof Hunter, Isobel Bowler and Michael Downey
Launch of a new Park Tennis initiative by the Lawn Tennis Association at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield'Paul Sheard, Geoof Hunter, Isobel Bowler and Michael Downey
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A low-cost tennis coaching scheme which aims to get more people into the sport is being served up in Sheffield.

The Lawn Tennis Association is organising the summer project, which will include sessions run at six city parks from June 29, with Sheffield Council.

It aims to encourage people to dig out their dusty rackets and try tennis at local parks.

For the first time, people can pre-book a court online and join a social tennis session with other players.

Low-cost coaching is priced at £3 for juniors and £4 for adults.

Coun Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield Council, said: “Tennis is a much-loved part of the British summertime but, for many of us, it’s more been associated with watching Wimbledon and cheering on the likes of Andy Murray and Sheffield’s own Jonny Marray than personally taking to the courts.

“I hope our new partnership will change that and inspire people to have a go at tennis in their local park.”

Sessions will run at High Hazels, Hillsborough, Concord, Graves, Weston and Millhouses parks.

n Visit https://parkstennis.co.uk/venue/hillsborough-park/coaching