Wednesday 29 June 2016

Great British Tennis weekend - join in! #GBTW

I'll have to admit that I've been known to go shopping rather than watch tennis. That was in Madrid, a couple of years ago. Whilst I may not sit glued to the television when Wimbledon is on however, I do love hearing updates and rooting for the British stars and underdogs. There's something about these two weeks that always reminds me that summer is here - strawberries and cream, Pimms.... and rain.

Tennis is a sport which I played on free courts with my brothers when I was younger. More of a gentle knock-about than a full-on competition always suited me fine; I'm definitely not gifted in the sporting department. I blame it on my small lungs. Seriously, that's a thing, I've been tested for it.

Anyhow, despite all of this, I was actually quite interested in the news that tennis sessions and fitness-oriented activities are being offered for FREE in many clubs and leisure centres on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of July this year as part of the Great British Tennis Weekend. Here's me, having a quick go on a court during the BritMums Live conference last weekend:

Wedges are not necessarily advisable for playing tennis...
Even though I know I'm no Annabel Croft (showing my age now), I've booked the whole family in for our free session at our local centre to see what's on offer that weekend. In various locations there will be Family Time, Free Play, Cardio sessions and Highland Spring Mini sessions on offer. Apparently there will be coaches on hand to help us at our family session, which is probably just as well. It could be an interesting morning...

You can find out where your nearest events are on the Great British Tennis Weekend website. What's not to like?! Go on, give it a go, and let me know what you thought of it!

I'm working with the Lawn Tennis Association on their #GBTW campaign. Sign up for your FREE tennis activity here