Have you made a resolution to be more active? Lots of us join a gym and promise to get fit at the start of a new year, but after a few months we lose interest. There is another way! You don’t need to spend a fortune on gym memberships – you can get fit and have fun by doing loads of free outdoor activities across the county.

Throughout January, as part of our #GoOutside campaign, Explore Kent and Kent Sport are sharing 10 ways to get fit for free this year. So if you’re up for getting more active, read on, and be sure to check back throughout January for more great tips. Today we’re looking at Tennis For Free, a charity which has built up a database of free to use public tennis courts around the UK and also offers free coaching sessions.

Many of us are caught up in tennis fever every summer when the bright green courts of Wimbledon dominate our television screens and newspaper back pages but it can be enjoyed all year round.  It is a fun and exciting activity that offers a great workout for the whole body and can be played by people with a wide range of fitness levels and abilities.

Tennis For Free, established in 2004, aims to help make tennis accessible for as many people as possible, regardless of ability or social background.  They work in partnership with local schools, tennis clubs and local authorities to provide free access to community tennis courts, free coach led group tennis sessions and free use of equipment.

There are many free public courts throughout Kent, and many of them are listed on the Tennis For Free website.  Just click on the following link and type in your postcode to find somewhere to play near you.

Tennis For Free – find a free court near you