All summer, Kent Sport are running the #MyActiveFamily campaign, helping to inspire families to get out and get active. Across the county there are all sorts of brilliant places to go, activities to try and events to enjoy, and getting active as a family is a great way to be healthy and have fun together. Today we’re looking at opportunities to enjoy tennis across the county. If you’ve enjoyed Wimbledon over the last few weeks, now is a great time to get out and give it a go, with the Great British Tennis Weekend this weekend, and plenty of places across the county where you can play for free.
Remember to share your #MyActiveFamily experiences on social media using the hashtag #MyActiveFamily and check out what other families have been getting up to.
The great British summer wouldn’t be the same without the two weeks of tennis fever that Wimbledon brings. Thankfully, for those inspired to give tennis a go, the Great British Tennis Weekend is here to help transform people from armchair supporters into budding tennis players. Tennis a great sport to enjoy as a family, and over the weekend of 22-23 July there are events happening across Kent and Medway to encourage families to get involved and give tennis a go together.
Great British Tennis Weekend events are happening in seven locations across Kent and Medway, with clubs in Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Rochester, Tonbridge, West Malling and Wye all taking part. Sessions range from free play, where you can just turn up and have a go, to organised coaching, “family time” sessions and exciting new formats of the game including “cardio tennis” and “touchtennis”, which is perfect for beginners. Click on the link below to search for Great British Tennis Weekend events near you.
There are also plenty of tennis facilities across the county that can be accessed for free at any time. 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.
We hope you feel inspired to give tennis a go as part of our #MyActiveFamily campaign. Whatever your ability or experience, tennis is great fun and offers a good workout for the whole body. Enjoy playing tennis together as a family this summer!