If you love having family fun for free, you’ll love the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) free tennis lessons programme this summer.
#TennisForKids is the campaign run by the LTA to help promote tennis as a viable sport for the UK’s children and to encourage our nation’s youngsters to pick up a racket and hit some balls! They have recruited 1000 new tennis coaches to deliver a 6 week programme in May and June and each child to attend the courses gets a free racket!
At my children’s schools, tennis is not currently an option available to the students looking to participate in a sport. The more run-of-the-mill offerings are football, cross country running, rugby and netball but the LTA is looking to change all this and encourage more youngsters into tennis with their #TennisForKids programme to get more kids hooked on the sport.
From today, parents across the country can sign up for free lessons for their children, so they can see if they might be able to follow in the footsteps of UK faves, the current UK #1 player Andy Murray or former pro British 1 female tennis player Annabel Croft.
Last month I actually spent the weekend with both, when we met Annabel Croft in Birmingham. She met me and six other BritMums bloggers at Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club to show our kids some moves and tell us about her involvement with the #TennisForKids campaign.
Here is a video of us interviewing her about her career and I put in some fun out-takes at the end!
Annabel was so down to earth and friendly – as a JuggleMum, I was keen to ask her about how she juggles her own presenting career and her tennis academy with her 3 children.
She gathered all our children together to share some techniques, here’s my son and his new friend being coached by Annabel.
Annabel’s passion for tennis was contagious, so if you’d like to see for yourselves what playing tennis could be like, sign up for free tennis lessons for your kids and they could be winning matches in Centre Court!
Speaking of winning matches, after interviewing Annabel, we all hot footed it to the Barclaycard Arena to watch Andy and Jamie Murray win at mens doubles against Japan in the first round of the Davis Cup. I didn’t get as close to Andy Murray but I did write a little more about the day on this post including a video of my excitement at being at the Davis Cup.
For video that contains the LTA’s message about free tennis lessons and having a passion for the sport, check out this video featuring some of our tennis greats.
Tennis is for everyone – you don’t need any fancy clothing to play or be really sporty. Anyone can hit a ball over a net and get active and it’s a lot of fun too! With 1000 new coaches, each teaching 10 kids about tennis, that makes ten thousand new players who are into the sport by the time this school year breaks up!
Don’t miss out on the fun – to claim your free #TennisForKids lessons for your children, simply sign up here for a summer of tennis fun and also head over to my Facebook page for more from JuggleMum – just click ‘LIKE’!
Disclosure: This post is part of the #TennisForKids campaign with BritMums, sponsored by the Lawn Tennis Association in partnership with Highland Spring. You can sign up now for LTA’s FREE tennis lessons for your child – find out more here www.lta.org.uk/tennisforkids