Anyone for tennis? The Luton and Vauxhall Tennis Club will be opening their doors to everyone to try the game for free on Sunday, May 17.
Part of the national Great British Tennis Weekend campaign, the club will be holding a fun open event, where anyone is welcome to visit and go between 10am and 2pm.
The club, which is next door to the Venue 360 Leisure Centre in Gipsy Lane has six outdoor floodlit courts and the only purpose-built indoor courts in Bedfordshire.
Members range in age and ability, some playing for competition and others just for fun and fitness. Professional coaching is also available at the club, led by head coach Danny Pymont.
He said: “The open Dday is a great chance for anyone thinking about taking up tennis or dusting off their racquet if they haven’t played for a while. Test your serve against the speed gun, mini tennis courts for the youngest children, plus free coaching advice if you just want tips on your back hand.”
Danny is supported by Lewis Phillips, 17, who progressed through the junior ranks at the club and now been recruited as an apprentice coach by the Lawn Tennis Association.
Part of the Government Apprenticeship Scheme, Lewis will work along-side Danny and attend national LTA training courses to learn the latest coaching techniques. The Great British Tennis Weekend is organised by the national Lawn Tennis Association, clubs across the country will be taking part. Details of all the clubs taking part across Bedfordshire can be found at www.greatbritishtennisweekend.com