Chance for people in Lichfield to enjoy free tennis lessons in Beacon Park

Beacon Park’s tennis courts will be serving up a treat with free lessons.

The launch of the free tennis lessons in Beacon Park

The launch of the free tennis lessons in Beacon Park

The 50-week programme is being organised by sports charity Tennis for Free in partnership with Lichfield District Council, Lichfield Friary Tennis Club and the LTA.

The coach-led sessions will start on February 21 between 2pm and 4pm and all equipment is provided.

Lichfield Friary Tennis Club professional coach Paul Bayliss said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for members of the local community to try tennis for the first time – or dust off the cobwebs for those who’ve played before.

“Tennis for Free creates the opportunity for everyone to learn, regardless of age and ability and exercise in the amazing surroundings of Beacon Park.”

The sessions come as the area prepares to get tennis fever ahead of Great Britain’s Davis Cup tie against Japan in Birmingham in March.

Councillor Andy Smith, Cabinet member for leisure at Lichfield District Council, said: “It is our ambition to get more local people taking part in healthy exercise and these coaching sessions will be a fantastic opportunity to find out how to play or brush up on your skills.

“To encourage even more people to play, we’ve made three of our Beacon Park tennis courts free to use after 1pm each day of the week.

“We hope plenty of people will take advantage of this offer and make good use of the free courts and coaching.”

To register for Tennis For Free in Lichfield visit www.beaconparktennis.co.uk.

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