Ten children in Lichfield and Burntwood will have the chance to learn to play tennis for free thanks to a new initiative.
Tennis for Kids has been created by the Lawn tennis Association (LTA) to establish a legacy of participation following Great Britain’s historic Davis Cup triumph last year.The initiative aims to inspire 10,000 children aged five to eight across the UK to pick up a racket and play for the first time.
In the Lichfield and Burntwood area there is a six-week coaching programme including free rackets for ten youngsters starting on May 11 at Lichfield Friary Lawn Tennis Club.
The course is available on a first come, first served basis.
Michael Hampson, head coach at Lichfield Friary Lawn Tennis Club, said: “As the courses are designed for children taking up tennis, exercises will focus on core skills such as agility, balance and co-ordination.
“Beyond the practical side of the sport, the sessions will be teaching children how to work with a partner and become a valuable member of a team – all in a fun and relaxed environment. Plus the ten lucky children will be able to keep the rackets.”