Tennis For Free, an exciting tennis charity, will be
serving up free tennis, equipment and coach led training sessions to tennis
fanciers of all ages and backgrounds in Lichfield for 50 weeks of the year.
Looking to capitalise on the tennis fever of the recent Davis Cup win and the upcoming Davis Cup 1st round tie, 2pm Saturday 21st February will
see the launch of 2 hours of free weekly coach led tennis sessions that will be
available year round at Beacon Park in Lichfield. The free weekly sessions have been made possible by a partnership with Lichfield District Council, the Tennis For Free Charity and Lichfield Friary Tennis Club.
Tennis For Free is a registered charity founded by comedian Tony
Hawks. Supported by Sport England and
the LTA and with high profile Patrons such as Stephen Fry and Judy Murray, the
charity aims to create healthy, vibrant tennis communities on FREE public park
tennis courts. The scheme in Lichfield is also supported by a wider coaching programme delivered by coaches of the Lichfield Friary Tennis Club. Those looking for a private game of tennis can book a
court online at Lichfield District Council website or target free
access court times at various slots across the week.
Tennis For Free’s CEO Paul Jessop commented, "We're looking
forward to working with Lichfield District Council and Lichfield Friary Tennis Club in sparking a new
wave of tennis interest into Beacon Park and getting people of all ages
partaking in some enjoyable and healthy activity. There are times when people
can come and get free family tennis sessions, times when the courts are free for a casual
game and a variety of low cost tennis coaching sessions and low cost bookable
courts – there's something for everyone!!"
Those interested in attending the free sessions will need to sign up on this website and book in themselves (and family members) for each session attendance. For more information about Tennis For Free visit the charity’s