A launch of four new tennis courts that have been out of action for nearly a decade has kick-started the summer season.
MK City Tennis is the new venture responsible for developing a community tennis programme and will be opening up the courts to give adults and young people the opportunity to play without paying expensive membership fees.
The community programme includes a Great British Tennis Weekend event on June 22 try out a session for free.
The launch event, held last Sunday, was supported by local players, Milton Keynes Mayor Brian White and MK Academy who were responsible for resurfacing the courts.
Those inspired to get on court took part in mini tennis, cardio tennis, disability tennis and tennis coaching.
Dara Carroll, Principle at MK Academy, said: “I am delighted that Academy students are going to be able to benefit from the refurbished Tennis courts and that we are able to extend this opportunity to the wider community by working in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association”
The event in MK on June 22 and will offer people of all ages and abilities the chance to try a free taster session. They’ll be loads going on for the whole family and the team of coaches at MK City Tennis will be on hand to offer you hints and tips at the new courts.
Nina Bridge, Lawn Tennis Association Tennis Development Officer said: “The Great British Tennis Weekend events provide a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to try tennis for free.
“One of the great things about tennis is that you can play at any age, which is a chance for new players to come along and is one of around 1000 Great British Tennis Weekend events nationwide making it truly a sport for all the family.
“I’m really excited about the community programme that MK City Tennis are developing on the new courts and I look forward to seeing the courts busy at the Great British Tennis Weekend event.”
To ensure you don’t miss out, please book your place online at www.greatbritishtennisweekend.com.