City kids encouraged to take up tennis

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City kids are being encouraged to pick up a racket and play tennis as Milton Keynes Tennis Club celebrates National Mini Tennis Week.

National Mini Tennis Week 2013, sponsored by Highland Spring, aims to give over 10,000 children across the country a fantastic first experience of LTA Mini Tennis, and as part of the week, Milton Keynes Tennis Club is hosting an open day.

LTA Mini Tennis has been developed by the Lawn Tennis Association to introduce children between the age of three and 10 to the sport.

National Mini Tennis Week will see children across the country pick up a racket from Monday, June 10 to Sunday, June 16 and Milton Keynes Tennis Club is encouraging local children to join them on Saturday, June 15 from 10am to 1pm and get involved by offering a fun day for all the family.

There will be free coaching and play, with all equipment provided, plus the chance to win prizes and other giveaways.

Club secretary Trish Church said: “Milton Keynes Tennis Club has a strong junior and mini section and we want to give all the kids of MK the chance to try tennis.

“With smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport of tennis.

“Tennis is a family sport and mini tennis provides a great way for children to get involved and encourage families to play together in a fun and social environment.”

There are now more than 1,500 registered tennis venues delivering LTA Mini Tennis across the country, catering for more than 110,000 children.

For more information on LTA Mini Tennis and National Mini Tennis Week visit www.ltaminitennis.co.uk