18th Sep, 2020

New walking tennis sessions launched in Worcestershire

Liam Moakes 14th Sep, 2020

DO YOU love tennis but want to play at your own pace?

If so, get involved with walking tennis and discover a new way to play.

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire is proud to launch a new walking tennis project in partnership with Worcester Lawn Tennis Club.

Walking tennis is a fantastic alternative to continue playing tennis for those with little or limited mobility and is a great way to have fun, meet new people and stay active in later life.

According to Sport England, 36 per cent of people aged 55 and over are currently inactive, compared to 26 per cent of the population as a whole.

Regular exercise has been proven to not only improve physical health, but also mental health.

Tom Howard, Project Officer (Adult Participation) at Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Worcester Lawn Tennis Club to introduce an entirely new version of the tennis game.

“The sessions will support us in our objectives to encourage a lifelong habit of physical activity, promote independence among older adults and empower individuals, groups and communities.”

The weekly sessions cost £5 per person and take place at Worcester Lawn Tennis Club, WR3 7EF.

Prior tennis experience is beneficial but not compulsory. The sessions follow all current Lawn Tennis Association and Government guidelines.

For more information on walking tennis, email Tom at t.howard@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 542260.

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