Gunnersbury’s local community will be able to benefit from new FREE tennis opportunities.

 

New sessions starting on the 13th November will include an adult coaching session every Tuesday, 12 – 1pm and a women’s only session every Tuesday 1:30 – 2:30. To book onto one of these sessions, book online at www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/Gunnersburypark  

 

Both sessions are targeted at the local adult community. All ages and abilities are welcome. Session will include, coaching, match play and games. All with the aim of building a positive social environment over a cup of tea at park based Benugo’s café with the Tennis Manager Ben Moy, between 1 to 1:30pm.

 

The LTA have financed the recruitment of a dedicated Tennis Manager. The Manager will be responsible for onsite coaching, along with implementing free community outreach programmes targeted at those who might not otherwise consider it, and encouraging people to try tennis for the first time.

 

The new macadam courts are the first phase of the Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, which when completed will also include a multi-use sports centre, a gym, external floodlit artificial grass pitches and natural grass cricket and football pitches.  The entire complex will be managed by charitable social enterprise GLL.

 

Courts are also available to book at a cost of just £8 per hour, book online at www.better.org.uk/try-sport

 

Commenting on the new courts, Max Goodchild, Community Sports Manager for GLL said: “The new courts are a huge asset to the local community, offering everyone regardless of age or ability the chance to enjoy tennis.  We’re delighted to be able to offer a number of free and low cost sessions and look forward to introducing this hugely enjoyable sport to those who perhaps have never considered it before.”

 

The Sports Hub is part of the Gunnersbury Regeneration Project, which is jointly delivered by Ealing and Hounslow Councils.

 

Anyone wishing to know more information, book or enrol on a course should visit www.better.org.uk/gunnersbury-park

Posted: 12 November 2018