Friday, 8 July 2016

Great British Tennis Weekend - Try For Free!


Way back in the 80's during the first summer that me and Papa Syder first met we used to play tennis together most evenings. We were both very competitive and would play night after night, desperate to prove who was the better player. As the years went by we continued to play but then we had kids in tow, who would also really enjoy a spot of tennis over our local park.


Papa Syder during the 1990's

As the kids have grown we haven't played tennis together in years, then I heard about a fabulous campaign for the whole family from the Tennis Lawn Association, the Great British Tennis Weekend  – Saturday 16 July & Sunday 17 July. Basically, you can sign up the whole family to pop along to your nearest club and try some tennis for free. #GBTW allows parents and kids to get outside, try something new and learn a few moves. How much fun does that sound!

Thousands of free events will be taking place throughout the summer, all over the UK with activities like Highland Spring Mini Tennis Sessions, Family time, free play, cardio tennis and loads more to get involved with. Rackets and balls will be provided. You can find out where your nearest events are on the Great British Tennis Weekend website.




The hubs and I decided to get outside for a game of tennis and try our local court. We are eager to get fit for our summer holiday and boy did we build up a sweat on the court. Not quite as light on our toes as we once were but we had a giggle and we really enjoyed trying to be seventeen again. We will definitely be returning to the court and next time we will bring our Granddaughter after we have signed up for a #GBTW session at our local club.

We mean business!



Disclosure: I am working with the Tennis Lawn Association on their #GBTW campaign. Sign up for your FREE tennis activity here 

20 comments:

  1. I'm glad that tennis is making you feel 17 again!! It's fun to see that we can still run around like that all these years later when we aren't as light on our feet - I'm the same as you! Haven't played tennis for years but am encouraged to give it a go with this #GBTW campaign!

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  2. I always enjoy playing although I don't do it as often as I'd like.

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  3. Oh wow, I had no idea this was happening and it sounds perfect - Seb has just said that he'd like to learn to play tennis. Fingers crossed there is an event near us that we can get to!

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  4. Sounds like great fun. I would love to get my hubbie on the tennis court. Will have to check this out! x

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  5. Tennis is such a lovely British sport. I even love the sound of it! Wish we had some lovely summer evenings so we could all get out and play it.

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  6. I used to love playing tennis when I was younger and I think my kids would enjoy it too, we may have to have a go one weekend as we do have some local tennis courts that are free to use.

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  7. My two LOVE playing tennis although they could do with some coaching ;-)

    This sounds fab and something they'd love I suspect x x

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  8. We keep our rackets in the car over the summer and when we go shopping we always pop to the park afterwards so the boys can have a game of tennis.

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  9. I haven't played tennis since I was at high school but have signed up for the #GBTW with my children

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  10. That sounds like a great idea, hopefully inspiring the new generation of Murrays and Henmans!

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  11. awwww I love how you both played tennis together then you first met each other. I haven't played for years but i enjoy seeing my boys play it now x

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  12. Honestly, you and Papa Syder are just THE most adorable couple! Husband and I are mega competitive too but we've never tried tennis together - maybe we should give it a go!

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  13. I haven't played since I was at school, but this may have just changed my mind!

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  14. I have signed up for cardio tennis - I cannot wait

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  15. The Mr and I were literally just saying how we should book a court! This must be a sign :)

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  16. I wish I had learnt to play tennis! Hockey is my game! x

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  17. It is so great being able to get out and play tennis together as a family isn't it! My girl are both really enjoying

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  18. My husband and I love playing tennis together :) and it's so great to include the family now! Lovely post xx

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  19. My kids and husband love tennis. I think I need to catch the bug!

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  20. I think its great you can get free tennis lessons what a fantastic way to encourage people to get active :) x

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