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20 ish years later and times have changed so much. I try and fill Heidi's life with positive female role models and want her to look up to women in sport and encourage her to be strong, happy and healthy but with so many outside influences, it's not always easy.
If you watch my Instagram stories, you'll know that Heidi's pretty active. As soon as she gets home from school she'll pop her roller boots on and spend her evenings skating up and down our street and she's the first to volunteer herself to climb up a tree if a ball gets stuck up there. Heidi is turning 8 this month and I am really keen to encourage this sporty attitude as much as I can (and while I still can) which is why I am very interested in the Lawn Tennis Association's #TennisForKids sessions.
Why you should book FREE tennis sessions for kids
We're trying to save as much cash as we can this year and clubs for the kids have been one of the things we've cut back on. At an average cost of £5 per child, sporting activities can easily set us back £15 per week which works out at £64.50 per month or £774 per year. Yikes! Anything that is free really catches my eye and is something I'm keen to get on board with.
The Lawn Tennis Association are providing 20,000 FREE tennis sessions across the UK this summer. Places include a FREE tennis racket and no experience/extra equipment is necessary. Places should be pre-booked and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you're interested, make sure you sign up sooner rather than later.
How to sign up to FREE tennis sessions for kids
- 20,000 places are available for children aged 5-8 years old
- You can reserve your FREE space by visiting the ClubSpark website here
- The sessions last for 6 weeks and are aimed at children who are brand new to tennis. Coaches are passionate and encouraging and all participants will receive a FREE tennis racket
- There are a range of sessions available at times to suit parents including weekends and after school
- There are 93 ClubSpark venues across the North East where you can play tennis and 26 courses to choose from
North East Venues include:
- Gosforth Garden Village
- The Northumberland Club, Jesmond
- Westoe Tennis Club
- Blaydon Tennis Club
- Boldon LTC
- Sunderland Tennis Club
- Durham Moor
- Eldon Grove Tennis Club, Hartlepool
- Tennis World, Middlesbrough
- Yarm Tennis Club
- Stokesley Tennis Club
The #TennisForKids programme has been designed for kids who have never picked up a racket before (or have only played a couple of games like Heidi). There will be lots of games to develop hand-eye co-ordination, softer balls which have been designed for children and games will be played on smaller courts with specially trained coaches. This sounds perfect and I know it is going to be the best way to encourage Heidi into taking up and developing enthusiasm for another sport this summer.
Tennis is such a fun way to build self-esteem, keep fit and have fun and we can't wait to get involved this summer. Let me know if you manage to secure a free place for your kids and I might see you at a tennis court soon.
Disclosure: I’m working in a paid relationship with the Lawn Tennis Association on their #TennisForKids campaign.
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