Gabby Logan and Annabel Croft launch Great British Tennis Weekend
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The first instalment of the fun-filled Great British Tennis Weekend is almost upon us with Gabby Logan, Greg Rusedski and Annabel Croft serving up some fun at the launch in Clapham Common.
TV personality, Logan, joined former British No.1 players Rusedski and Croft in picking up her racket to take part in sessions with local schoolchildren and sharpen up her skills ahead of the grass court season.
Great British Tennis Weekend will see courts across the country offering thousands of free opportunities to anyone who wants to learn how to play or get back into the sport this summer.
The three weekend dates are:
- Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th May
- Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th June
- Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd August
Logan said: “I am very excited to be an ambassador for the Great British Tennis Weekend. With so many different activities for all ages and abilities, all for free, so many people will have the opportunity to experience tennis and the enjoyment sport can bring.
"Sport has always been a big part of my life, professionally and personally and I am looking forward to getting all the family back on the tennis court this summer.”
Families and friends of all abilities and ages will be able to try tennis for free in a relaxed and fun environment.
You can take part in sessions including Cardio Tennis, Highland Spring Mini Tennis and tennis coaching with the venues providing rackets and balls.
Weekend 1: 16 & 17 May
- More than 420 events
- More than 4950 sessions
Get involved by finding your nearest venue and signing up now!
Croft said: “Tennis is a sport that has been part of my life since I was very young and to this day I still enjoy playing with all my friends and family.
"Great British Tennis Weekend is a fantastic initiative to inspire new fans to the game of tennis at grass roots level. With so many parks and clubs offering free events, it couldn’t be easier to step onto the court, pick up a racket and enjoy playing tennis this summer.”
Rob Dearing, Head of Participation at the LTA, added: “We are really excited to see thousands of people take to the courts this summer at the Great British Tennis Weekends. With so many clubs and parks right across Great Britain opening their doors for free there really is something for everyone. I hope families take the opportunity to get involved in these fantastic events and ready themselves for what is set to be a special summer of tennis.”