The second of this summer’s Great British Tennis Weekends (GBTW) takes place at locations across Wales this week (July 16-17).
People of all ages and abilities are being invited to join in, as Britain’s biggest summer of tennis heats up.
Organised by the Lawn Tennis Association and Tennis Wales, the free events are aimed at encouraging men, women and children of all backgrounds to enjoy playing one of the nation’s most loved sports with friends and family, no matter what their ability.
The weekends form the biggest public tennis event ever held in Britain, and are taking place across Wales this summer, including at: Cardiff, Swansea, Wrexham, Newport, Llanelli, Abertillery, Caerphilly, Llantrisant, Bridgend, Usk, Monmouth, Haverfordwest, Bangor, Colwyn Bay, Milford Haven, Penarth, and Llandudno.
Venues include clubs, parks, and even a castle – Penrhyn Castle, near Bangor.
To find events in your area and book your free place, visit www.lta.org.uk/gbtw
The year’s first GBTW took place in May and was judged a huge success. Some GBTW events are taking place on other weekends too.
“Tennis is a game that anyone can play, regardless of age or ability,” said Peter Drew, chief executive of Tennis Wales. “As we saw in May, Great British Tennis Weekends provide an opportunity for people to find out for themselves, as families and friends get together to try tennis for free in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.”
Many GBTW events include new formats such as cardio tennis, touch tennis, and mini tennis.
Information on all aspects of tennis in Wales is available from Tennis Wales at 029 20 463335 or www.lta.org.uk/in-your-area/Wales/ and for regular updates follow Tennis Wales on Twitter @tenniswales