Tennis Shropshire will showcase the sport at the annual Game On! event at Attingham Park over the Bank Holiday weekend. They will also be donating tennis equipment to the National Trust venue for the summer.
A host of tennis coaches and volunteers will be on hand to pass on tips to youngsters using the fun and colourful Tennis Factory equipment at Attingham, near Shrewsbury, on the third and final day of Game On! this coming Monday, May 2 between 11am and 4pm.
Attingham's annual sports festival, which celebrates and showcases different sports from the local area, has become a popular addition to the calendar.
Bob Kerr, the chairman of Tennis Shropshire, said: "This will be the third May Bank Holiday we've been invited to Game On! The event will run Saturday, Sunday, Monday, but from past experience we find more people tend to go on the Bank Holiday Monday, so that's the day we'll be there.
"We have a certain expectation that we will be incredibly busy as 7,000 people went through the park that day last year.
"It's a very good event which is now well established. It's not just our own sport of course as there are sports invited from across the county and everyone has a good time."
Beginners’ course for families
Bob continued: "What we're hoping to do this time is actually signpost people that come, particularly those that have never perhaps played a bit of tennis before, to come along to a family beginners' course that we're setting up to start the following weekend, Saturday, May 7, between 10-11am at the revamped courts at Monkmoor Recreation Ground in Shrewsbury."
A great donation
Bob added he was also looking forward to presenting some Tennis Factory equipment on behalf of Tennis Shropshire and the Lawn Tennis Association to the National Trust to be used on the busy playfield at Attingham Park throughout the summer.
He said: "The LTA is donating a Tennis Factory to the National Trust, which will be left at Attingham throughout the summer time.
"It means that anyone who enjoys the activities at the Game On! event will have the chance to go back and have another go. It's something the National Trust suggested they might have a use for, so we were happy to oblige and help out."
Standard admission prices apply at Attingham throughout Game On!, with free entry for National Trust members and youngsters aged under-five.
Pictured: Tennis Shropshire is looking forward to returning to Attingham Park this Bank Holiday Monday, May 2.
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