Wimbledon is back on our screens, which means it’s official – summer is here!
Watching the pros storm their way to the final is great motivation to give tennis a go (they do make it look easy, don’t they?), and now’s the perfect time to do it.
The school holidays offer up lots of free time and opportunity to get the whole family active, with tennis being ideal for all ages and abilities.
Plus, tennis has many benefits for kids and adults alike. You’ll burn calories, improve muscle tone and increase your overall fitness, and don’t forget that exercising is also a great stress-reducer and mood-booster.
So whilst the next generation of Andy Murrays are mastering the basics, why not get out there and play a match or two yourself?
You’ll find lots of local tennis clubs across Courier country which will welcome the whole family, including:
Blairgowrie is a friendly, family club that moved to a new site three years ago in the J.J. Coupar Recreation Park, just off the Coupar Angus Rd. It has five all-weather floodlit courts.
Blairgowrie welcomes new members from three years upwards to enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The club offers a range of activities with coaching for children and adults, regular club social play and a range of competitive opportunities. The club plays in the local Strathmore, Perth and District and Tennis Tayside leagues, for both seniors and juniors.
With three Level 3 accredited coaches, there are regular coaching sessions each week and holiday courses. The coaches are also available for individual lessons, advice on rackets and appropriate coaching or social sessions.
The club has plans to build a clubhouse to replace the portacabin where social events can be held and a room available for hire for parties and fitness classes.
Courts are available for Pay and Play and can be booked online, where you’ll also find further information on the club.
Broughty Ferry Tennis Club is a family friendly club based in the heart of Broughty Ferry. It caters for all ages and a warm welcome is guaranteed!
The club runs a range of activities to suit all ages and abilities. A variety of children’s activities are on offer, including a Friday night club and holiday camps run every week day during the school holidays, for primary age children to S2 young people.
Social tennis is on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 10am 12pm if you want to try it out, and it’s free if it’s your first time.
Adult coaching is on Tuesday evenings, with teams playing in local leagues on Mondays and Thursday evenings if members wish some competitive fun.
There are a variety of memberships to suit different ages and stages in life. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the club through its Facebook page.
West End Tennis Club was established in 1900 and is in the heart of Dundee’s West End. It offers tennis for everyone in a fun and friendly environment.
Whether you want social tennis or a competitive league, all abilities and ages are welcomed, and the three floodlit courts mean all year round play is possible.
The club is affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association and participates in local leagues. It also offers a great all year round coaching program for adults and juniors, run by Jack Ganley, who is a Level 3 coach. This is open to both members and non-members.
The junior holiday coaching camps start 15th July and places are filling up fast.
The club Open Day takes place Sunday 21st July, and all are welcome to try tennis for free.