Batchwood Golf Course and Sports Centre has joined forces with Watling View School in St Albans, which supports children with a wide range of disabilities, and from 3rd November will host a six-week disability tennis programme for pupils at the school
Harpenden Sports Centre serves up an ace tennis celebration
Harpenden Sports Centre in St Albans has been ranked as one of the top five centres taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Great British Tennis Weekends this year, attracting almost 400 local people to its event
- In recognition of this, the centre will receive £300 worth of tennis vouchers from the LTA, the governing body for British tennis
- The vouchers can be redeemed by the centre for an array of equipment, including new rackets and balls for children’s tennis lessons
- Great British Tennis Weekends are free LTA events
- They took place over four weekends in the summer, across the length and breadth of the country and attracted over 1,500 of the nation’s budding tennis stars
- Harpenden Sports Centre is managed by 1Life on behalf of St Albans City and District Council
- For more information about Harpenden Sports Centre please visit: http://www.1life.co.uk/st-albans-city-district-council/harpenden-sports-centre/home/
- For more information about LTA British Tennis please visit http://www.lta.org.uk/
Alex Bedford, Contract Manager at Harpenden Sports Centre, commented:
We were pleased to see such great attendance at this year’s Great British Tennis Weekends with almost 400 people attending from the local area! Tennis isn’t only a great way to keep fit; it is also great fun and fosters a mentality of healthy competition and we’re looking forward to getting more people involved in the sport across St Albans.
Councillor Annie Brewster, Portfolio Holder for Sport, Leisure and Heritage for St Albans City and District Council, said:
The Lawn Tennis Association’s Great British Tennis Weekends are designed to promote tennis. Tennis parks and sports centres across the country hold free taster sessions at their courts for local people to have a go at the sport or to improve their game. I am pleased to say that Harpenden Sports Centre did particularly well this year attracting lots of local people to this fun event, giving them the opportunity to play tennis for free.