The Great British Tennis Weekend is a campaign set up by the LTA to encourage more people to pick up the sport.
This campaign began back in 2013 and has seen clubs across the country providing free open days to thousands of people. No matter what age the Great British Tennis Weekend aims to entice everyone into taking part.
This year the event will take place over two weekends, first 13 and 14 May and then the weekend following the end of Wimbledon 2017, July 22 and 23.
After the excitement of Wimbledon and potentially another positive showing from Andy Murray and the rest of the Brits, the public should be in tennis fever. This is a great time to offer a chance for anyone to play for free, as interest in the sport will be at its maximum and people will be looking for an excuse to give the sport a go. With more people trying the sport over these weekends it’s likely that some will enjoy it so much that they keep going back, this will up participation levels across the country discouraging any more potential cuts to local tennis the government could make.
For more information on the Great British Tennis Weekend visit https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/