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Anyone for tennis?

Tennis clubs across Wales are offering a range of free sessions to women and girls during the Wimbledon fortnight.

The offer is part of Sport Wales’ What Moves You campaign to encourage women and girls to take part in fun, sociable physical activities through the summer.

“Tennis gains its highest profile during the Wimbledon fortnight, so it’s an ideal time to highlight the opportunities around Wales,” said Tennis Wales chief executive, Peter Drew.

“You don’t have to be a super athlete or ultra-competitive to enjoy tennis,” he added. “The game comes in many forms these days – and most people play for fun, friendship and as part of a healthy lifestyle.

“These free sessions will help show how accessible tennis is – as one of the few sports you can play and enjoy at virtually any age, no matter what your ability.”

Clubs offering free sessions in Cardiff include Diamond Tennis Academy, David Lloyd, and The Mackintosh Tennis Club.

Tennis with a DiffThe offer coincides with ‘Tennis with a Diff’, which is bringing new ways to play the game to different parts of Cardiff.

They include touch tennis, cardio-tennis and tennis Xpress, at venues such as Cardiff Bay Barrage, The Hayes shopping centre, and Cardiff Castle.

‘Tennis with a Diff’ is being run by Tennis Wales with the support of Sport Cardiff to highlight the flexibility of tennis and to introduce people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to new formats of the game.

Cardiff has been identified by the Lawn Tennis Association as one of Britain’s 12 priority areas to increase participation.

Andy Weltch

Information on all aspects of the game in Wales is available from Tennis Wales on 029 20 463335, and for regular updates follow them on twitter here.

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