Kids, Fancy A Game Of Tennis?

Kids, Fancy A Game Of Tennis?

Well it is Summer after all(no really it is) and we all know what that means; I’m not a football fan so the only sport which catches my eye this time of year has got to be tennis. The accompanying strawberries, cream and Pimms ain’t too bad either.

I have dabbled in the past, by which I mean I can swing a racket and hit a ball, run around and look like I know what I’m doing.  Occasionally I even return a couple of volleys.

When the older boys were younger it was one of our favourite weekend activities and they both played at the local tennis club after school and in summer camps.  But other than hiring a court when we visit Center Parcs , it’s fizzled out somewhat over the years.

we'll be joining in with the Great British Tennis Weekend this july. It's always been a favourite family activity and I'm keen to encourage my kids back into it.

But I’m really keen to get us all back into it.

 

As a family it’s the only activity which we could all play, and I quite miss that. I even miss Daz’s killer serves which had us cowering in the corner of the court. He’s not a good looser and tended to take it a little too seriously.  Even with a 6 and 10-year-old as his opponent. (Character building, in his words)

And now we have our own little toddler shaped ball boy it could work really well.

we'll be joining in with the Great British Tennis Weekend this july. It's always been a favourite family activity and I'm keen to encourage my kids back into it.

If this has got you reaching for your racquet, then I come bearing good news.
On the 16th and 17th of July, selected local tennis clubs are opening their doors to families to come and try tennis as part of the  Great British Tennis Weekend where they are offering free sessions. You can find your nearest participating local club here.
 we'll be joining in with the Great British Tennis Weekend this july. It's always been a favourite family activity and I'm keen to encourage my kids back into it.

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14 Comments

  1. 1st July 2016 / 8:31 am

    Totally agree that tennis is great for the whole family to play together. There’s a highly competitive one in our bunch too!

  2. 1st July 2016 / 9:26 am

    We have really gotten in to playing tennis recent;y. It’s so much fun and a great way to stay active.

    • 1st July 2016 / 1:38 pm

      It’s surprising how much energy you use even playing with the kids. Most of it is me running around after ball mind!

  3. 1st July 2016 / 2:46 pm

    I am totally hopeless at tennis, never had great hand to eye co-ordination, was always better at cricket x

  4. Kerry Norris
    2nd July 2016 / 10:16 am

    Tennis is definetly a game that the whole family can play together. Will have a look if anywhere in Cardiff is participating X

  5. 2nd July 2016 / 12:19 pm

    I never thought of tennis as a family sport but having tried it out again I can confirm that it is great fun

    • 3rd July 2016 / 10:27 pm

      As long as the more experienced players can tone it down a little for the others it works really well doesn’t it.

  6. 11th July 2016 / 11:37 am

    How cute to have your own toddler shaped ball boy!! I hope you all manage to get out on the courts this weekend at #GBTW!

  7. 12th July 2016 / 1:49 pm

    It’s lovely to hear that you are keen to get back into tennis after some fond memories. Not sure about the killer serve, I think I’d be cowering in the corner too.

  8. 12th July 2016 / 9:37 pm

    you are right about the pimms and strawberries – it does make tennis more appealing lol
    It is a great family sport – i just need to persuade my OH to join in this weekend now x

  9. 21st July 2016 / 9:35 am

    Lovely photos 🙂 Pimms is definitely the reason I love tennis so much 😉 xxx

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