The ace benefits of tennis will be on show when the Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) hosts the second of its series of tennis taster days, supported by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), this Saturday (18 April).
From 10am to 4pm people in Market Square,Nottingham, will be served up interactive demonstrations, games and competitions and there will be a focus on how tennis is a fantastic sport for disabled people to participate in.
Nottingham’s Freya Christie, rising British tennis SportsAid star, will make a VIP guest appearance from 11am to 1pm.
Freya will be taking part in tennis demonstrations and she’ll be will be on hand to give some top tips and show off her skills along another player, David Phillipson on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programme. David is also from Nottinghamshire and competed for Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
All this is a prelude to the Aegon Open Nottingham Tennis Tournament in June – a competition featuring some of the world’s top players and of which The Nottingham is Local Event Partner.
The Nottingham’s Chief Executive David Marlow said: “Our first tennis taster day was really well received by all who attended. The event on Saturday promises to be extremely exciting too.
“As the Aegon Open Nottingham tournament, which we are extremely proud to be involved with, gets ever closer there is more and more local interest in tennis and this is a great way of highlighting how fantastically inclusive it is as a sport that can be enjoyed by all.”
Aegon Open Nottingham (ATP) Tournament Director, Paul Hutchins,added: “We are delighted that The Nottingham is the local event partner for the tournament. Their passion for the event and commitment to bringing the game to more people is shown through these taster days.”
He added: “The Aegon Open Nottingham is a fantastic opportunity for fans to get up close and personal to some of the world’s best players and we hope this will inspire more people to pick up a racket. The taster days are key to bringing tennis to as many people as we can and form part of a wider series of events that will bring long term growth in tennis participation to the area.”
Future events will take place in Market Square on Saturday 16 May and Tuesday 26 May.
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