Club offers free tennis open day

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A tennis club will stage an open day on Saturday as part of a national drive to encourage more people to take up the sport.

The Lee-on-the-Solent Tennis Squash and Fitness Club is taking part in the National British Tennis Weekend.

Visitors will be given free access to the club, including a barbecue and a chance to watch a ladies league match and try out the courts for themselves.

Players between 16 and 80 will be given a chance to sample play from midday to 3pm. A session for 3-7 year olds will be held from 1pm to 2pm and one for 8-11 year olds from 2pm and 3pm. Racquets and advice will be provided.

A session for 12-15 year olds will be included in a second open day in July, although regular coaching is always on offer for that age group.

Tennis coach Matt Rogers said: ‘It’s a great opportunity to see what a friendly club we are, and to discover how much fun it is to play tennis.’

Booking is not essential, but is advisable. To register, go to greatbritishtennisweekend.co.uk and search for Lee-on-the-Solent.

For further details about the Lee event, part of the national initiative run by the Lawn Tennis Association, call the club on (023) 92550381