Date printed: 17 July 2019

After the country was once gripped just lately by means of Wimbledon, nationwide sports activities charity ‘Tennis for Loose’ (TFF) has served up an ace for Rochdale and Heywood by means of making an investment in a programme of loose tennis periods.  

In a thrilling partnership with Rochdale Council, Rochdale Tennis Membership, StreetGames and the LTA, Tennis for Loose will supply loose coach-led tennis periods for all of the circle of relatives for 365 days as a part of its purpose to make use of tennis to fortify the bodily and psychological wellbeing of all participants of the group throughout the United Kingdom.

With over 100 schemes throughout the United Kingdom, Queen’s Park is one in every of a number of identical schemes within the North of England.

Everyone seems to be welcome, it doesn’t matter what your age, and also you don’t desire a tennis racket or a ball as all apparatus is equipped without spending a dime.

As well as, Rochdale Tennis Membership is partnering with the charity to provide loose hour-long TFF Lite periods on the membership for other folks elderly 12 and over. 

Tennis for Loose shaped a brand new partnership with StreetGames in 2016 and is excited to be operating with Link4Life, a deliverer of the LTA’s SERVES programme via this nationwide spouse. This purpose of this partnership was once to provide deprived younger other folks additional alternatives to play tennis of their native communities via sustainable joined up alternatives.


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Queen’s Park Lead scheme organiser Sarah Maeght mentioned: “I’m very excited to welcome Tennis for Loose to Rochdale.

“The Queen’s Park Tennis for Loose scheme is an unbelievable alternative for the local people to take a look at tennis for both the primary time, or to mud off the cobwebs after a time clear of the game.  It’s a amusing, pleasant and entertaining loose weekly match the place you’ll make new buddies and get pleasure from common workout.  There’s no catch, because the title suggests, the whole thing is loose.”

Tennis For Loose CEO Paul Jessop mentioned: “We’re converting the picture of tennis to a game for ALL by means of getting rid of the associated fee barrier in order that participants of all communities can play and receive advantages bodily, mentally and socially. Queen’s Park is one in every of masses of schemes we’re opening throughout the United Kingdom over the following 5 years as a part of our plan to get extra other folks taking part in this excellent game.

“We’ve got created specifically designed programmes to welcome households, the previous and the younger, of any skill and the sweetness is that each and every consultation is led by means of certified tennis coaches who will make sure that other folks expand at their very own tempo. But it surely’s no longer almost about the taking part in. 

“We’ve got observed at our different schemes that small pleasant group teams develop. 

“Other folks can keep concerned and lend a hand run the schemes.  

“We’re all the time in search of native volunteers to develop the sport, certainly a few of our maximum a hit and sustainable schemes throughout the United Kingdom have the coaches supported by means of a staff of volunteers who organise additional occasions which all contributes against everybody’s well-being.

“It’s nice to be operating with StreetGames and Rochdale Tennis Membership to additional make bigger the alternatives to all participants of the group.”

Ian Buckley of Rochdale Tennis Membership mentioned: “It’s nice that the membership can spouse with Tennis for Loose, Rochdale Council and the LTA to generate this excellent initiative.  Such outreach programmes gets extra other folks taking part in tennis which isn’t simply a perfect bodily job but in addition has many social advantages all of which will probably be nice for the native space.”

Loose tennis periods happen at:

  • Queen’s Park Tennis Courts, Queen’s Park Highway, Heywood, OL10 4UY beginning on Saturday 20 July 2019 from 9am – 10.30am. 
  • Rochdale Tennis Membership, Hollin Lane, Bamford, OL11 5PW beginning on Friday 26 July 2019 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

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