Give tennis a go at Game On! weekend

Tennis Shropshire will be joining in the fun at Game On! Attingham Park's Big Sports Weekend, with visitors to the event having the chance to pick up a racket and give tennis a go.

Tennis Shropshire have been invited by the National Trust to take part in packed Bank Holiday weekend of sports activities for the whole family at Attingham between May 3 and 5.

Coaches from The Shrewsbury Club and a host of local volunteers will be on hand to deliver tennis taster sessions this coming Sunday and Monday.

Chris Hinks, chairman of Tennis Shropshire, said he welcomed the opportunity to be involved in the event.

He added: "This is our first joint venture with the National Trust ahead of our big Tennis in the Park weekend at Attingham on June 14 and 15.

"Several governing bodies of the various sports within the county have been invited to get involved with Game On! It's a great chance for us all to showcase our particular sports.

"Coaches from The Shrewsbury Club and a number of our volunteers from around the county will be there to encourage people to pick up a racket and give tennis a go.

"We will also have some fun equipment from the Tennis Factory at Attingham so it's a good chance for all the family to get involved and to see how enjoyable playing tennis is.

"Tennis Shropshire have lots of exciting events lined up for 2014 and this will also help us promote our Tennis in the Park event at Attingham on June 14 and 15 which we are really looking forward to."  

A host of other local sports groups will be at Attingham for Game On! with bowls, football, archery and canoeing among the other attractions. 

Activities will run between 11am and 4pm on the three days with the majority of activities being free although normal admission prices to Attingham will apply.

Pictured: Jess Foster, Sports Development Intern at Attingham Park, and Anna Birkinshaw, Tennis Development Manager for Shropshire, try their hand at tennis at Attingham Park.

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