Starting Tennis Lessons with #Tennisforkids #ad

I’ve been asked by The Lawn Tennis Association to share our experience of their fantastic Tennis For Kids Programme. It is a wonderful initiative which aims to introduce tennis to children who haven't tried the sport before. The lessons are free, run over six weeks and your child is given a free tennis racket for the duration of the lessons and to keep afterwards. This year there were over 24,000 places for children across the country. To see if there are any lessons still available, check out the LTA's website. The Tennis For Kids programme teaches children the basics from how to hold a racket and develop a rally. They're aimed at children aged between five and eight years old.

Tennis for Kids First Lesson
My son is one of those children who adores sports. It doesn't matter what kind, but if there is a ball, bat or racket involved then he's up for trying it. He likes to be constantly moving. Last summer he attended a tennis camp for a few days to try out tennis and he really enjoyed it. Ever since then he has been asking to go back. Sadly there were none of the free tennis lessons available in our area, but the lessons were only £35 for six, which I thought was very reasonable, so I signed him up,

Tennis for Kids

He has had two lessons so far and is really enjoying himself. As a parent, it's fantastic to watch your child enjoying sport. I was pleased that he is being taught in a small group, so he's getting plenty of coaching. He is really enjoying it and comes out of lessons with a huge smile on his face. It's also nice that there are no children from his school, so he is making new friends as well, which is lovely to see. He is becoming really passionate about tennis too and is even playing at home against the side of the house.

Tennis games

The lessons all include a lot of fun and games around tennis. The coaches even manage to make collecting the balls up at the end of the session fun for everyone! I am really enjoying watching my son develop a passion for a new sport. I am also hoping that my daughter might become more interested as she watches him enjoying tennis.

Disclosure: I’m working with the Lawn Tennis Association and BritMums in a paid relationship, showcasing the FREE tennis sessions for children you can take up at your local club. The Tennis For Kids programme filled up quickly in 2017, but the LTA has since released limited additional courses so check for places at your local club. There are plenty of other great ways to get involved in tennis over this summer. Great British Tennis Weekend will be back on the 13th and 14th of May and also the 22nd and 23rd of July.