Great British Tennis Weekend is a massive success in Verulamium Park, St. Albans
St Albans played host to the first ever Great British Tennis Weekend on August 17th and 18th to encourage people inspired by an incredible year in British tennis to get on court and enjoy tennis for free over the two days between 10.00am and 2.00pm.
Verulamium Park was one of 39 venues across the country where anyone could pick up a racket for free thanks to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). The 30 minute coaching sessions included Mini Tennis for the under 8's, adult coaching, Cardio Tennis, which is a fitness inspired work out on a tennis court and there was also the opportunity to book one of 4 courts for 'Family Play'.
One year on from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the LTA wants to continue to build on the legacy of London 2012 and get more people playing tennis on a regular basis.
Nearly 400 people of all ages and abilities came to the tennis courts in the Verulamium Park over the weekend to play and have some free coaching and the weather helped by staying dry throughout.
On Sunday the Mayor of St. Albans, Annie Brewster came along and tried out some of the on-court activities including the Mini Tennis and Cardio. She also joined many others, signing our 'Back the Brits' banner, wishing all of the British players, including Andy Murray, good luck in the forthcoming US Open, which starts very shortly in New York.