August 4, 2010 5.11 pm This story is over 165 months old

Free tennis lessons moved off West Common due to increased popularity

Strong serve: The free tennis lessons on the West Common will be moved to Boultham Park due to popular demand.

Free tennis lessons designed to encourage Lincolnites to take up the sport will now be moved off the West Common, due to increased popularity in the scheme.

The City of Lincoln Council has been running the free lessons on the West Common since April, and planned to run them through the summer.

Higher take up than expected prompted the local authority to move the lessons to Boultham Park, in order to allow use of the West Common courts on a casual basis.

“We were delighted to find that the tennis courts on the West Common were being so well used by children and adults, and have agreed to move the lessons to Boultham Park to allow this to continue,” said Antony Angus, Recreation Services Team Leader at the City of Lincoln Council.

“It seemed a shame to stop one group of people from playing so that another group could have a lesson, and a simpler solution is to move the venue for the lessons.”

The lessons will continue to take place Monday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm, through to Friday, September 3. The lessons are available for all ages and abilities, and are assisted by a LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) qualified instructor.

“Whilst the West Common is available to turn up and play, the free lessons are there for anyone who needs to sharpen up their serve or improve their backhand,” Keith Taylor, Senior Sport Development Officer at the City of Lincoln Council added.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Amy van der Hiel