I co-founded Tennis For Free back in in 2004 to address the barriers for
participation in Tennis (ie court charges) and to bring the benefits of
playing tennis and becoming actively engaged in sport to as many young
people and families as possible - particularly those from under-privileged backgrounds.
We have profiled every free public tennis court in the country on the Tennis For Free website and also run weekly FREE weekly coach led sessions for children, young people and adults, showing that tennis is a game that can be played by and benefit everyone, regardless of ability or social background.
Tennis For Free works in partnership with local schools, tennis clubs and local authorities throughout the UK, providing free access to community tennis courts, free coach led group tennis sessions and free usage of equipment.
In 2004 there were 30,000 public park tennis courts in the UK and today there are less than 10,000*. We aim to salvage and create free 'walk on and play' facilities on as many of these courts as possible. By driving significant activity to public park courts, we're confident that councils will not destroy them.
Tennis For Free Charity Registered in England (charity number 1103765)
55 Thornhill Square, London,
020 7609 9026 (Rivertrade Offices) www.tennisforfree.com