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PUBLISHED: 10:58 15 May 2015 | UPDATED: 10:58 15 May 2015

Former British No.1 Annabel Croft pose for pictures with primary school children to launch the Great British Tennis Weekend (pic: Christopher Lee/Getty Images for LTA)

Former British No.1 Annabel Croft pose for pictures with primary school children to launch the Great British Tennis Weekend (pic: Christopher Lee/Getty Images for LTA)

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Stratford Park to host Great British Tennis weekend

Families and friends across Newham are set to go tennis crazy this summer with a series of free ‘Great British Tennis Weekends’ smashing into town.

The first of three weekends is taking place this Saturday and Sunday (May 16-17), with Stratford Park offering free opportunities on Saturday to anyone who wants to learn about tennis and pick up a racket as tennis fever begins to grip the nation, in the lead up to a fantastic summer of tennis.

People will be trying tennis for free in a relaxed and fun environment and can take part in sessions including Cardio Tennis, Highland Spring Mini Tennis and tennis coaching – all completely free as part of the LTA and Tennis Foundation’s drive to get more people playing more often.

Rackets and balls will be provided so if you’ve never picked up a racket or just haven’t played for a while Great British Tennis Weekend is the perfect way to get involved.

Stratford Park is also one of four pilot locations for the LTA’S Reward App (available on the app store now) which allows participants to earn rewards for their activity which can be redeemed at various big named brands and high street stores.

Lisa Pearce, head of region for the LTA, said: ‘We are really excited that the Great British Tennis Weekend is hitting Newham this summer, starting with Stratford Park on Saturday.

“I hope families take the opportunity to take part in these fantastic events and ready themselves for what is set to be exciting summer of tennis, as we get behind Andy Murray and the British tennis stars.

“Not only that, I am delighted to announce that we are launching the new LTA Rewards App at Stratford Park in conjunction with the GBTW event. The app is an exciting development which rewards you for your activities and we encourage the residents of Newham to download this from the app store.”

The dates for the three Great British Tennis Weekends are: May 16-17, June 13-14, August 1-2.

Try tennis this weekend at a venue near you. Reserve your free place at lta.org.uk/gbtw.


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