Sport Aberdeen to serve free tennis taster sessions1


Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen is set to celebrate tennis season with a series of free taster days later this month as part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) ‘Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekends 2019’ initiative.

The annual initiative, which last year saw over 50 people take to the courts to try something new, is delivered by Sport Aberdeen.

The first of the sessions, which are free of charge and open to people of all ages and abilities will take place at Ruthrieston Outdoor Sports Centre on Saturday 20 July 2019 from 11.30am – 1.00pm. This will be followed by a second free tennis open day on August 17 at Aberdeen Tennis Centre from 2.30pm – 4.00pm.

The family friendly open day will give participants the chance to learn new skills, play the game and have fun through coach led sessions.

David Selkirk, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Community Leisure Operations said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to come and try out tennis for free within a fun and friendly community setting. Occasions like this are made possible by partnership working and we are thrilled to be running this taster session as part of the LTA’s Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekends.

“Sport Aberdeen is committed to creating opportunities for everyone to take part in sport and physical activity and it is my hope that this will encourage more people to get outdoors and active across the city.”

To secure your free place and sign up to one of the taster days please visit the ClubSpark website:

ClubSpark website

For more information contact Aberdeen Tennis Centre on 01224 507748.

Alternatively, you can turn up on the day, however places may be limited so booking is advised.

In addition, as part of a move to encourage people of all ages and abilities to try tennis, Sport Aberdeen, in partnership with ‘Tennis for Free’, also runs free weekly family-orientated sessions. These run from March to October on Saturday mornings at Ruthrieston Outdoor Sports Centre (11.30am -1.00pm).

‘Tennis for Free’ is a charity that supports tennis provision around the UK targeting all members of the community.