Stone Lawn Tennis Club has introduced multiple coaching and fitness sessions with the aim of attracting more members of the local community to take up tennis. One session that has proven to be particularly successful is the Family Coaching night, which local Simpson family regularly attend and speak highly about.
Alethea Simpson, 42, and her two sons Jack, 12, and Joseph, 9, are all members of the club and go to the sessions regularly, but they are surprised that more of the community do not come down to give it a try.
Alethea, from Stone, said:
“I think it’s a really good atmosphere and everyone is made to feel welcome. The coaches split everybody up into groups based on abilities and it works really well, it’s also really good exercise. I’d expect there to be more people joining in but I don’t think the club is very well known around the local community, and people tend to associate a tennis club with being expensive but it’s really quite affordable. “