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Free tennis sessions in Watford

National sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up an ace for Watford by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions. In an exciting partnership with Watford Borough Council, Tennis For Free will provide free coach-led tennis sessions for all the family at Cassiobury Park - we’re hoping hundreds of people across the area can make a racquet at the Cassiobury Park tennis courts!

It is the first scheme of its kind in Hertfordshire and the official launch will be Saturday 22 September between 9am and 10.30am. Everyone is welcome, you don’t need a racquet or a ball as all equipment is provided free of charge. Sign up for Tennis For Free Cassiobury Park now at tennisforfree.com

Local tennis coach and lead site organiser Michael Aderogba said: "We are all very excited to welcome Tennis For Free to Watford. It is a fantastic opportunity for all members of the local community to get into the spirit of trying tennis for either the first time or to dust off the cobwebs and try again. You can bring your own racquet if you wish but don’t worry all equipment is provided and as the name suggests, everything is free!”

Peter Taylor, Elected Mayor of Watford, said: “Whether you've never picked up a racquet or are a seasoned regular, there is something for everyone at these sessions. The resurfaced courts we’ve invested in at Cassiobury mean tennis players can enjoy a smoother, more modern surface. I’m really proud at a time where local councils are having to make cuts that we can help put on these fantastic free events.”

Tennis For Free CEO Paul Jessop said: “Cassiobury Tennis Courts is one of many sites we are opening across the South East in 2018 and 2019 and is one of hundreds more schemes we are planning within the next five years across the whole of the UK. All our sessions are very well suited to the whole family coming down and all playing tennis at the same time. There are no catches, all equipment is provided.

“The sessions are perfect for that first taste of tennis or for getting back into the game in a fun and relaxed manner but with all equipment provided and coaches in attendance to help out. We hope many people, of all ages and abilities, will come and join us at the Saturday sessions.”

Sign up for Tennis For Free at Cassiobury Park every Saturday, 9-10.30am, at tennisforfree.com. You can also follow Tennis For Free on Twitter and Facebook: @tennisforfree

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