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FREE tennis sessions in Warrenpoint for all the family

With Wimbledon just around the corner national sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up a first for Northern Ireland by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions hoping hundreds of people across the Warrenpoint area can make a racquet at Milltown Tennis Courts. 

In an exciting partnership with the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Tennis For Free will help provide free coach-led tennis sessions for all the family.

The official launch will be Saturday 30 June between 2-3:30pm and everyone is welcome. 

Speaking to Newry Times, local tennis coach and lead site organiser Rory McGeown said, “We are all very excited to welcome Tennis For Free to Milltown Tennis Courts.



“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. The courts look great, the good weather is finally here, and we look forward to welcoming local people to the free sessions.

“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!”

Tennis For Free is a registered charity founded by comedian Tony Hawks and fashion executive Patrick Hollwey. It aims to provide healthy, vibrant local tennis communities for free on public park tennis courts creating new tennis players of all ages and backgrounds and showing that tennis can be enjoyed by all.



Tennis For Free supporters include Judy Murray (mother of World No1 Andy), BBC tennis commentator Andrew Castle and ex Grand Slam winner Pat Cash.

Tennis For Free CEO, Paul Jessop said, “Milltown is our first scheme in Northern Ireland with a second scheme soon to be launched in August. We are very excited to be bringing Tennis For Free to Northern Ireland and for all the sites we are opening across the UK this year.

“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,” he added.

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You can also follow Tennis For Free on Twitter and Facebook @tennisforfree



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