Tennis fever has returned to our house! This term in school Danny is having tennis lessons and Rebecca has joined an after school tennis club. Their renewed enjoyment of this sport means we all get to play at the local courts as a family. It’s free, really good fun and a great fitness activity.
I am pleased to see that this month is Highland Spring Mini Tennis Month, which is a fun and exciting way for families and children of all ages to get active and enjoy tennis.
Across the UK in schools, parks and tennis venues tennis clubs have been hosting free parent and child coaching sessions for the whole family to promote tennis as a family sport by showing parents how easy it is to play tennis with their children.
As pioneers of the kids bottled water market, Highland Spring is committed to getting more children to adopt better hydration habits and take part in active sport so kndly sent us some refreshing bottles of Highland Spring to enjoy while we played tennis. This passion is reflected in Mini Tennis as an opportunity to inspire and motivate more children to take up the sport and get active.
The free Parent and Child Mini Tennis session closest to us is taking place in Cardiff on Thursday. You can find your nearest event here. If you can’t make any of the last few sessions then there are activities and resources online that you can use too.
These classes are great in the way that they cater for different ages, in just the same way I have to when “playing” and practising ball skills with my children. Everyone can join in from three year old Izzy to twelve year old Danny. It’s also great exercise for me too whether I’m playing against the kids or running around as a “ball girl”!
I love these light evenings when we can enjoy outdoor family time. There’s even a park next to our free courts so the kids can play there while I “rest” and drink more water. The only hard part of the evening on this occasion was getting Izzy out of the park, she didn’t want to leave, so had to have a piggy back on her big brother! (Thank you, Danny!)
What have you been up to during these Spring evenings?