LTA and AELTC provide free community tennis event during Wimbledon

The LTA and The All England Lawn Tennis Club collaborated during Wimbledon to organize free community tennis events at Wimbledon Park.

The event, called ‘Middle Saturday Opened Up,’ aimed to bring the local community together during a time when tennis is being celebrated throughout Britain. The LTA and AELTC aimed to emphasize the importance of park courts in promoting the sport and the physical and mental health benefits of community tennis.

Participants of all ages and skill levels had the opportunity to take part in various sessions facilitated by coaches from the LTA and the AELTC’s Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative. This initiative introduces tennis to children in schools across Merton and Wandsworth throughout the year.

Famous doubles pairing Bob and Mike Bryan also joined in a morning LTA Youth session with their families.

LTA Youth sessions are designed to be fun, safe, inclusive, and competitive. They provide progressive coaching and content to help children aged 4-18 develop as both players and individuals.

In addition to the LTA Youth activities, the event included cardio tennis, learning disability tennis coaching, and a trial of a new parks tennis program.


Many of the courts used for the event were recently renovated as part of the LTA’s Park Tennis Project. This project involves the LTA Tennis Foundation and the UK Government investing in 1,000 park courts across Britain.

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