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Burnley Tennis Club encourages people to get active by slashing its membership rates

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With the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc with the sporting calendar, the club is looking to encourage people to get back active by becoming members of the club.

Tennis is one of only a few sports which has been given the go-ahead to be played again following the easing of some lockdown restrictions.

The club, which is based on Lower Ridge Close off Belvedere Road, reopened its courts at the end of May and it is hoping to attract new members by slashing its membership rates for this year.

Boasting six all-weather surface courts - three of which are floodlit - the club also has a modernised clubhouse and bar.

Chairwoman Donna Livesey said: “Tennis is one of the few participation sports that is allowed under the current lockdown restrictions.

“At the same time, many people in Burnley and the surrounding areas are facing huge financial uncertainties.

"We didn’t want our membership fees to be a barrier to people talking up tennis. Indeed, we really want to encourage people to come and try our sport and get involved in a great club

“You don’t have to be an experienced player to join. There are no tests to pass. Everyone is welcome whatever their ability or their age. We have members from as young as four to those who are in their 80s.”

“The six all-weather courts mean there are plenty of opportunities to play and our JUST PLAY junior group sessions have also resumed although groups are limited to five (plus the instructor) to keep within Government and LTA guidelines.

"To my mind there’s never been a better time to try our fabulous sport.”

The club also runs a number coaching sessions for juniors on Tuesdays and Sundays. Priced at £5, each session last one hour per age group

Tuesdays, From 4-30pm to 5-30pm: 5 to 8-years-old; 5-30pm to 6-30pm: 9 to 11-year-olds and 12 to 14-year-olds

Sundays: From 9 to 10am: 5 to 8-years-old; 10 to 11am: 9 to 11-year-olds and 12 to 14-year-olds

The club are also planning tennis camps over the summer holidays.

There are sessions for adult beginners as well as social tennis on Tuesday and Thursdays and at the weekends.

For the more competitive players, the club enters a number of teams in the East Lancashire Tennis League and the Ribble League and also holds its own competitions and hitting squads.

To join, visit the membership page to join by accessing the club's website at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/burnleytennisclub/Membership/Join

If you have any questions please call or text on 07825 771762

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