In aid of National Older Person’s Day, Paddington Recreation Ground, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Westminster City Council, will be hosting a social short tennis festival for locals to get involved and keep active.
The session will take place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 between 12pm and 2pm and is open to all those over 50 who wish to attend.
It will start with an introduction from the coach and a welcome to the participants. The coach will then lead the players through a warm-up, as well as fun games and drills so people can learn the basics of tennis. The day will finish with some competition and friendly games. Participants will also be invited to join the rest of the team for tea and coffee after the event.
Councillor Iain Bott, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Sports, Culture and Community said: “Tennis is a great way to get and stay active, while also making new friends. We want to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy a more active lifestyle regardless of their age, so would encourage residents to come along and get involved in the fun.”
Cheyenne Green, General Manager at Paddington Recreation Ground said; “Playing tennis has many health benefits, including increasing aerobic capacities, blood pressure, and bone density. It’s also a great way to lower body fat and improve muscle tone, flexibility and reaction times. All these attributes make it the perfect activity for older adults to engage with. It’s also a super social workout, as you can partner up with new people and make new friends. We’re excited to welcome locals down for the day to get involved.”