Tennis clubs across Wales are offering a range of free sessions to women and girls during the Wimbledon fortnight.
The offer is part of Sport Wales’ What Moves You campaign to encourage women and girls to take part in fun, sociable physical activities through the summer.
“Tennis gains its highest profile during the Wimbledon fortnight, so it’s an ideal time to highlight the opportunities around Wales,” said Tennis Wales chief executive, Peter Drew.
“You don’t have to be a super athlete or ultra-competitive to enjoy tennis,” he added. “The game comes in many forms these days – and most people play for fun, friendship and as part of a healthy lifestyle.
“These free sessions will help show how accessible tennis is – as one of the few sports you can play and enjoy at virtually any age, no matter what your ability.”
Clubs offering free sessions include Diamond Tennis Academy, Cardiff; David Lloyd, Cardiff; Rhos-on-Sea LTC; Llantrisant TC; Cowbridge LTC; Flintshire Tennis; Mackintosh TC, Cardiff; Newtown TC; St Fagans TC; and Crickhowell TC.
The offer coincides with another campaign, Tennis with a Diff, which is bringing new ways to play tennis to different parts of Cardiff.
They include touch tennis, cardio-tennis and tennis x-press, at venues such as Cardiff Bay Barrage, The Hayes shopping centre, and Cardiff Castle.
Tennis with a Diff is being run by Tennis Wales with the support of Sport Cardiff to highlight the flexibility of tennis and to introduce people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to new formats of the game.
Cardiff has been identified by the Lawn Tennis Association as one of Britain’s12 priority areas to increase participation.
Information on all aspects of tennis in Wales is available from Tennis Wales at 029 20 463335 or www.lta.org.uk/in-your-area/Wales/ and for regular updates follow Tennis Wales on Twitter @tenniswales