Summer is here and after a challenging year stuck in the house, it’s the perfect time to dust off your racquet and make a comeback to the great game of tennis. To get you in the swing of things, Braddon Tennis Club is playing host to an Open Court Session on Friday, 11 December.
Tennis ACT Chief Executive Officer Kim Kachel says it’s all about catching up with friends, meeting new people and having a hit.
“With beats playing in the background, a bar and food trucks, the scene will be set for a good time. With Open Court Sessions, people can enjoy all the best parts of the game without taking things too seriously,” Kim said.
“There’s no need to get decked out in the latest tennis attire, just come as you are and have a swing. However, if you do want to go all out with a stylish Pat Cash headband, bring it on – there’s no right or wrong way to take the court.”
The Open Court Session will run for 90-minutes with a 10-minute warm-up, 50-minutes of tennis activities and 30-minutes of socialising.
On court participants will play a variety of different tennis activities like tennis on smaller courts, touch tennis and triples on a full-size court. Off-court will be a time to make new friends over a drink or bite to eat.
The Braddon Tennis Club is located in the centre of Braddon only a few minutes from Lonsdale Street, across the road from Ainslie School. With four world-class, brand new clay courts available year-round, the courts are lit and clubhouse facilities include toilets and showers with plenty of on-site parking.
“Open Court Sessions are a great mix of exercising, kicking back and enjoying a chat. And with the weekly Friday work drinks often blending into one, the sessions are the perfect way to mix up the work social calendar. Laptops down, get active and enjoy a well-earned knock off,” Kim said.
“The best part is that these sessions are welcome to all, whether you’re new to the game or have all the shots down pat. It’s where everyone can join in the fun, share a laugh and even a rally.
“We know that COVID-19 is always top of mind, and this year it has created barriers for a lot of sports. However, tennis is well suited for the needs of physical distancing and a great way to keep active in a COVID-safe environment.”
The club also offers an array of coaching options, competitions and social tennis. Memberships prices are extremely competitive and offer free access to the courts year-round.
To book your session from 5:30 pm at Braddon Tennis Club on 11 December, visit play.tennis.com.au or call Tennis ACT on 6160 7800.