Former GB wheelchair Olympic tennis player Adam Field has lent his expertise to help develop Tennis for Free sessions in Bexhill which happen every Saturday morning in Egerton Park.
The first sessions were held on 23rd June and we asked Adam about how he was feeling ahead of the launch and how the day went.
‘On the day of the launch I was excited but also a little nervous as Tennis for Free was a new scheme that hadn’t been taken place in the park before so I was itching to get started. Throughout the week leading up to the launch the number of people who wanted to attend started to build up fast and when Saturday came around I was thrilled with the numbers. In the weeks since numbers have been high and everyone is having loads of fun, regardless of whether they are a beginning or have been playing for a while, all levels are catered for.
I would encourage anyone to come down to Egerton Park and give the free tennis sessions a go. You can bring along friends or family and have some fun whilst also improving your game.
Personally I am so happy with the turn out since the launch of Tennis For Free in Bexhill and being able to give people the opportunity to learn and play tennis, regardless of their skill level.’
Adam additionally is keen to promote volunteering and encourage people into coaching which he has enjoyed doing since playing competitively at the top level. He is always on the lookout for volunteers who would like to support the session and assist him and the other coaches. Please come down on a Saturday from 1.30pm if you wish to get involved or contact him via the Active Rother website