MP backs cam­paign to get peo­ple out on court

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THE eas­ing of lock­down re­stric­tions has seen huge de­mand for ten­nis courts across the coun­try in re­cent weeks

And now West Lan­cashire MP Rosie Cooper is lend­ing her back­ing to Play Your Way, an Lawn Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion (LTA) cam­paign aimed at in­spir­ing the na­tion to pick up a racket and play ten­nis on their terms.

Play Your Way is an in­vi­ta­tion to any­one and ev­ery­one, cre­at­ing a more in­clu­sive world around ten­nis that cel­e­brates in­di­vid­u­al­ism and wel­comes all styles of play­ing.

The cam­paign will pro­mote ten­nis na­tion­ally, fur­ther rais­ing aware­ness and the vis­i­bil­ity of the sport with ad­ver­tis­ing on TV, on­line and in com­mu­ni­ties through­out Bri­tain.

The first cam­paign film en­cour­ages peo­ple to “just have a go” by fea­tur­ing nos­tal­gic clips of ten­nis balls be­ing hit, lost and found, set against a back­drop of mod­ern Bri­tain, re­ju­ve­nat­ing a sport that has been com­monly mis­rep­re­sented to be elit­ist.

Ms Cooper said: “I’m sup­port­ing the Lawn Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion’s #PlayYourWa­y cam­paign and encouragin­g my West Lan­cashire con­stituents to pick up a racket this sum­mer at a lo­cal ten­nis court. Ten­nis is a fan­tas­tic way of stay­ing ac­tive with friends whilst re­main­ing so­cially dis­tant, is a great sport for all ages and one you can en­joy at lo­cal park courts.”

LTA chief ex­ec­u­tive Scott Lloyd said: “Play Your Way shows that ten­nis can be played in all sorts of dif­fer­ent ways, dif­fer­ent en­vi­ron­ments and by any­one.”

Find de­tails and how to get on court at www.lta.org.uk/playyourwa­y

Many parks have courts where any­one can play ten­nis

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