Social tennis in Abbeyleix
A new social tennis programme is being launched by Laois Sports Partnership Abbeyleix Tennis Club this week.
The organisers say the project is aimed at any person over the age of 50 who has previously played tennis or has been a member of the Abbeyleix Tennis Club. The club is also open to new players joining the club, as this new initiative is suitable for any level of skill and experience.
The tennis sessions will take place over 8 weeks. The sessions will include a warm-up consisting of balance and strength exercises that can be carried out on the tennis court before the main activity begins. The combination of balance and strength exercises ensures that the participants are acquiring the necessary and basic fitness components required to play tennis, which in turn will help to improve their overall fitness and tennis game.
The main activity will consist of tennis drills that can be performed with a partner, thus ensuring that the participants are improving their tennis game while also enjoying the social aspect of the sport. Following this short tennis matches will be played, in which the participants can enjoy playing the game that they love while using the skills that they obtained from the aforementioned tennis drills.
The sessions will conclude with a light cool down, consisting of simple and light whole body stretches.
Abbeyleix Tennis Club grounds is situated in Fr Breen memorial Park just off the town's Main St. It has five all-weather floodlit courts. There is also a practice area with a practice wall.
This new initiative will be launched with registration on Thursday, April 4 in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel at 11 am. The programme will then commence on April 9 at 11 am each Tuesday and Thursday in Fr Breen Memorial Park.