WALL Heath Tennis Club is one of just three in the country to have been invited to take part in a scheme inviting families to try out tennis at a reduced cost now the game has returned.

The club was invited to team up with Bright Ideas for Tennis and Head UK to support families wishing to give the game a go by offering a reduced membership package, supplying free tennis racquets and balls and providing on-going coaching opportunities for all age groups in a safe environment - following the government's relaxation of lockdown rules that means families can now play tennis.

Twenty-five families in and around Wall Heath were the first to snap up the family membership offer - introduced after the government gave the go ahead for tennis to return under strict guidelines and social distancing measures.

The limited membership offer was snapped up in a day and the club hopes to be able to extend the offer to an ever growing waiting list.

Head coach Adrian Hyde said ’Wall Heath Tennis Club is thrilled to be one of only three clubs across England to be invited to participate in this offer. The club is always looking to open its gates to new members and players."

Tennis is one of three sports given permission by the government to return as safe distancing can be maintained and families can participate together.

Danny Sapsford, charity manager for Bright Ideas for Tennis, said: "Regular participation in tennis has significant benefits on people’s mental and physical well-being which is why it is so important that more people get involved in tennis across the country, now more than ever."