She Rallies is served at Portishead Tennis Club

PUBLISHED: 15:41 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 31 July 2018

- Mandatory by-line: Ryan Hiscott/JMP - 06/06/2018 - TENNIS - Combe Dingle Sports Centre - Bristol, England - Run Communications/LTA Event

- Mandatory by-line: Ryan Hiscott/JMP - 06/06/2018 - TENNIS - Combe Dingle Sports Centre - Bristol, England - Run Communications/LTA Event

Ryan Hiscott/JMP

Portishead Tennis Club is to hold a She Rallies event to encourage more female players to play the sport.

Rachel Lewis and Ishbell Kingscott recently attended the Judy Murray activator training as part of the National’ She Rallies’ campaign.

She Rallies aims to get more girls and women into tennis to have fun and keep healthy. Activators learnt lots of tennis games, fun related activities and even playing with water balloons.

At Portishead Tennis we are keen to encourage more female players. There are nationally one in 10 female players and similar with coaches, She Rallies is to address this imbalance and enable girls and women to get into sport in a fun way and to enjoy it.

Further coaching is available from tennis coach Mike Greedy in the club. It is vital that young girls stay in some form of sport or exercise to keep them healthy up to mid-20s and girls are banking bone for when they are older.

Tennis players have 33% more bone in their serving forearm than sedentary people. Tennis is good cardiovascular exercise and good for balance for all ages.

She Rallies is for all ages and abilities. The inaugural She Rallies event will be on Saturday, 5-6.30pm at Portishead Tennis Club in the beautiful setting of the Lake Grounds.

There is plenty of parking on the Esplanade, so please bring your mum, daughter, aunt, niece, friends etc. No equipment or previous experience is necessary, just loose clothing and an ability to have fun. Everyone is welcome.

You can book a place via the Portishead Tennis website (go to https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/PLTC or just turn up. We look forward to seeing you there and our regional LTA coaches/She Rallies team and other activators will be all available on the day to support all who attend.

Refreshments and cake will be available with all money going to breast cancer charities.

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