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NOW CLOSED: Anyone for Tennis? Join the Mumsnet allplay challenge - you get lessons, trainers, rackets + £100

(103 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Sep-11 18:45:39

We've been asked by The Lawn Tennis Association, the governing body for tennis, to help promote its allplay campaign that is helping more people play tennis. We are looking to find 5 Mumsnetters and their families to take on the Mumsnet allplay challenge.

This involves you having tennis lessons and your family playing tennis together, at local courts, once a week over a four week period and adding feedback on Mumsnet.

Did you know that there are over 4,600 places to play tennis across the country? To find one close to you visit

If you are selected to take part you will receive:

A racket
An allplay Tshirt
5 Tennis lessons - for you only - to be organised direct with the venue at your convenience
4 x 2 hour family court time - this can be flexible
£100 voucher for a store of your choice when you have added all the feedback
and 3 additional rackets for your family

If selected you will need to add feedback twice a week (once after lesson and once after family playing sessions) for the four week period.

The challenge will start w/c 3 October so please only apply if you are going to be around then (and for the next 4 weeks)

Who are we looking for....
We're looking for mums with at least one child (old enough to play). You need to be in the UK and have a tennis court near you that you?d be happy to play on. You don't need any tennis playing experience, though you must be interested in learning to play and getting fit.

If you want to be 'IN' (gettit?!) please sign up here

If you are selected we will email you - we'd then need to collect information from you on: your shoe size, clothing size, height and details of who would want three additional rackets (age and level of tennis). Your details will be sent to the LTA who would send you the equipment and will work with you to confirm details of your coach/ location of lessons

Best of luck

highriggs Fri 09-Sep-11 18:49:19

Link to find places to play not working

Tortington Fri 09-Sep-11 18:55:20

ver complicated

Collision Fri 09-Sep-11 19:22:46

link not working

LawrieMarlow Fri 09-Sep-11 19:29:57

Managed to find an all play website here. And discovered the place where DD has her lessons is listed (although not so sure about having lessons there from 3rd October as DD's lessons stop that week due to it being outdoors I think).

Collision Fri 09-Sep-11 19:30:08

Have filled the form in but would now like to add the location of

Westmoreland Park

which is where we would play please.

Collision Fri 09-Sep-11 19:32:21

Forget that!

Change to indoor Esporta Royal County of Berkshire Racquets in Bracknell


aristocat Fri 09-Sep-11 20:04:53


angelinterceptor Fri 09-Sep-11 21:45:12

Can't find anywhere in Northern Ireland. What a shame we have been left out. There are loads of clubs courts I think.

CointreauVersial Fri 09-Sep-11 22:02:49

Filled in.

Ha! That would be a lot of fun! I would, however, be soundly beaten at tennis by 11yo DS.

Moodykat Fri 09-Sep-11 22:49:27

Is 3 considered too young for tennis?!

midnightexpress Fri 09-Sep-11 23:23:06

DP would whoop my arse. Is 4 and 5 too young for lessons? I'm thinking probably too young for doubles, at any rate...sad

Humourme Sat 10-Sep-11 05:53:51

Filled in my details and pressed "send" - but the system didn't acknowledge it. Is that right? Guess I'll have to wait and see!

EssentialFattyAcid Sat 10-Sep-11 07:55:56

Do you need to be a family of four to enter? We are three but could do it with another relative or friend - is that allowed?

readinginsteadnow Sat 10-Sep-11 08:44:11

Looked up my postcode on the website, and there are loads near us... but its flagging up 2 courts near us that are just in manky parks and I've never seen anyone except hoodies skating on! So we could meet there and get a lesson? Thats good, but we could go down there anyway to play the family doubles, which is why I think I might be misunderstanding this....

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 10-Sep-11 09:28:10

EssentialFattyAcid - that's fine - we just want people with at least one child and you'll get 3 extra rackets.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 10-Sep-11 09:29:31

Humourme - your form went in ok thanks
midnightexpress - my ds played a bit at age 4. In this the lessons are just for you though but you get court time for the family
angelinterceptor - let me ask on Monday re NI

Merrylegs Sat 10-Sep-11 09:54:49

Ah, the lessons are just for us? That wasn't at all clear on the form! Still, the allplay website is only for 16s and over so I guess it makes sense.

Merrylegs Sat 10-Sep-11 09:57:39

(Have you changed the instructions since yesterday? Just re read the OP and it is clear now but am sure it didn't read like that yesterday? Or am I being a complete numpty?!)

<rhetorical question. no need to answer that last bit>

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 10-Sep-11 11:46:28

No I haven't

NormaStanleyFletcher Sat 10-Sep-11 13:44:04

I have filled in, but wonder if I will be able to fit the lessons around working

munstersmum Sat 10-Sep-11 14:52:48

Filled it in & fingers crossed. Would like to at least be able to serve !

bananamam Sat 10-Sep-11 16:26:42

Filled it in the other day and just realised there is a court much closer to home!! Any chance I can change that???blush

belledechocchipcookie Sat 10-Sep-11 17:37:00

Erm...yeah, alright then. I've filled it in. Now time for wine

KatieScarlett2833 Sat 10-Sep-11 19:04:15

Would have loved this, on holiday tho...

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