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Council making a big racket over free tennis

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People across the country will be taking part in the ‘Big Tennis Weekend’ tomorrow and Sunday (23 and 24 March) and Dudley Council is reminding residents that there is plenty to try in Dudley borough.

Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge and Priory Park in Dudley both host Tennis for Free (TFF) organised sessions every weekend, giving people of all abilities the opportunity to play and enjoy coach-led sessions for free.

This weekend people can pop down to the two parks to give the sessions a try.

The activities run on Saturday afternoons at Mary Stevens Park and Sunday mornings at Priory Park. Open play, parent and child, beginners and improvers sessions are all available.

Councillor John Martin, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environment, said:

We are delighted to be able to offer free of charge tennis here in Dudley borough and hope they will encourage people to enjoy being active in the great outdoors.
TFF is a national initiative that aims to address the barriers for participation in tennis such as court charges and gives everyone the chance to become actively engaged in the sport.”

Equipment is provided and there are no charges for taking part. People who want to participate in the sessions after this weekend need to register with TFF online at

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