Grantham centre to hold free tennis sessions to help mental health
Grantham Tennis Club & Gym is holding free sessions again, the first of which will coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week from Monday, May 13, to Sunday, May 19.
The Gonerby Road centre runs its ‘Feeling Good Again . . . Again’ tennis session on a Wednesday at 10am until midday. It is designed to support well-being and good mental health. The scheme is entirely free, including transport to and from the club if required, and open to adults of all ages, fitness and tennis levels.
The club has recently joined the South West Lincolnshire Dementia Alliance and is taking part in the Dementia Awareness Week of activities between Monday and Friday, May 20 to 25. Grantham Tennis Centre is holding an open afternoon on Thursday, May 23, between 10am and midday. Anyone with dementia is welcome to take part in a fun, friendly social tennis session. They can join with a carer, friend or relative.
The club is also offering GCSE and A-Level students of Grantham schools free tennis between 5pm and 6pm on Sundays so they can let off steam. Pop into reception, call 01476 591391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The courts, rackets and balls will be provided free of charge. Tennis can help improve focus, memory and energy levels while also helping to clear your head and boost endorphins (which, in turn, reduces stress hormones).
As one of the signatories of the Sport and Recreational Alliance’s mental health charter for sport and recreation for three years, Grantham Tennis Club & Gym always adopt good mental health practice to make sure its activities are inclusive, positive and open to everyone.
The club is located on Gonerby Road, Grantham, and has four indoor courts, a gym, a cafe and bar, Exhale Therapy treatment rooms, and an art gallery.