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Case Study

Tennis for the Over 60s

Over 60's enjoying Tennis

With a high proportion of the population aged 65+, Active Castle Point, Active Rochford and The Deanes Lawn Tennis Club provided an opportunity for local people over 60 to play tennis. Tennis involves a certain creativity, tactical thinking and coordination of the body, and studies have shown that those who learn and/or continue to play will actually improve brain function in ways that aid memory and learning.

Using the indoor courts at The Deanes Lawn Tennis Club in Thundersley, the opportunity provided participants with a welcoming, friendly and fun environment in which to play tennis.

Ensuring the programme reached the target audience was a challenge, but by linking with the local School Sports Partnership, the team were able to work closely through local schools in order to successfully engage with grandparents.

 
23
people attended the sessions in total
10
week programme
61%
of participants were regular attendees
 
Over 60s Tennis

The Programme

 
“Our club’s offering is very inclusive, and this project has worked well in attracting new and different people to the sport.”
Will Roberts, Tennis Coach
 
 
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