Rusty Rackets served up after Wimbledon in Matlock

The initiative will be taking place weekly throughout summer at Hall Leys Park.

Has Wimbledon inspired you to go hunting in the garden shed for that trusty old wooden tennis racket?


The good news is that Derbyshire Dales District Council is all set to serve up a 'Rusty Rackets' tennis treat for over 18s every Tuesday in their Matlock Hall Leys Park.


And you don't even need tennis balls or a racket - the council's sports development team will be on hand to loan everything needed for a few games on the park's courts.


Rusty Rackets will take place every Tuesday throughout the summer between 11am and 12 noon, starting on Tuesday 23 July.


Chairman of the District Council's Community & Environment Committee, Councillor Chris Furness said: "This is an ace idea and part of our commitment to providing a broad range of opportunities for people living and working in the Derbyshire Dales to become more active, improve their health and wellbeing and improve quality of life."


It's just £3 per session and more information is available by calling 01629 761220 or emailing ross.jillings@derbyshiredales.gov.uk


The Rusty Rackets project complements new ‘Tennis For Free’ Sunday sessions that have been operating at the Matlock Hall Leys Park tennis courts since last month.


In an exciting partnership with the District Council and the Lawn Tennis Association, Tennis For Free is providing free coach-led tennis sessions for all the family for one year as it aims to use tennis to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of all members of the community across the UK

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