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Last Sunday I was invited along by Quorn to the Quorn Family Tennis Cup at the LTA, and it has fuelled my love for tennis once more. A month or so back I shared with my old, yet new love of tennis having purchased a racquet and organised tennis lessons after deciding that keeping myself healthy needed a physical activity that I loved.
Been a keen tennis player as a teen I decided to go back to my first love and use tennis as a way of getting fitter and taking some time out for just me.
However of the last few weeks Joshua has been super eager to try out lessons of his own. He first sampled tennis a few years back on a Mark Warner holiday, then life got in the way but it is something I am keen for him to start.
Living here in Nottingham I am super lucky to have a major tennis centre right on our doorstep but had yet to even visit it so when we were kindly asked if Joshua and I would like to go and watch some tennis we jumped at the chance.
Last weekend Joshua (aged 7) headed to the tennis centre to see some magic happen on court at The Nature Valley Open, which is an annual professional men’s and women’s tennis tournament. The tournament is an important part of the grass-court tennis calendar and this weekend was the qualifying weekend of the event.
The Quorn Family Cup if you havent heard of it before, provides families with the opportunity to play tennis in an informal, fun competition run by their local club, while also encouraging families to play tennis more often. It provides an opportunity for a child and an adult family member to play in a doubles competition and this event was the final event of the competition so all the players had done immensely well to get to this stage, and all while having fun!
When we arrived we quickly got through security and headed for the Quorn courts to see what the ‘family teams were up to and with some practice underway it all looked rather exciting. Once underway the excitement level was in full forces as some amazing younger players got to show what they were made of on the tennis courts. The rules were age appropriate and who knows maybe next year Joshua and I can play as a team in the Quorn Family Tennis Cup! I think tennis can sometimes be overlooked as a sport but I think tennis is fantastic sport for all ages.
Joshua got the chance to play some tennis while there and being a family weekend during The Natures Valley Open there was an abundance of things to do.
With people to meet, fun activities and obviously some amazing foods to try … of which Joshua loved all that food Quorn had on offer so we are going to be doing some food swaps at home .. watch this space!
Quorn is a delicious meat alternative that’s rich in protein and fibre, while also low in saturated fat. Quorn offers a wide ranges of snacks, including cocktail sausages and sausage rolls, that can be eaten both hot and cold, making them a convenient and tasty snack for families to enjoy on-the-go.
I will certainly be heading back to the Nottingham Tennis Centre again for a family weekend and next time the toddler and my husband can join us.
I am back to my weekly tennis lessons a week on Monday and I will be keeping my eyes peeled for a way to get Joshua some lessons to start his journey learning to play tennis too.
Who knows maybe Joshua and I can be healthy and fit enough to play in next years tournament too!