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Introducing the Boscawen Park Tennis League

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Adult tennis players in Truro are being offered the chance to play more friendly, competitive tennis matches this summer when a new league is launched in Boscawen Park.

All adults, regardless of their standard of play, are encouraged to join. They are organised into groups of around 6 or 7 of a similar level and arrange their matches at a mutually convenient time. Entry costs just £10 and the winner of each group receives £20 and a certificate.  Players who complete three matches before the half way point in an eight week round are posted a free tube of tennis balls.

The league is an initiative of Local Tennis Leagues and the aim, recognised by The Tennis Foundation, the LTA tennis charity, is to make more friendly, competitive tennis available for adults playing on local park courts.

Sally Kinnes, co-founder of Local Tennis Leagues, says: “The idea began with a park league in Islington, London five years ago which has grown to be a big success. Often parks have great facilities and sometimes excellent opportunities for children, but adult players can miss out. By giving a structure to their tennis, we are encouraging more people to play the sport.

It is great fun and the ideal way to improve.”

There are now around thirty local tennis leagues operating around the UK, from Truro to  Edinburgh.

The first round of the Boscawen Park Tennis League  will run from 7 June to 1 August, and entries are invited by Wednesday 2 June.

Players who are interested in taking part in the new leagues should see  www.localtennisleagues.com/boscawenpark. Alternatively they can email the organisers at boscawennparktennisleague@googlemail.com