Walking tennis has arrived!
A NEW version of tennis is being launched in the Bristol area to help more people play the game.
Walking tennis is being developed by tennis coach Pete Coniglio and Helen Abbott, the Bristol Open Court lead for the Lawn Tennis Association.
Other walking sports have taken off nationally, and Pete and Helen are working to promote and develop the game, training coaches and leaders to deliver sessions.
Walking tennis is a slowed down version of the sport, with the same rules except for allowing a double bounce before a ball is returned and using slower balls, which makes it easier to play than the traditional game.
Among the clubs where the game is played is Downend & Frenchay Tennis Club in Common Mead Lane, Hambrook.
More details can be found online at walkingtennis.org.