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Published 23rd Jun 2011

Rackets and Net Festival in Centre Square

Budding sports stars and those looking to recapture past glories have a treat in store next week.

A feast of racket sports and volleyball is being laid on in Middlesbrough’s Centre Square – and all ages are welcome to try their hand.

Middlesbrough Council’s Sports Development team is holding on a Rackets and Net Festival on Wednesday, June 29 from noon to 3pm and on Friday, July 1 from 11am to 3pm.

Sports on offer will include mini tennis, squash, badminton, table tennis and volleyball, with school children taking part on Wednesday and grown-ups on the Friday.

Friday’s event is free and is a great chance for office workers and passers-by to have a go at a new sport and perhaps take one up.

Councillor Brenda Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “We’re already well into a fantastic summer of sport and Wimbledon is under way – but it’s not just about watching the stars on television.

“The Festival is a terrific opportunity for people to have a go at a sport they might not otherwise have thought about doing.

“That could be the first step towards meeting new people and leading a healthier and more active life.”

The sessions are free and information will be available on each of the sports, including costs and club membership.

Everyone, regardless of age and ability, will be welcome to participate on the day.






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