Tennis events target city players

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Tennis racquets. Pic © Wikimedia Commons / Core-materials

Tennis racquets. Pic © Wikimedia Commons / Core-materials

A new tennis initiative is encouraging the people of Liverpool to interact with the sport in a series of events.

TargetSlam is a new tennis group which has been pushing the boundaries as they claim to make more tennis fun and exciting.

Since its launch in October last year, the tennis group has run numerous events such as fancy dress Halloween, which took place at Palmerston Tennis Club, and a glow in the dark tennis event at Liverpool College in January earlier this year.

Alan Dove, creator of TargetSlam, told JMU Journalism: “The main attractions of TargetSlam and what makes it so unique and appealing are the three target-hitting tennis courts: the ground-stroke court, the volley court and the serve court.

“TargetSlam has manufactured various eye-catching, functional and tennis specific targets that allow participants to enjoy tennis a whole new way.”

March and April will see more events across Liverpool and the Wirral at Palmerston, Holcombe Brook, Heswall and Stockton Heath.

Runner-up and winning teams will be awarded passes to play at grand finals, where performance tennis racquets will be up for grabs.

Mathew Crosby, who is the firm’s graphic content manager, said: “TargetSlam is a great new way to get people of all ages into tennis and into one huge tournament. We accommodate all types of tennis abilities and love to engage with new people all the time.

“TargetSlam is a fun, energetic new way of playing tennis. When the music is booming all you want to do is move on the court and play tennis.”

About Katie Braithwaite, JMU Journalism