Age UK launch walking tennis initiative for older people 

Age UK has secured funding from the LTA Tennis Foundation to run a 2-year walking tennis initiative for older people in eight locations across England. 

Walking Tennis sessions will start being delivered through local Age UKs in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin, Lincoln and South Lincolnshire, Devon, Sutton, Calderdale and Kirklees, Waltham Forest, Blackburn with Darwen and South Kent Coast. The sessions are designed to be gentle and inclusive to support people of all abilities, with physical activity like this being linked with enhanced brain function alongside other positive health benefits. 

Paul Farmer, CEO at Age UK, says:  

“We know that keeping active can improve confidence and wellbeing, help older people to live independently for longer, and reduce isolation and loneliness. The Walking Tennis programme will be a great opportunity for older people to get active, try something new, socialise and above all have fun!” 

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