Tennis Group – (Rusty Rackets) The name says it all really! We are a group of seniors who enjoy a gentle game of tennis. We started back in 2013 and are comprised of people from both Wycliffe Lutterworth and Lutterworth u3a's. When we play, the atmosphere on court is light-hearted and sociable, there are no tournaments or league tables to worry about, we are strictly non-competitive! Rather than playing formal matches, we organise ourselves into doubles, play a few games and then reconfigure and play a few more. If the numbers are right we may play a set or two but that is the exception rather than the rule. In this relaxed set up any newcomers quickly gain confidence and skill.
It would be great if we could persuade some more u3a members to join us! As our name implies, none of us are very skilled, but we love to play and enjoy the thrill of a successful rally. Sometimes people who are contemplating joining the group are worried that they won't good enough. Don't worry, the standard isn’t too high and it is surprisingly easy to hit the ball and control its return with a modern, light racket.