Council invites residents to come along to Open Day at Penrith Castle Park

Westmorland and Furness Council is hosting an open day on Sunday 26 May at Penrith Castle Park and is inviting residents to come along and try out a range of free activities.

Westmorland and Furness Council is hosting an open day event on Sunday 26 May at Penrith Castle Park where the public can try free tennis activities, bowls and crazy golf.

A range of activities are available throughout the day for all ages and abilities.

Free coach led tennis lessons are available for all ages and will be run by fully qualified LTA Level 2 coaches from Ullswater and Eden Junior Tennis Club. All equipment will be provided with sessions running:

10:00-10:50am for ages 4-9 and adults (16+)

11:00-11:50am for ages 10-15 and adults (16+)

Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities. It will be supported by motivating music and qualified instructors with the session running from 12.00pm to 1.00pm.

Free tennis court hire is also available on the day from 1.00pm to 10.00pm with equipment available to hire from the games kiosk.

As well as tennis activities, people can try their hand at bowls with taster sessions on the bowling green from 10.00am to 12.00pm. Equipment will be supplied.

There is also the option to try putting and crazy golf for free from 10.00am to 7.00pm. Equipment will be supplied.

Pre-booking for the tennis sessions and court hire is recommended due to limited places being available. However, other activities do not require pre-booking.

For details and tennis bookings visit:

Westmorland and Furness Council Cabinet Member for Sustainable Communities and Localities, Councillor Virginia Taylor, said:

“This looks set to be an ace opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to have a bit of fun and enjoy trying something new, whether tennis, bowls or golf.

“Healthy and happy lives are a priority for the council and sports provision, from clubs through to facilities, play a huge role in community life. These newly refurbished tennis courts are a great asset to the town and while widely used by the community, I hope this open day may encourage even more people to join in and make use of them.

“If you can’t make the open day, I encourage you to take a look at the Free Park Tennis sessions offered by Penrith Tennis Club which ensure everyone has the opportunity to play. They run each Saturday at 10am and equipment is provided so anyone can come along to give tennis a try, or get tips for improving their game.”

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