Emma Raducanu’s success at the US Open sparks surge in searches for tennis lessons
Wednesday, 15th September 2021
Following her historic win at the US Open, Emma Raducanu has clearly proven an inspiration for budding tennis players up and down the UK, with searches for tennis lessons increasing four-fold following her victory this weekend.
Visits to the tennis page of the David Lloyd Clubs website have doubled since 10th September as families are inspired to see if they have the next court superstar in their midst.
This trend is reflected in Google trends across the nation, with sharp surges in searches for tennis courts, coaching and clubs nearby.
Lucy Day, Head of Gym and Sports at David Lloyd Clubs commented: “Like much of the country we were glued to the TV over the weekend watching Emma Raducanu’s historic victory, and to immediately see how she has inspired the nation to take up tennis is wonderful.
“At David Lloyd Clubs we believe in creating opportunities for the whole family to be inspired by their sporting heroes, and Emma’s success stands as an incredible example for our young athletes to look up to. Our expert coaches are here to develop our sporting communities and teach budding champions of any age. We are committed to supporting our future sports stars whatever they choose to do.”
David Lloyd Leisure is Europe’s leading health, sport and leisure group, with 122 clubs across the UK and Europe with a range of facilities including match-ready tennis courts both inside and out, allowing for year-round tennis. For more information, please visit www.davidlloyd.co.uk.
The David Lloyd Leisure Group has 122 clubs - 99 in the UK and a further 23 clubs across Europe, comprising its two brands David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs (of which there are three - Chelsea, Notting Hill and Kensington). In January 2020, it exchanged contracts on eight clubs from the Meridian Group in Germany. In March 2020 it announced it had exchanged contracts to acquire Geneva Country Club, its second club in the Geneva region.
It has over 660,000 members and employs around 8600 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2000 while it contracts the services of more than 680 tennis professionals.
David Lloyd Club’s racquets facilities are unparalleled with over 1080 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts.
Over 12,000 children currently participating in the Tennis Stars programme, across 85 David Lloyd clubs UK wide.
Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.