KYLE EDMUND VISITS DAVID LLOYD NORTHWOOD TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF FUTURE TENNIS STARS
Just a couple of months after Kyle’s Australian Open success, David Lloyd Northwood is delighted to have welcomed the currently ranked British No1 onto the courts yesterday to inspire the kids on the All Stars programme, the coaching sessions which helped Kyle master his swing at the Hull club. The Davis Cup winner took time out from a hectic schedule to join kids and adults on the courts on Tuesday 3rd April.
The event in Northwood gave people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their hero. The event not only saw the kids be given tips and coaching from the star, adults were also joined by Kyle during a Cardio Tennis session; a workout which gives people of all abilities to pick up a racquet at the same time as fantastic all-round high impact exercise. Following the coaching sessions, Kyle took questions from the aspiring young tennis players, sharing how he gets nervous before big games and his joy of reaching the semi-final in the Australian Open.
Kyle Edmund comments: “I was delighted to join the families at David Lloyd Northwood who spent their Easter break on the courts. Hopefully sharing a bit of my passion for the sport will encourage others to get involved and choose tennis as part of their everyday lives”.
Paul Seymour, Racquets Manager at David Lloyd Northwood said: “Kyle is a fantastic role model for any aspiring young player and adults alike. After being glued to the screens in club, cheering him on in January during the Australian open, the children were incredibly excited to get on court and meet him in person. We are very grateful that he took time out of his intense schedule to meet the youngsters.”
David Lloyd Leisure operates the world’s largest junior tennis coaching programme – Tennis All Stars –which sees around 16,500 budding champs learning to play tennis each week. The excusive junior coaching programme is for 3-18 year olds. It’s endorsed by the Lawn Tennis Association and taught by expert coaches. All Stars teaches kids great tennis skills, all whilst in a fun environment where they can make some new friends.
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David Lloyd Leisure Group
David Lloyd Leisure Group has 112 clubs - 98 clubs in the UK and a further 14 clubs across Europe, comprising its two brands David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs (of which there are three - Chelsea, Notting Hill and Kensington).
On 1 June 2017 it acquired 14 UK health and racquets clubs from Virgin Active as well as opened its third Harbour Club at Kensington following a £5.5m investment and redevelopment programme. It also announced it had acquired The Park Club in Chiswick, London and The Academy Club in Harrogate, and in January 2018 it exchanged contracts to acquire City Green Health & Sporting Club near Geneva.
It has approximately 580,000 members and employs around 8100 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2000 while it contracts the services of more than 620 tennis professionals.
Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 180 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 13,000 exercise classes per week.
Every week over 25,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure, 16000 children learn to play in the Tennis All Stars Coaching Programme.
David Lloyd Club’s racquets facilities are unparalleled with over 1200 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts.
Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.