9 April

Sharing Stories On Court

Andy Summers

I have found Local Tennis Leagues a brilliant way to play tennis every week, playing great matches with players of similar standard, and meeting some really interesting people.

 

After a long, cold, dark winter under a national lockdown, it’s been absolutely fantastic to get back on the tennis court this week, hitting a ball again and catching up with fellow players. I’ll admit, I found my motivation to exercise over the last few months dwindling, so it’s been a tremendous boost to get back into sport now. 

Tennis has been a big part of my life. I started at age 10, and played a lot as a teenager. My favourite tennis memory was queuing overnight to watch Pete Sampras v Roger Federer in the 4th round of Wimbledon in 2001. A five-set classic on Centre Court, with Federer edging it to signal the changing of the guard in the men’s game at the time. 

I didn’t play much at all in my 20s, with football taking over, however I have picked tennis up again over the last 10 years. I have found Local Tennis Leagues a brilliant way to play tennis every week, playing great matches with players of similar standard, and meeting some really interesting people. As a dad of a 4-year old and a baby, I find it difficult to find time for sport, but the flexibility of the Local Tennis League means you can arrange matches that suit your schedule. 

I’ve played in two Leagues - the Lee Valley League in London and now the Norwich Parks League. One of the main things I’ve found with both Leagues is how friendly and interesting fellow players are – it’s been great to meet people and get to know their own personal tennis (and life!) stories. 

Good luck to everyone for the next round of matches and enjoy the tennis! 

 

Join Andy and many other players on court this month. Find your nearest League here.