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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
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One of the big issues surrounding the lack of physical exercise we get is due to the time we have to do it. It also appears that this seems to be more of a problem for women that men - at least according to a survey by the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation, who found that 1.8 million fewer women participate in three sessions of physical activities a week than men. The WSFF believe this has to do with the pressures of juggling work, family, and social life.

Even when you want to take part in a sport or fitness club, they are often at times that you are unable to make. My yoga class, for example, is at 5pm on a Wednesday. Most people are just finishing work or setting the dinner table at that time, and as a result, many of the people who want to come are unable to.

Tennis Tuesday is a nineteen week course for women that takes place during the evening. This gives you plenty of time to get home and take a breather before setting off again. Starting from the 13th May, sessions are 6, and take place in fourteen parks across such as Barn Elms Sports Trust, Cambridge Gardens, Tooting Bec Common, and King George's Park.

It is a chance to unwind, socialise, and improve your game. It will include informal coaching, matches, and weekly themed sessions that focus on different aspects of play. For example, the first week will cover 'Right From the Start', which looks at rallying, movement, serving, and returning.

The more sessions to attend will not only improve your skills, but improve your chances of coming away with goodies like Nike apparel and tickets to Wimbledon.
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Why? Improve your game
When: 13th May - 30th Sept
Where: Various venues around London
Cost: 6
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