New fitness aid up and running in Fenland

A Wisbech Tennis Club coaching session
A Wisbech Tennis Club coaching session

And they’re off! The Wisbech run route was officially opened on September 1, with Councillor Michelle Tanfield and Fenland Running Club doing the honours. They tested out the 1k route and found it enjoyable and easy to follow.

Other routes have been marked out in West End Park in March and the Manor Field in Whittlesey. So why not give one a go?

Smash Up badminton has now launched. There are sessions at Neale-Wade Academy, March, on Mondays (6-7pm), the Hudson Centre, Wisbech, on Tuesdays (5-6pm), and Cromwell Community College, Chatteris, on Fridays (6-7pm). Sessions will normally cost £2 but next week they are free, so bring your mates along and try it out.

Wisbech Tennis Club wants to banish some popular misconceptions and show that tennis is a sport for all. You do not need to own expensive equipment as everything can be borrowed from the club. Players can also wear any sporty clothing, meaning you do not need to buy a whole new wardrobe before coming to try.

Recently they have had two artificial clay all-weather courts and floodlighting installed. This is a great asset, meaning people can continue to play throughout the winter when previously they had to close down. As well as the new full-sized courts, they have a smaller, enclosed artificial court, making it perfect for juniors, beginners and less mobile players. They now also have a lovely club house.

The club offers coaching for children aged 4-plus to adult and for all levels from beginners to match players. A new coach started at the beginning of the month and is doing a great job.

The club has a range of sessions; offering tennis for teenagers on a Saturday (12-1pm).

It also has a group from Victoria Lodge attending. A pay-and-play Bionic Tennis session on Fridays (2-4pm) that is open to all people with challenging mobility issues or disabilities. The club is now hoping to move into schools and get tennis coaching out to the community, giving children a chance to try a sport that might otherwise not be open to them. Wisbech Grammar School has already taken this up and now has weekly sessions with the club.

To find out more contact Wisbech Tennis Club on 07549 263767, email wtcmembership@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.wisbechtennisclub.org.uk

Swim Fit sessions are now up and running at your local New Vision Fitness pool. They are water-based fitness classes incorporating both swimming and gym-style exercises to create an all-round water workout. Find them at the Hudson on Mondays (7.30-8pm), the George Campbell in March on Wednesdays (5-5.55pm) and Saturdays (12.45-13.30pm) and the Manor in Whittlesey on Mondays (6.45-7.30pm).

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