SKIPTON Tennis Centre has teamed up with Keelham Farm Shop to help get people fit and active over the summer holidays.

The Gargrave Road farmshop hosted a tennis taster session at the start of July which invited customers to try out some strokes.

It is supporting a free open day at the tennis centre on Saturday, July 23 by giving a box of healthy treats to anyone who signs up as a club member.

And it is also providing goody bags to the more than 300 children due to take part in the tennis centre's programme over the school holidays.

Skipton Tennis Centre, Engine Shed Lane, was started in 2007 by Adam Cox.

A keen tennis player since a child, Adam has been a coach for more than 15 years and is passionate about promoting the sport at grassroots level.

The club now has 11 senior teams, two junior teams and provides tennis lessons to more than 200 people every week.

Victoria Robertshaw, co-owner of Keelham Farm Shop, said: “We met Adam at the Skipton Community awards and really admired his work in the community as well as his drive and passion for the sport. We knew this partnership would work as Adam holds very similar values; to give people in Skipton better access to a healthy lifestyle."

Adam said he had always admired the farm shop business and welcomed the chance for them to work together.

"Community is the at the heart of what both Skipton Tennis Centre and Keelham Farm Shop do, so hopefully this partnership will allow us to reach more people and make Skipton that bit healthier, and most importantly, to have fun," he said.

Skipton Tennis Centre open day on Saturday, July 23 will run from 9am to 1pm, is free and is open to all who want to give tennis a go.