WITH Wimbledon just around the corner, Craven Lawn Tennis Club in Gargrave is opening up its doors and courts to anyone interested in giving the sport a go this weekend.

Sunday's (June 2) open day will be an opportunity to anyone to go along and try their hands at tennis, mini-tennis, cardio tennis, croquet and pickleball. The club promises there will be something for all abilities and ages.

If the weather is kind, people will be able to play on the club's four grass courts, as well as the all-weather courts.

The club's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) coaches will be on hand providing free coaching sessions, and there will also be a chance to learn more about croquet.

A club spokesperson said: "We have been offering our courts to Gargrave Primary School as part of their PE lessons and recently the children were able to watch two up and coming Yorkshire County youngsters practicing for their forthcoming matches at Cheltenham and Eastbourne which will be held on grass very shortly - high praise indeed for the quality of the grass courts the club can offer Yorkshire LTA for their players to use as and when required.

"It is hoped that more county & professional players might use the courts for practice in the run-up to the Ilkley pre-Wimbledon grass court tournament in June."

Sunday's open day runs from 11am to 4pm. More details at: http://www.craventennis.org.uk, or on Facebook.