Wiggle your way down to your local tennis club this weekend!

Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:28

Wiggle your way down to your local tennis club this weekend!

This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It's a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.

Fear of judgement is stopping many of us from taking part in exercise. But as thousands of women up and down the country are proving, it really doesn't have to.

Sport England's CEO, Jennie Price, said: "Before we began this campaign, we looked very carefully at what women were saying about why they felt sport and exercise was not for them. Some of the issues, like time and cost, were familiar, but one of the strongest themes was a fear of judgement. Worries about being judged for being the wrong size, not fit enough and not skilled enough came up time and again. Every single woman I have talked to about this campaign – and that is now hundreds – has identified with this, and it is that fear of not being 'good enough' in some way, and the fear that you are the only one who feels like that, that we want to address.

"In This Girl Can we want to tell the real story of women who exercise and play sport. They come in all shapes and sizes and all levels of ability. They have a myriad of reasons for doing what they do. If you are wondering if you should join them – or carry on – this campaign says it really doesn't matter if you are a bit rubbish or completely brilliant, the main thing is that you are a woman and you are doing something, and that deserves to be celebrated."

Whether you're a busy Mum, a working woman or still at school discover the huge range of opportunities on offer in Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland:

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A great way to get active more often is to involve the family, why not try coming along to the tennis Great British Tennis Weeekend? On Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June, tennis venues throughout the UK will be throwing their doors open to welcome anyone who wants to try tennis. It's a great activity for families or for those of you who are keen to find out more about your local tennis facilities and activities. For more information about the weekends, and to find your nearest club, click here.

For more information on This Girl Can and to get inspired please visit the link below.

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