GAME, set and . . . how much?
After falling victim to the pandemic last year, Wimbledon is back and under way. But if you or your family fancy becoming a tennis ace, it’s going to cost you.
The average tennis lesson will set you back around £45 per hour — and that’s before you start thinking about kit.
But try these ace ways to net yourself a saving . . .
ALL WHITE: If you want to make like a pro and get yourself the full gear, you don’t have to splash out.
Tu at Sainsbury’s has five-packs of polo shirts for £9.
And head to mandmdirect.com for tennis whites from the likes of Adidas. For example, it has a girls’ tennis tank for just £9.99, but the recommended price is £21.99.
STRINGS ATTACHED: It’s the most essential bit of kit and often expensive, but you can still get an affordable tennis racket. While a Wilson adult racket can cost up to £149.99 and beyond, Decathlon UK has launched the TR100 in black for just £9.99.
TRAIN HARD: Pick up a new pair of sports shoes at nike.com as its summer sale is now on. If you have smaller feet (usually up to around size 6), check the junior section where the same style is often cheaper.
The Nike WearAllDay white trainers (size 3-6) are great for the court and are reduced from £39.95 to £29.97.
A BALL LOT BETTER: Buy the official Wimbledon Slazenger tennis balls at stringersworld.com. It sells three tubes of three balls for £13.50. Or head to eBay where you can get 30 used balls (sanitised) from £13.95. They’re great for dogs too and it works out at 47p per ball instead of £1.50 per ball.
SAVE: £1.03 per ball
TENNIS FOR FREE: Charity tennisforfree.com offers free lessons at parks across the country, helping to make learning the game much more affordable. It is also after volunteers to supervise the lessons if you have time.
- All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
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Available until Sunday, July 11.
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