Sporty southport residents looking to get back into peak fitness are being encouraged to join a local tennis club.

Hillside Lawn Tennis Club are trying to encourage those who have been forced into forgetting their sporting side in isolation to take up a racket and ball and find a love for the sport of tennis.

The club has reopened its doors ensuring all healthy and safety guidelines have been met to make the venue safe for members to use including social distancing, limited access to the clubhouse and court booking options to limit the number of members at the club at any one time.

At the moment with tennis being a non-contact sport and within the government guidelines set for COVID-19, it’s a great way to keep active, helping both the mind and body.