Tennis and golf are poised to hit the ground running ahead of grassroots clubs reopening – with a ‘big spike’ reported in bookings as outdoor and team sports resume after lockdown
- There is a high demand for bookings at tennis courts and golf courses around the country
- On Monday we will see the reopening of grassroots clubs in the next phase of the roadmap
- Both the LTA and the England Golf have since reported a significant increase in interest
Bookings for tennis courts and golf courses have gone through the roof leading up to the reopening of grassroots clubs on Monday – with Jo Konta and Eoin Morgan among the sports stars encouraging the country to get active.
The LTA and England Golf reported a massive spike in demand as outdoor and team sport resumed as it has been banned since the beginning of the year.
British Tennis No. 1 Konta said: “I am so happy that people in England can get back on the court and enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of tennis. I would encourage anyone to pick up a racket. ‘
Golf reservations have gone through the roof as courses get ready to reopen Monday morning
LTA CEO Scott Lloyd said Sportsmail: ‘Every tennis player in England has eagerly looked forward to this day.
“We’ve received reports from clubs, venues and parks across the country of a major spike in demand, but people can still use our LTA Rally online booking system to find a free job.”
Richard Flint, England Golf’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “There is a huge buzz about job reopening and once again there is a huge demand for tee times across the country.”
Tennis courts will also be packed this week as outdoor sports return to England
Goals, the mini football operator, expects more than 100,000 players to use their pitches this week.
England’s cricket captain Morgan, who won the World Cup, said: ‘With the summer – and the cricket season – just around the corner, there is no better time for everyone, young and old, to have fun again by getting outside, getting active. be and exercise. . ‘
While outdoor sports return, gyms, indoor pools and recreation centers should remain closed until April 12.