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Real Tennis and squash morning


Booking for this event is now closed, however if you are still interested in attending, please do contact James Ryan at

On Saturday 9th September Canford are hosting a Real Tennis and Squash junior drop-in morning.  This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in either sport to try them out and experience one of only 27 Real Tennis courts in the country and one of around 40 in the world.

The session will run from 10am – 1pm, and we would welcome all abilities to come along and pick up a racket.  Our two Real Tennis and Squash professionals will be there throughout, guiding you through the basics if it is your first time trying the sport and providing helpful tips and tricks for those with more experience.  The morning is aimed at junior players aged 6 – 15, however parents will be encouraged to get on the court too!

James Ryan, Real Tennis coach, commented:

“Real Tennis is seen as rather an exclusive sport due to the limited number of courts, but it’s great fun and we want to encourage as many junior players as possible to experience it.   The forerunner of all raquet sports, Real Tennis has a history dating back to Greeks and Romans, and was made famous at Hampton Court by Henry VIII in the 16th century.  We are very fortunate to have such an excellent club facility in the heart of Dorset run by coaches including three times British Doubles champion Steve Ronaldson.   If you enjoy other ball sports, why not give it a try?”