If, like us, you failed to qualify for the French Open, and will instead be watching the final on TV on Sunday - perhaps you could do with a spot of expert tennis coaching. There has never been a better time to dust off your sweatbands and steam clean your tennis whites; for tennis-mania has come to Bedford.
Excitingly, the Kiosk has teamed up with Riverside Tennis Club to help you get the most out of the tennis courts at Russell Park. We've got a new and exciting programme of events to get everyone involved, whatever your tennis playing skills are like.
On Monday, a new fitness class called Cardio Tennis hit Russell Park, with Claire Norman leading a fast-paced tennis based workout to motivating music. No tennis skills required for this one - but you'll probably pick some up along the way. Cardio Tennis is on from 9.15 to 10.15 on Mondays until 15th July. You can see some of the first session here:
Wednesdays from 10.00-11.30 is Tennis Morning - come down for expert coaching from Rob Stean, with some match-play time to put those tips into practice.
And on Sundays from 11.30-1pm we've got Tennis X-Press, with group coaching available from Claire Norman. A great way to improve your game AND meet new players.
You can pay per session, but all block bookings of sessions include a free drink afterwards every week at the Kiosk - so you can have a post-match-natter/debate/full-blown-argument about the finer points of the game over a nice drink. Although anyone who continuously shouts 'you CANNOT be serious!' in a terrible American accent will be removed from the premises.
To book any of these sessions, or for any more information, email Neil Frankel on email@example.com
And as a final point, we should draw your attention to the new website tennisinbedford.com, for all your Bedford Tennis needs. It really couldn't be easier to get into tennis this summer!
Oh, and just for a bit of inspiration, we'll be showing the French Open final at the Kiosk on Sunday - come down to watch it if you want to create a bit of a Parisian atmosphere, although we do draw the line at strings of onions round necks...