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With Wimbledon just around the corner, Esporta Health and Racquets Clubs are offering free tennis memberships if Andy Murray takes the crown.

Murray is on a high after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to lift his second Queen’s title today.

If he wins the Championships the health clubs will give every new tennis member that joins before the tournament’s first match on June 20th a share of up to £250,000 worth of waived fees.

To celebrate the launch of this exciting campaign, Will Singleton, an Esporta tennis expert, talks about how tennis is incredible exercise and offers advice to wannabe champions about getting involved in this fantastic sport.

What are the exercise benefits of tennis?:

"Tennis is a sport that generates a high heart rate and is excellent for cardiovascular calorie burn. It’s also fun, social and highly competitive, which is a great motivator to keep going and enjoy a real long-term benefit."

"It also works all the muscle groups and is great for stamina. The same is true of any racquet sports, such as squash and badminton."

I’ve heard the start-up cost for tennis, like equipment, is expensive:

"Not at all. Clubs usually provide equipment for beginners, so the financial outlay is low. You can also get a decent racquet for £20-£30."

"Esporta encourages beginners with a sport called soft tennis, a cross between squash and tennis played on a court. The ball is soft rubber and it focuses on movement and fitness, making it an ideal first step into the game."

OK, so how do I really get stuck into tennis?:

“Tennis professionals can help you take the first steps into the sport and steer your development. Plus, if you take lessons, you meet other players who can offer advice and encouragement."

“We know from research that there are loads of people out there that are interested by tennis but have never given themselves the push needed to take it up and get involved. Now, thanks to Esporta backing Andy Murray, they have a reason."

“Esporta is also developing free beginner classes to further promote this wonderful sport. The message is: Don’t be shy - give it a go!”

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For more information contact Sam Webb at WAA on 0121 362 1661 or e-mail

About Esporta:

Members that join on a full racquets membership before the tournament’s first game begins on June 20th (Monday) will be given a six month free fee period should Andy Murray win Wimbledon.

The Esporta Group operates 55 health and leisure clubs in the UK and Ireland, providing market-leading facilities and services to the premium segment of the health and leisure sector. The clubs offer a wide variety of quality fitness facilities, including gyms, swimming pools and courts for racquet sports. In addition they offer a choice of bar food and drinks, spa treatments and live sporting coverage. Esporta’s goal is to be the leading premium health and leisure club organisation in the UK. It is passionate about service excellence and dedicated to earning the long-term loyalty of members through rapport-based relationships. For more information log on at

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