Road Tennis Comes to UK

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  • 4th May 2017

Ex-CEO of Professional Football Team Brings Road Tennis to the UK

In the UK we have ever increasing concerns with diabetes, obesity, and a general lack of fitness throughout all age groups and gender.  To try to help the fitness levels John McNulty of PSP based Road Tennis UK, has brought this low-cost set up game of ‘Road Tennis’ to the UK.  John fully understands all the racquet games, together with the health and general wellbeing benefits associated with playing sport after being a country badminton players for several years.  John was also a Main Board Director and CEO of a professional football club stating “sport is in my blood”.

History

Road Tennis originates from Barbados and is currently played at professional level throughout the Island.  It is great fun and offers a brilliant fitness workout.

Once you have served you can use the whole court (similar to lawn tennis) – this makes the game safe for all age groups, people with learning difficulties and is wheelchair friendly.  Most of all it’s great fun!

Whilst it is called road tennis it can be played on any (preferably) hard non-slip surface outdoors or indoors, i.e. sports halls, community centres, school playground, gardens and even on board cruise liners.  It can be played as a singles for doubles game. 

Road Tennis
Road Tennis

The court footprint measures 6m x 3m with an extra service area of 1m at each end. The rules are basically the same as table tennis, so it is a very fast and skilful low game, with little set up costs, using paddle bats and a 200mm/8” high timber net.  The special Road Tennis ball has been designed and manufactures by a leading South West company.  The bats and timber net are also from the South West offering a low carbon footprint.

Why not start a local group or club?  Maybe at your school or office?

For more information please contact john@roadtennisuk.co.uk or write to:

Road Tennis UK Ltd
Plymouth Science Park
1 Davy Road
Plymouth
PL6 8BX

The website is currently under construction, but keep an eye out on: www.roadtennisuk.co.uk

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