Lee Valley hockey and tennis centre, London 2012 hockey and tennis legacy venue opens on Saturday with a free family fun day.
The £30m centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be opens to the public on Saturday June 21
There will be a chance to play Quicksticks, aimed at introducing hockey to seven to 11-year-olds, brought to visitors by England Hockey.
The fun day is also part of the Great British Tennis Weekend which is supported by the Lawn Tennis Association and Tennis Foundation. Visitors can try Cardio Tennis, a great way to burn off excess calories, Mini Tennis, a national scheme to give children the core tennis skills and Wheelchair tennis. All sessions are free and all equipment is provided.
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre has been adapted from the London 2012 Wheelchair Tennis venue, Eton Manor, the only purpose-built Paralympic venue.
The venue has four indoor and six outdoor tennis courts and two floodlit international competition standard hockey pitches for anyone to play on as well as watch the world’s best players in action.
When it opens visitors will be able to play Rush Hockey and join Back to Hockey programmes. Schools and clubs from across the region will also utilise the pitches for training and matches.
You can sign up in advance for tennis activities at the free family fun day at www.greatbritishtennisweekend.com or just turn up on the day and enjoy playing hockey and tennis.