Go for gold tennis challenge

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David Lloyd Leisure clubs across the country are giving fitness fans the chance to feel like an athlete with a ‘Go for Gold’ challenge, inspired by a sizzling summer of sport.

Starting this week on July 9 and running for six weeks, Europe’s premier sports, health and leisure group is offering its members four challenge disciplines – running, swimming, rowing and cycling, with three fitness levels to choose from: Gold (advanced), Silver (intermediate) and Bronze (beginner).

Participants will be able to track their achievements by picking up a challenge card, including a certificate, at their local David Lloyd club to record their time and distance in each activity against international record-holder and pacing information, helping to steer them towards their personal best.

For those with Wimbledon fever, clubs will also host a mixed doubles tennis tournament, open to all players from beginners to advanced.

And for youngsters, celebrations will include sports activities and a colouring competition as well as a wide array of themed arts and crafts.

Rob Beale, David Lloyd Leisure’s head of sports, health and fitness for adults, said: “There has never been a bigger year of sport in this country and we want to help our members harness that inspiration.”