Hockey and tennis centre opens at Olympic venue

Date Posted: 19/06/2014

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, based at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London, is set to open to the public on 21st June.

Members of the England Hockey women’s and men’s teams including Tom Carson and Kirsty Mackay joined Paralympic medallists Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker to officially open the centre this week.

East London-based FRE Flyers community group was among the first to test out the new facilities which feature tennis courts of the same standard as those used in the US Open and two floodlit, international competition standard hockey pitches with a Union Jack design – which teachers can book for their school groups to play on.

Visitors to the centre can try Cardio Tennis, Mini Tennis and various forms of Disability Tennis. There will also be a chance to play Quicksticks, aimed at introducing hockey to seven to 11-year-olds, brought to visitors by England Hockey.

A host of coaching, introductory and inclusive sessions will also be available as well as special rates for children, schools and universities.

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