Anyone for tennis? Owners at Churchill Retirement Living’s Steeple Lodge development in Sutton Coldfield were given a tennis taster this week when coaches from Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club visited the retirement development for a special training session.
The coaches brought along some of the club members who attend the over 50s coaching sessions. They gave a talk to the Owners about the benefits of tennis and ran a mini training session to teach them some basic skills. The event follows on from Churchill’s £1200 sponsorship of the club to fund the over 50s coaching.
Head coach, Chris Johnson explains: “Tennis is a fantastic, low impact sport for all ages to enjoy. You can vary the intensity of play, taking the game at a more genteel pace as you get older yet still experiencing the same physical benefits. And the social aspects of the game mean there are mental health benefits too.”
Jackie Fox, Lodge Manager at Steeple Lodge said: “The visit from Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club was a great success and it was wonderful to see so many people attend. Many of our Owners enjoy a very active retirement and were keen to find out more about tennis and how they could get involved locally. Several of them have signed up for the coaching sessions at the club and we’re already planning our own little mini-Wimbledon!”
Steeple Lodge, on Church Road, comprises 49, one and two bedroom private, self-contained apartments specially designed for the over 60s. It includes a range of specialist features for complete peace of mind, from camera entry systems and 24 hour emergency call lines, to easy-turn lever taps and illuminated light switches. The development also offers a range of communal facilities, including an Owners’ lounge, guest suite and Lodge Manager.
Situated on an old vicarage site, Steeple Lodge on Church Road, Boldmere, offers a truly unique location and lifestyle. Surrounded by trees and woodlands, the development is quiet and serene with a semi-rural feel, yet it’s only a couple of hundred metres to a busy main road and a short walk to the nearest shops.
The Show Complex at Steeple Lodge is open daily from 10am until 5pm. For more information on Steeple Lodge please call 0121 514 6862.