Family Fanzone Day
Everyone from budding young tennis stars through to youngsters who have never held a racket will have a chance to meet players and learn new skills as part of the ITF World Tennis Tour Family Fanzone Day.
Your ticket not only includes the chance to watch the Semi-Finals of the ITF World Tour but also have a go at games such as pickleball as well as a wealth of other interactive games including a competition to see who has the fastest serve, maths puzzles, arts and crafts plus a chance to get on court and have a hit just like the world ranked stars you will be watching.
This is one of the most highly anticipated events of the whole week, not only is it on semi-finals day, but it gives tennis fans of all ages a chance to test their skills and get involved.
Food is available all day from the Kutchenhaus Tie Break café and the bar will be open too.
Family Fanzone Activities
Beat the Coach: Our tennis professionals are putting themselves on the line to see if you have what it takes to beat them in a mini tennis match! Will you grind it out from the back or try serving & volleying?
Target Practice: How accurate can you be? Are you able to land a tennis ball on a sixpence? We will have a series of targets both big & small, high & low to see how accurate you can be with a racket & ball.
Fastest Serve: Sam Groth holds the World Record for the fastest recorded serve in world tennis at a staggering 163.7mph. We will have our very own speed gun which will record your fastest effort! Will you have the fastest serve at the W100?
Skillz Zone: You may have heard of freestyle football but we will have our own section of freestyle tennis where you can practice your tap ups, round the world and maybe even a tweener!
Pickleball: You will have the opportunity to have a try at one of the fastest growing sports on the planet, pickleball. A racket & ball sport which is popular equally with both tennis & non-tennis players. There will be a court & expert on hand to give you a go!
Play in a Day! Dress up, act up and speak up! Join our English students and be immersed in the world of Roald Dahl's epic tales, cast spells from ‘Macbeth’ as witches, or draw swords as Knights in a battle from King Lear! Grab some Play-dough and get creating scenes, characters and even try your hand at stop motion films with Ellesmere College media students!
In the Limelight! Ellesmere College media students will be on hand to direct some photo shoots in our Media Centre, and help you create your very own iconic film moments in stop motion with Lego & Play-Dough, special effects make-up, try your hand at radio sound effects!
Paintballing! Get creative in our art corner with origami, calligraphy, anime, drawing, colouring and then display your work on our ‘Game, Set and Art’ Gallery board!
Match Point in 3D Explore the world of the 3D printer and make your own take away tennis token — personalise it, make it, take it!
Karaoke Klass! Get up on stage and sing your lungs out to your favourite tunes...X Factor better watch out!
Countdown Conundrum! Challenge yourself with help from the Maths Whizz Kids from Ellesmere College — fun number games, sudoku, and more!
Highest Score! Try and get the highest score on our giant interactive wall with a multitude of fun games — speed, agility and quick thinking is essential! Rackets and balls supplied.
Finger on the Pulse Test your fitness against the Ellesmere College tennis pros with our fitness testing suite — measure your heart rate and blood pressure with short fitness tests and exercises!
Plus giant Jenga, Twister, mini golf challenge and much, much, more!
£10 per family ( up to 2 adults and 4 children) but this is just for the Family Fanzone only and excludes watching the World Tour tennis.
FREE if you buy tickets for today’s play in the ITF World Tour – just show your tennis ticket for free entry to the FanZone areas.
Please note that ITF tennis tickets are free for Under 16’s but must be accompanied by an adult and no more than 4 children per adult.
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