Free tenis lessons are being offered at an Ilford park.

The free lessons at Goodmayes Park start on Saturday and will last for a year with professional tennis coach Tom Higgins.

He said: ‘It doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner, you played at school or haven’t picked up a racket in 20 years.”

The free lessons are provided by the national sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ and the first lesson is at 1pm-3pm.