A BRAND new gym and fitness suite is the crowning glory on a development at Huddersfield Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, which began almost eight years ago.
Work on the four-court indoor arena was completed in 2001 and, after a massive fundraising effort by dedicated club members, some £15,000 was raised, which went toward the cost of adding a viewing balcony, gym, therapy, treatment and changing rooms.
Finance director Eva Lambert said: “It has been a long time coming but I think the fantastic new Health and Fitness Club will generate a lot of interest and new members who, in turn, may like to use the tennis and squash courts as well.
“Hopefully, with the quality facility we now have, interest will spiral and if we can generate more income, then it will allow us to move on to Phase III, which would be looking at developing the grass courts which now lay idle.”
Paul Dunn is the fitness centre’s personal trainer and, in partnership with Your Health Club, Huddersfield are throwing their doors open on Sunday to show off the development – which was opened only on July 1 – to the public.
As well as the chance to try the health club with a free taster session and learn more about Dunn and his personal training experience – he has helped Town in pre-season training – the club are putting on interactive sessions to demonstrate what is on offer.
Equipment features bikes, rowers, treadmills, cross-trainers and a flat screen TV.
At 11.15 and noon there will be chance to experience the mind, body and soul benefits of Pilates and Yoga and discover what a great exercise it is focusing on core strength, body posture, flexibility and body awareness.
At 12.45 and 1.45 visitors can pick up squash tips from talented David Hymas, the club’s squash development coach.
At 1.15 and 2.15, Andy Smith, the resident tennis ace, will be on hand to pass on tips to tidy up your backhands or tighten up your volleys and see how your own game can be enhanced.
To guarantee a complimentary seven day pass for use of the Health Club, call 01484 422541 to book in for the various taster sessions available throughout the day.
Hot and cold food will be available in the refurbished lounge and bar area and activities for youngsters will take place throughout the day.