Malvern Hills offering Sportivate training

Fitter, Leaner, Stronger

Malvern Hills District Council is challenging 14-25 year olds to become fitter, leaner and stronger by signing up to a new sports course it is running.

Working with the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, to deliver Sport England's Sportivate programme, the Council is running a six to eight week course called ‘Fitter, Leaner, Stronger'.

The course costs just £10 and will begin on Wednesday 24 September, from 8-9pm at Malvern Splash. Sessions within the course include fitness testing and strength testing to promote high-end fitness and fat loss and are developed in order to suit everyone's needs.

Off the back of this, participants may find other activities to suit them such as dance fitness, zumba or yoga – all of which can be done at Malvern Splash.

Mark Cawthorne, Malvern Splash Fitness Manager, said: "The Fitter, Leaner, Stronger course is a wonderful introduction to sports training and will encourage those who take part to continue with sport once the programme has finished."

If you would like more information on the Fitter, Leaner, Stronger course, please contact Mark Cawthorne at or contact Malvern Splash on 01684 893423.


Malvern Hills District Council is offering would-be Wimbledon tennis stars aged 14-25 the chance to develop their skills on an exciting new course.

TennisXpress is a six week course designed to provide participants with the fundamentals of how to play tennis.
The first session will take place on Friday 3 October 2014 and will run from 7-8pm at Manor Park Club, Albert Road North, Malvern, WR14 2TL. The cost is just £10.

TennisXpress has been made available thanks to the Council working with Sport England on their Sportivate scheme. Sportivate is a scheme which aims to get non-sporty 14-25 year olds to take up a new sport with courses typically running for six to eight weeks. Participants pay £10 for each course and hopefully get more active as a result.

Jane Poynder from the Manor Park Club, said: "Anyone aged 14-25 with a budding interest in tennis can come along to this course and learn how to serve, rally and score the games. We have qualified coaches and top equipment and the course promises to be a lot of fun."

If you would like more information on the TennisXpress course, please contact Jane Poynder at or contact George Wathen at