A NEW type of fitness class available for the first time in the North Cotswolds is starting next month.

Cardio Tennis, a sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court , is being launched from Tuesday, April 1.

The classes, which are for people who want to improve their fitness and agility and have a go at tennis at the same time, include lots of stretching, drills and a full body aerobic workout on and around the court .

Lawn Tennis Association club coach, James Hilltout, a trained Cardio-Tennis instructor, is running regular weekly Cardio Tennis sessions at Bourton and Moreton Tennis Clubs.

Classes are at 7pm every Thursday at the Rissington Road club, in Bourton, and 1pm every Tuesday at Moreton Tennis Club, off the Batsford Road.

Classes are available on a pay and play basis and are open to members and non-members.

For more information or to book call Mr Hilltout on 07946 397186