Staff Festival to celebrate summer of sport

London Met gets into the sporting spirit with Wimbledon and Tour de France events.

Date: 23 June 2016

London Met’s Holloway Courtyard will have the feel of a mini-Wimbledon this summer with the arrival of soft tennis – complete with strawberries and cream.

Soft tennis is a version of tennis which uses sponge balls and smaller rackets. Staff and students will be able to serve up some aces in the Courtyard on 30 June, as part of the annual Staff Development Festival, held every year to compliment the personal and professional development of London Met staff.

The Junction will be selling strawberries and cream and there will be a screen showing tennis matches live from Wimbledon, weather permitting.

Another activity inspired by 2016’s summer of sport includes spin classes, in homage to the Tour de France which commences in July.

The sessions will be run by Keith Heatley, Senior Payroll Officer at London Met. He said: “Spin is a stationery, group studio cycling activity. It’s a cardiovascular workout, to varied types of music, and can be great fun and is suitable for all levels of fitness.

“It can be as intensive as the participant wishes and it is low impact on the knees and ankles. It’s a great foundation for weight loss and fat burn and can also be a stressbuster, and you will feel great after the class.”

There will be four spin classes held in total, all held in the Sports Hall, Holloway campus. The first will be held on 27 June at 12pm and again at 12:30pm. The following two classes will be held on 4 July at 12pm and 12:30pm.

There is a wider range of sports and activities lined up for London Met this summer, as part of the One Campus, One Community project. This includes free gym access for staff every week day between 11am and 12pm and football, basketball and badminton sessions.