Fine serv­ing for Min­is­ter


Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Wye Ten­nis Club wel­comed some im­por­tant fig­ures from the sport­ing world on Fri­day.

Tracey Crouch, Min­is­ter for Sport, Jen­nie Price, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Sport Eng­land and Damian Green, MP for Ash­ford, vis­ited the club.

Club chair­man Graham Suther­land in his open­ing re­marks said that the in­vi­ta­tion had been is­sued so the guests could see a good ex­am­ple of a grass­roots com­mu­nity club.

He also em­pha­sised that Ash­ford, to­gether with Folke­stone and Hythe, would em­brace an in­door ten­nis cen­tre.

All three guests were im­pressed by the de­vel­op­ment of Wye, es­pe­cially with the ju­nior coach­ing pro­gramme.

Dur­ing the visit, Oliver Han­ley and Imogen Amos played Thomas Bishop and Francesca Lowe in a mixed ju­nior match.

At the end of the evening, the Min­is­ter for Sport pre­sented win­ning pen­nants to Wye ju­niors, who had won the Kent Ae­gon mixed un­der-9, girls’ un­der-12, girls’ un­der-14 and girls’ un­der-16 ti­tles.

From left, Robyn Emery, Court­ney Bryant, Neve Sam­son and Amy El­lisIn­gle­ton. At the back, from left, Lewis Min­ter, Ash­leigh Min­ter, Fred­die Bartlett, Hazel Larkin and Cal­lum Fraser

Wye ju­nior club coach Tom Sam­son with MP Damian Green; Tracey Crouch, Min­is­ter for Sport; Jen­nie Price, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Sport Eng­land and club chair­man Graham Suther­land

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