Visi­tors lap up ten­nis taster

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

TEN­NIS en­thu­si­asts en­joyed a free Wim­ble­don themed day at Prest­bury Ten­nis Club.

The day took place as part of a Great Bri­tish Ten­nis Week­end scheme or­gan­ised by the Lawn Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion.

Visi­tors were put through their paces with car­dio ten­nis lessons from head coach Jon Cain, while on the mini ten­nis court coach Judy Grant had more than 20 lit­tle ones try­ing out their skills.

Coach Dave Hew­land also gave bud­ding young Mur­rays the ben­e­fit of his ex­per­tise.

Vice chair­man Sian Read­ing said: “We had the most in­cred­i­ble turnout with more than 75 peo­ple, ju­niors and adults.

“At one point a stream of peo­ple bran­dish­ing ten­nis rack­ets was ar­riv­ing down our drive and I thought we were about to be taken over!”

She added: “It was a hot and sunny af­ter­noon, with so much ac­tiv­ity on all the courts. There was the most amaz­ing buzz around the place.”

Cream teas and Pimms were also avail­able, pro­vid­ing par­tic­i­pants with another tra­di­tional taste of the fa­mous tour­na­ment.

Sian said: “Ev­ery­one re­ally en­joyed them­selves and we had so much in­ter­est in peo­ple want­ing to take up ten­nis. I think it proved ten­nis is a game that is fun to play, so­cia­ble and a very good form of ex­er­cise.”

For de­tails of Ju­nior Ten­nis Camps con­tact Jon Cain on 07702 814351.

There is a 20 per cent dis­count on club mem­ber­ship from Au­gust. See prest­bury­ten­nis.org.

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