In pictures: Tennis open day draws hundreds of visitors

In pictures: Tennis open day draws hundreds of visitors

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Lucy Elder

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In pictures: Tennis open day draws hundreds of visitors

Hundreds got into the tennis fever at Maidenhead Tennis Club's open day.

 

 

A total of 160 people pre-registered for events and a further 50 turned up on the day.

A visiting Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) official believed it to be a record response for the 1,500 tennis clubs across the country taking part in the Great British Tennis Weekend.

"The Open Day has certainly achieved its aim of encouraging interest in tennis," said Jeff Cryer from the club.

"Maidenhead LTC is delighted with the response which is all it could have hoped for, resulting in many new membership applications."

Balls, racquets, and refreshments were all laid on by the club at the open day on Sunday, and participants ranged from families and those with little experience to talented former players returning to the game.

All courts at the club in All Saints Avenue were in use and mini-tennis courts were set up for children.

Players enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, drinks from the bar and free refreshments between sessions while several found time for outdoor table tennis too.

Maidenhead Men’s and Women’s 1st teams, captained by coaches Richard Downs and Jess Bull, have also just been promoted to the British Tennis National league.

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