TENNIS stars of the future were given a chance to serve up their first ace with the opening of a ‘mini tennis’ zone in Marlow last weekend.
Around 40 children picked up a racket to test out the new kid-friendly courts at the Pound Lane Club on Sunday.
Club chairman Guy Tomlinson said: "We had a fantastic day on Sunday, some 40 people turned up to play mini tennis and open our new courts.
"Constitutionally, we’re non-profit making, every penny we earn goes back into providing tennis facilities for our community and members."
The £8500 area at Marlow Tennis Club on Pound Lane was paid for with a £1000 grant from the Buckinghamshire Lawn Tennis Association, with the rest coming from members.
The kid-friendly courts, which are just under half the normal size, allow younger children to get to grips with the sport quickly and easily using oversize balls and rackets.
The club has invested nearly £100,000 in facilities in the last three years, after resurfacing three courts in 2012.
It is part of Marlow Sports Club, a community hub comprising tennis, hockey, cricket, running and cycling clubs among others at its Pound Lane home.