Legends Tennis Centre raises a fantastic £893 for Great Grove

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Legends Tennis Centre’s tournament The Coral Cup raises a fantastic £893 for Great Grove woodland project in Broxbourne. 

A group of adults with learning disabilities and staff from local charity Guideposts were presented with a generous donation of £893 at the Legends Tennis Centre on Sunday.  The money is going towards the Great Grove woodland management project for adults with learning disabilities living in East Hertfordshire. 

Legends were hosting the National Great British Tennis Weekend to encourage anyone and everyone to give tennis a try. Legends Tennis Centre have run two days of free coaching and free courts for children and adults.  On Sunday afternoon the Guideposts visitors enjoyed a tennis session with Davis Cup Legacy Coach Toby Kirkham.  “It was great seeing the Guideposts group enjoying their time on the tennis court” said Toby “Tennis is a great sport for getting people active and learning how to compete.  There have been a number of sessions on today and we are delighted to be able to add some disability tennis to the selection on offer”. The Great British Tennis Weekend drew a number of people up to the Legends Tennis Centre and for those who missed out it will be repeated on July 16th and 17th July. https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/LegendsTennisCentre

Following the fantastic performance of the Great Britain Davis Cup Team in November last year, Coach Toby Kirkham has been selected by the Tennis governing body to be part of the Davis Cup Legacy.  Young coaches such as Toby are tasked with encouraging the next generation to take up the game of tennis.  He has been mentored by Leon Smith, the Davis Cup Captain and is introducing some free tennis sessions for young children in June.  To find out more please visit the LTA or the Legends Tennis Centre web-site.



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