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Martock Tennis Club hosts schools finals
5:00pm Monday 30th June 2014 in News
HUNDREDS of youngsters were dreaming of Wimbledon Centre Court when they visited Martock Tennis Club for the South Somerset Schools’ Mini Red Final.
The tournament, known as the Cluster Competition was the end of a long, exciting yet competitive journey as 11 primary schools took part.
First was St Bartholomew’s First School in Crewkerne, who beat West Chinnock by four games to two.
Jake Hannis, senior sport and healthy lifestyles officer at South Somerset District Council, said: “Following these sessions, more than 100 pupils who showed enthusiasm and ability were then given the chance to take part in five weeks of coaching, which has really developed their skills.”
Cllr Sylvia Seal added: “This is the sixth year of the successful programme in South Somerset and it is certainly making a difference towards developing young tennis talent in the district.
“The group has achieved an impressive amount since it was set up and its benefits are long lasting.”