‘Tennis Circus’ descends on Rodway Hill to mark 20th anniversary of club

Published on: 29 Jul 2014

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RODWAY Hill Tennis Club celebrated its 20th anniversary in style with a visit from the 'Tennis Circus'.

Former Wimbledon and Davis Cup players Danny Sapsford and Chris Eaton provided training for young players before taking part in an exhibition match with club head coach Lewis Fishlock and the first Rodway Hill champion Ian Matthews.

Club chairman Jackie Matthews said the day had been an unbelievable success, with VIPs from Avon County tennis past and present and staff from Mangotsfield School who had helped form the club among the guests.

“The Tennis Circus provided a fantastic show of tennis,” she said.  “We have never had such instant and positive feedback about any event held at Rodway Hill Tennis Centre and are so grateful to have been sponsored by 'Bright Ideas for Tennis’, a charity run by Danny Sapsford whose goal is to support tennis clubs by providing them with a means to generate funds to increase participation in the sport and offer more opportunities to play. Tim Henman is an ambassador for the charity and shares their ambition for inspiring players of all ages and abilities.”

As part of the legacy of the day Rodway Hill is offering free ‘non-member’ tennis every Sunday evening during August (excluding the Bank Holiday weekend) for anyone who would like to try the sport. Junior sessions (11-15 years) will run from 5-6pm and adult sessions (16 – 70+) will run from 6-7.30pm. To register for this or for any other enquiries, please email rodwayhilltennis@yahoo.co.uk

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