Wimbledon Park Is Chance To Spot Budding Andy Murrays

Children offered free SW19 tennis coaching

Youngsters will have the opportunity to try out their tennis skills when the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Merton Council team up to organise their annual free tennis fun day on Saturday June 26 in Wimbledon Park.

Held right in the middle of the world famous Wimbledon Tennis Championships, young people aged 3–18 will have the chance to learn top tips on how to play or improve their technique with professional tennis coaches on hand to help.

In previous years Wimbledon Park has seen between 100 and 300 youngsters descend on the courts. This year they are open from 10am-3pm.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community and culture Councillor Martin Whelton said: “I would like to thank the AELTC and LTA for their support for this event. This is a fantastic opportunity for budding young tennis players to play tennis just a stone’s throw away from where the tournament is taking place.

"Young people may even get the opportunity of meeting some of the tennis stars who occasionally come down to join in when they’re not busy playing at the Championships."

June 23, 2010