Tennis club’s net gain from open day

Coach Alastair McClelland shows Emilia Smith how to hold a racquet as her sister Georgia does the same
Coach Alastair McClelland shows Emilia Smith how to hold a racquet as her sister Georgia does the same

A TENNIS club served up some fun when it opened its doors to the community in a bid to attract new members.

Potential new players for Hartlepool Lawn Tennis Club got to have a knock-about on the courts and speak to members at the open day.

The club in Granville Avenue, Hartlepool, has seen its numbers fall over recent years and hopes to attract potential future champions as well as people who just want to have fun.

Tony Synott, club secretary, said: “It was a great day, helped by the weather. About 70 people, including juniors, adults and families attended during the day.

“Membership has been falling over the years and the club is not getting used enough, so it was a great success as far as we are concerned.”

Potential junior members, aged eight and over, can find out more by going along to open sessions on Wednesday and Friday nights between 4pm-6pm and 10am-12pm on Saturday mornings.

And for the next month the club is holding sessions for adults interested in the game on Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm.