Ed Miliband with Dylan & Sean Ashton
Labour leader Ed Miliband visited Southwark City Tennis Club this week to join in the summer tennis camp and talk tennis in South East London.
Following the Olympic tennis at Wimbledon - which celebrated gold and silver medals for the British players – there has been a surge in interest in how and where people can get involved in the sport.
Southwark City Tennis Club Secretary, Tom Ulicsak was pleased to greet the Labour leader and tell him more about the thriving club, he said: “Our summer tennis camp is always bustling with children ranging from three to sixteen years old and it was great to show Mr Miliband the positive programmes we have on offer here at our club. He also got on court himself which was great!”
Through the encouraging work by all those at Southwark City Tennis Club and the support of the Lawn Tennis Association and Tennis Foundation more people in the area can enjoy playing an affordable, accessible sport throughout the year.
Roger Draper, the Lawn Tennis Association chief executive, added: “We’re pleased Mr Miliband was able to join the club this week and see the growth of tennis in the area.
“The country has been enthralled by the action at the Olympics and we want to ensure that those inspired are aware of all the opportunities out there for people to pick up a racket and give tennis a go themselves.
“With places just like Southwark City Tennis Club across the country as well as the allplay website, it just makes it even easier to find a local court, someone to play against and even a coach to hone your skills.”
To find out more about Southwark City Tennis Club and to get involved please visit www.southwarkcitytennisclub.org.uk
To find a playing partner, a local court or coach, register at www.allplaytennis.com