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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tennis club aims to rally new members

A Denbighshire sports club is aiming to capitalise on Wimbledon fever – and has enlisted the support of the local Assembly Member.

Corwen Tennis Club wants to net some new members during the next two weeks, when British eyes will be on 2013 champion Andy Murray at SW19.

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates is also hoping to be able to serve up some good news after asking Tennis Wales what help and support is available to help the club improve its facilities.

Paul Hughes, who recently took over as manager of the club, said: “Wimbledon is the ideal opportunity for us to try and recruit new members and I’m confident the performances of stars like Andy Murray will inspire people, particularly the younger generation.

“We’re going to have some fantastic weather during the next fortnight, so it’s the perfect time to dust off your old racket or give tennis a try for the first time.”

Labour AM Mr Skates, who is also the Welsh Government’s deputy minister for culture, tourism and sport, said: “Exercise and having an active lifestyle is a subject close to my heart, so I would love to see more people in Clwyd South take up tennis this summer.

"We might even have a future Wimbledon champion on our doorstep!

“I have written to Tennis Wales to see what support they can provide to help the club expand and upgrade its facilities, which in turn would help attract more members.”

Mr Skates visited the club on Friday (June 26) to meet Mr Hughes.

He added: “I would love to help the club grow and improve in any way I can, and will update Paul as soon as I have any news from Tennis Wales.”

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