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Anyone for Tennis? Exciting year ahead for local club planned

John Freeman

International player Tiero, from the Philippines, at Lancaster Tennis Club. Photo: Lancaster Tennis Club

Lancaster Tennis Club in Lune Road (is launching its new tennis season with an Open Day on Saturday 29th March for anyone interested in trying out tennis and maybe becoming the next Andy Murray.

The event, which runs from 2.00 - 4.00pm, is for both adults and juniors, from aged five upwards, and is free of charge.  No prior registration is needed – just turn up – and the Club can provide balls and racquets

In other news for the Club, they have announced they now have wheelchair facilities and in 2014 will be offering sessions especially for wheelchair athletes - special wheelchairs have been obtained, funded through the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust and from Lancashire Sport.

Friday 18th April sees the Club’s usual popular adult round robin Good Friday tournament, starting at 10.30am.  This is a great opportunity for existing and new adult players to dust off their racquets and play good tennis in a very social environment.

Again, no prior registration is required and only a very modest fee of £3 is charged. There will prizes for the winners, refreshments available and a raffle.  Just turn up on the day to play and enjoy.

Any queries about the tournament should be made to Paddy Maher on tel: 07764 251430.

The Dan Maskell Tennis
Trust was set up in 1997 and named after the late Dan Maskell, who was
known affectionately as the “voice of Wimbledon” during his time as the
BBC’s top tennis commentator. Dan was passionately interested in the
rehabilitation of disabled people following his work as the RAF’s first
ever Rehabilitation Officer. His daughter Robin carries on the work of
the Trust as one of its Vice-President’s and Trustees.
Its aims, among others, are to provide specialist tennis wheelchairs for individuals, clubs, special schools and centres running disability programmes.

The Lancashire Sport Partnership is one of 49 sub-regional sport
partnerships operating across England. As a County Sport Partnership they are funded by Sport England, by agencies to deliver specific
projects on their behalf, by local government and by private

• Any queries about these events can be made to Susan Lucas on tel: 07771 734920 or email:; or visit