Chatsworth Tennis Club in Carlisle welcomed ex-Davis Cup players today for a series of special coaching sessions - and they were impressed by the local talent.
The aim was to help raise money for the club's flood survival fund, after it was badly damaged by Storm Desmond. Lori Carnochan reports:
Chatsworth Tennis Club in Carlisle welcomed former David Cup stars today, in a fundraiser for the flood survival fund.
Players of all ages took part, with the juniors kicking things off in the morning.
They were coached by the likes of Danny Sapsford, who represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup for five years.
Organisers of the event say they'd love to see more people give tennis a go and would like to welcome everyone to the club.
The Davis Cup will be in the Scottish Borders today as part of a national tour.
The famous tennis trophy will be on display at the Borders Tennis Centre in Galashiels from 10am, where members of the public will have a chance to have their picture taken with it.
Only 50 tennis clubs across the UK were chosen for the tour, and it's hoped that young tennis players in the Borders will be inspired by Team GB's historic triumph in the tournament.
Four days after Britain's Davis Cup success, Judy Murray is visiting the Scottish Borders with her tennis roadshow.
Judy, whose sons Andy and Jamie led Britain to the first Davis Cup semi-final since 1981, will hold coaching sessions at the Borders Tennis Centre in Galashiels, on Thursday.
Then on Friday, she will be running sessions at Peebles Tennis Club.
Judy Murray, the mum of 2013 Wimbledon Champion Andy, is bringing her tennis roadshow to the Scottish Borders.
She'll be in Peebles next Thursday then Galashiels the day after to deliver the Tennis on the Road programme - a scheme aimed at giving parents, coaches, teachers and volunteers the tools needed to get children active and ready to play tennis.
The roadshow is visiting the Borders Tennis Centre and Peebles Tennis Club serving up action packed days for local residents. In a series of individual sessions across the two days, local children will experience some of the games that Judy played with her sons Andy and Jamie when they were younger.
Local families are being invited along to an ‘ace’ event at Bitts Park tennis courts this Saturday (18 July), between 1pm and 4pm.
Carlisle City Council and social enterprise charity GLL have lined up a packed programme of tennis activities for all the family to enjoy.
The free event is open to all abilities and ages. Activities will include:
- · Drop in tennis
- · Parent and child tennis
- · Adult and junior tennis coaching
- · Cardio tennis
- · Mini tennis coaching tasters
- · Tots tennis tasters
- · Social doubles
- · Ball machine and fastest serve
- · Wheelchair tennis.
Judy Murray, mum of former Wimbeldon Champion Andy, brought her Tennis on the Road programme back to Dumfries and Galloway on Saturday.
The tennis coach put on a number of sessions for local residents and helped in the grand opening of the Stewartry Community Sports Club.
Her Tennis on the Road programme shows parents, teachers, volunteers and sports development teams how to deliver fun tennis, coordination and competition sessions to children and adults.
Many of the games and skill-builders are based on those that Judy played with her tennis star sons Andy and Jamie when they were young.
A young tennis player from Penrith has been included in the Lawn Tennis Association's FutureStars programme... for the second year running.
Twelve year old Ali Hassan trains at Carlisle's Chatsworth Tennis Club.
He's currently ranked seventh in the country for his age group.