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Chatsworth tennis club welcomes Davis Cup stars

Youngsters being put through their paces Credit: ITV Border

Chatsworth Tennis Club in Carlisle welcomed former David Cup stars today, in a fundraiser for the flood survival fund.

"We really were badly hit by the flooding in 2015.

"Whilst we are ticking over, insurance and things like that are very difficult to get off the back of the flood so that's been very difficult and obviously we need to look at safeguarding the future of the club."

– Colin Dunbar, Head Coach
Chatsworth Tennis Club Credit: ITV Border

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.

"I am actually really impressed. I've visited probably about 150 clubs over the past two or three years and in all honesty the kids here are some of the best i've seen so you're clearly doing something right."

– Danny Sapsford
Danny Sapsford Credit: ITV Border

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.