29th Nov, 2020

Westacre Middle School's girls and their mums 'have an ace time' at She Rallies tennis sessions

Droitwich Editorial 3rd Jul, 2018 Updated: 4th Jul, 2018

A TENNIS treat was served to girls from Westacre Middle School who took part in ‘She Rallies’ – a drive to empower and increase the number of women playing and coaching tennis.

The 32 year five pupils enjoyed four successful sessions led by Margaret Hughes, from Friends of Westacre, completing the Miss Hits programme.

She worked with Judy Murray and Tina Manning, the local ambassador at David Lloyd Worcester, to become an ambassador.

And on Tuesday the mums of the girls joined them for a session and to celebrate the start of Wimbledon. The session concluded sharing strawberries and cream.

The school’s deputy headteacher Paul Barber said: “We are always encouraging our pupils to try new things and to get involved in as many different sports as possible.

“To be able to work alongside people from the She Rallies team has been a wonderful experience for us as a school and a fantastic opportunity for the girls involved.”

The project aims to provide starter training and competitions to women in the community who may not have tried tennis before and it is hoped more will take up the sport as their long-term activity.

It comes at a good time for tennis in Droitwich following the official opening of the new £40,000 courts in the Lido Park in May.

Story by Scarlett Brunning.

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