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Manchester Calls for Emerging Tennis Champions

With Tim Henman approaching his twilight years, he'll soon be taken out to the old Tennis pasture and shot. Luckily, Manchester has valiantly upped the ante to find a replacement and Britain's next big hope.

Published on March 27th 2006.


Manchester Calls for Emerging Tennis Champions

With Tim Henman approaching his twilight years, he'll soon be taken out to the old Tennis pasture and shot. Luckily, Manchester has valiantly upped the ante to find a replacement and Britain's next big hope.

Sunday 2nd April is 'Search for a Tennis Champion' fun day at Manchester Tennis Centre, Sportcity, and the most inspired gut-stringed (do they still make racket strings that way?) youngsters will be offered a place on the Junior Tennis Performance Programmes held at Sportcity, and Didsbury's Northern Lawn Tennis Club.

The aim of the event is to offer the most enthusiastic and capable five-to-sixteen year olds the chance to get involved with Tennis, smack their balls about, and achieve their sporting potential, regardless of previous experience. Those who attend the event will be invited to join school clubs at their local venue.

Home to the event, Sportcity, was a regular to the 2002 Commonwealth Games and boasts six indoor and six outdoor Tennis Courts as well as two water based hockey pitches, if you think solid ground is for wimps.

This tennis extravaganza is being funded by Manchester City Council's Leisure Department alongside the Manchester Tennis Development Group and is being supported by Slazenger, Hi-Tec, sportsdiscount.com and the Manchester Evening News.

This tennis extravaganza is being funded by Manchester City Council's Leisure Department alongside the Manchester Tennis Development Group and is being supported by Slazenger, Hi-Tec, sportsdiscount.com and the Manchester Evening News.

Councillor Mark Hackett, executive member for culture and leisure, at Manchester City Council, said: "Following the success of the Commonwealth Games, Manchester has been looking at a variety of ways to develop the sporting ability of the city's young people. We have sports development officers trained to nurture the talent and enthusiasm of young people and to focus their attention on honing their skills. This event is a great opportunity for people who are interested in tennis, to progress."

To book a place on the fun day for a sporty child, phone Tennis Centre Reception on 0161 220 3840.

'Search for a Tennis Champion' fun day at Manchester Tennis Centre, Sportcity, Sunday 2nd April

Stephen Fairbanks
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