Monday, September 04, 2006
Tennis Ace Opens Refurbished Courts
Saturday saw Wimbledon contender Sarah Borwell return to her roots to promote tennis in the region. Curently ranked third in the UK, Middlesbrough-born Sarah opened Saltburn Tennis Club's newly refurbished courts. Giving up time between international competitions, Sarah also passed on skills to junior members at the club, in Marske Mill Lane. Project manager Jon Garvey said: "It was a real honour to have Sarah come back to Teesside and open the new courts. A lot of time and effort has gone into providing these courts, which also has disabled access. We would like to see more disabled players progress in the sport and use our facitlites." After the ribbon-cutting the day's activities included an exhibition wheelchair match by local players.The club provides junior and senior coaching, with sessions for all levels and ages of players. New members are welcome.