Who’s the next andy murray? Former coach serves up tennis clinic for youngsters

Andy Murray’s former coach is urging the next generation of young tennis stars to attend a David Lloyd Leisure pop-up coaching clinic at Observation Point, South Bank in London on June 27th from 11:00 to 15:00.
Mark Petchey is on the final leg of a nationwide, pre-Wimbledon tour with the UK’s leading tennis provider that has seen him hosting tennis clinics at primary schools in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
The clinics, featuring the innovative REBOwall and David Lloyd Leisure’s Tennis All Stars junior coaching programme, aim to encourage more children to take up tennis and Mark said he was delighted with response from participants so far.
The Sky Sports tennis commentator said: “I couldn’t believe the children’s enthusiasm for tennis at the three events in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. Throughout this campaign, it has been very obvious that children just need a little encouragement.
 “Once they had a racquet in their hands, the children couldn’t have been happier. Tennis isn’t only a great and fun sport to play, whatever your age or ability, but it is also a brilliant way to stay fit and active. It is an absolute pleasure to work with David Lloyd Leisure and I am looking forward to the next clinic in London.
The South Bank coaching clinic features the innovative REBOwall, which was predominantly designed for school playgrounds too small for a full-sized tennis court. It includes an adjustable rebound surface, which is angled to give a natural flight to the ball.

Mark will demonstrate the REBOwall during the clinic, supported by tennis coaches from London David Lloyd Clubs Raynes Park and Finchley, who will also showcase David Lloyd Leisure’s Tennis All Stars programme which sees 12,500 youngsters across the country playing tennis each week.

David Lloyd Leisure group racquets manager David Bulgin said: “We are always looking for new, fun and innovative ways to encourage people to pick up a racquet. Many children would love to play tennis, but don’t always have access to the courts. The REBOwall is a fantastic solution, but you can start playing tennis anywhere – whether it’s at the park or in the garden”
David Lloyd Leisure’s summer tennis drive includes hosting the LTA’s Great British Tennis Weekend 2015, with the final weekend on August 1-2. The group has also launched the LTA initiative, Tennis Tuesdays, at its racquets clubs in the London, Birmingham, Greater Manchester, Leeds and Cardiff areas to inspire more women to get on court to improve their game, while keeping fit, having fun and meeting like-minded people.
 David Lloyd Leisure and First News are teaming up to offer all schools across the UK the opportunity to win the £5000-worth REBOwall after its tour. To enter the competition and for further information, visitwww.firstnews.co.uk/competitions
To watch the roadshow in action, click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRqiQqfXWho 
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