Tennis club plans 12-hour marathon

The tennis club's courts at Dukes Park.

The tennis club's courts at Dukes Park.

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Bridlington Lawn Tennis Club will be running a 12-hour marathon of non-stop tennis for members of the public on Saturday, June 18, at their Dukes Park base.

Club president Dr Anthony Clarke said: “The club is really looking forward to opening up our facilities to the public to promote the fun of playing tennis.

“This is another special event during the club’s celebratory centenary year.

“We hope to welcome as many people as possible to play tennis for half an hour slots, to raise funds jointly for the Kingfisher Trust Café and the club. 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Kingfisher Trust Café for the feeding and support of homeless people locally.

“There will be a charge of £1 per adult and 50p per child and the public are welcome to drop in any time between 8am and 8pm.

“Rackets can be provided if needed and donations to cover the cost of refreshments will be appreciated. Families and individuals of all ages are welcome to attend.”

In addition to non-stop tennis on hard and grass courts, there will be a fastest serve competition at 10am and 3pm using a speed gun and, thanks to a donation from The Lords Foeffees of Bridlington, the club will also have their recently acquired lobster ball machine in use, much to the delight of junior members who have been having great fun using the machine to practise their timing and striking of the ball.

For further enquiries please contact bridtennis@live.co.uk or Penny on 07754 587973.