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Murray surprises Pershore’s tennis aces

Evesham Editorial 11th Mar, 2020   0

A VISIT from Sir Andy Murray made Pershore Tennis Centre (PTC) members’ day when they played at Roehampton at the weekend.

PTC head coach Steve Bauer supported Pershore’s Kaoru Tsuzaki with other players from across the UK to take part in the DSActive tennis competition at the National Tennis Centre in London on Saturday.

Kaoru was delighted with his performance and had a surprise visit from Murray who made time away from his training schedule to meet the players.

Steve and his team based at PTC run weekly classes to encourage players with Down Syndrome – as well as wheelchair users and participants with visual impairment – to not only enjoy tennis but also continue to grow their programme with the introduction of an exciting new schedule of opportunities for competitive play.

The award-winning head coach was recently handed the Disability Programme of the Year award 2019 for his successes on court at Herefordshire & Worcestershire LTA annual County Awards and League Presentations and is focused on increasing opportunities for all.

Steve said: “Well done to Kaoru who had a first-class experience in managing to reach the semi-finals in his first tennis competition! It was great to see all the players having a great time competing.”

Kaoru is part of PTC’s Down Syndrome weekly tennis group and is aiming to compete at the National Special Olympic Summer Games in Liverpool 2021.

Steve added: “We’re a very open club and encourage everybody to take up lessons whatever their ability. We pride ourselves on giving everyone a top class tennis experience and continue to introduce new opportunities for all of our players.”

PTC will be hosting a learning disability tennis competition on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31. Contact the club for details.

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