Tennis club's open day success

Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb with David Attwood, vice chairman of Thornbury Tennis Club, at the club's open day  (7677992)

Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb with David Attwood, vice chairman of Thornbury Tennis Club, at the club's open day (7677992)

First published in News
Last updated

TENNIS players welcomed visitors to an open day in Thornbury as part of a campaign to get more people playing.

The event was hosted by Thornbury Tennis Club for the Great British Tennis Weekend scheme, which involves free coaching being given to people of all ages and abilities at venues around the country.

Among those who went along to the Thornbury courts on the Mundy Playing Fields was the town's MP Steve Webb, who was shown the club's facilities and learnt more about plans to refurbish the clubhouse.

The club received a grant of £50,000 from the Sport England Lottery Fund, with support from Mr Webb, for the project and the club hopes to invite him back next spring once the work has been done.

Despite intermittent rain, there was plenty of enthusiasm for the tennis sessions run on the day.

Anyone who missed the event and would like to see the club's courts can do so on Saturday when they will be open as part of Thornbury carnival.

More information is also available on the club's website.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:39pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Freda Piles says...

Very nice Mr Webb and perhaps you could see your way to 'serve' the pensioners that you are responsible to and remove the 'fault' that stops them getting a fully indexed pension. Clause 20 and regulation3 make a 'double fault' situation and more 'love' for you fellow man would not go amiss but it will need you to 'play' the game and show no 'advantage' to the majority and deny the minority.
You know very well that this 'game' is 'over' and justice must be done.
Game, set and 'match' the indexation !
Very nice Mr Webb and perhaps you could see your way to 'serve' the pensioners that you are responsible to and remove the 'fault' that stops them getting a fully indexed pension. Clause 20 and regulation3 make a 'double fault' situation and more 'love' for you fellow man would not go amiss but it will need you to 'play' the game and show no 'advantage' to the majority and deny the minority. You know very well that this 'game' is 'over' and justice must be done. Game, set and 'match' the indexation ! Freda Piles
  • Score: 9

5:04am Sat 5 Jul 14

scouser27 says...

Mr Webb, the way you have misled pensioners and blatenly forcibly (clause 20 ) pushed the issue of the frozen (static) state pensioners living in some but not all overseas countries, to one side. I have take issue with you influencing the lottery commission to giving 50,000 tennis club, whilst ignoring pensioners in UK starving and possibly dieing of hyperthemia. Some may look at this as buying votes.
Mr Webb, the way you have misled pensioners and blatenly forcibly (clause 20 ) pushed the issue of the frozen (static) state pensioners living in some but not all overseas countries, to one side. I have take issue with you influencing the lottery commission to giving 50,000 tennis club, whilst ignoring pensioners in UK starving and possibly dieing of hyperthemia. Some may look at this as buying votes. scouser27
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree