Kids get swept up in tennis fever

Pro tennis coach Jonathan Sowden at  Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis Club hosts a Wimbledon themed tennis event for children from Rawdon St Peters with Westfield Infants and Junior  schools. ''Picture by Tony Johnson
Pro tennis coach Jonathan Sowden at Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis Club hosts a Wimbledon themed tennis event for children from Rawdon St Peters with Westfield Infants and Junior schools. ''Picture by Tony Johnson
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BUDDING Andy Murrays and Heather Watsons got the chance to get tips from the pros as a Leeds tennis club got into the Wimbledon spirit.

More than 90 children from three city schools visited Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis Club this week, as it celebrated the run up to the country’s most famous tennis competition, which gets underway on Monday.

Pro tennis coach Jonathan Sowden at  Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis Club hosts a Wimbledon themed tennis event for children from Rawdon St Peters with Westfield Infants and Junior  schools. ''Picture by Tony Johnson

Pro tennis coach Jonathan Sowden at Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis Club hosts a Wimbledon themed tennis event for children from Rawdon St Peters with Westfield Infants and Junior schools. ''Picture by Tony Johnson

An inter-school tournament was held, with the club’s pro tennis coach Jonathan Sowden offering tips and advice.

Yesterday afternoon it was the turn of youngsters from Rawdon St Peters and Westfield Infants and Junior schools to try their best backhand.

Pro tennis coach Jonathan Sowden at  Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis Club hosts a Wimbledon themed tennis event for children from Rawdon St Peters with Westfield Infants and Junior  schools. ''Picture by Tony Johnson

Pro tennis coach Jonathan Sowden at Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis Club hosts a Wimbledon themed tennis event for children from Rawdon St Peters with Westfield Infants and Junior schools. ''Picture by Tony Johnson

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