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3 July 2014

Wigan Premier League 4 Sport tennis team are joint winners in tennis tournament

Four of our youngsters who take part in the Community Trust’s Premier League 4 Sport tennis scheme competed and were joint winners in a competition at the National Tennis Centre today.

The event saw fourteen teams from across the country take part, with representatives from football teams including Manchester City, Stoke City and Nottingham County.

The Wigan girls’ doubles team won their event, whilst the boys’ doubles team finished third, resulting in the team as a whole winning jointly with Stoke City.

The teams travelled down to the National Tennis Centre for the competition, where they first watched tennis star Maria Sharapova training following her Wimbledon knockout.

They then competed against other teams throughout the day, before the girls played their final against a team from Swansea City FC.

All four students, who study at Fred Longworth High School in Tyldesley, were chosen to represent Wigan after taking part in the Premier League 4 Sports tennis scheme that is held at the school.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust run several Premier League 4 Sports projects in locations across the borough. The scheme is hosted by the Premier League, Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust and funded by a partnership with the UK Government.

The project provides hundreds of young people with opportunities to take part in six Olympic sports: athletics, badminton, basketball, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.

For more information on our Premier League 4 Sport project and locations, please contact Zac Taylor, our Premier League 4 Sport co-ordinator, at

Alternatively, details of times and locations of events can be found on our summer calendar, which can be downloaded via the Community section of our website

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