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TENNIS PLAYERS REPRESENT LATICS AT WIMBLEDON

8 July 2016

Community Trust team reach quarter finals of Premier League 4 Sport tennis competition.

A team of tennis players who join in with Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Premier League 4 Sport programme represented Latics at a national competition at Wimbledon yesterday.

The team, made up of Ellie Toone, Charlotte Naylor, Max Boardman and Ethan Barrett from Fred Longworth High School beat teams from Bolton Wanderers, Portsmouth, Southampton and West Ham on their way to the quarter finals, before a tough Aston Villa side knocked them out of the competition.

Ahead of taking part in the competition, the team had the fantastic opportunity to watch Britain’s number 1 Andy Murray in centre court action at Wimbledon, as he secured his place in the semi-finals in a five set thriller against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust run the Premier League 4 Sport programme in and around Wigan, providing young people with the chance to play a variety of sports including athletics, badminton, basketball, netball, table tennis, tennis and volleyball as well as hockey.

This summer Premier League 4 Sport tennis sessions will take place throughout summer at Wigan Youth Zone on Thursdays from 6.00 – 7.00pm.

To find out more about the Premier League 4 Sport programme, please contact Zac Taylor, project co-ordinator, on 01942 488 530 or email z.taylor@wiganathletic.com.

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