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Olympic medalist Emms opens new padel tennis court

PUBLISHED: 13:28 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:28 24 April 2018

Gail Emms with coaching staff at Regents Park Tennis Centre

Gail Emms with coaching staff at Regents Park Tennis Centre

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Olympic badminton silver medalist Gail Emms MBE launched a new padel tennis court at Regents Park Tennis Centre this week.

Olympic badminton medalist Gail Emms tries her hand at padel tennis at Regents Park Tennis CentreOlympic badminton medalist Gail Emms tries her hand at padel tennis at Regents Park Tennis Centre

Emms tested herself against some of the park’s ‘Will to Win’ coaching staff whilst soaking up the sun.

And playing on the brand new court with head coach Kingsley Harris against Will to Win CEO Steve Riley, Sports Manager Hugo Hutchison and Coach Oscar Wynne, Emms was cheered on by a group of spectators on the side lines.

Riley said: “It’s marvellous Gail Emms on our courts. It’s fantastic and a great demo of how different racket skills are inter changeable. We see padel tennis as a great way to introduce racket sports to families and friends in a social and fun way.”

Harris added: “Gail has only just started playing but was absolutely brilliant. It shows how easy it is to pick up the game.”

Gail Emms is an ambassador for Active Cover, a new insurance product for amateur sports people.


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