Regent's Park a Beacon for new players

A REGENT S Park tennis centre has been recognised by the Tennis Foundation as a provider of high quality, affordable community tennis programmes. The Will to Win Tennis Centre in Regent s Park was awarded Beacon status, which identifies the best communit

A REGENT'S Park tennis centre has been recognised by the Tennis Foundation as a provider of high quality, affordable community tennis programmes.

The Will to Win Tennis Centre in Regent's Park was awarded Beacon status, which identifies the best community tennis programmes currently run throughout the country.

Award winning sites must offer access to free tennis, affordable coaching and regular competitions for players of all ages.

Sue Mappin, executive director of the Tennis Foundation, said: "We are delighted to award Regent's Park and Hyde Park Beacon status to recognise the excellent work they are already doing with their well established community and schools' programme."

Steve Riley, director of Will to Win Tennis, said: "Achieving Beacon status confirms our position as an organisation that delivers fun, affordable, year-round tennis, getting more players playing tennis better.