WE are fast approaching what would usually be considered “tennis season.”

With major championships such as Wimbledon and the French Open on the horizon, the moving from winter to spring usually signifies the dusting-off of rackets.

While coronavirus may well put paid to any majors and indeed recreational tennis for the foreseeable future, but LiveWire managed to squeeze in their annual tennis roadshow.

It was their biggest yet, too, as more than 2,500 schoolchildren across the town enjoyed a taste of the game earlier this month.

For the third year running, tennis coaches from LiveWire, working in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, aimed to show local children and their families that tennis is for everyone, no matter what age or ability they are.

Staff visited 18 primary schools while two open events at Birchwood Leisure Centre and Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub were attended by more than 700 people.

“This year's Tennis Roadshow and Open Days were fantastic events for Warrington families and pupils to enjoy and take part in,” said LiveWire Tennis Development Manager Alex Day said.

“The open days were full of various activities and inflatable games that kept all children entertained, despite having little or no previous tennis experience.

“We're delighted to be able to run these types of events for our community, continuing to work alongside the LTA to help increase participation in the sport of tennis across the Warrington area."

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