Tennis ace Rusedski set to visit Portsmouth’s tennis centre

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TENNIS ace Greg Rusedski is set to attend the official opening of Portsmouth’s new tennis centre today.

The former British number one is due to visit the centre next to the Mountbatten Centre in Stamshaw, which is due to be opened by Lord Mayor of Portsmouth councillor Lynne Stagg.

The centre is managed by Parkwood Leisure and funded by £834,387 from The Lawn Tennis Association and £332,824 from council funds.

It hosts four indoor courts, six outdoor courts and eight indoor mini tennis courts.

Already 1,100 tennis enthusiasts have used the centre to enjoy a range of activities for adults and children.

Cllr Lee Hunt said: ‘Tennis in Portsmouth is a big hitter, with more and more people getting involved.

‘After the Olympic gold medal success and Wimbledon victory for Andy Murray, plus silver in the mixed doubles with Laura Robson, and American Open Grand Slam win, alongside many worldwide junior winners, this a really exciting time for British and Portsmouth tennis.’

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