New tennis academy to train Exmouth youngsters

PUBLISHED: 10:03 17 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:24 17 November 2016

Exmouth community college students Lucas Urquiza,Darcie Morton and Ben Johnson at the launch of the tennis academy with coach Derek Blackmore,head teacher Tony Alexander,CEO of LED Peter Gilpin,head of PE Stuart Lowe,tennis centre manager Jo Louis and coach Liam Storey. Ref exe 45-16TI 1712. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth community college students Lucas Urquiza,Darcie Morton and Ben Johnson at the launch of the tennis academy with coach Derek Blackmore,head teacher Tony Alexander,CEO of LED Peter Gilpin,head of PE Stuart Lowe,tennis centre manager Jo Louis and coach Liam Storey. Ref exe 45-16TI 1712. Picture: Terry Ife

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Budding Andy Murrays from Exmouth Community College are being given the chance to hone their skills with the launch of a new tennis academy.

The academy, a joint venture between the college and LED Leisure’s Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre, offers a 10-hours-per-week programme for talented youngsters to develop all aspects of their game, with high-quality, professional coaching provided by the tennis centre staff, alongside academic mentoring.

College head of PE Stuart Lowe said: “We are able to offer a unique opportunity for talented tennis players to further develop the talents they have.”

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