British Tennis has teamed up with the Premier League to offer a unique opportunity for children involved in the Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) scheme to play tennis in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.
The LTA and the Tennis Foundation in partnership with PL4S transformed New Palace Yard into a hive of tennis activity as young people from across the country representing Wigan, Stoke, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur football clubs took part in the day's activities.
Judy Murray, Graeme Le Saux and a host of Parliamentarians joined in the fun to help British Tennis and PL4S showcase the innovative partnership between the two sports.
The PL4S initiative offers the opportunity for young people to take part in sport outside of school and the chance to take part in a range of sports including netball, athletics and volleyball.
The partnership with British Tennis is now in its third year and over 3,500 young people have been involved in the tennis programme to date. This scheme, using the strength and recognition of the Premier League brand, allows British Tennis to take the sport to new audiences and engage young people who may not have previously had the opportunity to play.
Each Premier League Club has a dedicated coordinator who works with sports clubs and schools in their community to maximise the opportunities for taking part in a wide range of sport. British Tennis is working with 20 football clubs across England promoting tennis.
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