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Wright wins gong
10:00am Friday 2nd November 2012 in Sport
A TENNIS coach from Stourbridge has won an award for his efforts with Kidderminster Tennis Club.
Tony Wright was named coach of the year at Wyre Forest District Council Sports Awards last week.
Since he joined the club in April last year the number of youngsters from the area has increased from a handful to nearly 40.
Wright is a highly qualified LTA coach, and is also a Spanish RPT and American PTR licensed instructor.
However, his sole goal is to help the town’s youngsters improve their skills.
“Kidderminster are a club open to children of all backgrounds,” commented Wright.
“Children from the areas around it are welcome to come along and take part.
“Unlike other clubs, there are rackets provided and we want them to have a lifelong love of sport.”
The club will install new floodlights and changing rooms after receiving a £45,940 grant from the Olympic legacy fund.
This will increase the available court time and allow usage throughout the year at Kidderminster’s Baxter Gardens home on Birmingham Road.