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Simon Hughes takes up tennis at Tanner Street

Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Simon Hughes took up a challenge from a local coach this weekend and enjoyed a game of tennis at Tanner Street Park.

Simon Hughes takes up tennis at Tanner Street
Simon Hughes MP and Denis McMillan at Tanner Street Park

Denis McMillan threw down the gauntlet to the MP at his regular constituency surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The local LTA qualified tennis coach wanted to show first-hand the benefits of proper tennis coaching for local adults and children.

Simon Hughes said: "With Wimbledon upon us again, I was glad to accept Denis's challenge for a bit of local tennis coaching.

"Local tennis coaches like Denis can help a lot.

"Denis runs a community interest company and is keen to offer tennis coaching to anybody locally with an interest in the sport.

Denis McMillan said: "Simon definitely has a natural instinct for tennis and chased the ball like an 18-year-old."

• Open-air big screens with live Wimbledon coverage can be found at Bankside Mix and The Scoop at More London

• Contact Denis McMillan on denisthecoach@yahoo.co.uk for more details of his tennis coaching social enterprise.

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