Tarka Tennis Centre will be offering free adult coaching following the appointment of Steve Bishop as its community tennis officer in a joint venture with the LTA.

The centre will be running free sessions at the end of each month, on a Wednesday 12noon-1pm and Friday 6pm-7pm.

Steve will also be working with the Falcons Gymnastics and North Devon Road Runners, who are both based at Tarka, to create some fun tennis tournaments for adults and children.

With the addition of the Falcons, runners, mini football and a pilates studio, the centre now sees some 3,000 people through its doors every week.