State-of-the-art new courts at Westward Ho! Tennis Club have been officially opened.

The courts were opened by Sir Simon Day, the president of Devon Lawn Tennis Association.

The occasion was very well attended by many of the people who have played a part in achieving this major milestone for the club – the first in long-term plan to develop an indoor sporting centre for all.

The opening ceremony was followed by an afternoon of community play, introducing disability tennis to the club and giving the youngest tots a great time while teaching them some ball skills.

There was also coaching for the older children in all age ranges and abilities, guidance for novice adults with no tennis experience and some friendly doubles, with a mix of visitors and club members.

As ever at the Ho!, the afternoon was accompanied by a vast selection of home-made refreshments.