Record numbers of volunteers and coaches attended the Tennis Wales Roadshows, which have toured the country through October.

The roadshows visited nine venues – Newtown, Colwyn Bay, Wrexham, Haverfordwest, Brecon, Newport, Swansea, Penarth and Taffs Well.

A record 83 volunteers and coaches attended the events, with 43 venues and two local authorities represented.

“The aim was to update and inform the tennis community and its partners on latest developments across a range of initiatives, including the hugely successful Great British Tennis Weekends, improvements to the Tennismark scheme, and updates on competitions and disability tennis,” said Tennis Wales national participation manager, Pam Griffiths.

“But it wasn’t all one-way – there were lively discussions and we received a lot of really valuable feedback.”

South Powys sports development manager Matt James, who attended the Brecon event, said: “The clubs and coaches that attended will certainly have been impressed with both Tennis Wales’ honest and intelligent approach and with the excellent online tools that are now available to clubs, to help them recruit and retain more members”.

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