It’s net unusual for pupils to get tennis advice

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ENTHUSIASTIC Bishopbriggs pupils were given the chance to really raise a racket recently.

Youngsters netted quality tennis coaching thanks to a newly-formed partnership between Wester Cleddens Primary School and Bishopbriggs Tennis Club.

P3 and P4 pupils took part in six weeks of after-school coaching sessions led by club coach Allwyn Crawford.

There are now plans to offer sessions – organised by Active Schools – to other year groups, in addition to the club coach delivering sessions during the school day and inviting pupils along to the club at the start of the season.

It is also hoped this is the first of many schools in Bishopbriggs who will link up with the club.

Lyndsey Jackson, Active Schools co-ordinator, said: “East Dunbartonshire Active Schools Team are always keen to develop links with local sports clubs and the partnership with Bishopbriggs Tennis Club is one example of this.

“It is great to see the children having such a good time, whilst trying a sport they have the opportunity to take part in for many years to come.”

Pictured above are some of the children who took part along with Lyndsey Jackson, Allwyn Crawford (centre) and Wester Cleddens head teacher Paul Meehan.