North Tyneside School Ace Tennis Event At Westminster
Monkseaton High School represented Newcastle United at Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) tennis tournament in London on Wednesday 17 June.
The year nine pupils, who attend the PL4S satellite club every week, were only one of six Premier League clubs to be invited to the British Tennis event in the shadow of London’s Elizabeth Tower- home to Big Ben.
The event will showcase the collaboration between British Tennis and Premier League as the tennis season begins in earnest.Launched in 2009 as an Olympic Legacy programme, PL4S continues to grow and now delivers 12 non-football sports through 34 professional football clubs.
The Magpies were playing alongside Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke, Wigan and Aston Villa for the afternoon tournament, battling it out to be the Premier League 4 Sport’s top tennis team.
Joanne McCallum, PE teacher from Monkseaton High School said:
“This is the second year Monkseaton High School have been involved in the Premier League 4 Sport tennis programme linked to Newcastle United.
“A number of our students have gained Tennis Leadership Awards and around 15 girls regularly take part in cardio tennis after school.
“The opportunity to showcase how successful the programme is at Westminster will be an unforgettable day”
Ex- Chelsea and England legend, Graeme Le Saux and Judy Murray, mother of tennis ace, Andy Murray were in attendance to discuss the importance of supporting the sporting development of young people.
Assitant Head Teacher at Monkseaton High School, Kerry Davison said:
“The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were at times in awe of their surroundings!
“It has been great being part of the Premier League 4 Sport programme and it was even better to have been one of the lucky few school to be have been able to play at the Westminster event.”
Amy Davison, part of the Monkseaton team spoke of the day:
“It was a great opportunity to represent Newcastle United Foundation in a tennis tournament at Westminster and was a dream come true to play tennis alongside Judy Murray.”
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