Moreton Morrell was proud to host a visit from HRH Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex on Monday as part of the Tennis Challenge 2018. The Earl met with pupils from Stratford upon Avon, KES Stratford, Kineton and Warwick Schools who attended a tennis masterclass taken by our head professional Tom Granville. Arriving as Tom was taking the class through some serves the earl was happy to join in showing the group some serves of his own.
As Patron of the Tennis and Rackets Association Prince Edward is a keen Real Tennis player and set himself the challenge of playing on all of the world courts (approx. 50) this year. The Tennis Challenge 2018 also combines another of the Earl's interests as it aims to raise money for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme as well as introducing the game of Real tennis to the next generation of players. As a club we at Moreton Morrell are pleased to be able to support both causes and welcomed the sight of so many youngsters enjoying our court.
Following a lunch reception the Earl played three sets of tennis with members watched by the students and guests of the club. For one of the matches Tom stepped out of the markers seat making way for Shottery School pupil Sacha who is learning Real Tennis marking as part of her D of E award programme.