An indoor tennis centre has become the first in Northumberland to earn a top recognition.
Tennis@Churchill, a four-court centre based at Churchill Community College in Wallsend, has achieved Tennismark Plus Status in recognition of its excellent practice.
The facility has been praised for its safe, welcoming and inclusive environment plus high quality programme of activity.
Head coach Phil Givens said: “Tennis@Churchill has worked very hard over its short history to increase participation in tennis.
“It is a fantastic facility which provides players of all ages and abilities the chance to play in a safe and welcoming environment.
“I know this award will enable the club to go from strength to strength.
“We pride ourselves on being a unique tennis club that offers indoor tennis all year round for members and non-members at an affordable price.
“We hope that we are developing the next Davis Cup winning squad right here! ”
Tennis@Churchill offers a range of coaching sessions for children and adults. For more information visit www.tennisatchurchill.org.uk