Have a racket at badminton tournament

NORTH Tynesiders are being invited to raise a racket at a fun badminton tournament.

North Tyneside Council is holding an adults’ competition in partnership with No Strings Badminton.

It is open to anyone over the age of 16. Entries will not be accepted from league or county players.

There are three events – men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

Players will also have the opportunity to take part in skills challenges, with prizes for all the events.

The games will take place at Hadrian Leisure Centre in St Peter’s Road, Wallsend, on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

Entries cost £3 per event or £5 for singles and doubles.

To enter, complete an application form, available from all the borough’s leisure centres or by emailing yearofthegames@northtyneside.gov.uk, and return it to the leisure centre reception.

The closing date for applications is Friday, June 22.