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Double Delight for Heron's Andrea!

A proud Andrea

It's a cliché, but it is also a fact that sport really can change lives and this past weekend saw an event that helped to consolidate and highlight some of the great changes and progress that tennis has brought to a lady player at Heron.

Andrea Weston is a wheelchair tennis player who probably would have laughed in your face, politely of course, if you had suggested that she would one day be winning wheelchair tennis tournaments. Well that is precisely what happened last weekend with Andrea winning both the ladies singles and the ladies doubles at the recent Plymouth Winter Wheelchair Open.
It would be true to say that Andrea has had to face more than her fair share of adversity and difficulty over the past few years and that she has had some very low times and yet the friendships, challenges and motivation to keep going that tennis has brought to her life have been hugely important in helping her through these. Her dedication and strength of character have been a huge credit to her and a great inspiration to others.

Andrea playing a forehand

Andrea has worked really hard to get her tennis to her current level and she is till determined to go much further, but the wheelchair programme at Heron isn't only about high flyers. Anyone who would like to come and join our friendly group and have a go is very welcome and you do not need to be a wheelchair user. If you have mobility difficulties and/or would simply like to try wheelchair tennis, please just give Paul Roberts a call at Heron on 01637 877 555 and everything can be arranged. There are specialist chairs for you to borrow and it's really possible for you to have fun whatever level you are at.

The event at Plymouth was a really well run competition and thanks must go to Mark Blackler, event organiser, and to Sue Eames, tournament referee, for giving all of the players such an enjoyable weekend of tennis competition.

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