Van Willerton - Tennis Operations Manager, Midlands - Feb 2014.
'Hi all, this story sends a tingle down my spine! Just Youth Voice 21 article or tennis ace Elise Dennis. It plays great testimony to building a community indoor tennis centre in Tipton, which really is serving Sandwell residents so well. It gives those who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to play tennis a chance to ‘be the best that they can be’. Elise is proving that her best is ‘top class’ and well done to her and her family in their journey so far. Praise too - to all the dedicated support staff at Tipton Sports Academy and Sandwell Leisure Trust for helping more people play tennis more often, as well as setting up pathways for developing local talented players like Elise.I’ll pass this story on to my colleagues both within the LTA and Tennis Foundation. Well done team and keep up the good work. Cheers, Van.'