Children taking part in the Alive Tennis Schools Festival. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

A number of West Norfolk pupils got in the Wimbledon spirit as they took part in a tennis festival.

Ahead of the tournament, which was held at Lynnsport in King’s Lynn, children at a number of primary schools received tennis coaching from members of King’s Lynn Community Football over two months.

Around 130 children competed at the sport centre’s first school tennis festival which was held last Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

Pupils from Brancaster, Sedgeford, Docking, Dersingham, Sandringham and West Newton primary schools took part as well as pupils from Whitefriars, Ashwicken, and Flitcham Church of England schools.

Docking Primary School won the Your Local Paper trophy for the highest score overall and Whitefriars Primary Academy took second place.

“The ethos around the day was fun and participation, the children really enjoyed it,” said  Alive Leisure’s tennis development manager Jodie McGill.

“We were really lucky with the weather – it wasn’t too hot or cold to play.”

Your Local Paper managing director Alan Taylor said he was delighted to hear of Docking Primary School’s win.

He said: “All at YLP would like to congratulate Docking Primary School on the first YLP trophy in conjunction with Alive Leisure. We hope it gets put in pride of place.”

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