Phil Leighton brought the LTA Schools Roadshow to the Islington Tennis Centre and Gym.

Phil and the Centre's tennis development team visited 10 schools during curriculum time and canvassed a further 12 schools and Leisure Centres throughout the borough.

This culminated in a free open weekend where almost 300 children attended and were exposed to the Fun Factory which is an exciting way of introducing kids to tennis.

As a result there was almost 90 sign-ups throughout the week-end despite a power cut which disabled all our IT systems!

Tennis Development Team member James Mott said ‘ What a fantastic opportunity for Islington’s school kids and perhaps we may have inspired another Andy Murray or Johanna Konta’