Broughton and District Tennis Club unveil new machine used by world number two Rafael Nadal

Radio Lancashire presenter John Gilmore officially opened the courts at Broughton and District Tennis Club, where youngsters were given the chance to have a go at the sport.

Thursday, 4th April 2019, 12:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 1:14 pm
Tennis secretary and vice president Helen Ansted and Radio Lancashire's John Gilmore cut the ribbon with Ben Hollands, Bo Stirrup and Jonathan Parkinson-Sanz behind.

President Helen Ansted was delighted when the club acquired a ball machine used by world number two Rafael Nadal.

She said: “Our Ace Attack machine can project a simulated serve of up to 130mph. We challenge experienced players to face the machine so that they can find out how they would fare if facing Nadal.”

Ben Davies and coach John Varney with the new machine once used by Rafael Nadal.

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Tennis secretary and vice president Helen Ansted serves the first shot on the court.
Coach John Varney
Opening of a new outdoor court at Broughton & District Tennis Club