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'Ace' idea from Panacea

The medical company Panacea Pharma Projects has had an ‘ace’ idea to encourage more children to take up tennis.

The company’s donating £15,000 to Albany Tennis Club over the next three years to fund its mini-tennis programme.

The sport is played on smaller courts, using softer tennis balls and shorter racquets.

Albany has 65 children on its mini-tennis scheme, coached by Colin Hanbidge who spent a number of years coaching in Scotland – one of his pupils was tennis star Andy Murray.

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