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Quadfather of tennis opens school's new court
THE “quadfather of tennis” Paralympian Peter Norfolk opened a new tennis and multi-sports court at Moyles Court School near Ringwood on Thursday.
Pupils, teachers and parents watched Mr Norfolk take the first serve as he opened the new facilities.
The 52-year-old made history at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, winning the country’s first clutch of medals for wheelchair tennis.
Budding tennis stars of the future tried out their backhands against the Paralympian, who is the ambassador of the children’s charity Sparks.
The school raised £500 for the charity, which promotes pioneering research into a range of conditions and disabilities that affect babies, children and mums-to-be.
Headmaster Greg Meakin said: “It is such a privilege to have Peter officially open our courts today and whose inspirational talk to pupils was very special, including his showing of his medals from Athens, Beijing and London.
“We are so proud to have this fantastic new facility that enables our pupils, of all sporting abilities, to practise skills and enjoy tournaments and competitions. We are committed to continue working with Sparks and Peter Norfolk.”
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