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Tennis charity launches more sites 

20 Jul 18

Tennis For Free, which already has sites in Hednesford, Lichfield and Sandwell, is launching at four sites in Walsall and one in Great Barr…

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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 18th July 2018 

18 Jul 18

18th July 2018 In this week’s show: Natalie – achiever of the year 2017 talks to the Monday club; Tennis, the sport of kings; the return of the Typewriter read by Sue; Cliff recalls the Big Drought and Dave has been to the Good Food Show …

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Otters on the ball 

15 Jul 18

The men’s singles final will be in full swing at Wimbledon this afternoon but DZG otters are already on the ball! Our Asiatic short-clawed otter parents Buddy and Keyah and their littles ones have been enjoying a game of their own after keepers …

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Walsall wood BMX track, the best days! 

11 Jul 18

Phil Atkinson generously supplied the above, wonderful gallery with the simple statement ‘Walsall wood BMX track, the best days.

Petra Kvitova retains Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham 

24 Jun 18

Petra Kvitova fights back to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham.

Kvitova sets up Birmingham final against Rybarikova 

23 Jun 18

Defending champion Petra Kvitova reaches the final of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, where she will face Magdalena Rybarikova.

The Birmingham streets where amazing things happened – but you’d never know 

23 Jun 18

Cluedo, tennis and pacemakers were invented in Birmingham – but you could walk past and never know…

Nature Valley Classic: Petra Kvitova beats Julia Goerges to reach semi-finals 

22 Jun 18

Defending champion Petra Kvitova beats Julia Goerges in straight sets to reach the Nature Valley Classic semi-finals in Birmingham.

Nature Valley Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches quarter-finals in Birmingham 

21 Jun 18

Defending champion Petra Kvitova battles windy conditions in Birmingham to reach the quarter-finals with win over Daria Gavrilova.

Birmingham Classic: Naomi Osaka retires against Dalila Jakupovic with injury 

20 Jun 18

Japan’s Naomi Osaka retires from her second round match against Dalila Jakupovic in Birmingham with an abdominal problem.

Tennis fans served a double fault as big screen in Lichfield city centre won’t return for 2018 Wimbledon tournament 

20 Jun 18

Tennis fans in Lichfield have been served a double fault after it emerged a giant screen showing Wimbledon would not be re-appearing this summer.

Yoga in the Park – Saturday morning 

20 Jun 18

Yoga in the beautiful Moseley Park – what better way to start a lovely summer’s day.

Birmingham Classic: Johanna Konta beaten by Petra Kvitova 

19 Jun 18

British number one Johanna Konta is knocked out in the first round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.

Birmingham Classic: Karolina Pliskova beaten by Magdalena Rybarikova in first round 

18 Jun 18

Third seed Karolina Pliskova is knocked out in the first round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham by Magdalena Rybarikova.

Underground ping-pong bar Serve is opening in Birmingham city centre 

15 Jun 18

There will be food, cocktails and table tennis masterclasses for all the family…

Maria Sharapova withdraws from Birmingham to be fully fit for Wimbledon 

13 Jun 18

Maria Sharapova withdraws from next week’s WTA event in Birmingham in order to be fully fit for her return to Wimbledon after a three-year absence.

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Saturday July 14, 2018: Disability Sport & Swimming Day 

27 May 18

The Rotary Club of The Wrekin are opening this event to the whole District.

Street sport free activities returns for spring half-term 

27 May 18

FREE sporting activities for young people are returning to Tamworth parks this half-term as a result of a successful programme of sporting events called ‘Street Sport’ .

Vehicles parking fully on the pavement. Elderly and Mothers with pushchairs having to walk on the road to get past. Extremely dangerous., 26th May 

26 May 18

This problem is at its worst every Friday between 12.00 and 14.00 with people illegally parking to attend the local mosque.

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Play touchtennis with us this summer 

21 May 18

As part of Activate’s Final Fabulous Summer of Sport, we are thrilled to partnering with the Tennis Foundation to offer free touchtennis sessions for anyone identifying as L,G,B or T in Cannon Hill Park during June and July 2018.

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Dan Maskell Tennis Trust 

21 May 18

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to special schools, disability groups and associations etc.

Birmingham Classic: Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova in 2018 line-up 

9 May 18

Organisers of the Nature Valley Birmingham Classic say this year’s line-up is “one of the strongest in the tournament’s 37-year history”.

Fly tipping / rats / foxes / smell, 14th April 

14 Apr 18

I have reported this three times and it’s still sitting there, it is located opposite the Tennis Courts Pub and the mess is dumped next to a public footpath on the grassy bit! You seriously cannot miss it

There are rats and mice picking…

Who’s set to play at the 2018 Birmingham Classic tennis tournament and how to get tickets 

22 Mar 18

Tennis stars from across the world are due to compete at this year’s Birmingham Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in June.

Gavin visits Wombourne Tennis Club 

6 Mar 18

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, had an update on recent improvements…