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Short Tennis for Children

Anglia TV report by Steve Rider in Norwich on 'short tennis', a new type of tennis to encourage children into the game.

Sport 1979 8 mins

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Sports journalist Steve Rider reports for Anglia Television in Norwich at the Trowse Training Hall where young sports enthusiasts are playing short tennis, which is a new scaled down version of the game, using a lighter plastic tennis racket and a sponge ball which is more manageable for junior tennis players. As well as some of the young participants, Rider chats to Derek Bone from the Lawn Tennis Association.