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Greg Rusedski plays tennis at Albert Road Recreation Ground for Great British Tennis Weekend
The former British tennis number one was given a run for his money as more than 250 people from Haringey picked up their rackets to train with him.
Greg Rusedski joined players of all ages at Albert Road Recreation Ground, in Alexandra Palace, as part of the Great British Tennis Weekend.
The national event saw thousands take to the court across the country as the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) opens 39 venues and gave people the chance to try the sport for free.
A year on from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and a month after the current British number one, Andy Murray, became the first man to win Wimbledon in 77 years the LTA wants to get more people playing tennis.
Mr Rusedski said: “It was a fantastic day and to see so many people getting on court and playing tennis was extremely pleasing.
“People of all ages and abilities gave it a go and you could tell that they were all having a great time. I had a great time hitting with the locals and talking about tennis.
“The LTA’s mission is to get more people playing more often and with the feel-good factor around British tennis at the moment I think the Great British Tennis Weekend really captured that.
“You never know, one day one of the children that turned up today may be a future Wimbledon champion.”
To find your nearest tennis venue, coach or someone to play with please head to www.allplaytennis.com
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