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Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade

“ Yes We Can” Tennis is back and has a new long term partner.

The Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade are please to announce that in line with LTA and Government guidelines 1-2-1 “ Yes We Can” Tennis coaching returned on Friday. Whilst practise was very different compared with pre lockdown sessions it was just a joy to see the young people out on court with Coach Sara .

However the good news didn’t end there as the return to court coincided with the fantastic announcement that the “ Yes We Can” program had been successful in securing a four year agreement with Leighton Linslade Town Council under their guaranteed grant scheme to support the Tennis and to develop outreach projects with local groups to build on the already established sporting opportunities for those with a Disability.

Richard Johnson of the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade said

“As chairman of the team leading on the “ Yes We Can” program it is wonderful that in the space of just a few days  we have seen both the return of our first sport since lockdown and simultaneously welcomed Leighton Linslade town council to the partnership we are building to establish our area as centre of excellence for inclusive sport. In committing to four years of support our council has secured the Tennis element of our program and also allowed us to look at developing outreach projects with disability groups in our parish. It is vital to the sustainability of disability sport that we build the broadest coalition possible so to secure a further prestigious partner to join Rotary, FAI Autos, Osborne Morris & Morgan, and of course all our fabulous sports coaches and  groups we have taken another major step forward”

Parent Sam Proctor said

Liberty loved it, first time leaving the house in 11 weeks so a massive step for her but she's already excited for next week.

Leighton Linslade Town Council said

Tennis coaching is one example amongst many of where the grant system the Town Council operates is positively changing the lives of our local residents. We wish the Yes We Can Project along with all our other grant recipients the same level of positive success.