WESTACRE Middle School has been hosting special tennis lessons for mums and daughters as part of a national initiative organised by Andy Murray's mum, Judy Murray who is herself a tennis coach.

The goal of She Rallies is to empower and expand the number of girls and women coaching and playing tennis in the UK. 

The initiative is spearheaded by Judy Murray and her passion for the game and is part of the LTA's commitment to growing tennis from the grassroots up by encouraging more girls to take up the sport.

Friend of Westacre, Margaret Hughes, has led the sessions after being trained as an Activator with Judy Murray at Edgbaston and Tina Manning our local Ambassador at David Lloyd Worcester.

Thirty two year 5 girls have completed the Miss Hits programme in glorious sunshine on Tuesday afternoons, culminating in a session with some mums this week. The session end with the group sharing strawberries and cream.

Paul Barber, the school's deputy headteacher, said: "As a school, we are always encouraging our pupils to try new things and to get involved in as many different sports as possible.

"To be able to work alongside people from the She Rallies team has been a wonderful experience for us as a school and a fantastic opportunity for the girls involved.

"The girls worked enthusiastically throughout and I'm hoping some of them might take up tennis outside of school, especially now we have the new tennis courts in the town."