Three of our King’s Ely Prep pupils supported the ‘Festival of Inclusive Tennis’ at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre.
Alexander Bickley, Ryan Lenn, and Alexander Mangles helped out at the event, which was organised by the charity, Power2Inspire, and held on the first Saturday of the Christmas holidays.
The terrific trio volunteered their time with Mr Andrew Marshall, First Deputy Head at King’s Ely Prep, by playing with and supporting those who took part. The event saw more than 30 people of all ages and abilities coming together to enjoy a morning of inclusive tennis.
Power2Inspire is a Cambridgeshire-based charity founded by John Willis, who is a longstanding friend of King’s. The charity’s mission is to “embed inclusive sport in the sporting, education, and community landscapes.” From specialised coaching for wheelchair users to showcasing innovative prosthetics, the tennis event celebrated the power of inclusivity and the joy of sport.
Miss Dominique Gilbert, Head of Tennis at King’s, said: “These three students worked hard during Tennis Club in the Michaelmas Term so that they could play an important role in the running of such a wonderful inclusive tennis event. They embodied core values of teamwork and leadership during this, contributing to the event’s success, and we are proud of their efforts.”
To find out more about Power2Inspire, visit: www.power2inspire.org.uk
Caption: Alexander, Ryan, and Alexander with founder of Power2Inspire, John Willis