Ruddington’s wheelchair tennis star James Shawhas officially opened new facilities for the sport at Keyworth Tennis Club.
James, ranked 16th in the world in the quadcategory, was part of the three-man British team which won the World Team Championship in Sardinia last year.
Keyworth Tennis Club has spent £2,500 in the past year making its facilities wheelchair-friendly.
A total of £1,000 was donated by the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust and other contributions came from Keyworth Parish Council, the Keyworth Show, the Tennis Foundation and the coaching group, Inside Out Tennis.
Paths and entrances have been widened to accommodate wheelchairs, while a toilet has been specially adapted and a new fire escape has been installed.
James, 22, plays all over the world and has only just returned from taking part in two tournaments in South Korea.
After cutting the ceremonial ribbon, he played an exhibition match against Gary Cox, from Chelveston in Northants.
James, who was born with cerebral palsy, took up wheelchair tennis seriously, four years ago. He’s hoping to be picked for the GB team which will take part in the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020.
Pictured left to right: John Stansfield (club chairman), James Shaw, Tony Grice (Keyworth Parish Council chairman) and Gary Cox.