ASPIRING Andy Murrays made a 'racquet' at a tennis open day in Greenock.

Both kids and adults proved they were on the ball at the fun filled sessions at Fort Matilda Tennis Club.

Steph Swan, head coach at both Fort Matilda and Ardgowan tennis clubs and the game's development officer for Inverclyde, said it was nice to see families try out the sport for the first time.

She said: "It was great because it shows people that anyone can play tennis and that it's for all ages.

"There was a dad and his two boys and they had never tried tennis before but they played together right away.

"They had tried other sports such as badminton but they wanted to give tennis a shot."

Steph is keen to dispel the myth that tennis is an expensive sport.

She said: "I think people perceive it as being quite an expensive sport but that is not the case.

"For a kid to join it's £30 for the whole year."

Steph has also been working closely with the Judy Murray Foundation to try and get more people involved in tennis locally.

She said: "Judy Murray chose this area to help get more people involved in tennis, not just by playing it but by showing people how to run open days and fun days."

Further open days are also planned for Saturday May 18 at Fort Matilda Tennis Club and Sunday May 19 at Ardgowan Tennis Club.

Details about the open days will be announced soon, or for more information phone 07414 221022.