Jeff Wayne rocks Welwyn Tennis Club as War of the Worlds star opens new show courts

PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 May 2018

Welwyn Tennis Club enlisted the help of War of the Worlds composer Jeff Wayne to formally open their three new show courts.

Welwyn Tennis Club enlisted the help of War of the Worlds composer Jeff Wayne to formally open their three new show courts.

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Welwyn Tennis Club had a special guest on hand to help formally open their three new show courts.

Welwyn Tennis Club enlisted the help of War of the Worlds composer Jeff Wayne to formally open their three new show courts.Welwyn Tennis Club enlisted the help of War of the Worlds composer Jeff Wayne to formally open their three new show courts.

Jeff Wayne, famous for his War of the Worlds musical and album, performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Ottway Walk-based club.

He then stayed to play in an exhibition game with Hertfordshire county player, and Welwyn coach Neil Roskilly against club first-teamers Louise Grubb and Michael Tatham, with the Welwyn pair just taking the win 6-3 7-6.

The day also raised over £90 for Danesbury Hospital through a cake sale.

Welwyn Tennis Club enlisted the help of War of the Worlds composer Jeff Wayne to formally open their three new show courts.Welwyn Tennis Club enlisted the help of War of the Worlds composer Jeff Wayne to formally open their three new show courts.

Chairman Ian Wearing orchestrated a great atmosphere with Wayne taking the court accompanied by music from his global masterpiece.

A club spokesman said: “Jeff generously signed many autographs and helped with photos. He was a real star throughout the day and said he felt honoured that his name appears on the commemorative plaque.”

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