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 had a special guest on hand to help 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.
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.”