Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Simon Hughes took up a challenge from a local coach this weekend and enjoyed a game of tennis at Tanner Street Park.
Denis McMillan threw down the gauntlet to the MP at his regular constituency surgery a couple of weeks ago.
The local LTA qualified tennis coach wanted to show first-hand the benefits of proper tennis coaching for local adults and children.
Simon Hughes said: "With Wimbledon upon us again, I was glad to accept Denis's challenge for a bit of local tennis coaching.
"Local tennis coaches like Denis can help a lot.
"Denis runs a community interest company and is keen to offer tennis coaching to anybody locally with an interest in the sport.
Denis McMillan said: "Simon definitely has a natural instinct for tennis and chased the ball like an 18-year-old."
• Contact Denis McMillan on [email protected] for more details of his tennis coaching social enterprise.
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