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Derwen College students are part of an international tennis festival held in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, from 30 October to 6 November.

Derwen Dance Crew (DDC) are performing at the World Tennis Tour at The Shrewsbury Club.

Seven members of Derwen Dance Crew - dressed in DDC black t-shirts - strike a street dance pose
DDC – Megan, Jamie, Millie, Josh, Ciara, Andrew and Anna

The Derwen team are over the moon to be at The World Tennis Tour. It is the biggest event in women’s tennis to be staged in England this year, outside of the grass court season. Leading British players and top international stars are expected to feature in a line-up of top ranking stars.

The festival-style tennis event is organised by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), The Shrewsbury Club and Shropshire Festivals.

Eight Derwen students are attending tennis sessions on Saturday, 5 November. They’ll be taking part in a whole host of activities, from Pickleball to Padel tennis, with interactive games and competitions. They will meet some of the players and take part in a “Beat the Coach” competition. They can also watch the singles and doubles semi-finals and enjoy a wide variety of street food.

Derwen works with Tennis Shropshire and the LTA to deliver student tennis sessions as part of the college’s commitment to student sport and wellbeing. We won Disability Programme of the Year at the 2019 County LTA Tennis Awards for our work in creating opportunities in tennis.

Derwen Dance Crew (DDC) are performing on finals day in the closing ceremony on Sunday, 6 November.

Derwen Dance Crew (DDC) are our talented street dance team. The crew are supported by Performing Arts teachers Opal Trevor and Jessie Vaughan. In previous years, DDC have taken part in both specialist and mainstream dance competitions. They have demonstrated skills and confidence, and won medals galore along the way.

The World Tennis Event will be the first high profile event in front of a large audience for some of the newest members of DDC. We know they’ll ace it!

Tickets to the World Tennis Tour at The Shrewsbury Club are still available.

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