Everyone for tennis: sport breaks out of middle-class bubble

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Everyone for tennis: sport breaks out of middle-class bubble

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On what should have been the eve of Wimbledon, local clubs are enjoying a boomIt’s Friday morning at Belair Park in Dulwich, south-east London, and all four tennis courts are in use. On one of them Avneet, a 26-year-old student, is taking on her boyfriend, Sol, 29. “We’ve learned that it’s best to get here early in the morning,” she says. “That way you can actually get a court. We came the other day in the afternoon and there were eight lots of people or something waiting. I was like, no way am I sitting here for three hours for a game of tennis.”Just up the road, Old College, a private club next to Dulwich Picture Gallery, recently stopped accepting new members – the first time it has done so in living memory.

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