Jonny K: coach to the stars …

Tennis Director Jonny Kinsella welcomed a couple of celebrity clients onto the courts last week when first the former Lord Mayor Carl Austin-Behan and then ex-Emmerdale star Adam Thomas turned up to try out the Northern grass.

Carl confessed to being a complete novice: “I’ve just no coordination at all,” he admitted sadly – but soon got the bug. His hour-long session stretched on … and on … and he told his Twitter followers later:

As lock down starts to ease I thought I would try my hand at #tennis After an enjoyable and structured lesson with Jonny Kinsella @TheNorthernMCR I think I’ve found a sport that I can really get in to – Fantastic courts and facilities on our doorstep” @MCCDidsbury @MCCWithington https://t.co/Rj3rrIi8qx

Meanwhile Adam, who now owns a bar in Gatley, has played before but soon decided he hadn’t been playing the same game as Jonny … “been playing tennis wrong my whole life!” he told his Instagram followers cheerfully.