STOURBRIDGE tennis players are set to give youngsters still suffering the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster a boost at their open day this weekend.

From 2pm this Saturday (July 9), Wollaston Lawn Tennis Club (WLTC) will open its doors for an afternoon of fun and tennis, while also raising much needed funds for charity Chernobyl Children's Lifeline.

The club will open its courts and offer free tennis with all equipment provided, as well as host a bouncy castle, fastest serve competition, a great Wollaston Bake off, a barbecue and live music.

To embrace the UEFA Euro 2016 final this Sunday, there will also be a penalty shoot-out competition.

All profits from the day will be donated to the Charity Chernobyl Children's Lifeline. The charity supports children from Belarus who have visited the club, with the help of Kinver resident Ann Becke, for several years.

Richard Cartwright, club coach, said: "The open day is one of the highlights of our year at WLTC, a chance for us to open the facilities for anyone to come and try them out.

"We are also keen to make the afternoon a fun affair for everyone and raise funds for what is an excellent charity. We also look forward to seeing the children from Belarus later in the year."

The Prestwood Drive club, which maintains a busy schedule of tennis with its men's, ladies and mixed teams in local leagues, invested £130,000 in upgrading four of its eight courts in 2014, and has just completed further work in improving its other four courts.