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Mark Swain, General Manager for Dukes Meadows comments:” We are delighted to be working with the team at Henman Communications to help us build our profile in the local community and national sports media. At Dukes Meadows we have some of the best expertise in the country at our Tennis Academy and Henman Communications’ unrivaled work within Tennis, having worked for the ATP and LTA, means their support and knowledge is invaluable to helping us raise awareness.”

Henman Communications’ CEO Richard Henman said: “It’s a pleasure to be working with Dukes Meadows. The site is close to my heart having coached tennis there myself for four years. The talent that has come through that place is incredible and people should know about it. It offers the local community in Chiswick a real family experience and the schools programme in connection with Hounslow Council deserves much more credit. The facility offers expertise across the board in tennis, golf, fitness and skiing yet it remains one of West London’s best kept secret’s – it’s time to let the cat out of the bag!”

Dukes Meadows offers superb pay and play facilities, including is a 9-hole par 3 golf course, a 50 bay floodlight driving range, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a gym and fitness team, together with a café and bar.

The excellent golf facilities are supported by a 4-hole teaching academy course, short game practice area and practice putting green. Its team of 12 experienced PGA Pros are headed up by European Tour Champion Van Phillips. Van won the Algarve Portuguese Open in 1999, where he overcame John Bickerton in the playoff. Van and his team are on hand to offer expert instruction and advice in the centre’s well-stocked pro shop. The range includes a custom club fitting bay and a digital video tuition studio.

Dukes Meadows is also the home of the UK's most experienced tennis academy - fc** tennis.

Based at Dukes Meadows, fc**tennis is an independent international centre of excellence that specialises in tennis education. The Academy, formed in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and French Connection (UK), has over 10 years of elite junior academy experience and provides an integrated programme of educational and sporting development. James Lenton, who was a top ten British senior before his retirement aged 21, directs the Academy. James has 10 years experience as an LTA National coach, having helped some of the best names in British Tennis win national and international junior titles.

The Academy continues to be the most successful youth academy in Britain for producing players competing at all elite levels. By far, they have developed more national champions and Grand Slam main draw players than any other team of coaches in the country. Many of the country's current leading juniors train or have trained at fc**tennis over the last 5 years, while it was based at its temporary home at Hazelwood Tennis Club.

Henman Communications services will incorporate press office activity, manage key stakeholders, organize events, activate sponsorship and build awareness for all facilities at Dukes Meadows.

PR & media enquiries

If you would like to arrange a press day to Dukes Meadows, or require high res images or further information please contact Naomi Mills on M +44795250420 | E Naomi@henmancom.com or Richard Henman on M +447810 448782 | E rph@henmancom.com



About Dukes Meadows


The tennis facilities offer 5 hard indoor courts, which were resurfaced in February 2013, and 4 outdoor clay courts, together with a purpose built tennis academy section.

Dukes Meadows is the home of the UK's leading elite academy: fc** tennis. Tennis is available to all age groups and standards, children and adults. Total beginners to professional players. Easy to arrange private and group coaching. A full calendar of coaching courses, tournaments and events is available.


Dukes Meadows Golf features a beautiful 9 hole par 3 course and 50 bay floodlit driving range. In addition, there is a 4 hole teaching academy course, short game practice area and practice putting green. Its team of 12 experienced PGA Pros are on hand for instruction and to offer advice in its well stocked pro shop. The range includes a custom club fitting bay and a digital video tuition studio.


The chance to go skiing or snowboarding just minutes from central London. The facility at Dukes Meadows was the first of its kind in the UK. Similar to a treadmill in a gym, you remain still as the mountain moves underneath you. Ski for hours – no time wasted in lifts.

The Skiplex is available to all age groups and standards, children and adults. Total beginners to expert skiers. All skis, snowboards, boots, helmets etc provided where necessary together with it’s qualified ski instructors

For more information visit the website at: www.dukesmeadows.com

About Henman Communications Limited

Henman Communications is an independent, full service marketing communications consultancy for brands, rights holders and governing bodies in the sport, health & fitness and lifestyle sectors.

Services include: strategy and planning, media relations, communications, press office management, sampling and product placement, sales promotions, media buying, creative and website design, digital and mobile marketing, social media, ambassador programmes, sponsorship & brand activation.

Clients include:, Statoil, Give It Your Max, Alter-G Europe, Balance Performance, Standard Chartered Bank, Physicool, ATP World Tour, Lawn Tennis Association, The Golf Show Group, Justin Rose, Energicer, Neovite, The Running School, Suunto, Win Tennis, Profeet, Responsive Therapy, Corpotential, Gerrard, Sport England, Mark Warner Holidays, The Altitude Centre, Octopus Travel, Liquid Ice, Doe Sport. More information visit www.henmancom.com or contact CEO, Richard Henman on +44 (0)7810 448782 / rph@henmancom.com Follow on Twitter @HenmanComm