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It's Wii-mbledon! MARY, 98, GOES UP AGAINST GODIVA LODGE PALS IN COMPUTER TENNIS TOURNAMENT.

RESIDENTS at a Coventry care home proved age is no barrier when it comes to sport by competing in their own indoor Wimbledon tournament.

People living at Godiva Lodge Care Home, Heath Crescent, Stoke Heath, took part in the tennis competition on the home's Nintendo Wii system.

They were watched by spectators, who snacked on strawberries and cream in true Wimbledon style.

Lyndsay Sard, business manager at the care home, said: "We decided to do this Wii tournament for fitness and to enhance recollection and remembrance.

"The residents participated in their own tournament, we had afternoon tea and scones and we went out into the gardens. We do this type of activity for remembrance, often the residents talk about what used to happen at Wimbledon when they were children."

Godiva Lodge's oldest resident Mary Kellman, aged 98, proved she still has a competitive spirit as she took on her fellow residents in the tournament.

ACE: Lyndsay Sard and Norman Lissaman

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ACE: Lyndsay Sard and Norman Lissaman SMASH HIT: Tyrone Boshell and Sidney Matthews and Mary Kellman (right)
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 22, 2011
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