AN ALL-ACTION 60 foot long mural now decorates the walls of White Horse Leisure Centre in celebration of tennis.

Freelance artist Kevin Arrowood has transformed the sports building canvas with a piece centred around tennis but including many of the county's most famous landmarks.

It is a piece commissioned by Tennis Oxfordshire, part of the Lawn Tennis Association, whose headquarters is based at the White Horse Tennis Centre in Abingdon.

Mr Arrowood, who lives in Drayton, said: "This is by far the largest and most challenging project I have done.

"I wanted to capture the energy involved in playing tennis but also the enjoyment and sociability.

"Tennis can be played by anyone, irrespective of age and ability – I have seen that for myself on the courts below, during the many hours I have spent painting."

The Dreaming Spires of Oxford prove a poignant piece of the mural as well as other landmarks including The White Horse, the King Alfred Statue in Wantage and Abingdon County Hall Museum.

Tennis Oxfordshire chairwoman Nicky Maskens said: "GLL, who run the centre, kindly offered us space which we could make our own.

"We wanted a design which was fun and communicated that we are here to promote the game across the county, at national level but across every level of participation."