Tennis Oxfordshire Mural Hits All the Right Strokes
Freelance artist, Kevin Arrowood has transformed a 60 foot long wall at the White Horse Leisure Centre into an all-action mural to celebrate tennis in Oxfordshire.
Depicting many of the county’s most famous landmarks, the mural was commissioned by Tennis Oxfordshire, for its headquarters at the White Horse Tennis Centre, Abingdon.
Kevin, who lives in Drayton, and who has completed several large scale art projects for local schools and community groups, has created a design which reflects Tennis Oxfordshire’s remit to encourage people into the game at grassroots to elite level.
“This is by far the largest and most challenging project I have done,” says Kevin. “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.”
Among the landmarks visible in the mural are the Oxford skyline, Banbury Cross, The White Horse, Bicester Train Station, Abingdon County Hall Museum, Wallingford town centre, the King Alfred Statue in Wantage, Witney Corn Exchange and the White Horse Tennis and Leisure Centre.