IF DAVID CAMERON had his way, the likes of Queen's and The Hurlingham Club would hurl their doors wide open to talented tennis kids whose parents can't afford the fees.
The Tory leader is the last man you might expect to spout socialist mantra, but, even though Cameron is the embodiment of private enterprise - and it doesn't get more private than these two exclusive clubs - he wants youth who can't afford it to play his favourite game.
Posh Queen's and, to some extent, posher Hurlingham have huge
waiting lists. And even those at the front of the queue are expected to cough up to £4,000-a-year to get through the guarded gates.
Not so at The Westway, where Cameron was launching the new community and schools programme last Wednesday.
Under the flyover in North Kensington, the politician mixed with kids from Fox School, in Notting Hill, as well as those already on the sports centre's programme.
He then showed he can play a bit by joining former pro Andrew
Castle and Westway academy star Hannah James - playing in junior Wimbledon this week.
"All organisations should have a social conscience and be aware of their social responsibility," he said.
"The poshest tennis club should ask itself, 'am I doing enough to involve kids from different backgrounds?'
"Tennis should never be an elitist sport."
The man who lives in Notting Hill also sent out a message to the two west London local authorities.
He said: "Sport in west London?
"We don't want to lose any more playing fields.
"There aren't enough as it is." ..SUPL: