MUSEUM staff are hoping to serve up an exhibition locals will love on how Barnsley became the world’s tennis ball capital.

‘Barnsley Serves the World’ will explore the rich history of the former Slazenger factory which saw local ingenuity play a part in some of sport’s greatest moments.

Memories, photos, films and activities will build up a rich picture of the Doncaster Road site which closed 20 years ago after more than half a century in action.

Barnsley Museums’ Steven Skelley said: “Barnsley’s role in the tennis world is both fascinating and significant.

“This exhibition brings history to life and will no doubt appeal to many people, regardless of their interest in sport.

“Barnsley Serves the World really does have something for all ages and interests.

“Our unofficial world record attempt will be a great spectacle for families, and there will be opportunities for youngsters to get involved in craft activities as they make tennis purses and musical instruments out of recycled balls, rackets, and shuttlecocks.”