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Sissinghurst Tennis Club
Sissinghurst Tennis Club
Kent TN17 2JA
More than just a Club…
THE ROAD TO WIMBLEDON 2014
The annual Road to Wimbledon competition got the juniors off to a great start for the season. It took place on Saturday 29th March at the Weald Sports Centre with
10 children participating. We were blessed as the sun shone all day, which was just fabulous after all the weeks & weeks of rain.
The format was a round robin with every child playing 5 games against each other, with the winner scoring the highest number of games. 45 games per child is a lot
of tennis to get through & we started fairly promptly, just after 10am. With parental help from Will Addis, Vicky Buswell, Nancy Freeman & Richard & Sue Wood we kept the pace
up and managed to finish by about 3pm. A big thank you to Suzanne for providing the format & score sheet for a 10 player competition.
Considering it was a case of brushing the cobwebs off rackets for some of them, we were impressed by the standard of tennis we watched. After a lot of fun and some very close games
Henry did very well to clinch third place with a score of 30 . Will came second (winning all his matches) with 34, and Alasdair, conceding only 5 games won with a total of 40. Congratulations Alasdair!
Alasdair will be invited to play in the next round, the County Finals which will be held on the 5 & 6th July 2014, at the Bromley Tennis Centre.
A huge well done to all participants & a big thank you to our helpers & supporters.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2014
Alasdair went through to the qualifying stages of the County Finals. This took place on the
5/6th July at the Bromley Tennis Centre.
Alasdair's first match was against Ruairi Bell (btm rating 8.1) whom he beat 5-
His next match was against Harry Shaw (btm 7.1) to whom he lost 4-
All in all he said it was great fun & a great experience, especially playing on an indoor court
for the first time!
We look forward to running the tournament again next year.
THE ROGUES GALLERY OF PLAYERS
AUTUMN HALF TERM TOURNAMENT
A couple of in-
Fifteen children had lots of fun playing in glorious autumnal sunshine. The first group consisted of year 6 & 7's (age 10-
Joey was the undisputed champion, many congratulations to him!
We put the older group into pairs and had an afternoon of doubles with
all pairs playing each other. The most consistent team was Olly & Sebbie who didn't lose a match and subsequently were the victors. They then very generously shared out their edible winnings -
A huge thank you to Suzanne who organised the medals and kindly spent
all afternoon court side to ensure all matches ran smoothly.
We look forward to running a similar event again next spring.
Sue & Sarah
TENNIS LEADERS’ COURSE
The LTA run a course for keen young players who would like to extend their tennis experience. Tennis Leaders is aimed at 13 years plus and the content is suitable for older juniors just starting out on the tennis career pathway through to adult volunteers looking to support their local coach, referee or club official.
The purpose of becoming a Tennis Leader is to encourage volunteering in off-
Sissinghurst Tennis Club have been liaising with the LTA and aim to run a 3-
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