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Sissinghurst Tennis Club

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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 5-3,1-4, 1-0 (11).
His next match was against Harry Shaw (btm 7.1) to whom he lost 4-2,4-0.
 
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.
 





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AUTUMN HALF TERM TOURNAMENT


A couple of in-club Tournaments were organised over the half term.

Fifteen children had lots of fun playing in glorious autumnal sunshine. The first group consisted of year 6 & 7's (age 10-12) who all played each other at singles.

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 - but took home their medals! Well done boys.

 

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-court tennis activities. Tennis Leaders could be the first step towards a career in tennis or other sports; it will look good on CVs and may help when applying for university. It also links well with Junior Sports Leaders Awards and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Sissinghurst Tennis Club have been liaising with the LTA and aim to run a 3-hour training course covering the first core module of the Tennis Leaders’ Course this season.  If you are aged 13 or above and are interested in taking part, please contact Sarah Forrest or Sue Wood .  We need at least 8 participants to make it viable.  There will be a small charge to cover coach time, court hire and materials.  


For more information, please visit:


http://www.lta.org.uk/volunteers-officials/Becoming-a-tennis-leader/