Norfolk Ladies are looking forward to county week in Manchester, where they will face teams from Kent, Cheshire, Lancashire, Hampshire and Leicestershire. The ladies are looking for a swift return to the top division of this prestigious event.
We have managed to get in some good practice on the grass courts at Cromer. The team of Sam Noble, Amy Partridge, Maddie Brooks, Emily Barrett, Rosie Pooley, Frances Evans, Eleanor Widdows and Alix Jermey will start on Monday against Cheshire.
Norfolk men have had a competitive month as they’ve been preparing for next weeks County Week group two event down on the grass courts at Southsea in Portsmouth.
First up was a trip to London to face Campden Hill Tennis Club who fielded two Norfolk regulars over the years in Tom Green and Tom Lamming. The Norfolk side of A Watkinson/D Wynne, S Harlow/J Wynne and M Digby/J Carmichael – Plester enjoyed a close days play with Campden Hill edging it in a tie break shoot out win after the match had ended 3-3 in rubbers.
Next up was the traditional yearly fixture against Cambridge University, this time held on the grass at Cromer, in another close days play Cambridge came out on top 5-4 in rubbers, Norfolk team D Wynne, F Withers, T Hunter, W Foster, S Harlow, T Fisher and J Wynne, with Fisher/J Wynne shining by winning all 3 of their rubbers.
We thank both Campden Hill and Cromer on hosting and giving us a great day.
The squad travel down Sunday ahead of facing East of Scotland, Cheshire, Surrey, Derbyshire and Cambridgeshire in what on paper will be a tough group. Captain Crawley is looking forward to returning to Southsea with Norfolk having last competed there in 2003 in group 6, ‘the guys seem in good touch and the balance in the squad gives me great optimism.’
Squad N Crawley (c), K Jenkins, A Watkinson, T Fisher, W Foster, D Wynne, R Bloomfield, J Wynne, A Mcnaughton, W Davies.
Cromer Tennis Club, Titan Tennis Academy and Tennis Edge joined forces once again in aid of Cancer Research UK to bring a day packed full of junior tennis on Sunday 7th July 2019.
The weather was superb, the BBQ was on point and the level of tennis on show was exceptional. Titan Tennis brought 22 of its players from across Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to Cromer to battle against an evenly matched Norfolk side.
From Under 9 up to Under 12s, the junior players competed on the fine grass courts of Cromer Tennis Club. Families turned up in their car loads to watch and support the players. The bar was open and the cakes and BBQ food were the perfect addition to a great family day out.
We had some very close battles with some matches going to sudden death tie breaks, players picked up ratings wins and above all had a thoroughly fun day.
Topspin Tennis were also in attendance, setting up their pop up shop and racket demo, they were joined by one of the UK’s Yonex Representative’s, bringing with him a jumbo sized Yonex racket which was a big hit with the youngest players!
Most importantly the day raised valuable funds for Cancer Research UK, all entry fees have been donated, along with Cromer Tennis Club kindly donating the proceeds from the BBQ to the charity also, raising over £500, which, combined with last year is a cumulative total of almost £2,000 raised. A fantastic achievement and everyone can’t wait to do it all again next year!
On Friday 9th August, Kim Burgess Norfolk’s She Rallies Ambassador, will be running a 6 session training block, aimed at introducing girls age 5-8 to starter tennis in a fun environment.
The course is perfect for teachers, students, mums, sports leaders, community workers and club members. Please see link below for more details and how to register.
Wednesday 16th October, please download your entry here:
LWMT ENTRY FORM 2019