She rallies is a Judy Murray led initiative where female ambassadors are trained by Judy to the train other females. With the hope to encourage more girls to try tennis.
On 25th June 10 ladies from all over the county attended Norfolk’s first ‘little miss hits’ Course. This course is aimed to teach females to deliver non technical fun starter tennis sessions to 5-8year old girls.
We had a great mixture of coaches, assistants, parents and teachers. The group worked brilliantly together and understood the concept of the course very quickly. For details of future courses please contact Kim Burgess on email@example.com
Cromer Tennis Club recently hosted a corporate tennis event for Norfolk Tennis. 8 teams each consisting of 4 players enjoyed a sunny, although rather chilly afternoon on the beautiful grass courts. Teams were made up of local business people and senior Norfolk players. Delicious cakes and tea followed by an evening bar-b-que were provided by the club. The event was won by the ‘Monday Nighters’, a team made up from a group of eight players that have played together for many years!
The event raised in excess of £2000 towards the Norfolk Tennis Schools project. Stuart Silvester, Norfolk Tennis Schools Co-ordinator said ‘We are extremely grateful to participants and also the sponsors, Norfolk Homes, Icarus Hines the butcher and Barclays Bank for supporting this event. Cromer Tennis Club were also generous with their time and contributions in making the afternoon such a success. The money will allow us to expand the thriving schools programme in to new areas of the County’.
Monday Nighters – Richard Elliott, Johnny Chadd, Hugh Beevor and Chris Bradley-Watson
On Thursday 28th June, in beautiful sunshine Cromer LTC hosted its annual Ladies Day. This involved a ladies doubles tournament and lunch with 27 pairs from over the County competing in 4 groups.
The final was between Trish Peel and Caroline Blincoe and Sarah Wells and Jane Ray. Sarah and Jane were the eventual winners
Raffle donations to Nelson Journey
A wonderful day of tennis on the grass !
Sunday 1st July saw the clash of the counties, Suffolk Titan Tennis players travelled to Cromer tennis club to take on both Cromer and Tennis Edge players in this charity tournament.
Over 70 players attended and participated in a total of 90 matches on Sunday afternoon, all basking in the glorious weather. Families arrived in their car loads to enjoy an afternoon of tennis spectating washed down with a delicious BBQ and refreshing beverages from the bar.
From player entry fees and raffle a total of £1,460 was raised for Cancer Research UK, a cause very close to the heart of Paul Hope, director of Titan Tennis who came up with the idea of this Charity Event.
The afternoon saw some fantastic matches, some players playing on grass for the very first time. There were some very close matches, running into three sets and tie breaks. Every match shows fun, sportsmanship and skill. If the players weren’t competing then they were having fun on the mini courts.
The end of the tournament signalled time for the parents and coaches to pick up their rackets and take to the courts with Ross Murray from Cromer and Marco Mitev-Will from Titan battling it out on court, followed by Marco and Asa Sumner-Keens in a very close three setter. Dads also participated with doubles matches against coaches and one another.
A fantastic afternoon, all in aid of a fantastic charity.
On day 1 of the Norfolk School Games 128 eager tennis proteges from schools across the county took to the indoors halls a the UEA Sportspark.
All eight School Sports Partnerships had previously held qualifying events, with the top four teams progressing to todays county finals.
Each school competed in a knockout competition, with every team guaranteed five matches. With 4 players in each school team this amounted to over 80 matches!
The atmosphere was electric with players raring to go from the start. The matches continued thick and fast, with team mates cheering their friends on. Every point was to play for as tied results would mean a countback on points won. (this happened on several occasions due to the closeness of the competition).
The semi finals were tense affairs with Catton Grove narrowly edging out North Wooton. In what had to be the match of the day, Woodlands A clinched the match against Hethersett A by virtue of winning the No.1 Singles match. The teams were tied at 2-2 and also tied on the same number of points!
In the final, Catton Grove came through to claim the title against Woodlands A, with Hethersett A winning the 3/4th play off with North Wooton.
Schools who lost there first match continued to play off to determine a placed finish. In the end, having won all four of there remaining matches, St Francis of Assisi defeated Blofield to win the consolation event.
The trophies and medals were handed out by She Rallies Ambassador for Norfolk, Kim Burgess. On the day Kim also managed to get 3 more teachers signed up for a ‘Mishits’ workshop. An LTA initiative aimed at providing teacher/training to support female members of staff with coaching ideas to deliver to girls aged 5-8.
A big thank you to all the competing schools and to all the club volunteers who supported the event from:- Hingham TC, Wymondham TC, Norwich Parks Tennis, East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club, KES Community Club (Kings Lynn), Cromer TC, Thetford TC
Everyone of today’s competitors has received a letter inviting them to a FREE taster tennis session at one of the above listed clubs.
Enjoy Wimbledon 2018 and keep practising!
Full Results here:-
MINI TENNIS RESULTS 2018