A large contingent from EATSC went to watch the rain and support Derek when he collected the LTA Central/East Regional Disability award at the Nottingham Nature Valley Open on 11th June. The presentations were the highlight of the day for the few hardy souls who went there as no-one saw a tennis ball hit. Derek received the regional trophy from Iain Bates, LTA Head of Women’s Tennis, supported by Cathie Sabin, Past President of the LTA. We wish EATSC all the best for National awards on 2nd July, where they are one of three nominations for the National Winners in the Disability category. Matt Breese, winner of the Regional Official of the Year Award will collect his trophy elsewhere.
EATSC are one of three National finalists in the British Tennis Awards Disability Programme category.
The club will be represented at the awards ceremony at Wimbledon on 2nd July, where all the winners will be announced.
This is in addition to the Regional Award which they will pick up on Tuesday 11th June at Nottingham.
Matt Breese (Easton & Otley Tennis Centre) will also be there to pick up his Regional Official’s award.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AND THANKS FOR KEEPING NORFOLK IN THE NATIONAL FRAME.
It’s National Volunteers Week this week! Here is a video from the LTA Deputy President and the CEO to thank ALL our hard working volunteers helping to deliver tennis throughout Norfolk. And a big thank you from Norfolk LTA too!
The BNP Paribas 2019 Wheelchair World Team Cup was held in Israel between the 13th-18th May.
Norfolk’s Ruby Bishop and Ben Bartram both represented Great Britain in the junior competition.
Ruby was making her debut, while this was Ben’s 2nd appearance.
The GB junior team was seeded 7th in the competition however after some outstanding performances from all players the team reached the semi final where they defeated Brazil. In the final they played Australia which they lost 2-1 in a very long and close match
Congratulations to Ruby Ben and the other players Dahnon Greg and captain Marc
Report by Derek Perry
Great Britain men claim second World Team Cup wheelchair tennis title to add to silver and bronze medals for Junior and Women’s teams
Great Britain Men’s Team win second title since 2015
Record medal haul for Great Britain Teams
Great Britain Junior team sin silver
Women’s team claim bronze for second year in a row
PRESS RELEASE – Great Britain Men Claim Second World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis Title