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Members of the Norfolk men’s tennis squad will compete against each other over the next few weeks in a new Summer Invitational event.

Captain Nicky Crawley has introduced the internal tournament, which will be played at venues around the county, in order to help fill the competitive void left by the cancellation of this year’s LTA Summer County Cup.

The offer to enter was extended to Norfolk-based players who have represented the men’s first team at a County Cup event in recent years, and twelve players have accepted the invitation to take part.

Four boxes of three players, named after Norfolk greats of the past, have been randomly drawn with the winner of each progressing to a knockout phase.

The field is strong and includes US college stars Will Davies and the recently graduated Tom Fisher, both of whom led the way for Norfolk last summer and are likely to contend for the title along with Loughborough University’s Alex McNaughton.

The trio have been key members of the team at recent events and are set to carry the torch for the county for several years to come.

At the most experienced end of the entry list are three players who combined have featured in nearly 800 County Cup rubbers for Norfolk, including the captain himself.

Crawley (2nd), Richard Bloomfield (3rd) and Dan Wynne (6th) are among the most-capped Norfolk players of all-time and were part of the 2011 team that were promoted to the top flight of county tennis for the first time since the 1970s.

37-year-old Bloomfield is arguably Norfolk’s greatest ever, with an unmatched record of 222 wins from 277 matches. The Alpington native reached a career high world ranking of 176 and will still be considered the tournament favourite by many in local circles.

Will Foster has tasted success and failure with Norfolk; he was part of the 2017 team that gained promotion in Ilkley but lost a heart-breaking decider with Wynne last summer that saw Norfolk relegated to Group Three at the hands of Derbyshire.

University of Cambridge graduate Jack Long-Martinez and current UEA student Alex Watkinson were in Summer County Cup squads in 2018 and 2019 respectively – both have also competed for their university teams while studying.

Fred Withers, Bhaskar Kumar, and Stephen Harlow complete the 12-man field; each has been selected for Norfolk squads in recent years, with Harlow the most recent to make his debut at the 2019 LTA Winter County Cup in Liverpool.

Kumar, who played for Norfolk at Frinton in 2016, is the oldest player to feature; at 47 years old he is 31 years the senior of Withers, who at just 16 is the youngest member of the squad and a bright light for the future of the Norfolk team.Players have until the Sunday June 28th to complete the group stages of the event before the draw for the semi-finals takes place.

Robin Lincoln Group – Richard Bloomfield, Alex Watkinson, Fred Withers

Results: F. Withers beat A. Watkinson 6-2, 6-0 (Stanmore TC)

Eddie Fox Group – Alex McNaughton, Dan Wynne, Jack Long-Martinez

Tony Spurgeon Group – Bhaskar Kumar, Will Davies, Will Foster

Jeremy Cameron Group – Stephen Harlow, Nicky Crawley, Tom Fisher



Due to the current situation and so as not to deny you, we’ve made our latest tennis review, of 2019, virtual!!

There are several amendments to our original version and we have included some brilliant up to date copy. We really hope you enjoy the read, in this modern version.

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Please do get in touch if you have any stories to share across our social media channels. Hopefully, you are now back on court and enjoying playing tennis at your local club/facility.

Stay safe

Norfolk LTA

CATHIE SABIN OBE – 1947-2020

CATHIE SABIN OBE – 1947-2020

The LTA is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ex LTA President and Councillor Cathie Sabin OBE.

It is impossible to do justice to quite what Cathie contributed to tennis since she first picked up a racket aged seven. But at the centre of it, lay a love of bringing more people into the sport and an incredible passion for recognising the people and volunteers from club to national level who help to grow tennis in Britain.

Cathie continued to play tennis through school and college. Indeed, it was at college that she had the opportunity to coach in Newfoundland for a summer, leading to her love of coaching and teaching tennis to young people and starting her on a journey that would see her use her own passion for the sport to benefit others over the coming decades.

In her twenties, Cathie moved to become a PE teacher in Shropshire, the County that she would go on to represent on court for many years as well as off court.

After making a huge impact supporting the delivery and growth of tennis at grassroots level, Cathie became an LTA Councillor representing Shropshire in 2001. She then became a member and Chair of numerous committees and groups, before retiring as a PE teacher in July 2005 to concentrate on her role as an LTA Councillor and volunteer. Cathie joined the LTA Board in 2007, before becoming Deputy President in 2011. She also represented the LTA on the Committee of Management of The Championships from 2010.

In 2013, Cathie was named as the LTA’s first ever female President, with her time in the role including Great Britain’s momentous Davis Cup win. Her impact was not just limited to Great Britain though, as at an international level, she was also a member of the ITF Olympic Committee from 2015.

Cathie received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2000 and the National Volunteer of the Year Award in 2009. She was then awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List for Services to Tennis, and in 2017, we named our ‘Volunteer of the Year’ LTA Tennis Award after her. Last year, we also presented Cathie with the Carl Aarvold Award, in honour of her outstanding contribution to tennis in Britain and internationally.

Cathie had an infectious positive attitude and an ability to engage with people from all walks of life – qualities that were admired by all those who knew and worked with her.

Quite simply, she will be sorely missed by all of us in tennis in Britain and beyond.




Hello everyone. So we find ourselves at home for the forseeable future and unable to get out on the tennis court….sigh!

NLTA have come up with a programme of activities that you may like to try out. You will find them on our facebook page (norfolk tennis) and youtube channel (norfolk tennis).


Move it Monday
Touch Tennis Tuesday
Beat the wall Wednesday
Technique Thursday
Funtime Friday

If you have any ideas you would like to share with us please send them to and reply direct online.

Happy training!