2019 AGM AND AWARDS EVENING

2019 AGM AND AWARDS EVENING

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25TH 2019

Please find enclosed the details for the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Association, which will be held at Easton and Otley College, Sports and Conference Centre, Easton NR9 5DX  7pm for 7.15pm

All British Tennis Awards County winners and Norfolk LTA Awards will be presented during the evening.

Refreshments will be available

WELLS TENNIS CLUB – CHRISTMAS PARTY

WELLS TENNIS CLUB – CHRISTMAS PARTY

On Wednesday the 12th December some of the members of Wells Club held their annual Christmas meal at the Globe in Wells.  34 managed to attend the evening, enjoying the food and managing to chat about other things than tennis.  Out of kit and dressed up some were unrecognisable, especially the blokes.  It was a great evening gossiping away.

The meal was the last social event of the year for the club, previous events being a talk about a surgeons work in the Solomon Islands, a quiz, a Harvest Supper and a BBQ’.

For more information about Wells Tennis Club please contact Mike Walker (Hon Sec) email: mikewalker370@gmail.com or visit the club website www.wellstennisclub.co.uk

NORFOLK MENS 75+ 2018 REVIEW

NORFOLK MENS 75+ 2018 REVIEW

Following our promotion to Division 1 , we struggled to put together a viable team. We were hit by injuries, by retirement of some players now in their 80’s, and some strong opposition – particularly Surrey who won all their matches without loss.Norfolk only had 2 players in the age group 75-80 fit and able to play – Tony Edelsten and Mike Lake, both from Acle tennis club.
The opening match v. Essex at Easton was ruined by a pulled muscle for Tony Hipperson, playing with Mike Andrews early in their first rubber. Tony E and Mike L salvaged 1 rubber, so we lost the match 3-1. 6 weeks later against Notts,Tony E and Mike L won both rubbers, but the 80+pair David Kinder and the recovered Tony Hipperson lost both theirs. We conceded the match on sets and games.
A mini tour in late June in marvellous weather took us to Winchester to play Hants and I.O.W. We enlisted Ivan Winter, over from Thailand,and Robin Farman, who enjoys ‘social tennis’. We went on to play Surrey next day at East Horsley. We only managed to win 2 rubbers against the Hants 2nd pair, and as with Notts we lost on sets and games. The pairing for these 2 matches was Tony E with Robin F , and Ivan W with Mike L.
The final match in early September was v.Kent at Canterbury. Here again Tony E and Mike L won 2 rubbers, and the 80+ pair Tony Hipperson and David Kinder lost both. Again we lost a third match on sets and games.
Overall we enjoyed some excellent tennis, and somehow , thanks to friends and some older players, we completed all our fixtures.
Next season we have 2or3 players coming up from the 70+ team for our relegated position back in Division 2. A bit like Norwich City Football !

Report by Tony Edelsten

OLIVIA NICHOLLS ENDS SEASON ON A HIGH

OLIVIA NICHOLLS ENDS SEASON ON A HIGH

Norfolk’s only current professional tour player has won the ITF $25,000 Womens Doubles event at Shrewsbury last week.

After early season success with doubles wins in Portugal and Israel, Olivia was unable to compete for long periods suffering a number of injuries.

Olivia was determined not to let the season fizzle out. Last week playing with long time partner Sarah Beth Grey, the pair made the final at Wirral. They went one better in Shrewsbury to reign supreme.

In Round 2 the pair defeated Eden Silva (GBR) and Julia Terziyska (BUL) 6-7, 6-4, 10-8. A scoreline that this gritty pair have become accustom with. The final itself, saw them fight back from 0-6, to win 6-3, 10-4 against  the Morderger sisters from Germany.

This result means Olivia finishes the season with a WTA Doubles ranking of 220.

Well done Olly and Good Luck for 2019.