Norfolk LTA have funded a pilot scheme to offer primary school pupils across Norfolk a sustainable curriculum time tennis programme.

Initially the pilot will be across schools in the Breckland School Sports Partnership. Participating  Primary Schools will recieve coaching as part of there curriculum PE delivery and also take part in cluster competitions organised by the county.

The programme is designed to enable KS2 pupils to recieve curriculum delivery and competition with KS1 pupils taking part in after school clubs and tennis festivals.

The scheme is part funded by the schools and NLTA.

Good luck to the following participating schools, with play starting in March  through to July: Northwold, Methwold, Weeting, Northwold, Hingham, Gt Ellingham, Rockland, Bishops, Admirals, Diamond Academy

It is hoped the pilot will encourage more children to start playing tennis at local clubs and for the scheme to move around the county.

NLTA are looking for a sponsor to help fund and develop the programme. If this may be of interest to you please contact Stuart Silvester at



After assessing the excellent nominations for our 2017 Awards, which as ever served to confirm all the great work being done by volunteers, coaches, officials and venues, Norfolk LTA is pleased to announce the County Winners in the British Tennis Awards, Congratulations to all our winners and a big thank you to all those who took the trouble to submit nominations.

  • Club of the Year – Great Massingham
  • Coach of the Year – Kim Burgess
  • Volunteer of the Year – Liz Elvin
  • Young Volunteer of the Year – Katelyn Balls
  • Disability Venue/Programme of the Year – East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club
  • Tournament of the Year – Easton Junior Team Tennis
  • Official of the Year – Derek Perry
  • Education Venue of the Year – Thorpe St Andrew High School
  • Outstanding Achievement – Lynda Love

President’s Commendations have also been awarded to:

  • Donna Andrews and Bogdan Tsonev in the Coach Category
  • Cromer Junior Tournament in the Competition Category
  • Ray Gallagher in the Volunteer Category

The awards will be presented at our awards evening, which is on 26th February at Hingham Tennis.   Further details will be announced soon.




The Norfolk Ladies 50’s team have had another successful season in 2017. Having won the seniors inter county Championships in the 50’s for the last two years we set out on a mission to make it 3 years in a row.

With a dedicated team made up of Judy Horn, Trish Peal(captain), Sue Rich, Jane Ray and Lesley Cooper we were drawn to play Surrey,Hertfordshire and Warwickshire at home and Leicestershire and Kent away. These matches were played over the summer with great success. All encounters were won and out of the 25 rubbers contested only 3 were lost. Hence we were through to the finals again. This time we had to play Yorkshire on the first weekend in December at the David Lloyd centre in Dudley.

Trish Peal played their number 2 singles first and won. Next it was Judy Horn’s turn to play the no1 singles and after a superb performance she too won. Then Sue Rich and Jane Ray took to the court to play the doubles pair. Having lost the first set, they came back strongly and took the rubber in a championship tie-break. Norfolk were now 3 rubbers up and could not be beaten so were awarded the match and the title with no further rubbers to be played.

So I am pleased to say we have achieved our aim and retained our national title for a third successive year.

It’s been a wonderful season with Judy and Trish being undefeated both in their singles and doubles matches, as have Sue and Jane when playing together in Doubles.

Thanks have to be given to Virgin Active/ David Lloyd club in Norwich for their support and allowing the use of their facilities for training and Matches. Also thanks to all the ladies we play with from Norfolk who have given us unfailing support. Finally thank you team members for always making yourselves available and being so committed. Well done and well played.

I would like to wish my successor Sally Bridgstock as the incoming captain a happy and successful year next year. Good luck.

Trish Peal

Captain Norfolk 50’s Ladies