CORPORATE DAY RAISES FUNDS FOR SCHOOLS TENNIS

CORPORATE DAY RAISES FUNDS FOR SCHOOLS TENNIS

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

 

NORFOLK SCHOOL GAMES – Mini Tennis event a big hit!

NORFOLK SCHOOL GAMES – Mini Tennis event a big hit!

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

 

NLTA PRIMARY SCHOOLS TENNIS PROGRAMME

NLTA PRIMARY SCHOOLS TENNIS PROGRAMME

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, Hingham, Gt Ellingham, Rocklands Community, Hethersett

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 news@norfolktennis.org

For further information regarding tennis in schools please go to the link below:

Primary School

PARTICIPATION FIGURES DOUBLE AT 2017 NORFOLK SCHOOL GAMES MINI TENNIS FINALS

PARTICIPATION FIGURES DOUBLE AT 2017 NORFOLK SCHOOL GAMES MINI TENNIS FINALS

On the final day of  this summer’s Norfolk School Games, 128 Year 3/4 pupils from 32 schools enjoyed a knock out mini tennis event at UEA Sportspark. It was a record entry for this competition.

All schools had previously qualified through level 2, School Sports Partnership events, which for many was their first experience of competitive tennis.

Although playing singles matches against their opposite number from opposing schools, with 4 players per team it was a team competition. This format also enabled each player to play 5 matches, with a total of over 300 matches being completed during the event. The forward/backward draw enabled schools to continue competing against different schools and against schools at a similar level, before being placed 1-32. The final standings were as follows: 1- St Martha’s Roman Catholic, 2- Catton Grove, 3- Little Plumstead with Hingham 2 finishing 17th winning the consolation plate.

Event Organiser Stuart Silvester said “We were keen to open the event up to as many pupils as possible. At school games level we are not concerned about discovering the next Wimbledon champion, but if we can get numbers playing and steer them towards clubs and coaching programmes then we should be on the right track.”