The Norfolk Seniors County Closed were held at Easton College Tennis Centre with events being played over the weekends of 12/13th and 19th/20th September.
Congratulations to all who took part. The winners list is as follows:
Mens Over 45s Singles Final: N.Henery beat Robert Hall: 4-3, 1-4, 11-9
Mens Over 45s Doubles Final: Neil Henery/Ian Quinton beat Mike Hutson/Alan Hudson
Ladies Over 45s Doubles Final: Judith Horn/Jane Ray beat Patricia Peal/Audrone Strasauskiene 6-2, 6-3
Ladies Over 55s Round Robin: Judith Horn/Patricia Peal beat Sally Bridgstock/Jane Ray and Heather Bottemley/Mary Ogden
Here are three practise progressions whilst hitting a ball against the wall. Perhaps set yourself the target of 10 consecutive shots before moving onto the next stage.
Stage 1 – Hit over the line
The ball can bounce as many times as you like.
Stage 2 – 1 bounce between the lines
Only allow the ball to bounce once and try and keep your shot between the white lines.
Stage 3 – Hitting harder
Place a white line on the floor. Continue to hit the ball after only one bounce, but swing the racket faster to make the ball rebound past the line.
Luckily our neighbours are top draw and always throw wayward balls back!!
Good luck and let us know how you get on or any other ideas of how to keep practising at home.
On Monday 24th February Norfolk LTA held its AGM at Easton College.
LTA President David Rawlinson was on hand to present the Norfolk LTA Tennis Awards.
Congratulations to all of our award winners, who have now been nominated for the LTA Regional Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award – Diane Bush
Derek Perry – Official of the Year
Ali Ward (Gt Massingham) Volunteer of the Year and Recipient of the Jolyon Harris Award
Hunstanton LTT – Tournament of the Year
Acle – Club of the Year
Steve Breese – Coach of the Year