Congratulations to all the children that competed in the final junior tournament of 2016. We had a great turnout of enthusiastic players who are making huge strides with their tennis. We were also delighted that Paul Sadler, club chairman, was able to join us and present some of the prizes and officially open the new Sport England-funded hitting wall.
Thanks must also go to José who put a lot of effort into organising the event to ensure it ran smoothly. He also got the prize for the best seasonally dressed coach of the day.
The tournamet brings an to end a year of of huge change for the Saturday juniors. We said goodbye to long-standing coach Michelle Shanley in March and welcomed José, who was previously running the weekday coaching. Under programme has gone from strength-strength and we now have nearly 60 children attending on Saturday mornings.
And finally thank you to all the children and their parents who have attended and supported the club week in week out, through rain and shine. A very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year to all our juniors and their parents. We look forward to seeing you all back on court on Saturday January 7th.
Here is the list of all winners from Saturday's tournament.
U8's winner Jasper Ireland, runner up was Jaehong Lee
U9's winner was Darius lunnunzel lane, runner up was Arnav Agrawal
U10's we had joint winners and they were Mark Csejtei and Freddie Colburn, runner up was Rhea Bhaisare
U12's winner was Rowan Ireland and runner up was Viren Patel
U16's winner was Ruben Haynes smith and runner up was Daniel Di Gaetano