Well done to everyone that took part in the Orange Matchplay today at Sundridge Park. The weather was glorious and the children’s tennis was superb - All of the matches were played in great spirits, I was so proud of you all! Big congrats go to Aran and Matias for being unbeaten all afternoon. Well done to everyone else that took part and here’s to all of your ratings moving up! More tournaments to follow!
Miika and Aku were on fine form beating Old Wilsonians 3-0 in the Kent Inter Club Championships today at Sundridge Park. The boys didn’t lose a set all afternoon and are actually unbeaten in over a year now - keep up the good work boys!
Huge congrats go to Jack and Ben for beating Gravesham today in the Kent 12 and under Inter County Club Championships. Both boys won their singles in straight sets and wrapped up a 3-0 whitewash winning the doubles. Great job boys! Big thank you to Jack’s mother Charlotte who acted as Captain (and taxi driver) on the day! Nice picture of our triumphant boys!
We had a lovely day last Thursday for the Improvers tournament at Sundridge Park. The weather was gorgeous and there were some great matches, along with many laughs and lots of fun! Mary Turner (and her enormous forehand!) came out triumphant, with Jodie Austin and Heather Hopgood finishing joint 2nd. We had the customary lunch afterwards out in the sunshine with a couple of cheeky glasses of wine! Well done to all that took part - watch this space for the next one!
A fantastic evening was had by all at Sundridge Park on Friday. We had lovely weather and a great turnout for the Around the World challenge - Daragh Nott played with 2 of his children in tow (see below), some of the rallies were amazing! Eve Keith took the honours beating George Le Borde in the final - Her prize was 10 chocolate bars, which she is still working her way through! what a lovely picture of Eve and Geroge together and Ania photobombing it! The Big Ball challenge was a total blast with the adults coming from 0-2 down to triumph 3-2 much to the disappointment of the children….they definitely want a rematch! All in all a great evening and one to be revisited!
Nice work Jessica building your tennis ball mountain on your racket! It wasn't the only award Jessica has won at the camps, she also won most improved player...totally awesome Jessica!
Big congrats to Leon Goffin for winning the yellow ball tournament at the camps beating Oliver Gower in a closely contested final. There were some fantastic rallies and the match was played in great spirits. Both boys pictured here after their match.
Many happy returns to Emily as she turned 8 today! Pictured here with her close friend Jessica earlier at the camps!
Well done to Emma Raducanu for knocking out the number 11th seed L Fernandez of Canada 6-2, 6-4 in the 2nd round of the Girls Wimbledon Junior Championship. She will now play Joanna Garland from Taiwan for a place in the 1/4 finals. Go, go, go Emma, we wish you good luck!
Pictured here before and during her match (amazing technique and knee bend on Emma's serve) - but can anyone guess the Sundridge Park members who instead of watching the match on Centre Court decided to support Emma instead and were picked up on TV!
The Monday Orange group finished the term with an enthralling Davis Cup Challenge, involving 2 teams of 5 with singles, doubles, wipe out, Tsonga and around the world challenges - you were all awesome! The improvement all of this group have made is monumental! Roll on September!
It is the last week of term and we traditionally make it "Games Week" and the children just love it! The 4pm Mini Red group were no different, we had numerous games of "Wipe Out" and finished with "Around the World". I would like to thank you all of you for your hard work this year in your lessons and congratulate you on the massive improvements you have all made! Onwards and upwards for this group!
What a great day David had yesterday at Wimbledon. What a fantastic picture of him on the hallowed Centre Court! Can anyone spot the superstar in the second photo....and David got his autograph too!
Elizabeth was back down in Eastbourne following the Quorn Cup tournament last weekend. This time she was there to watch the Eastbourne International ladies final. Pictured here with the winner and world number 2 Caroline Wozniacki…...cool!
What an amazing night we had on Friday. The Club was full to the rafters with our Junior members. Thank you to all who came along and congratulations to all the winners and all those who were nominated.
A big thank you must go to Emma Radacanu, our budding Wimbledon protege who came along to present the medals, to Lou Anand for her amazing facepainting, all the bar staff and Kevin, Regina and Peter for running the barbecue. Sundridge you did us proud!
Back in April Elizabeth and Adriana won the Quorn Cup at Sundridge Park. As part of the prize they were invited to watch at this weeks Nature Valley International tennis event in Eastbourne, the other was to compete in the Quorn Cup National competition. Due to Adriana just giving birth to a little sister for Elizabeth Dad had to step in! Marian and Elizabeth did fantastically well winning 3 of their 4 matches! Some great snaps of the 2 of them at the Quorn cup event and a selfie of themselves watching in the Eastbourne centre court! Great stuff!!
After having been put their paces with some highly dynamic ground shot drills Emily H, Oliver, Matias and Emily B then finished the lesson with an absolute classic game of "Wipeout"!! Some of the points were out of this world and had the crowd on the edge of their seats!! Pictured here shaking hands at the end (and if you hadn't guessed from the picture the girls won!) and an amazing running forehand from Emily B!! You were all awesome!!
Huge congratulations to Jayden for winning an Orange ball tournament at BLTC this weekend. Watch this space....Jayden is going to the top!
Forget Queens Club, Sundridge Park was the place to be last night as our new Tennis Xpress beginners class started in glorious sunshine! We had a great turn out and coach Gary, Eve and Theo taught them forehands and backhands. Lots of fun was had....more forehands and backhands next week and then volleys and smashes the week after!!
The mixed 10's team of Elizabeth and Tom put up a brave fight against Ladywell on Sunday going down in a closely contested match. The team from Ladywell were very strong, so congratulations to them on their win. A special mention should be made for Elizabeth playing in her first Mini Green match....you were awesome! Coach and dad were very proud!
In the blazing sunshine at Sundridge Park Aku and Miika played superbly to beat Beckenham Tennis Club 8-2 in the Inter County Club league. Aku won both of his singles, Miika one and then they teamed up in the doubles winning 7-5, 7-5. Huge congrats on a great victory boys! We will be seeing much more of these boys in the future!!