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!!
Despite the weather early in the week it didn't stop our juniors from coming in to the half term camps. The team competition came right down to the wire with the RED Team just nipping it in the last relay! It was also Luciana's birthday on Friday and captured a nice picture of her and all her friends at the end of the camps. I immensely enjoy the camps, we have so much fun and the children make many new friends....roll on the summer holidays, we have 5 more weeks of them!
Huge congrats in order for Daisy and Sadie for beating Sevenoaks in the girls 12 and under County Inter Club match earlier today. Sundridge Park won the match 2-1. Daisy won her singles and Sadie lost a close tussle against her opposite number, but then they both teamed up in the doubles to win the deciding rubber 6-2, 6-1. A huge thank you to Sadie's mother Jackie for standing in as Captain on the day and for keeping all the girls hydrated with water and filling in the match card! She said " It was a really long afternoon in the blazing sunshine, the matches seemed to go on forever and the level of tennis was quite something" She also complimented the Sevenoaks girls for the spirit they showed despite losing. Pictured below our triumphant girls and also alongside their opponents. Well done Sadie and Daisy, we are all so proud of our Sundridge Girls!!
In the glorious sunshine at Sundridge Park yesterday afternoon 8 children battled it out to qualify for the County Finals in July. There were some fantastic matches, all played in great spirit. The final was a total cliff-hanger with Hadi just edging out Torin in a brilliant final 7-6. Full credit to both of the boys for putting on a great final and to all the other children that played. We all wish Hadi the best of luck in the County Finals and who knows....could Wimbledon be the last stop on the line for him!
The Friday Improvers class were in fine form as we worked on serve and returning options. I had them coming in to the net behind a return (they now realise this works!) Jenny's new found ball toss has taken her serve to the next level! We finished off with our customary game of rotation and around the world....Liz taking the honours!
What a great morning we had at Sundridge Park running a MIni Red Timed Tennis session for the 9am group. Everyone played a minimum of 6 matches and proud parents (and myself) all looked on in amazement at how much they have all improved! Well done to you all!
On a very cold afternoon today 16 little Braveheart's graced the courts at Sundridge Park for the Mini Red Matchplay event. There were some great matches and all played in great spirits. You are all becoming fantastic little players!! Special mention to all parents that stayed and watched, I am sure a hot bath and hot chocolate was in order for you when you got home! Well done to you all, from your very proud coach - you rock!
Eleven of our little rising stars turned out this afternoon for the Orange Ball Matchplay. For three of the children it was their first competitive experience. I was really proud of how you all played and more importantly how you all carried yourselves. Well done to Rares for winning all but one of his matches! None of the children wanted to finish they were enjoying themselves so much! Everyone played a minimum of 8 matches, so watch out for some ratings going up! A good and committed turn out from their parents too as it was little bit chilly!!