At our Green ball class last week it was seriously cold and the court froze on the baseline. This gave Ania the chance to show her excellent agility performing a flawless slide, followed by an awesome floss! Go Girl!
Big congratulations go to Jayden for getting selected to represent Kent in a Mini Red triangular county match at Bromley Tennis Centre. Kent were victorious and Jayden won all his singles matches. On top of this Jayden has recently moved up to an Orange 1 rating, which is an amazing feat bearing in mind how young he still is. Our training sessions and your hard work are clearly paying off! Well done!
During yesterdays Orange ball session Thomas broke his personal best and had a rally with me of 254!! To top of the day Thomas has just been put forward for a Kent talent ID day at BTC in the New Year. We all wish Thomas the best of luck!
Maria and Kiara were on fine form as they defeated the boys (Oli, Chris and Thomas) in a Tsonga challenge during the Wednesday night performance class. The boys were 7-2 down (first to 8) and made a brilliant comeback to get to 7-7 and even had a match point, before the girls finally made it over the line. The boys are seen here putting on a brave face at the end! Next time boys!
Sundridge Park’s Jack and Rex narrowly lost today to Ladywell fields in a really close encounter. Jack lost his number one singles in 2 close sets and Rex dispatched the number 2 in straight sets. The deciding doubles went right down to the wire, with Ladywell pair just edging past Jack and Rex in a championship tie break. Well done boys…next time!!
Huge congratulations go to Jayden for winning a Mini Orange tournament at Park Langley at the weekend. Jayden is still only 7 so this is a fabulous achievement…..shows that all that hard work is paying off!! Well done and here’s to the next victory!! Pictured here proudly showing off his medal!!
Sundridge Park’s clubhouse was transformed in to a haunted house last Friday thanks to the amazing effort by Carolyn Everitt (plus a little help from me as Sellotape cutter!). We were blessed with lovely weather and it was so nice to see so many of the children dressed up in their Halloween outfits. And what an effort from all of the coaches too. Ania, Eve, James, Zoe, Katie, Gary and Sharon all looked amazing!! We had a huge parents and children Around the World challenge that had most of us in raucous laughter! It got down to the last 2 of Alice and Sadie, with Sadie coming out the victor! A huge thank you to Lou, our legendary face painter who worked tirelessly all evening to make the children so happy and Gary so scary! The pictures below just capture some of the moments that made this an evening to remember!
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!