Top Coach of the year and the under 30s get their revenge!
We are very proud to announce that Neil James, Penn & Tylers Club Coach, came Runner Up in the prestigious “Coach of the Year” awards at the recent inaugural Wycombe District Sports Awards. We fell this is richly deserved and would like to thank him for all the hard work he puts in for the club. The full extract from the Wycombe Sports E-zine is below:
*Taken from the Wycombe Sports E-zine:
Olympic and Paralympic medalists joined the Chairman of Wycombe District Council to announce the winners of the inaugural Wycombe District Sports Awards, at a reception in Court Garden House, Marlow.
The Wycombe District Sports Awards honored some of the district's local, unsung sporting heroes including coaches and volunteers. Awards were also given for Club of the Year, London 2012 Inspired Project and Lifetime Achievement. In addition, the winner of the eleventh annual Sir Steve Redgrave Sports Bursary award was announced.
Guest speakers included Ian Rose (Paralympic Judo Medalist), Sarah Winckless (Olympic Rowing Medalist and BOA Board Member) and Greg Searle MBE (Olympic Rowing Medalist).
Coach of the Year
Second place: Neil James, club coach with Penn and Tyler’s Green Tennis Club
Also, during the recent Christmas break, the Men’s Under 30s and Over 30s resumed their healthy rivalry in the annual tournament. Despite the rather damp weather, there was some fiery tennis played by both teams and many of the rubbers were hotly contested. Many of the juniors in the under 30s, including Robbie Norridge and Alex Smiley, put in impressive performances on the day which bodes well for the future of the Men’s teams – especially now that the Men’s 1st team managed to consolidate their position in the Bucks Premier division by finishing Runners up in 2012 and our Men’s 3rd team also gained promotion.
The end result on the day was a closely fought 14-11 win to the under 30s, gaining them revenge after last year’s devastating loss. That brings the total head to head to 5-2 in the over 30s favor!
Thanks to all those who braved the wet and windy conditions to play. At least it didn’t snow!