July 2013

James McGerity

James McGerity writes an account of his experience in being part of the Ball Crew this year at the recent AEGON Trophy and Challenge events which were held at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.  James was awarded the Ball Kid of the Week award. 

Dominic West, from Farnsfield, has been selected to play in the 14U Boys GB Tennis Europe Summer Cup

Lady Bay team

Lady Bay came out on top against eight Notts primary schools took part in the Year 3 & 4 schools tennis finals of the Nottinghamshire Schools Games last Friday at the Nottingham University Sports Centre.   The eight teams were the winners of their distrtict competitions.

Sunday the 7th of July brought us hot weather and great Tennis all round, not just down at SW19 where we saw a champion lifting the Wimbledon trophy. Just round the corner at East Leake Leisure Centre saw their own champions lifting trophies after an equally exhilerating day of tennis.

ball over net

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View all the Ladies, Mens and Mixed Full league results    (please note that the sets won recorded on this website have been doubled as the system cannot cope with half-sets!) 

View all the Ladies, Mens and Mixed Short Format league results.  

Some of the pictures received following the recent Schools Festival held at Nottingham Tennis Centre in June.

Nottinghamshire's David Phillipson in action

Local favourite David Phillipson pulled off the biggest win of Tuesday’s first day at the 24th British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships when the British No. 3 beat Dutch world No. 11 Tom Egberink in the men’s singles first round at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Find out more about the British Open here: www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/British-Open-Wheelchair-Tennis-Championships/Home/

Britain's Jamie Burdekin was responsible for knocking out the first seeded player at the 24th British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Wednesday's second day of play as the quad singles semi-final line-up was completed. 

World No. 10 Burdekin, the 2012 runner-up at the British Open, put in a tremendous performance in his quarter-final to beat American fourth seed and world No. 7 Greg Hasterok 6-0, 6-0. Former world No. 5 Burdekin, who is playing his first tournament since May after recovering from injury, will now face South African second seed and world No. 3 Lucas Sithole, who dropped just three games in his quarter-final.

Joachim Gerard ended the challenge of Nottinghamshire's British No. 3 David Phillipson in singles however the Notts player has reached the men's  doubles quarter-finals with partner Hewett .

World top two Sabine Ellerbrock and Aniek van Koot will contest the women’s singles final at the 24th British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at Nottingham Tennis Centre tomorrow.

World No. 6 Joachim Gerard of Belgium won the men’s singles final on Sunday as the 24th British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships came to an end at Nottingham Tennis Centre with the fifth seed defeating world No. 2 Stephane Houdet of France 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Charlotte Palul captained the U12 Girls County team at Corby at the end of June, where they had hard fought battles and lost to only one county so coming second overall.  Well done, girls!

Team pictured left to right :  Charlotte Palul (capt),  Amelia Rajecki, Millie France, Moira Johnson and , Anna Buckley

The Under 9’s County Cup team travelled to Kings Park, Northamptonshire to play against Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, captained by Chris Martin. 
After many close battles, Notts came a very creditable second place.  Well done everyone!

Pictured with Captain, Chris Martin
BOYS (l to r):   Kade Straker-Meads,  Daniel Connelly,  Rhys Biro-Moore,  Haydn Oakes
GIRLS (l to r) :  Daisy Banks, Emily Trease, Leah Hannaford, Millie Wileman 

July 2013 saw 12 players from the Nottingham Performance Academy head south to join up with another high performance centre, The West Hants Tennis Club in Bournemouth with 12 of their players for a challenging two day U10 & U12 training camp on the clay.

Following the Wimbledon success of Andy, a MurrayMania event took place at Collingham Tennis club where about 110 people altogether including coaches, helpers, members and visitors enjoyed tennis activities on court.

To celebrate Andy's success at Wimbledon, Eastwood Tennis Club held a MurrayMania Tennis Social with BBQ.

Following their promotion, the Over 40 Ladies played in Division 1A this year and were expecting some tough challenges.

Congratulations to the Over 65 Mens County team who have won all their matches this season and come top of Division 3A.   Wishing them success next year in Division 2.

We are still awaiting a photgraph of this triumphant team....

Two of Nottingham’s most promising tennis players are set for the main draw when the Aegon GB Pro-Series heads to the Nottingham Tennis Centre this week.

On July 14th, Mapperley Park Tennis Club held a grand opening day to mark the resurfacing of all four courts and the construction of a new mini tennis court.

New Courts at Upper Broughton Y&S Tennis Club



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