November 2013

The Nottingham Performance Academy were delighted to welcome Greg Rusedski to the Nottingham Tennis Centre, where he spent a week working with the coaches and full time players on the NPA programme. It was a great boost for the coaching team and the players, who benefitted greatly from Greg's experience, knowledge and enthusiasm.

The U10 Notts County Team travelled to Corby to play the first round of the 12 Counties competition and came out top of the table.

Team:    Puneet Sunner, Rhys Biro Moore, Daniel Connelly, Gabriel Johnson
             Millie Mae Matthews, Emily Hannaford, Lucy Whitchurch

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Congratulations to local player, Jocelyn Rae, who won the doubles sevent at Loughborough Aegon GB Pro-Series Loughborough: Women's ITF $10k, with her partner Anna Smith.

Jocelyn has returned to playing competitively after having to take some months off recovering from an operation on her foot.    She is now heading off to Manchester, before playing in two tournaments in India just before Christmas.

Greg, Pudesy and Anne Davies

Nottingham City Council is delighted to announce that this year’s BBC Children in Need regional event will take place at Nottingham Tennis Centre on November 15 from 6pm to 9.30pm.

Pudsey pictured here with Greg Rusedski and Anne Davies at the Nottm Tennis Centre

The Disability Tennis Festival is taking place at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on Tuesday 3rd December. 

Lesley Whitehead

The 2013 British Tennis Awards took place at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena last week. The awards recognise those who give so much of their time to tennis, working behind the scenes as committee members, competitions organisers as well as coaches and players.

Lesley Whitehead, former Tennis Manager of West Bridgford Tennis Coub, was awarded LTA Official of the Year.

Lesley was presented with her award by LTA President, Peter Bretherton

Double Paralympic champion Peter Norfolk MBE will be inspiring the next generation of players at a Disability Tennis Festival to be held in Nottingham on 3rd December.

You are invited to an evening of humorous stories, reflections & insights into the club, county & International games of tennis & badminton at West Bridgfrod Tennis Club  Sunday 8th December from 7pm

Mens O35s

Tim Phillips, Notts over 35’s Captain looks back at the Over 35’s Inter County Championships in Eastbourne and the latest rule changes that have been announced and how it will affect this leading event over the coming years.

Pictured left to right:  Mark Wright, Tim Phillips, Jason and Justin Revill and Pete Godber  

The East Midlands raised £1,189,110 on the night for BBC Children in Need - more than last year!  And thanks to everyone who came to the event at Nottingham Tennis Centre - a fantastic evening.  A record £31m was raised nationally.

Pudsey met the Mini Tennis characters and the coaches dressed as superheroes. 

Over 1000 attanded for a fun night of tennis and activites. 

Notts County Ladies gain promotion to Division 2 at Sunderland last weekend. 

Team left to right : Emily Crowe, Laura Cooper, Stephanie Barling, Sarah Wright, Natasha Marks, Sarah Usher, Livvy Tomkins and Jocelyn Rae.  Not photographed - Nina Luiggi and Pinky

Collingham Tennis Club have been awarded Club of the Year 2013 at the Sports Awards and Review held at The Palace Theatre Newark on 12th November. 

Their coach Chris McGill was also in the top three for Coach of the Year and Holy Fender was in the top three finalists for the Sam White Junior Volunteer of the Year. 

Well done to all!  Very well deserved!

The Aegon British Tour Masters gets underway at Nottingham Tennis Centre on Thursday, with a number of Nottingham based player’s making it through to the season finale. 

Bingham’s David Phillipson joined five of Britain’s other top wheelchair tennis players in returning to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park yesterday for the first time since the London 2012 Paralympic Games, to mark the one-year countdown to the 2014 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters. 



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