Great weekend for U14 teams

Another great win for the U14 girls team against David Lloyd Southampton in the Winter County League. A fantastic performance from Ciara Cassidy and Izzy Cann. Well done girls

Well done also to the U14 boys (Matt Tarling, Freddie Schlag, Josh Mortimer and Jacob Diskin) for beating David Lloyd Farnham yesterday! All in all a very successful weekend!



Huge well done to our junior teams …

A huge WELL DONE to our junior teams that all played so well this weekend in the winter county leagues. The U16 Girls 1’s (Georgie Charles & Emily Pagan) beat Active Academy in an extremely tight match, and the U12 boys (Sam Cawood, Finn Baker-Grace, Sam Fussey and Freddie Schlag) had an excellent convincing win against Manydown. The U16 Girls 2’s (Willow Cockerill & Savanna Cockerill) lost a tough match to Winchester. Well done to all of you, and thank you to the parents for your support.


Miss Hits … and more from Juniors

“A fab picture of our wonderful Miss Hits girls,(see above) which was retweeted yesterday by the one and only Judy Murray! Thanks to Sarah Rutherford for doing an amazing job with the girls!” from Kathy
(This was originally posted on Facebook and got several great comments. Here’s one of them – “Amelia loves her Miss Hit Lessons & Sarah really is “The Best Teacher”)

Also in Junior News :
“Well done Team Avondale winning the Team challenge against Chatters and Manydown” from Jamie

“Half term camps have been great this week. Finished off with a fab Team Camp, in lovely October sunshine. Thanks to all players, parents, coaches and leaders!” from Kathy




Praise for a holiday camp!

A satisfied parent posted this message on Facebook about her two daughters :

“They are absolutely loving their week of tennis and fitness at Avondale and Fit Body In 6. Big thanks to Kathy Charles and team at both Avondale and FBI6 for such a great holiday camp.”

Good to hear it is such a success.


What’s on for Juniors update : Summer 2017

We have now added to the events we are running for Juniors during the school holidays. As described in an earlier post there are holiday camps throughout August. There will also be cluster tennis and tactical play sessions. For most of the activities, we ask you to register in advance. The exception is Mini Red on Wednesdays from 4:00 during August. Just turn up, Pay and Play.

Please remember that we are having a Teen Tennis event on Friday September 8th which is free and non-members will be welcome. Please spread the word amongst your friends and encourage them to come along. It won’t just be “normal” tennis games – there will be Cardio Tennis, Touch Tennis and other tennis related games and activities.

For all the details, please follow this link Summer courses 2017 to the Holiday Courses Page (on the Coaching menu).


She Rallies

Kathy Charles, Sarah Rutherford and Georgie Charles enjoyed a fun day at a recent She Rallies event with Judy Murray as the star guest. She Rallies is a new initiative aimed at coaching the next generation of coaches with the over-arching aim of creating opportunities in tennis for women and girls from the grassroots through to international level. Sarah is the Ambassador for Hampshire, and was one of the main coaches in charge of the day, and Kathy was helping out. Having attended the day with us, Georgie is now a trained Activator.
There is a whole range of activities running at Avondale over the school holidays, with some of the great ideas being put into use.