She Rallies

Kathy, Sarah and Georgie 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.

Mini-red tournament

Well done to Oscar, Toby, Toby, Denis and Ben who took part in the Mini Red 8U Grade 5 tournament at Guildford Tennis Academy. Playing on artificial clay with sponge balls, our players had 8 matches in one big group, first to 7 points wins. The boys won some and lost some but they enjoyed the experience.

At the club we are keen to try and help children improve and develop as players, and in order to achieve this outcome it is important that, along with coaching and practising, they try and play matches. This helps the player develop tactically and also shows up areas that they may need to work on.

The players were accompanied by Sarah Rutherford and Samuel Conway.

Miss Hits at Avondale

We are starting a new event for Juniors on June 7th, called Miss Hits. Open to non-members aged 4-8. It is on Wednesdays from 1645-1730. The cost for a session is £6:00. For more details, click here.

Kathy Charles and Judy Murray at a Miss-Hits coaches training day at Winchester Tennis Club and Sarah Rutherford with Judy Murray at Birmingham.

Two pictures from the Great British Tennis Weekend event at Avondale Tennis Club.

Quorn family event 2017

A great turnout for this weekend’s Quorn Family Cup U10 Tournament. With four courts in use, the Mums/Dads plus their U10s thrashed it out to win the day.
The winners have earned the opportunity of a day out at a Quorn Family Tennis Cup event held on the qualifying weekend of a LTA Staged Grass Court tournament in May or June.
Each pair will have the chance to play against other winners on the day as well as watch the professional players in action.

Winners: Adam and Angus
Runners up: Jacob and Richard
Not sure in the photos who looks most pleased – the juniors or the Dads!

Junior successes

We put three teams into the LTA challenge event held at Wrecclesham during the October half term. Our yellow ball team of Matthew, Sam, Daniel and Sam won their section as did Jacob and Ben in the orange ball section.

The club junior winners for November are Lucy, Samuel, Henry and Matthew.

Well done everyone!