Entering into the spirit of Christmas … even if it is cold!
“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
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.
Well done to Oscar Callaghan, Toby Cronin, Toby Oldham, Denis Sabitova and Ben Slade 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.
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.
To see the programme for the Monday Junior evenings, please click here
The evenings run from 6pm – 8pm, though there is no need to stay for the full time and you don’t have to take part in the named activities if you just want some free play.
Remember that Family Drills take place on the same evenings from 7pm – 8pm
We put three teams into the LTA challenge event held at Wrecclesham during the October half term. Our yellow ball team of Matthew Reed, Sam Reid, Daniel Lee and Sam Mackenzie won their section as did Jacob Diskin and Ben Creed in the orange ball section.
The club junior winners for November are Lucy Hall, Samuel Bridges, Henry Bruce and Matthew Tarling.
Well done everyone!
Well done to the following who have been awarded “Player of the month” for October 2016
Group 1 : Adam Wong
Group 2 : Izzy Cann
Group 3 : Savannah Cockerill
Group 4 : Ali Peacock