Cambridgeshire boys 12 and under team of Yujiro Onuma, Rohan Iyengar, Felix Dean, Antonije Vujadinovic and Charlie Adams just missed out on the County Finals after narrowly losing to Essex in their final at Frinton on Sea over the weekend 25/26 June.
Cambs had a tough box with Essex and Norfolk, with the winner and runner progressing to the semi finals. A loss to a strong Essex team was followed by a victory over Norfolk saw Cambs into the semis where they overcame Suffolk, the winners of the other box..
The final was incredibly hard fought, with Cambs just losing out to Essex for a second time. Overall captain Sue Rich said ‘It was a great performance and all the team should have been proud of themselves as they gave Essex a real scare.’
The Davis Cup (the trophy not the team!) is on a tour of the country and 12 September is the day that the cup lands in Cambridge. So why not get your photograph taken with this iconic trophy?
A once in a lifetime opportunity is being offered to all tennis clubs in Cambridgeshire to come and view the Davis Cup at the Leys School in Cambridge on Monday 12 September and for your club members and teams to be photographed with the impressive trophy. There will also be some schools minitennis coaching and the opportunity to see some exhibition tennis and, given good weather, hit a few balls yourselves.
Local tennis clubs can book a slot for their members to visit the Leys. Click on the link below for more information
Davis Cup PDF
The LTA has introduced a new programme to encourage youth participation - Coaching for children. The initiative aims to deliver coaching to up to 15,000 children, many completely new to the game. Six week courses are underway nationwide including about 20 courses in Cambridgeshire. These courses will be linked to special offers from Places to Play to encourage the participants and their families to join clubs or at least play from time to time.
The new Cambs LTA Committee has been tasked with providing regular news and updates about tennis in the county to all of you.
Over the coming months they are planning to visit a number of clubs and will prioritise anyone who requests a visit. Our goal is to get more people, across all age groups, playing tennis in the county more often.
Part of this drive is to share news about upcoming initiatives. Some of these will be funding opportunities, others will be local events. So feel free to forward anything in this newsletter to your members. A key date for your diary is 12 September. The Davis Cup (the trophy not the team!) is on a tour of the country and that is the day that the cup lands in Cambridge. Why not take a group of your members to see the iconic trophy?
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