Brilliant results for our Cambridgeshire County Senior Tennis players at the ITF Seniors World Team Championships followed by the ITF Seniors World Individuals Championships in Portugal, August 2019.
We must heartedly pay tribute to Teresa Catlin on her incredible achievements by firstly winning her singles and doubles against Sweden, Brazil & S. Africa, playing for Great Britain’s 50s Ladies team and winning group E, in the Seniors World Tennis Team Championships at Lisbon & Estoril, 4-10 August 2019. They ended up 6th best team in the World, after losing to the USA in the quarter finals and to Italy in the play offs.
Teresa then played, 11-17 August 2019, in the Seniors World Individual Championships in the 50s Ladies singles, 50s Ladies doubles with Siobhan Nicholson and 50s Mixed with Pieter Van Houten.
Teresa went on to win 2 gold medals, winning the Ladies 50s singles against Amy Jonsson Raaholt (NOR) and then winning the Ladies 50s doubles with Siobhan against Lesley O'Halloran (IRE) & Olga Shaposhnikova (GER) and got to the 3rd round of the Mixed with Pieter. Teresa would like to mention that she and Pieter had an unlucky mixed doubles draw, losing to the eventual winners in a close 10-6 match tie break to decide the third set. Once we lost Pieter & Siobhan, were a major part of my success helping me in practice preparations and physical and mental recovery. It was a real team effort, one that I am very grateful to them for. Their unwavering support carried me through many painful moments on court and gave me the extra strength to bring home the trophy.
We must also congratulate Pieter Van Houten for getting to the quarter finals of the Men’s 50s individual doubles and he played for the Men’s 50s Netherlands World team coming 5th in the Seniors World Team Championships.
Alan Jordan played in the 55s Men’s singles and doubles in the Seniors World Individual events
Dan Ahl (ex Cambs Performance Officer) Captained and played for the Men’s 50s Great Britain, Seniors World Team Championships ending up 13th in the World
Jenny Chin played in the World Seniors Individual events, 60s singles, doubles and mixed getting to the 3rd round in the singles
A tremendous personal achievement for Teresa and an honour for GB and Cambs County, who are extremely proud of all the players successes in the World Seniors Team and Individual Championship