During this very crazy world of Covid19 and lockdown we are now experiencing, sadly all County and National Tennis events were cancelled from mid March. However, I am still very pleased to be able to report some brilliant achievements from many of our county players.
Jan2020 Tipton Indoor Championships
45s MS semis - Andrew Moraghan
45s MD Winner Pieter Van Houten, R/U David Mills & Nick Boys
50s WS & WD Winner - Teresa Catlin
55s MD R/U, Alan Jordan/Scott Martin
60s WS Winner Judy Horn
60s WD semis, Sue Mitchell /Pat Forster
2019/20 Midlands Counties Veterans Winter Leagues, held at Corby Indoor Tennis Centre, our Cambs 55s Men's team (Capt. Ashley Martin) won the Men's 55s league for the first time in 27 years! It came down to 'winner takes all' as both Cambs and Leics were level on wins against Norths, Notts, Warks, Lincs & Beds.
Also our Cambs 40s ladies (Capt. Christine Sprowell) having won the last 3 years, sadly were R/U this year. They were in the same position having drawn on sets with Lincs up to the last match. So it came also came down to 'winner takes all' with Lincs winning.
Scottish Indoor Championships 3-8 Feb 55WD Jenny Chin R/U
Further achievements but all matches were cancelled. Teresa Catlin, was selected to play for GB in the singles and doubles for the 50s ladies team and Judy Horn, Sue’s sister, selected to play for the ladies 60s team, at the 2020 World Tennis International Team and Individual Championships to be held in Florida in May. Also Dan Ahl (Cambs ex CPO) was selected to play for the men’s 50s team.
Alan Jordan and Scott Martin were selected to play for our Men’s England 55s team in the 4 Nations Cup (England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland) Seniors age group tennis Championships due to be held at Bolton Arena mid May.
Hunstanton LTT was voted the best tournament of the year.
Steve Shaw was voted the best volunteer.
Teresa Catlin was then voted the best LTA Seniors Ladies player of the year alongside Dan Evans and Joanna Konta at a Virtual LTA Ceremony. Please see below with Teresa’s comments.
Then on Saturday 12 September @ CLTC, Teresa was presented personally by Edward Oakenfull who is STGB lead selector, her LTA Seniors player of the year, trophy.