Congratulations to Everyball player Michael Shaw (pictured below) who won the Batchwood Grade 3 12&U Boys Event in St. Albans last week. Michael beat Cameron Bowie 7-5, 6-4 in a gritty final. James Morgan, individual coach to Michael commented: 'Michael had to battle the whole way for this, but as ever his attitude and effort were first class - he simply does what it says on the tin!' Great job Michael and keep up the good work - the major efforts you are making will continue to pay off. Good luck also to Katy Dunne who plays her first match tomorrow in South Africa in the first of 2 Grade 2 18&U ITF events. Katy is travelling with LTA Coach Jane O'Donaghue who reports that Katy is 'more than ready to play!' Chomping at the bit hey Katy - that's what we want to hear!
The Clinic began in the rain, but soon enough the courts were dry and the kids were out there hitting balls!The "Home of Tennis" - the National Tennis Centre - has great potential in the development of the sport and is increasingly becoming recognized. However, the Association is aware that a massive financial investment must be made to raise the standard of the game and to enable the Association to fulfill its mandate.
Thank you all for your wonderful hospitality and good luck! Hope to see you again soon.