Four up-and-coming players from our club were presented with top accolades at this year’s TennisOxfordshire Junior Awards. The ceremony, which took place at Abingdon and Witney College on Friday 3rd November, recognised outstanding sporting talent from across the county.
Esme Paddick (12), Callum West (14), Lucy Willoughby (9) and Ronan Goss (15) each took home gold in their respective categories; Club Coach’s Player (girl), Club Coach’s Player (boy), Most Improved Junior Player (girl) and Most Improved Junior Player (boy). With more than 50 entries, taking home gold awards clearly demonstrated each player’s passion, commitment and development.
As the only club in the county taking home gold awards in each category, I’m so proud of Esme, Callum, Lucy and Ronan. Each player clearly demonstrated their passion, enthusiasm, commitment and talent to the judges. The results not only showcase individual performance, but also demonstrate BLTC as one of the county’s leading clubs.
A quick update on the recent end of season get together. Despite the cold we had 10 players and 5 watchers. It was cold but fine and the chat and food was plentiful.A total of £65.54 was collected/donated on the day, so many thanks to all.
The two top players nominated the charities for the receipt of the monies collected:
Sue - Neuroblastoma UK Paul - The Hummingbird Centre We have made the amount up to £40 for each charity from Veterans funds (so total to be donated is £80). We hope to run another such event at the start of the season, either at the end of April or the beginning of May.
Thanks to all for the support of this event. Pam, Alan, and Nick
Thankyou to all that took part in the summer Sir Ken Ferriman Jubilee Cup today. As always some amazing games of tennis, terrific food and great company.
Many congratulations to all that took part and to our winners Jonathan Davies and Ben Jerham.
The quiz night, which took place on the 15th April 2017 in the bowls club, was a great success! Somewhere in the region of 60 members turned up to take part. The quiz was put together by Kevin Peake who put a lot of effort into creating a very varied and entertaining quiz. It even included a Krypton Factor style observation round and a music round featuring live music provided by Gordon dunn.
On Monday 6th March, as an introduction to the AGM, also held that evening, there was a presentation to reward our Junior members for representing the club by participating in the Aegon team winter series 2017 championships. Medals were awarded to Michalis Michealides, Ronan Goss and Joel Malango for participation in the Under 14s A team; to Callum West, Preshanth Bhurna and Jake Ayling for participation in the Under 14s B team and to Luca Fabri, Tom Barber and Tomer Byrne for participation in the Under 12s team. Our under 9s team received their medals and certificates on 12th March at the 9U event, the team consisted of Jack Green, Daniel Chapman and Anoushka Tatineni.
Our U14 A team came 2nd place in their draw. The U14 B team is currently joint 1st in their draw and the U12s are currently in 4th place - with some matches still to be played. Our youngest team, the U9s, players competing for the first time, came 6th overall in their age group. Coach Bianca Pallatt says "I am very proud of all our players...
In spring 2016 the annual Vets tournament began; 20 players entered the competition in 10 pairs. Throughout the following months each pair challenged other pairs to matches, each match played to the best of 3 sets. Everyone's scores were recorded and the pairs with the most points at the end of September made it through to the finals.
On a very cold winter's morning of Thursday 29th December our final match took place...