COVID-19 update – Coaching at BLTC
After careful consideration of the recent government advice, the LTA – our governing body – has advised us to continue with our coaching programmes. As such, the club will remain open and tennis lessons will continue as normal for the foreseeable future.
The official opening ceremony for the new BLTC floodlights took place on 28th April 2019. The lights have been warmly welcomed by club members and are a great improvment on the old lights.
April 4th 2019 was the latest Vets one day tournament, they played on throughout the day (even though the weather was horrid).
There was an excellent spread of food donated by the participating players and everyone involved enjoyed the chat and general participation.
Everyone agreed it was a great way to catch up and kick start the new season. New member Liz achieved the highest score of the day – so congratulations to Liz!
A book sale was held on the day and managed to raise the “magnificent sum” of £16.50 (in addition to this the books that didn't
sell were donated to Age Concern).
The annual Vets Tournament will take place on Thursday 27th June and Thursday 18th July (10:00 am to 3:00 pm) so don't forget to
put the dates in your diaries.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon social sessions are now open to all Adult members as so please feel free to go down and join the Vets for a hit.
On a pretty awful night with intermittent rain and an early floodlight failure, favourite Craig Naylor survived a late fight back to win the Final of Bicester Box League Series 2.
Thorsten Moll came second, winning the Silver Medal, Karen Nelson won Bronze and Best Placed Lady and Tom Hodges was the fourth finalist taking away a consolation award of a tube of Wilson ATP balls.
The first two sets were a little one sided with Craig and Thorsten cruising to a 6-0 victory in the first and Tom/Thorsten picking up just two games in the second.
The real action though was in set 3. The rain had stopped by then giving the players better footing and more confidence to make some shots that would have been unreachable earlier on.
Congratulations to our junior players who have been awarded Most Improved Players of the season. These players have impressed the coaching team this season for their individual reasons as you will read below.
Tamin has showed an ability to adapt to a variety of situations on court. She has great hand-eye coordination and can rally with anyone despite different abilities in the class. Well done Tamin!
Sam has showed great talent with his tennis abilities in the small amount of time he has played for. His hand skills and technique are advanced, which is a unique skill set given how often he plays. Well done Sam!