Seasonal treats for tennis club members
Sponsors Simon, from Hills Construction; Alan, from Ambit Security; and Joanne, from M Coleman Estate Agents, handed out the awards at the recent Downend & Fishponds LTC end of year presentation evening.
Most of the mini players (ages 5-10) received awards for 5, 10 or 20 stroke rallies and there was a Player of The Year Award for each age group – these went to Poppy Rickwood U8;
Sean Helstrip U9; Adam Bailey U10; Natasha Wraith U12; Karl Bessell U14; Sam Redfern U16; Chris Phillips men’s and Jane Prendergrast ladies. The coaches’ award went to Maria Budin.
The junior players recently enjoyed their annual Christmas social - a trip to 10-pin bowling, and the adults rounded up the year with meal at The Mezze.
Back on court the Mixed Winter League is well under way, the 1st team is leading its division, the 2nd team is 3rd in its division and the 3rd team is in 4th place in its league.
The next couple of months will see the completion of the Winter Leagues and regular weekly coaching continues during term time unless the courts are frozen or covered in snow!
The club now has 180 members and all junior coaching courses are full. The membership year concludes for D&F in March with the AGM and the club is already looking forward to 2014/15, when it hopes to see continued success for all our players and at least one exciting new initiative.
The club can always be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or website www.downendandfishpondsltc.co.uk or on Facebook.