Success for minis

PUBLISHED: 11:24 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:34 06 May 2010

The Comet s column in association with Letchworth Tennis Club contains all the news, views and future events at the club LETCHWORTH S Mini Tennis players have been competing successfully in the Beds League this past term. All three levels at red, orange

The Comet's column in association with Letchworth Tennis Club contains all the news, views and future events at the club

LETCHWORTH'S Mini Tennis players have been competing successfully in the Beds League this past term.

All three levels at red, orange and green won their first round matches, thereby moving forwards in the draw.

Two matches on, the red team finished runners-up in the competition, the orange team third and the green team fourth.

Well done to all those who competed, and thank you to Yvonne Latter, Kirsty Turner and Elaine Burkett for helping organise the teams.

In the new Herts Summer Outdoor Red Cluster League, Letchworth won two matches out of four, beating Lister and Sawbridgeworth, and losing to Gosling and Buntingford.

Well done to Edward Wilsher, Lukas Wait, James Wilkins, Adam Chilvers, Alex Zavadov and Jeremy Samuel. This was their first experience at red level of competitive Matchplay outdoors against other clubs.

If you are interested in joining the Mini Tennis programme, please contact Maddy Walker on 01462 675444.

We are also running Kids Multi Activity Camps over the summer - these include a wide range of activities such as tennis, football, unihoc, arts and crafts, fitness and drama...and is aimed at children aged five to 12 years-old.

Sport for All should be of great interest for a lot of people of all ages.

It is no secret that regular activity is good for you and your body! The Everyday Sport campaign brings together a wide range of people and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The one thing they have in common is they know that Everyday Sport can help everyone feel better.

The first of our Sport for All days on Saturday, July 15 was a great success, with over 20 new people using the gym and fitness facility!

Letchworth Tennis Club is extremely keen to promote health and fitness and for the next three Saturdays will be offering FREE use of the fitness facilities to anyone in the local community - so please come and give it a go!

Our professional fitness instructors will be on hand to offer advice on fitness, diet and general health, so please come between the 10am and 2pm on any of the dates shown below for your FREE session.

Saturday, July 29, Saturday August 5, Saturday, August 12.

Performance Programme: For the last seven months, the club has been running a junior performance programme, designed to cater for County and National tennis players.

The programme is growing at a rapid rate and we now have over 20 pupils on the programme.

Each player attends two, two hour training sessions per week involving fitness and on court work. They also have individual lessons and a competitive tournament schedule.

Steve Shea, Head Performance Coach at Letchworth, will be travelling with the players to several tournaments this summer, both in Hertfordshire and nationwide.

Their training kicks off again in September, so if you feel you have got what it takes and would like to know more about performance tennis, please contact Steve Shea on 01462 675444.


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