Winterbourne Tennis Club reopens

July 07 2020
Winterbourne Tennis Club reopens

AFTER a long hiatus from club tennis due to lockdown, Winterbourne Tennis Club opened its doors, or rather gates, again on May 13, in line with government and LTA restrictions.

Tennis is one of the fortunate sports allowed to reopen since it is not seen as a group sport.

This came as a welcome relief, when singles playing and one-on-one coaching was allowed.

Four Ladies from Wednesday morning tennis club took the opportunity to play and enjoy the sunshine. Janet Vince played an enjoyable game with Jo Lougheed and talented youngster Kadie Robinson (10) played a fun game against her mum, Laura Robinson. It was also good to see promising young player, Eric Ramsey-Wade, having a good coaching session with WTC Club Coach Imed Hamrounie.

Even better news is that WTC are now playing doubles again, in line with LTA social distancing and good hygiene measures. As per our usual schedule, small group coaching recommenced for our juniors on Saturday mornings 

Our coach Rachel Cockcroft has also restarted the popular cardio tennis sessions – why not come along and have a good work out to funky music on the courts? Book soon, as places are going fast – call 07980 901967 for more details.

Winterbourne Tennis Club also have a new website wtc.org.uk, where new members can easily join the club, send payments and, with a few clicks, book a court.

For more details visit the site or email info@wtc.org.uk.

Picture:  Congratulations to Amber Lewis and Joey Latham, who excelled in the Club National Junior League, which started in September last year and finished just before lockdown in March, winning the under-10s division 2 league.

Elsa Looij