Goostrey Junior Tennis Competition 2019
U12 WINNER -Pau Garcia Gomez
RUNNER UP - Lily South
U14 WINNER - Zach Bennett
L-R Matthew Davenport,Will Green,
Joe Warburton and Franklyn Tate.
Goostrey Junior Tennis Coach
David Richardson pictured at a training camp with Judy Murray,Scottish tennis coach and former Aegon GB Fed Cup Captain.
Use this contact box to request a booking form or contact Coach David Richardson.
Goostrey Junior Tennis Coaching 2019
If you are looking to introduce your child to tennis or improve their playing skills,
then this year's Goostrey Junior Tennis Coaching Programme is an ideal opportunity
The 2019Junior Coaching programme starts the weekend after the Easter school holidays, on Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th and runs for 15 weekends during the summer and early autumn terms.
Designed for youngsters aged between 5 and 16, from beginners to improvers, sessions group children according to age and ability, in line with LTA (British Tennis) guidelines.
LTA Coach David Richardson runs the programme at the Booth Bed Lane tennis courts, and also organises a variety of holiday clubs during school holidays.
Sessions will be held on the following Friday evenings and Saturday mornings:
Friday April 26th / Saturday April 27th
Friday May 3rd/ Saturday May 4th
Friday May 10th / Saturday May 11th
Friday May 17th / Saturday May 18th
Friday May 24th /Saturday May25th
No tennis for the last weekend half term – Friday May31st and June 1st.
Friday June 7th / Saturday June 8th
Friday June 14th / Saturday June 15th
Friday June 21st / Saturday June 22nd
No tennis Rose Day weekend 28th/29th
Friday July 5th / Saturday July 6th
Friday July 12th / Saturday July 13th
Friday July 19th / Saturday July 20th
SUMMER HOLIDAYS – separate tennis camps to be organised
Friday September 6th / Saturday September 7th
Friday September 13th / Saturday September 14th
Friday September 20th / Saturday September 21st
Friday September 27th / Saturday September 28th
For more information and a booking form, you can contact Coach David Richardson using the contact box below, which will pass your enquiry direct to his inbox or
email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
The sessions are promoted by Goostrey Tennis Club. Children wishing to take part
do not have to be members of Goostrey Tennis Club, but their families must be members of the Goostrey Village Hall & Playing Fields Foundation (The Goostrey VHPFF), a Charitable Trust, which manages the Boothbed Lane facilities on behalf of the Goostrey community.
(For more information on joining the VHPFF please contact Mrs Sally Ball, VHPFF Membership Secretary on 01477 534160).
New Junior Social Tennis Session
A new one-hour slot for Junior Social Tennis has been earmarked to give older children on the junior tennis coaching programme an opportunity to practice what they’re learning.
The session from 5.30pm to 6.30pm every term-time from Wednesday 1st May 2019 will be held until this year’s junior coaching programme completes at the end of September.
Supervised by Club members, the session enables the youngsters to enjoy playing tennis with friends of a similar age. Plus, a short American tournament will be held every month for competitive doubles play in a light-hearted environment.
Secondary school-age children who aren’t on this year’s coaching programme are also welcome to come along and join in the fun. Keen players are very welcome to stay on beyond 6.30pm and join in the Club’s regular members’ social tennis
evening. For further information, please email email@example.com.
Hot weather challenge for this year’s Goostrey Open Junior Tournament
Nine boys competed for two trophies in this year’s Goostrey Open Junior Tournament, making light work of playing in brilliant sunshine and high temperatures.
Watched by parents and other family members, the youngsters played well and demonstrated a mature attitude to the competitive event. All but one has been on
the Goostrey Tennis Club junior coaching programme, and several are continuing to develop their tennis at the Wednesday Junior Social session from 5.30pm to 6.30pm during term time.
The U12 competition on Sunday July 8th was won by Zach Bennett, with Harry Flanagan coming second and Charles Lloyd winning the bronze medal. Other competitors who took part in the round robin tournament were Joe Warburton, Will Green, and Franklyn Tate.
Having played for nearly two hours, Zach Bennett then took a short break in the shade before gamely entering the U16 competition, which was two rounds of a normal set each and a tie-break when the score went to 5-5. Zach won his first
round against Freddy Lloyd in a needle-match tie-break, before going on to beat finalist Luke Warburton to win the U16 event as well as the U12. Luke won the silver medal, Freddy the bronze, and Sam Upton was 4th.
The trophies will be presented at the Club’s Presentation Evening after the AGM in
the New Year. Thanks to all the families who supported the tournament and cheered the boys on in the heat.
The adult Goostrey Open is ongoing, with a finals day planned for Sunday 23rd September 2018