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Busy weekend at Louth Tennis and Sports Centre

Australian Open tournament winners Simon Ellis and Katie Collett (left), with runners-up Keith Collett and Anne Laing (right), and coach Faye Button (centre).

Australian Open tournament winners Simon Ellis and Katie Collett (left), with runners-up Keith Collett and Anne Laing (right), and coach Faye Button (centre).

Last weekend was a very busy one for Louth Tennis and Sports Centre, with over 300 people attending the centre to play tennis. On Saturday, Louth Veterans 1st team won a very close match against Grimsby Town 1st by a single game.

Played outdoors in very difficult conditions, the Louth team of Penny Daniel, Sarah Allinson, Judith Brooke and Ruth East just managed to prevail.

On Sunday Morning an Australian Open Social Tournament was played by 32 members. The winning team of Simon Ellis and Katie Collett, and runners up Keith Collett and Anne Laing, received their prizes donated by Babolat. An Australian themed buffet followed.

This was followed by the ‘Rusty Rackets’ squad of 14 players. This squad is open to non-members on a ‘pay and play’ basis, and is run for new players or those returning to the game.

In the afternoon, 22 players aged between five and eight years old competed in a Matchplay mini red tournament, followed by 12 players aged between nine and ten years old who competed in a Matchplay mini green tournament. Players from all over the country attended, and play was to a very high standard.

The centre continues to grow at an exceptional rate. This summer, 26 teams across all age groups will compete in county and regional leagues.

The performance programme now attracts players from all over Lincolnshire and even further afield, including Britain’s number one under-16 boys player who trains with head coach Edward Allinson when his commitments allow.

If you feel inspired to play tennis by Andy Murray and GB Men’s success in the Davis Cup, then get in touch on 01507 609523.

 

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