Following our return to tennis on 29th March we entered 15 junior teams in the Avon Summer League, with players competing in matches between the ages of 6 and 17!
Team tennis is a brilliant way to begin a child’s competition journey! Matches are played home and away at clubs within the county and usually played in a really friendly, positive and supportive environment. It is a great achievement for a child to be able to hold their own, keep score, call balls out, and play tennis at all once and one that can fill them with a sense of independence and confidence. There is no where to hide on a tennis court and it teaches then a great deal of resilience!
There have been some technical problems with the online system so we are awaiting for the results of where our teams came in terms of positions, but we are so proud of them regardless of the results. They have all put in their best and committed to the teams.
Some of our teams competed in Division 1 leagues and some in Division 2! We had 2 teams at U8, U9, and U10 age groups and the dedication from the parents to field teams every week has been brilliant and we thank them as without their support it wouldn’t be possible! We have been posting pics of our match players on social media, and they should all feel so proud of themselves!
In addition to these Avon Summer League matches, three juniors have been selected and having been representing the county in the county cups this spring/summer; Emma Fitzgerald (Under 9’s), Daisy Hawke (U11 Girls) and Zente Gottlieb (U12 Boys). This is such a fantastic honor and they have excelled themselves and we everyone at Elly Shearman Tennis Coaching is so very proud.
Our National Ladies team also managed to stay in their national division this year too – a great achievement following such a turbulent year. Well done ladies!
Scroll down for images of the teams.
Afternoon Team Training Summer Holiday Camps & Team Challenge Fridays
If your child has been competing in these team matches or if your child is very keen to compete and play some more tennis, please sign them up for the Afternoon Team Training Summer Holiday Camps throughout the summer as this will be an opportunity for children wanting to do more and play competitively to do some training together! Book Afternoon Team Training Summer Holiday Camps.
We also want to explain a bit more about our Team Challenge Fridays for 9 – 14 year olds in the summer holidays! They are on Friday afternoons and can also be booked online! We will be putting the children in mixed age group teams! They will then play the other teams, against the children of their similar age group. There will be prizes, certificates and it will be loads of fun. A great way for all of them to have another opportunity to develop their match play! Book Team Challenge Fridays (9 – 14 year olds).
If you have any questions of course just ask us.