May 22, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea tennis club mourns loss of popular players
of Burnham-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club have this week been remembering
two well-known players, who have died.
The club's President and Acting Chairperson, Pooh Jenkins, announced
at the club's AGM the sad passing of Norman Green (pictured below)
on 17th May.
Norman was a past Chairman, Captain, player and a popular long-standing
club passes on its most sincere condolences to Normans family
and his friends from all his friends at the Avenue Tennis Club,"
"He was one of the clubs very prominent and active
members who had been involved in the running, managing, playing
and socialising at the club for a long time,"
former player, Jo Gooden, was rememebered on Saturday (May 21st)
when the ladies players ran a tournament in her memory.
event was won by Ladies Captain Lynn ODell and Avenue Academy
youngster Jess Griffiths. Head
Coach Vinny Duddy said he was really pleased that the two had
won against some very experienced ladies doubles players.
added that the win was down to Jesss hard work in training
and to her partners' steadying influence at important points.
The club's next tournament will be the preliminary rounds of
the Somerset Closed, on 4th and 5th June, when players will compete
in a singles and doubles competition. The club invites the public
to come and watch the best players in Somerset battle it out to
become Somerset Champion.
A junior yellow ball and green ball tournament will also be held
on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May respectively.
A School Holiday Junior Tennis Camp will also be run from Tuesday
31st May until 3rd June from 9am-4pm each day.