Burnham tennis players compete in first tournament of 2012
Avenue Tennis Club held its first mini tennis tournament of this
year on Sunday (February 12th).
a lack of numbers meant the Mini Red Ball Tournament (aimed at
under 8s) did not go ahead but two of the Avenue's Red Academy
players played in a Mini Orange Tournament instead, competing
against 8 to 9 year olds.
tournament saw four players from Trull Tennis Club near Taunton
and five from the Avenue split into two Round Robin Leagues where
each played against the other.
four of the Avenue players - two from the Red Academy - this was
their first Orange Ball Tournament and Head Coach Vinny Duddy
said all performed "extremely well and were a credit to the
club with their sportsmanship and efforts."
are Charlie Kassapian, who won the Round Robin Box, with Tom,
Josh and Hector plus James Kelly, who won the other Round Robin
Box of players, plus Megan, Oliver, Charlie and James.
thanked all the parents who stayed on to support their children
and said the tournaments take place every month, with the next
ones on Sunday 4th March (Reds at 11am and Orange at 1pm).
club is continuing to run coaching sessions for juniors every
night of the week and on Saturdays for every age group and ability.
squad sessions re-start on Monday 20th February and the sessions
will follow the LTA guidelines which have just been confirmed
by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
next adult social mixed doubles tournament will be held on Sunday
26th February from around 11am when all will be invited to attend
coaching for adults takes place on Thursdays (7.15pm until 9.15pm),
Fridays (6.30pm until 8pm) and on Saturdays (2pm until 3.30pm).
These are available to non-members or, alternatively, you can
arrange private one-to-one coaching by calling the club on 01278
The youngsters who joined in the Burnham tournament and, above,
The Avenue's Head Coach Vinny Duddy and Club Coach Craig Phillips