CANTERBURY tennis at polo farm
Congratulations to Tom Hubble who retained his Mens Singles title beating Tom Pullen 4-6 6-4 7-5. There was a new ladies champion in 12-year-old Emma Slack who won the Ladies Singles ﬁnal against Becky Wyatt 7-5 2-6 7-5. Becky featured in two other ﬁnals winning the Mixed Doubles title with Greg Hill and the Ladies Doubles title with Andrea Loft. The Hubble brothers retained their Mens Doubles title.
The many members who came along to support were well entertained with some fantastic tennis in the sunshine. With many junior ﬁnals taking place alongside the open events, there was much to admire. Full results (pdf).
Some local students have their photo taken with the trophy
The Davis Cup Trophy Tour came to Polo Farm. The Cup was viewed by 600 visitors, including 250 primary schoolchildren and 120 senior school pupils. A splendid day in the sunshine with tennis being played on every court.
CLTC Junior Academy players Easter Break in Belguim
Canterbury junior academy players and coaches spent the Easter break on a training trip to the Kim Clijsters Academy in Belgium and received a warm welcome from Kim.
simon collects his award
Head coach, Simon Grieve, is named Kent LTA Coach of the Year 2016. The award recognised Simon’s achievement in building up the Canterbury coaching programme and in motivating young players to deliver their best.
2015 singles champions - Nick Hubble and Amie Tomkiss
Finals Day - and the sun shone, as did the champions and runners up. On Polo Farm’s equivalent of Centre Court the Hubble brothers battled it out: Nick, the younger brother, two took the first set but Tom came back strongly to take the next two sets – and the trophy.
With last year’s ladies champion, Tiegan Aitken, away at an LTA national tournament, Rebecca Cooper, a many-times club champion, and 15-year-old newcomer Amie Tonkiss took to the court and demonstrated just how powerful women’s tennis can be. It was a well-earned win for Amie.
Head Coach Simon Grieve with some of our juniors - from left: Louis Temple, Rory Marles, Rebecca Curland, Emma Slacks
All the 2015 Club Champions
Ladies singles - Amie Tonkiss beat Rebecca Cooper 6-3, 6-2.
Men’s singles -Tom Hubble beat Nick Hubble 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Ladies doubles - Carol Bye & Lina Hopkins beat Mary Cannon & Alison Meakin 4-6, 6-4, 1-0.
Men’s doubles - Nick Hubble & Tom Hubble beat Tom Pullen & Nick Wibberley 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
Mixed Doubles – Rebecca Cooper & Jasper Cooper beat Alison Meakin & James de Sausmarez 6-2, 6-4.
Boys u12 - Rory Marles beat Louis Temple 6-1, 6-2.
Girls u14- Emma Slack beat Rebecca Curland 6-1, 6-3.
Boys u14 - Alex de Sousa beat Alex le Dur - 6-0, 6-1.
Girls u18 - Amie Tonkiss beat Charlotte Tonkiss 7-6. 6-4.
Boys u16 & u18 - Tom Pullen beat Rory Blackman 6-3. 6-1.
Even on a wet day, the Club celebrated between the new Pavilion and the synthetic clay courts which have proved a great success with members.
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