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Afternoon special for Crazy Gang juniors who attend club night

By Pete Woodhouse

It was time for tennis, fun and food at Chatteris St Peter’s Tennis Club Summer afternoon special for “The Crazy Gang” – the juniors at the club aged 10-15 who are crazy about tennis and attend Junior Club Night each week.

Hosted by Dave Wing, who runs the Junior Club Nights, he said: “We have a tremendous junior tennis set-up for children aged 5 upwards. My favourite time each week is hosting the Junior Club.”

The group includes Francis Antonio who took part in his first tournament with adult members at the club, together with three more talents – Liam Garcia, Lucy Thompson and Ollie Appleby – who all this year qualified from the Venue Stage for 11-14 year olds, to compete in the County Championships of the British Tennis “Road to Wimbledon Tournament”.

Chat tennis jnrs 9.18. (4066900)
Chat tennis jnrs 9.18. (4066900)

From March to October the club runs programmes of coaching for juniors from 5 upwards, organised by club secretary Shona Kent. Programmes for adults new to the sport are also provided.

This year the Men’s A team, which gained promotion in all three leagues it competed in, included five members in the squad, all of whom began their tennis as juniors at the club.

For further information contact Shona on 01354 655363 or Karen Barwell on 01354 695014, or visit www.chatteristennis.com

Back, from left: Simon Grainger (club chairman), Joe Sizer, Lauren Thompson, Francis Antonio, Dave Wing. Front: Lucy Thompson, Ollie Appleby, Joshua Rhone, Rosie Fox, Ollie Tuffin, Liam Garcia.

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