Lucy nominated by club coaches and committee for improvement and playing in her first ladies league match
Lucy Prior, 15, is pictured receiving the Peter Peukert Memorial Trophy from Mrs Fay Peukert at Wisbech Tennis Club’s junior Christmas party held at the club on Sunday.
The award, together with a memento trophy, is presented annually to the junior player who has shown the most improvement and commitment over the season.
Lucy was nominated by the club coaches and committee, as not only has her tennis improved but she has played in her first ladies league match this season, a tournament, and regularly helps out with junior coaching.
Mr Peukert, who loved his tennis and played very much for the fun of it rather than competitively, died more than 31 years ago and this award is presented annually. He was a member of the club for many years and served on the committee in a variety of roles. He encouraged others to play and got his daughter, Sarah, involved in tennis, and the family have continued to support this award for which the club is very grateful.
The children enjoyed a session of fun games in the sunshine in their Christmas jumpers, helped by older junior members Harry and Alfie Goldspink and Lucy Prior, before moving indoors to the clubhouse for more traditional games. This was followed by hot dogs, and party food and drink. Many thanks to committee members Jane Page, Sue Pitcher, Jacqui West, Sue Beel, club coach Gary Fitzjohn and Sue Tolliday for making it all possible.
Next Saturday, December 15, is the last tennis and cake session at 1.30pm before Christmas. For further details on the club see http://www.wisbechtennisclub.org.uk