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British Tour Masters 2018: Neil Pauffley crowned Mens’ Champion.

Last month saw Loughborough University host the 16 best players from the 2018 British Tour in the season-ending finale – the British Tour Masters.

Success in the British Tour Masters final meant it was a hat-trick for Neil Pauffley, who became the first male to win three British Tour Masters titles. Neil made the final by winning two straight sets matches and maintained his form up against Sean Hodkin, winning 6-2, 6-1. 

Following the achievement, Neil said: “I’m really pleased with my performance here and I felt I went up a gear in each match. I always love playing the British Tour Masters and now I can really finish the year on a high. I can look at a good start to the year [in 2019] with the prize money and look at playing more events." 

Congratulations! Both U18 Girls and Boys lead the way at the County Cup competition.

Over the county cup weekend of 1st-3rd March, the U18 Berkshire Boys finished as competition winners at Grantham Tennis Club, whilst the U18 girls finished runners-up in their competition away at Sunderland Tennis Centre.

 

 

Practise makes perfect! The U18 Girls face South Wales U18 Girls in a Friendly prior to the County Cup Competition.

Berkshire U18 Girls enjoyed their firendly match against South Wales, giving them great preparation for the upcoming U18 Girls County Cup to be played on Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd March Vs Sunderland Tennis Club.

 

 

Congratulations to Leontina Slovak (below) and Elkan Dillan who have won this year's Berkshire LTA 'Manning  Davenport Award', based on their talent, tournament results and committment to Berkshire tennis.

The Manning Davenport Trust Fund was set up in 1986 to help young tennis players and each year the best boy and girl in the county are selected to receive the award.

Leontina was delighted to recieve this recognotion stating: "Words cannot express how delighted I am to receive this award. I don't think it is possible to express my joy and my gratitude for your support. An immense thank you also goes to the greatest people that helped me in many ways and at all times, Peter Mogan and Damien Fuller. Without them and other people like my family and tennis friends that I hold very dear, I wouldn't be able to achieve my successes. I am also happy to be part of Bradfield Tennis Academy which provides me with everything important for my development."

Leontina has represented Berkshire in County Cup events and has now started to gain more experience by playing in Tennis Europe and ITF tournaments.

Berkshire U9 make Tennis history!

 
         
For the first time in history, Berkshire and Hampshire U9 county teams came together to battle it out in a friendly fixture. Everyone that played really enjoyed the event, which was made even sweeter for Berkshire who took the victory.

Berkshire coach and friendly organiser, Robert Downs said "I was very impressed with the level of Tennis that was played and the attitude of all the players today. Both sides bonded really well too. It was a great opportunity to see the kids in a match environment and not only at training! Hopefully we can organise another one in the near future".
 

 
 

                                    

                              Who loves Tennis? Fun had by all at the friendly fixture between Berkshire and Hampshire U9's.

Venue Support

For LTA Tennis Venue registration information please click on the link below:
https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/tennis-venue-support/venue-registration/

Develop your venue:

https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/tennis-venue-support/develop-your-tennis-venue/

Venue management.

There are many ways to help improve club management - below you'll find information on the free online venue management tool, ClubSpark, for LTA Registered Venues, club development plan tips and models for programme management. 

https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/tennis-venue-support/develop-your-tennis-venue/venue-management/

 

Growing your membership.

School-Club Links

https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/tennis-venue-support/develop-your-tennis-venue/growing-your-venue/

Tennis for kids

 

Tennis for Kids is a fantastic programme to get more young children involved in the sport. The course offers children, aged 4-11, the opportunity to fall in love with tennis, by taking part in a 6 week introductory course delivered by specially trained and enthusiastic coaches. Tennis for Kids is a great opportunity for venues to convert children onto their programme or join the club and also a fantastic chance to develop coaches through a free training day with inspirational Coach Mentors.Visit the Coaching Tennis for Kids page to find out more. https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/coach-teach/tennisforkids/

 

Great British Tennis weekend:

The Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW) is an initiative to help tennis clubs and venues attract new people from the local community to come and try out your venue. The LTA coordinates a country-wide marketing campaign to raise awareness of GBTW, particularly targeting families to try tennis for free at a GBTW event. This alongside free marketing materials provided by the LTA to help your club promote the open day locally can significantly help you to raise awareness of your tennis club in the wider community.

Each year over a thousand venues sign-up to run a GBTW open day with over 55,000 people coming along to experience their local tennis club; but most importantly 17% of these attendees decide to join the club and play tennis more regularly as a result of their GBTW experience.

https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/tennis-venue-support/develop-your-tennis-venue/growing-your-venue/great-british-tennis-weekend/

 

Promote your Tennis venue.

 

Marketing and promoting your tennis club effectively is vital to growing your membership and increasing the awareness of the club within the local community. But with the increasing importance of digital and social media channels it can be increasingly challenging to understand what and how you should go about promoting your tennis club. 

https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/tennis-venue-support/develop-your-tennis-venue/promote-your-venue/

 

My Tennis Toolkit

My Tennis Toolkit allows you to create personalised marketing materials to help promote your venue. From banners and postcards to t-shirts and posters, there’s a variety of promotional items ready to customise with your venue information.

http://www.mytennistoolkit.com/

Resources

https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/tennis-venue-support/develop-your-tennis-venue/resources/