TennisVets Tennis Tournament at the Avenue supporting Help the Child

The Avenue Tennis Club, The Grove, Burnham on Sea played host to the TennisVets Society who organise tennis competitions throughout the year at various tennis clubs around the local area.

On one of our more improving summer days, after one of those dull drizzly starts, which changed to broken cloud and finished in the sunshine and a few well earned beers and prosecco, 13 pairs entered the event, which started at 10:00am and finished at 17:05

The main final was a contest between Mike Maiden / Brenda Plummer and Dale Curtis/Ann Mora. The eventual winners were Dale Curtis/Ann Mora (6-4).  The Plate winners were: Adrian Somerfield / Mary Walkerdine with Consolation winners: Bob Kippen / Sally Thompson

The tournament raised £255 for ‘Help the Child’, a local charity in Burnham that supports children with special needs.  TennisVets has been supporting ‘Help the Child’ at Burnham for 6 years, and have donated over £1,500 in that time.

Tennisvets have been coming to the Avenue and organising such events for many years not and thanked Avenue Tennis Club for their hospitality, and everyone else who supported and contributed to the event.

If you would like to know more about TennisVets or to donate to one charities they support please visit their website

The tennis club has a month’s free membership offer available for anyone who wants to give tennis a go and wants to get an insight into the club before joining – please contact Barry at the club 01278 782758 or 07749 878581 for details.  The club are also participating in the LTA initiative to get more people back into or just get them onto a tennis court and have allocated some court times for non- members to come and have a go – more details can be obtained from the LTA website – or contact the Barry at the club.

The club also runs a free 6-week coaching course sponsored by Performance Plus Sports and runs various “LTA Youth Start” junior coaching programmes.  Adult courses are run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings with Saturday Pay and Play junior coaching sessions running throughout the morning and early afternoon for all age groups and abilities.  Individual coaching is also available.  Details can be found on their website , facebook page or contact the club on 01278 782758.

The next Open Day at the Avenue Tennis Club will be on Sunday 26th September – please pass to friends and family and come along and have some fun at our family friendly fantastic tennis club.

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