Last Saturday Thongsbridge Tennis Club was full to the rafters for the annual Junior Awards Night celebrating the achievements of its junior players.

The club has a fantastic team of coaches who coach nearly 400 junior players in all age groups every week. Children start as young as 3 years old playing mini red tennis, progressing through the orange, green and onto full ball tennis when they turn 11. The tennis coaching programme caters for all abilities from children looking for some exercise, to serious competitors looking to replace Andy Murray as British number 1. The younger children start with a 40-minute group lesson per week. The older players who compete throughout the Country may train 10-15 hours a week, this includes individual lessons, group lessons and strength and conditioning. There were over 2000 matches played by our club players last year!

The mini tennis awards presented were:
Most Improved Mini Red Boy – Lucian Fullalove
Most Improved Mini Red Girl – Alana Edwards
Most Improved Mini Orange Boy – Joshua Mitchell
Most Improved Mini Orange Girl – Eleanor Oddy
Most Improved Mini Green Boy – Francess Keddie
Mini Role Model – Joseph Rockett
Mini Match Player – Esa Butt
Mini Mover Award – Tilly Hesmondhalgh
Mini Player with Best Attitude & Commitment – Pieter Aben

The mini futures awards presented were:
Most Improved Mini Red Player – Tommy Vale
Most Improved Mini Orange Player – Alex Tikhonov
Most Improved Mini Green Player – Orla Cooper
Mini Tournament Player – Oliver Vesely
Best Attitude & Commitment – Jacob Chadwick & Gabriella Lindley
Mini Team of the Year – Mini Orange which consists of: Dominic Vesely, Jacob Chadwick, Charlotte Margetson & Adam Boyle

The mini tennis club champs results were:
Mini Red Winner – Tommy Vale
Mini Red Runner Up – Kieran Frost
Mini Orange Winner – Dominic Vesely
Mini Orange Runner Up – Alex Tikhonov
Mini Green Winner – Adam Boyle
Mini Green Runner Up – Jacob Chadwick

The junior club championship results were:
U12 Boys Singles Winner – Barney Fitzpatrick
U12 Boys Runner Up – Finn Murgett
U12 Girls Singles Winner – Lucy Margetson
U12 Girls Runner Up – Georgia Draper
U14 Boys Winner – Barney Fitzpatrick
U14 Boys Runner Up – Finn Murgett
U14 Girls Singles Winner – Bronte Murgett
U14 Girls Runner Up – Ellie Chawner
U14 Boys Doubles Winners – Barney Fitzpatrick/Jake Young
U14 Boys Doubles Runners Up – Ben Horner/Matthew Taylor
U14 Girls Doubles Winners – Chloe Chawner/Bronte Murgett
U14 Girls Doubles Runners Up – Orla Cooper/Georgia Draper
U16 Boys Singles Winner – Ben Horner
U16 Boys Runner Up – Luke Shannon
U18 Boys Singles Winner – Andrew Atkinson
U18 Boys Runner Up – Edward Lovatt
U18 Girls Singles Winner – Holly Horsfall
U18 Girls Runner Up – Kim Atkinson
U18 Boys Doubles Winners – Edward Lovatt/Andrew Atkinson
U18 Boys Doubles Runners Up – Brad Whitwam/Isaac Ezro
U18 Girls Doubles Winners – Kim Atkinson/Chloe Chawner
U18 Girls Doubles Runners Up – Holly Horsfall/Emily Young

The junior awards presented were:
Most Improved Girl: Steph Carter
Most Improved Boy: Matthis Ross & Oscar Jessup
Tournament Player of the Year: Holly Horsfal
Aegon Team of the year: Ladies
Huddersfield League Team of the Year: Boys A team
Attitude Award: Bronte Murgett

To add to all of these awards a number of our junior players received County Honours. Even more so, Holly Horsfall, Kim Atkinson, Barney Fitzpatrick, Oliver Vesely and Finn Murgett all received National Honours which is a massive achievement!

A huge congratulation to the Ladies Team in the Aegon Team Tennis, who came 5th nationally and were a team made up completely of junior players.

Thank you and well done to all of our players who compete in any of our competitions!