The Yorkshire LTA held its annual awards night on Monday 9th December at the Holiday Inn in Leeds. Thongsbridge Tennis Club was once again well represented. Six players and a coach proudly received awards and trophies presented by the 2012 Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Champion, Johnny Marray.

Gabriella Lindley was awarded the 8U Girls Yorkshire Champion trophy and Dominic Vesely the 8U boys. Dominic’s brother Oliver Vesely took the 10U boys singles and doubles Yorkshire Champion trophy.

In the older age group Andrew Atkinson received “best county cup team” award as a member of the winning 18U boys Yorkshire County Cup team, whilst his sister Kim Atkinson received “player of the week” in the Ladies County team award.

The star of the show Olivia Noble was presented with a trophy for the Ladies and the 18U Girls Yorkshire Champion as well as an award for the best 18U Yorkshire Girls County Cup player for winning all her six matches and winning the County Cup. Quite a handful!

Meanwhile Lucy Margetson was hard at tennis in the 14U girls tournament at the Baseline Tennis Centre in Staffordshire. Whilst only 11 years old and the outsider, she knocked out the no.1 seed Charlotte Allin in a tight quarterfinal tiebreak 4:1, 1:4, 13:11, followed by the no. 4 seed Anna Kirk 5:4, 4:0 in the semifinal. Lucy then run out of steam in the final and lost to the no 2 seed Rachel McRae 4:0, 4:0. Well done Lucy!

Back row: Johnny Marray, Andrew Atkinson, Olivia Noble, Kim Atkinson, Georgina Jackson Front row: Dominic Vesely, Oliver Vesely, Gabriella Lindley

Lucy Margetson