By

Jess Redfearn
My Journey into Wheelchair Tennis It was a Wednesday in November 2017, I was setting up on the far indoor court when I saw someone in a wheelchair have a quick look round the first indoor court, so it was no surprise when I finished for the day that there was a message to give...
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Resilience Through A Growth Mindset As members of the wider tennis community nobody can argue with the fact that we currently find ourselves in challenging times. The unpredictability of the length and severity of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, along with the current third lockdown, has brought undoubted concern, confusion and anxiety for many different stakeholders...
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LTA Youth Matchplay is Grade 6 competition that coaches and competition organisers can deliver at their own venues. Some key points about it are: · ‘Open’ Grade 6 competition – for club members and non-club members – great for your players to compete at their own venues, but against different players outside of their coaching...
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The first female tennis coaching network session took place on Monday 22nd February and was a great introductory meeting. We have had some great feedback already and this is just the beginning.  A big thank you to Alice Robson and Jo Cunliffe for leading the session and for all of the other ladies who contributed...
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LTA Facility Development Webinar – Lower cost options for covering courts The LTA have organised the following webinar which will give an overview of the options available for covering tennis courts, how to plan and manage the project and how to operate sustainably once the facility is in place. It will also explain the LTA...
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Yorkshire County Training It has been a very disrupted last 12 months for County Training (to say the least!) From March 2020 all county sessions/matches/county cup events for the Summer season were cancelled. No sooner were we back in the swing of regular sessions in October than ‘Lockdown 2’ put paid to that, and saving...
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Dear Organisers & Referees, We are writing to let you know that we have made the decision to extend the cancellation of tennis competitions up to Sunday 21 March. While the Government will be making an announcement on its plan for how restrictions in England may be eased during week commencing 22 February and with...
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The past 12 months have been a struggle for most. Here at Ilkley not only have we had to adapt to the challenges faced by Covid-19 but have had a record 4 floods in the space of a year. Although the flooding is a nightmare to deal with, the team at Ilkley have become accustom...
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“All Female coaches in Yorkshire please join us for our first Female Coach Networking Session on Monday 22nd Feb from 6:30pm. Spread the word and invite any female coaches that you have worked with (from tennis leaders/assistants to Head Coaches). This can be active and non-active coaches. We would love to see you there; we...
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Cleckheaton Lawn Tennis Club, in West Yorkshire, has found the elusive formula required to attract and develop junior tennis players. Year on year this small grass roots club, with simple facilities, attracts dozens of juniors looking to learn a new sport. More importantly it retains them and this has led to unprecedented success in recent...
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