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Tom Blanchard has won our Young Player of the Year for 2019. Tom has had an outstanding year making several appearances for the Mens A team at the age of 16. He also successfully completed his Level 1 coaching course this year. The decision to give him the award was unanimous among the club committee. Tom was presented with the award by Club Captain Aaronn Blackman. In the photo is Aaronn, Tom and Club Coach Alan Redman
At Denmead we have been proud of our informal junior schedule which allows players to pay and play and thus not committing them to a termly fee. However we recognise that some parents would prefer to pay by the term so we are introducing an option whereby parents can pay for a 6 week course up front. However, we will still retain the pay and play option which can either be cash on the day or online.
Today we held our Junior Christmas Party which was attended by nearly 40 juniors which was a mixture of tennis and festive fun. There were 12 Tennis Leaders there to help. Much food was scoffed and every child went away with a goody bag. The Leaders also took away a goody bag each. thanks to the coaches for helping make this a successful event
This year we had Joint Players of the Year. They were awarded to Deborah Coppini for her work as Ladies Team Captain and Andy Efford for having an excellent season for the Mens and Mixed teams
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Our Men and Mixed teams won their respective East Hants leagues. The Mixed team narrowly won their league by just one point while the Mens team won theirs league slightly more comfortably by 6 points. The Mens B team finished a creditable 3rd in Div 1 while the ladies team finished 2nd in Div 2.
The Mens Team won the Mantis Hampshire & IOW Division 3b by the narrowest of margins. The deciding match against Riverside was won 5-4 with Aaronn Blackman and James Sillence winning the deciding rubber in a championship tie break. Credit to all 11 players that played but especially to Aaronn and James who won all their matches
We hosted our first ever Touchtennis tournament on Sunday 31st March. The weather was kind if a little breezy. Altogether we had 22 entries, many travelling several hours to take part. There were also 7 Denmead players taking part and for some it was their first Touchtennis tournament. There was a singles tournament as well as a double tournament along with a consolation draw. Thanks to Rob Peters for organising it.