Applegate takes honours at league presentation

The 2010/2011 NLTA WinSum Junior Tennis League Presentations were held on Sunday, September 11 at EAT&SC, Lime Tree Road, Norwich.

A special trophy is awarded each year to the girl and boy who reaches the top of the top box. 2011 saw a repeat of 2010 with Kayleigh Applegate from Gorleston Tennis Club taking the girls' honours, as well as the 16/u prize and Stewart Biggie from North Elmham Tennis Club winning the boys' league alongside the 17/u prize.

Plaques and a can of tennis balls were awarded to the players with the best results in each age group and a can of balls went to players who participated in all five sessions.

Results: 11/u winner Thomas Blackburn (Bannatynes); 13/u Winner Stephen Jessop (EAT&SC); 13/u Winner Lucy McKenna (Stanmore TC); 14/u Winner Dan Jarvis (North Elmham); 14/u Runner-up Will Western (Wymondham TC); 15/u Winner Adam Wicks (Easton); 15/u Runner-up Aidan Bull (Oasis TC); 16/u Winner Ryan Andrews (EAT&SC); 16/u Winner Kayleigh Applegate (Gorleston TC); 17/u Winner Stewart Biggie (North Elmham TC); 18/u Winner Arthur Blazey (Taverham TC).

A Doubles Tournament runs alongside the League with players arranging their matches any time between October and August. Two boxes of boys and one of girls competed. Josh Self and Laurie Ollerton won Box A, Aidan Bull & Tom Sharpe won Box B and Lorna Magrath & Maria Andrews won Box C. They received a plaque and can of balls. The mixed doubles box did not get played.

The 2011/2012 WinSum League will take on a completely new look being run more as an ongoing matchplay tournament than a box-league in order to take advantage of the LTA's new ratings system. For more information or an entry form, please contact the rrganiser, Diane Bush by email:

• The seventh annual Ladies' Doubles Charity Tennis Tournament held in memory of Louise Willgrass who died in the 2004 Tsunami, was held at East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club earlier this month.

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A blustery but sunny day greeted 50 competitors who were divided in pairs into four boxes for the preliminary round robin.

At the same time, CRUSE Norwich, the local bereavement counselling charity launched their Cookery Book which includes a chapter on the Louise Willgrass Tournament Lunches provided by Didi Briggs in previous years. The final was a one set match pitching last year's winners Annie Cowper-Johnson & Cheryl Buck (from Cromer TC) against Jo Watkins & Liz Cubitt (Stanmore/Blofield TC), the Cromer pair prevailing yet again.

Thanks go to EAT&SC for providing the venue, referee, Derek Perry and Club Staff Pam, Rachel & Rob for their invaluable assistance.

With thanks to all the players who participated the tournament income raised a fabulous �1,400 which will go to CRUSE Norwich.