Cromer Tennis and Squash Club turn to Charlotte Andrew for new leadership

Charlotte Andrew has been appointed as the new head coach at Cromer Tennis and Squash Club.

Andrew, a level four LTA coach, has been working as head coach at Skegness Tennis Club, where she was instrumental in the setting up and running of two very successful tennis club programmes. Her work there saw her gain the Coach of the Year Award for Lincolnshire in 2011.

Additional to her tennis coaching, Andrew has a range of other qualifications including a BTEC National in Sport and Exercise Science, NVQ levels 1&2 in Leisure and Recreation to FA level 1, tennis co-ordination level 1, hockey level 1 and tennis referees course part 1.

Andrew. who begins at Cromer from May 1, will look to continue the good work of fellow coaches, Gareth Goldson and Richard Keeble on the junior programme.

Cromer Tennis Club will be working with her to begin the structuring of junior tennis starting in the autumn. She hopes to introduce several new programmes at the club, ranging from cardio tennis to individual coaching lessons with juniors and adults. For more information contact her at the club from May 1 on 01263 513741.

• Over the Easter holidays Easton College Tennis Centre ran junior 'Player Plus' tournaments, attracting players from all over the region.

The Player Plus format allows a coach to sit on court with the players to help develop their understanding of a match environment and is not run anywhere else for these age groups in the UK.

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The events, each run over a day, were a huge success for Easton College Tennis Centre for attractting so many strong players from all over the region and the success of young players in the 10 & under event who train at the home centre.

Players from outside the county took the spoils in the nine & under events with the winners coming from Lincolnshire in the boys and Suffolk in the girls.

The highest placed Norwich players were Regan Bessey finishing third, Fred Withers fifth & Harry Wilson-Gotobed sixth who all train at Easton.

The following day, in the 10 & under event, Bessey, who only finished third the day before in the younger age group, upset the form book by walking away with the title. Runner up was Ben Chapman, who won an epic semi-final against the top seed from Lincolnshire, but found Bessey too hot in the final.

The girls 10 & under again saw the Easton players dominate with Emily Barrett taking the gold medal with a close win over Anna Thompson in the final.

'Emily had a great day today & really impressed at this new age group. If she continues to improve at this rate she could start to get some national recognition.'