Cromer tennis club showcases new coach and junior logo

Coaches Alastair Hunter and Chris Cash help Casey Patterson and Henrietta Colclough, both nine, at t

Coaches Alastair Hunter and Chris Cash help Casey Patterson and Henrietta Colclough, both nine, at the Cromer Tennis Club open day.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Cromer Tennis Club is seeking to ensure more people know about its 'secret' top-ranking facilities.

Cromer Tennis Club open day. Club chairman Nick Amis with logo competition winners Izzy Gosden 6 and

Cromer Tennis Club open day. Club chairman Nick Amis with logo competition winners Izzy Gosden 6 and Frankie Haresign 11. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The club is re-branding itself, helped by the design efforts of two local youngsters.

And it has appointed a new coach in Chris Cash, who will be looking to bolster his team to train current and new members.

Both were showcased at a weekend open day at the Norwich Road centre, whose grass courts are ranked among the five in the UK, said club spokesman Carol Wright.

'We are the best-kept secret in Norfolk - so we invited 18 local schools to design a new junior club logo,' she added.


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Izzy Gosden, aged six, from Suffield Park Infants School and Frankie Haresign, 11, from the Belfry Primary School at Overstrand, shared the prize - after coming up with a similar creation involving a smiley crab on a tennis rather than fishing net. They won free membership as part of their prize.

Mr Cash, a director of First Point tennis coaching, will be at Cromer at weekends, and looking for an assistant to do weekday sessions.

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The club has more than 100 members, junior and senior, aged from primary schoolchildren as young as four to pensioners in their 90s, said Mrs Wright.

It also goes into local school running taster programmes in a bid to get youngsters into the sport.

The weekend open day featured free half-hour sessions and a parent and child tournament.

This weekend the club is hosting a Pretty In Pink charity day from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

Its big dates during the year are:

July 21-26 - county week (hosting division two ladies)

July 29 - August 3 - junior week hosting 300 youngsters

August 12-17 - senior open.

The club has 10 grass courts, two artificial grass and two hard courts. They are available for public, not just club, use.

For more information call 01263 513741 or email secretary@cltsa.freeserve.co.uk

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