Norfolk will be ready for the challenge

Daniel WynneWith just four weeks to go before Summer County Cup, the Norfolk senior teams' preparations are in full swing. The men have based themselves at Blofield Tennis Club on the newly laid grass courts and are practising twice a week for their assault on Group Two at Cromer, the highest group Norfolk have been in for over 30 years.Daniel Wynne

With just four weeks to go before Summer County Cup, the Norfolk senior teams' preparations are in full swing.

The men have based themselves at Blofield Tennis Club on the newly laid grass courts and are practising twice a week for their assault on Group Two at Cromer, the highest group Norfolk have been in for over 30 years.

Several members of the women's team have returned from studying in the USA and, with a full complement of players, a second promotion in a row remains a real possibility when they travel to West Worthing to compete in Group Four.

Blofield have been extremely accommodating of the men's side and selector Nicky Crawley thanked the club for their help.


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'It's great to have a grass court venue round the corner for most of us which means we can squeeze in some extra practices to give us the best chance of competing well in Group Two. We are so grateful to the committee at Blofield who are supporting our bid for a third straight promotion.'

The club itself are offering a reduced membership fee during the Wimbledon Championships for new members who wish to join and take advantage of the opportunity to play on the new grass courts.

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t Richard Bloomfield will not be playing at Wimbledon this year after losing in the doubles qualifying tournament with partner Marcus Willis. The British pair lost in two tie-breaks to the Ratiwatana twins from Thailand.

t The Oasis Sports and Leisure Club have been holding junior tennis tournaments to coincide with the ATP and WTA Grand Slam events.

Earlier in the year, the Australian Open took place at the Oasis, producing superb tennis throughout the day, with many fine performances from the young and talented players.

In April, the second grand slam tournament of the year, The French Open, was held and this time a record number of children entered.

The Oasis Tennis Club is flourishing, with over 125 players attending courses and squads on a weekly basis.

During the summer holidays, there will be a full programme of tennis camps, tournaments and mini tennis courses for all ages and abilities.

For further information contact Katie Brooks, Head of Tennis, on 07759 046556.

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