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Congratulations to our Mens B and Ladies Vets B who won their respective divisions of the 2017-18 Winter League. Excellent Result !
Toby Price at the NLTL
Annual League Presentations,
collecting the “Barritt Salver”
Award as Northampton Lawn
Tennis League’s 2017 Young Male Player of the Year
A close up of the award
Toby Price awarded Northampton Lawn Tennis League’s 2017 Young Male Player of the Year
Every year the NLTL give this award to the Male and to the Female Young Player of the Year. These are under 18s nominated by their club for their overall contribution and effort. This is in team contribution and also club contribution. Their personal development and their behaviour / representation of their club is also taken into consideration. Toby (14 in March this year.) has been a member of Rushmere tennis Club for 4 years. The past couple of years have seen Toby develop into a fine young player and ambassador for the club. A pupil at Northampton School for Boys, Toby has also been a keen Rugby player, training at Old Scouts. This year he has diverted some of this attention to improving his tennis...this has paid off! He continues to play football. He started playing men’s and mixed team in 2015 and has quickly upped his game to now be a starring part of Rushmere Men’s A team and a regular Mixed player. Partnering Joe Wallington in the Men’s A he has played all but one of this seasons men’s matches and his strong performance helped Rushmere A to be achieve second in the lead and hence promotion. From our perspective Toby has improved massively over the last year and continues to improve further. He is a great asset to the club, both in his playing and his general demeanour. Whether home or away matches, he is mature and well-mannered in both is play and sociability. His exemplary behaviour is frequently commented on as a pleasure by opponents. He is a considerate and motivated member of the club, who involves himself in wider aspects of club life and activities. It is not always easy to be a young person in a very small club such as Rushmere – there are fewer peers than in other clubs and a tolerance and patience to play with a range of club member’s is required. Old and younger. Experienced and new comers. Toby has regularly attended social events, in-house tournaments, and regular social tennis nights and acted as a committee member. He independently took part in external competitions and did well. Again enabling the club to be represented by a polite, well presented young man. He plays in the NSB School Tennis Team. Overall, Toby has stepped up this year and become a regular member of the Rushmere A team, representing himself outside the club and taking a full part in club life. He has impressed others and handled this well. He enjoys his tennis and is a pleasure to play with – it is great to see his improvement and Rushmere Tennis Club is so pleased to see he has been given this award.
Congratulations Toby !
Ed Price and Lee Dixon from the Rushmere B Team collecting their teams NLTL Division 5 Winners Trophy
Ed Price and Lee Dixon collected the “Rushmere B Teams” NLTL Div 5 Summer League Winners Cup at the Northampton Tennis Annual League presentations.
The 2018 Div 4 Summer League awaits your arrival guys.
1pm to 4pm: Adult Mixed Social Tennis Maximum 3 courts
6.30pm onwards: Match Night Requires 4 courts.
6.30pm onwards: Match Night Requires 4 courts.
9am to 1pm: Adult Social Tennis Maximum 3 courts
PRESIDENT'S MIXED DOUBLES CUP WINNERS
1987: Shirley Martin & Jim Jordon 1988: Tricia Harland & Mark Sargeant 1989: Diane Jones & Bob Martin 1990: Mary Halsey & David Brown 1991: Tricia Harland & Richard Town 1992: Mary Clarke & Robert Davy 1993: Pauline Dibben & Roger Smith 1994: Marie Percival & Roger Smith 1995: Michelle Kearns & Graham Smith 1996: Elizabeth Davy & Mark Sargeant 1997: Kaye Lucas & Mark Sargeant 1998: Emily Clazier & Roger Smith 1999: Kaye Lucas & John Sanders 2000: Penny Watson & Adrian Harland 2001: Kaye Lucas & Martin Wilson 2002: Marie Percival & Adrian Bell 2003: Robert Davy & Jose Vass 2004: Michelle McGuire & Danny Kearns 2005: Marie Percival & Malcolm Ward 2006: Tricia Harland & Adrian Harland 2007: Helen Britten & Phil Johnson 2008: Steph Savage & Isaac Ferdinand-Pemberton 2009: Sally Ward & Paul Carpenter 2010: Steph Savage & Paul Carpenter 2011: 2012: 2013: Helen Britten & Will Britten 2014: Rosemary Pestell & Chris Gilbert 2015: 2016: 2017: Glenys Kennedy & Matthew Moloney
LADIES DOUBLES ROSEBOWL CUP WINNERS
1987: 1988: Mrs M Halsey & Mrs A Town 1989: Mrs S Martin & Mrs G Bullivant 1990: Miss S Clarke & Mrs H Bottrill 1991: Mrs M Percival & Mrs I Painter 1992: Mrs S Martin & Mrs M Clarke 1993: Mrs C Gyte & Mrs T Harland 1994: Mrs M Halsey & Mrs M Clarke 1995: Elizabeth Davy & Sally Ward 1996: Elizabeth Davy & Jenny Smith 1997: Jo Blincow & Helen Britten 1998: Joan Baughen & Tricia Harland 1999: Kay Cosford & Rosemary Pestell 2000: Chris Nightingale & Pauline Dibben 2001: Tricia Harland & Lorna Thompson 2002: Mary Clarke & Josie Vass 2003: Jo Blincow & Cheryl Garrett 2004: Elizabeth Davy & Kay Cosford 2005: Marie Percival & Donna O'Kane 2006: Elizabeth Beatty & Marie Percival 2007: Marie Percival & Sally Savage 2008: Helen Britten & Sally Savage 2009: Helen Britten & Tricia Harland 2010: Caroline Beaumont & Jo Blincow 2011: Tricia Harland & Gill Hood 2012: Pauline Dibben & Jenny Smith 2013: Caroline Bilbie & Gill Hood 2014: Caroline Beaumont & Caroline Butler 2015: Tricia Harland & Caroline Butler 2016: 2017: Sandra Fox and Karen Pugh