Wimbledon comes early for youngsters

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Wimbledon came early this year in Burnham Market when 12 young hopefuls battled it out to become local champions.

For two hours, Burnham Market Primary School camped out on the village’s playing field, last Wednesday, to watch the annual inter-house competition hosted by their partners The Burnhams Tennis Club.

This was the third year this popular event has taken place, following training sessions subsidised by the club and run by the club’s LTA coach, Becky Palmer.

As usual the event was a showpiece of good sportsmanship.

Janet Offord (TBTC) presented the winners’ cup to Evie Stilgoe and Jack Woodhouse (Hardy House) with Alisha Savory and Henry Smith runners-up.

The school showed their enthusiastic appreciation to the finalists and all who participated in an entertaining afternoon.

The club continues to run young persons coaching on Fridays between 4 and 6pm and welcomes all children who turn up.

Just bring a pair of trainers and the club will supply the rest.

The club also supports the LTA’s national Great British Tennis Weekend and welcomes parents and children alike over the weekend of August 1-2.

This is free to all ages and abilities and the club will supply the equipment.

Further details about the event are available from either Janet or Bill Offord on 01328 738620.