Wisbech Tennis Club hold tournament to celebrate gaining Clubmark success

WISBECH Tennis Club celebrated gaining its Clubmark Accreditation with a special tournament at the weekend.

Neil Twitchett, development officer at the Lawn Tennis Association, presented the club with their award on Sunday. It recognises their clear committee structure, strong youth programme, good health and safety policy and special action-plan for long-term growth.

Sue Pitcher, the club’s vice-chairman, said that Wisbech - who do not have floodlights - were the first restricted-play club in the Eastern region to gain the accreditation.

“This means that the club can continue to grow and develop,” she said. “It really lifts our profile. With more than 100 junior members and more than 50 seniors it’s a bright time to be at the club.”

As well as the presentation, the club held singles competitions, an American tournament and special games for the younger members. Margaret Pendall triumphed in the ladies’ singles while Gary Fitzjohn took the men’s singles crown.

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Jacques O’Dell-Rourke (advanced), Rebecca Hodson (beginners) and Keith Parish (intermediate) triumphed in their sections during a memorable day.

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The tournament was followed by a barbecue for players and their families.

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