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Interview: The ITF World Tennis Number is LIVE!

Rob Salmon speaks to Keith Carder, the LTA Head of Competition, about the new ITF World Tennis Number. The World Tennis Number is an exciting new ITF system which is being adopted by the LTA and tennis federations around the World. As you’ll hear, the World Tennis Number is kind of similar to the golf handicap system. It aims to be at the heart of a new global tennis community…

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Millie Devey Smith On My Tennis Journey Podcast

Millie Devey Smith has represented Derbyshire from an early age and is now a member of our Derbyshire Women's team. Millie is the latest member of our Derbyshire Tennis community to appear on the My Tennis Journey podcast. In the podcast she explains to Rob Salmon why she decided to attend a top UK tennis university and what is was like to play Emma Raducanu.

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Abbie Breakwell: Rising GB Wheelchair Tennis Star

Abbie Breakwell is from Long Eaton in Derbyshire. Abbie may only be 18, but she’s already had a remarkable journey into the world of Wheelchair Tennis which has seen her rise to no.3 in the girls world rankings!

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Derbyshire's Rob Salmon Reflects On Emma's Fairytale of New York

Emma Raducanu's victory in the US Open was an unbelievable achievement. A true Fairytale of New York. BBC News asked Derbyshire Tennis Coach Rob Salmon to reflect on Emma's journey. A request he was only too happy to take up...

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Andy Evans Interview: A Fantastic Derbyshire Tennis Player

County Tennis can bring to you as a tennis player but also the amazing adventures and friendships it can bring to your life! This interview is from a man whose passion for County Tennis and Derbyshire Tennis absolutely shines through. Andy Evans is now Head of Tennis at The Caesarean Tennis Club in Jersey and as you’ll hear he is as passionate now about County Tennis as he was when he first became involved as a lad growing up in Chesterfield…

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James Rushby: Derbyshire Men’s Winning County Week Campaign

Derbyshire Men headed to County Week in Ilkley full of hope for a positive campaign in Division 3. Little did they know just how well the week would go...

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Andrew Jarrett: Reflections On Being The Championships Referee At Wimbledon

Get ready for the World’s finest tennis tournament by listening to Andrew Jarrett’s reflections on the annual rollercoaster ride that he went on at Wimbledon as the Championships Referee from 2006 to 2019. You’ll also hear about Andrew’s future plans plus his passions for County Week, Derbyshire Tennis and, of course, Derby County!

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Vic Allen: What It's Like At An American University

Vic Allen has gone from the park courts of Ashbourne to Junior Wimbledon and is now a student at Florida State University. Rob Salmon caught up with Vic to find out what life is like over in the US...

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