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Latika Summer Matchplay 2022

We were so happy to see so many of our youngest members out competing on 4th July for our summer matchplay competition . Well done to all those who competed (especially those who were doing so for the first time). It was a wonderful day with lots of great matchplay and sportsmanship. Well done!

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Competition

Play Your Way to Wimbledon 2022

The Play Your Way to Wimbledon, powered by Vodafone, junior tournament (previously called Road to Wimbledon) gives most players under the age of 18, an opportunity to follow in their heroes footsteps and compete for the title at Wimbledon. The LTA is working with Vodafone and the AELTC to relaunch and expand the largest individual mass participation tennis competition in the UK, Play Your Way to Wimbledon, powered by Vodafone. From 2023, the LTA and the AELTC are planning for the competition

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Competition

Winter Box Ratings 2022

Our Winter Box Ratings tournament for 2022 ran from February until April. This is an U18 tournament, where players compete in round robin format and organise matches against each other within the time frame. This year the boys were split into two pools due to numbers and we had one pool for the girl's tournament. It's great to see our members competing at Latika again after the last two years.

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Coaching

I Play 30 Initiative

We are to delighted to write of a new initiative which Matt Reid Pro Coaching has been selected to host, entitled ‘I Play 30.’ The proposal is to provide sessions for people with any form of disability to come to the club at scheduled times each week and take part in an organised tennis session. The sessions are free of charge and will be led by our Assistant Coach Shaun Watson at Jock's Lane. The sessions will be assisted by volunteers.

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Latika 2021 Club Winners

Congratulations to those of you who have received one of Matt’s awards for 2021. Well done to everyone for such a fantastic effort this year. Keep it up! Here is the list of the lucky winners.....

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Club Captains 2022

We are delighted to appoint Ollie Binnie and Emily Legg as our joint Captains for this year. You can find out more about them below – you will recognise them as they regularly assist Matt on court. Bethany Dark is the Outgoing captain and she has really embraced the role this year and done a tremendous job, making a great contribution to the club this year. Thank you, Bethany. Hear from our new captains below...

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Racket Demo Day

On Saturday 11th December, we will be hosting a racket day at Latika JTC with All Things Tennis. Children who are booked on to coaching sessions will have the chance to try out different rackets alongside the normal Saturday programme. Adults are also welcome to try out rackets on courts 4&5 (no booking necessary). The racket demo day will run from 9am through to 3pm. Please ensure your child is booked into their coaching session in advance via the Coaching page.

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New Coach Shaun Watson

Some of you have probably already met Shaun, particularly those of you who have players in the Wednesday sessions, or if you came to the recent 50th celebration event 🎉 Shaun joins the Latika JTC coaching team with a wealth of experience from working at clubs in London. He’ll be leading the Wednesday sessions and Thursday squads at Latika, and you’ll probably see him around Jocks Lane running some great adult sessions. Welcome to the team Shaun!

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50th Birthday Celebrations

On Sunday 12th September 2021, we were delighted to celebrate Latika's 50th birthday as well as the newly renovated courts on 1,2 and 3. It was such a special day and we're so thankful to the members, parents, committee members and special guests who all helped to make the day so amazing.

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Davis Cup Fundraiser Day

We were so happy to see so many of our members and their families attending our Davis Cup Fundraising event held on Saturday 1st May 2021. Ex England and Davis Cup players Danny Sapsford and Luke Milligan spent the day with us running sessions with the children as well as later sessions with adult players. A really fun day was had by all, many thanks to Luke and Danny for hosting such a wonderful event for us at Latika.

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