Millennium Cup Final Winners 2024

Millennium Cup Final Victory

On Sunday 7 July, we hosted Millennium Cup Final vs Woodfield Grove and brought the crystal vase home!
An overcast and windy day kicked off with games in all 3 Ladies categories and a Mixed Doubles match.

In Ladies Vets category, Helen D dazzled WGTC captain in straight sets 6-2 6-0.

Natasha A had a rematch in Ladies Singles category however could not find the tennis that brought her victory last month and ended up losing 1-6 2-6.

In Mixed Doubles, Carole W and Henry P dropped the first set 4-6, equalised in the second 6-4 but had a very close loss on the championship tie break 8-10.

In Ladies Doubles, captains Gabi & Ellie dropped the opening set 5-7, quickly recovered in the second 6-1, but the fortune was on the opposition's side when the ball hit the net, landed short and decided the championship tie break 8-10.

The opportunity for Norbury to equalise the scores was denied with an overall result 1:3 by lunchtime, so then it was down to Mens Singles, Vets and Juniors to rescue the day.

In Mens Vets, Vlad G continued his winning streak and trashed the opposition with 6-0 6-2.

In Juniors, Alex N's star continued to rise with 6-0 6-2 victory over the fellow youngster, and Antonia W-B played a rematch and demonstrated impressive resilience taking the opponent to a tie break in the first set, and then to the championship tie break but losing overall 6-7 6-3 3-10.

In Men's Singles, Kelvin G-D played a tough match against a very fast and energetic opponent sealing the victory on a championship tie break 6-3 2-6 10-7, and bringing the total score for the day to 4:4!

The squad put Andy G & Paul W under pressure to play a decider in Mens Doubles....they took the first set 6-3 but were falling behind in the second taking the cheering crowd to the edge of their seats... The match was paused due to rain, and Andy and Paul used this break to reset and regain focus and ultimately won the second set on a thrilling tie break, sealing an overall 5:4 victory for Norbury!

Millennium Cup contest has been absolutely fantastic! We express our gratitude to everyone who supported, shared wisdom and experience, cooked food and documented the events!
A big thank you to our super strong squad listed below who made a total of 60 court appearances representing Norbury over the past three months!
Let's retain the Cup next year!

Alex Nikolov,
Andy Grant,

Antonia Woodhouse-Borg
Anu Sharma
Auel Kulmagambetova
Ayfer Hussain
Carole Watson
Eric Mensa
Ernest Sostak
Gabriella Di Salvo
Gemma Marnier
Giampaolo Gusinu
Giulio Vuolo
Helen Danbury
Henry Phillips
Iggy Lorek
Kelvin Gordon-Douglas
Lisa Patient
Maximillian Khan
Michal Lorek
Natasha Asibey
Paul Williams
Selma Zobu
Tom Brown
Volodymyr Gusak
Wasif Bashir
Ziggy Szadujko



Hello! From Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club

Norbury Park is a friendly tennis club which has been based in Ederline Avenue between Norbury and Thornton Heath since 1889 

We have four well-maintained tarmacadam tennis courts that members can use between 8am and dusk, and floodlights that can be used up to 10pm. 

Membership: We are currently inviting new members on our monthly direct debit option, which is just £25 per month including floodlights! There is no contract, and you can cancel at any time.

Once you've joined up please contact our Head Coach ( David  07779593858 ) who will invite you to join a WhatsApp group with other members of similar ability or you can attend one of our beginner coaching courses if you are new to tennis or our improver/intermediate coaching group.

Pay and Play: We are part of the LTA Rally initiative and courts are available to book by non-members for £10 an hour.

Competitive Tennis: We run a range of tournaments to suit all abilities - including box leagues, American Tournaments, Tie-Break Tens, and an annual Club Championship each year.  Norbury Park's 8 teams play in the Surrey League and we play in the Millennium Cup, a friendly tournament against other clubs in the area.

Coaching: With our team of LTA Licenced coaches, led by Head Coach David Lovejoy, Norbury Park offers extensive individual and group coaching programmes for adults and juniors of all abilities.

Practice your ball skills at home with these simple exercises from our coach, David Lovejoy.

The clubhouse at Norbury Park is available to hire for parties, meeting and events.




Monthly Direct Debit Option

Why not take pay monthly for your membership? Only £25 a month for full adult membership.

How to find us

Norbury Park LTC
Rear of 55 Ederline Avenue, Norbury
SW16 4RZ

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