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September 2021 Club Newsletter

As we draw to the end of a busy summer of tennis we would like to provide an update on the Club’s winter program.

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Player Profile - Jasper Gibson

Jasper Gibson started playing tennis at around 8 years old, but he says it only really became his passion when he got older and then as soon as he touched the racket he just fell in love with the game.

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Watch Bash's TV interview

Make sure you watch Bash's television interview, filmed at the Club following the award of his BEM medal recently - and here he is pictured in the Royal Box, but can you spot him amongst the celebs?

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Bash Kara awarded a British Empire Medal

Swanmore tennis Coach Bashir Kara - known as Bash - has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the sport.

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Obituary: Barbara Piper

Barbara Piper peacefully passed away overnight on the 18th December 2020 after being with us since 1937, during which time she made a significant and much admired contribution to both her family and the many colleagues in all walks of her life.

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Bash Kara scoops national lifetime LTA achievement award

Swanmore Tennis Club coach, Bash Kara, still teaching at 80 years young has had his efforts recognised by scooping the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at the 2020 LTA Tennis Awards.

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Junior player profile - Talia

I started playing tennis at 4 years old however I started at Swanmore at 8 years old after moving house. Through the years tennis has become so much more than just a sport to play. It’s a hobby, a release and a getaway.

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Junior player profile - Benji

I started to play tennis at Swanmore when I was 12 years old, having begun to play at Junior school. I have really enjoyed the junior coaching sessions at the club with Mike, Jake and Bash and have met other junior tennis players who are now friends.

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Junior player profile - Matt Morris

I am Matt Morris and I am 16. I started playing tennis when I was 8 joining Di Hills Saturday morning junior sessions and became a member of Swanmore LTC about 8 months later.

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Junior player profile - George

I started playing tennis at Swanmore when I was 4 years old (in 2008). Over the years I have benefited from excellent coaching in a variety of formats from Di, Mike, Bash and Jake. I have enjoyed playing junior sessions regularly on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

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