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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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Junior player profile - Matt Dillon

Matt first started playing tennis aged 8 after the SLTC coaches visited Swanmore Primary School to offer the children some taster sessions.

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Junior player profile - Ethan Carter

My name is Ethan Carter and I’ve been playing tennis since the age of 4-5 years old. I enjoy playing as it makes me feel calm.

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Bash Kara given prestigious lifetime achievement award

Well done Bash! Many congratulations to one of our coaches, Bash Kara, who was awarded the Hampshire and Isle of Wight LTA Lifetime Achievement Award in February.

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LATEST CORONAVIRUS NEWS - 24 March

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening (23 March), people will only be allowed to take part in one form of exercise per day like a walk, run or cycle alone or with members of your household.

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Tennis sessions postponed due to Coronavirus but courts open for private play with some coaching

We hope you are managing to stay safe and well in this uncertain time. With such conflicting advice coming from multiple sources it is sometimes difficult to know what to do for the best. The committee has been discussing how to help people to stay safe and have reluctantly decided that for the time being the adult social mix-in sessions and the junior Saturday morning sessions can no longer be run by the club.

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