What a fun filled half term the centre conjured up for its members!
More success for Deal juniors as the brother and sister duo of Rhys and Freya Farmery won three events.
Rhys won the LTA South East Winter County Tour 9&U Boys event whilst sister Freya took the gold medal in the 8&U event.
The following week Freya also won the Canterbury Autumn Open Tennis Tournament at Polo Farm.
At the end of the week The Deal Indoor Tennis Centre hosted a Kent Tennis 125th Anniversary event.
The Kent County LTA was established in 1890 and a number of Anniversary events had been taking place around the County since February.
The event was for teams of four players with ages adding up to circa 125. All doubles.
Six teams played in a Round Robin Box for team points and prizes.
Players from Broadstairs, Deal ITC, Herne Bay and Walmer Tennis Clubs took part.
It was a successful event enjoyed by all that took part. Everyone that took part received a Kent Tennis 125 memorabilia keyring.
The host venue’s first team won the event and received a can of balls and a racket grip each. They also received a box of chocolates each for their team ages adding up to 125 on the nose. Close behind them for their teams ages adding up were Walmer with 124 and Herne Bay 126.
After a fun filled day with a lot of tennis the players and spectators were treated to a wonderful buffet courtesy of Lin from ‘Your Leisure’s Wave Café’.
It was the perfect end to a hugely, successful day.
The event was organised and refereed by Vanessa Webb.
For the first time the Annual Christmas event has been given an LTA grading and made into an Open Event that brought children to the Centre from all over Kent and other Counties.
The host centre’s children performed well and had five in the latter stages of the 8&U event, as well as the eventual winner Barnaby Agar and runner-up Freya Farmery who both finished on the same number of wins but Agar defeated Farmery in a closely fought match 10-8 that put him into first place after the head-to-head.
More success followed in the 10&U event with William Ellis taking a silver medal for runner up and another silver medal went to Daniel Hodgson runner up in the 14&U event losing to Paris Vining from Canterbury in the Final. Photos Below.
The Deal Indoor Christmas Open Tournament continued with the Adults event.
Deal’s Toby Churchill was making his comeback in this event after being side-lined with a serious injury since October 2014, he returned to coaching in August 2015 and made his come-back in competitive tennis at this event.
It was as if he had never been away, the standard of his tennis was phenominal. He breezed through his matches with ease and did not drop a game until he met his brother Tom in the Semi Finals who managed to take two games from him.
He was up against Canterbury’s Will Carnegie in the Final and although the spectators witnessed some lengthy rallies and high quality tennis from both players. Churchill was in a league of his own and he retained his title without the loss of a game. A great come back!
More success came Deal’s way in the Men’s Doubles event. This event was a Round Robin box that saw the men’s pair’s battle against each other to win the box.
It was a close run thing between three all level with the same amount of wins and all had just each other to play.
The Broadstairs pair defeated the Walmer pairing the Deal duo also defeated them which pushed the Walmer pair into third place leaving Deal to play Broadstairs for the title. A fantastic match finished off the tournament with both pairs knowing a win here would secure the title.
It was the Deal duo of Neil Farmery and Lee Graeme that came through with a closely fought 6-4 set to secure the match and their first title together.
The long anticipated wait to nominate your sporting champions is over.
The annual event is taking place on Thursday 17 November at the Winter Gardens in Margate and is organised by Thanet District Council’s Sports Matters team, and supported by various organisations from the public, private and voluntary sector.
The event now in its eigth year aims to reward and celebrate the outstanding achievements from our community clubs, coaches and volunteers who have excelled during the last 12 months.
All nominations are scored by a panel of members involved in local and regional sport, winners and highly commended are scored and selected following a set scoring criteria, so remember its about the quality of your nomination rather than the quantity!
With 9 award categories up for grabs this year, this is a great opportunity to reward an individual, group, school or club for their continuous hard work in driving sport and physical activity in Thanet.
|Sports Club of the Year||Awarded to clubs demonstrating excellence in management, development, fair play, open and inclusive, provide a clear a robust coaching structure to further promote and support coach education, evidence of competing at a local, regional or national level.|
|Sports Coach of the Year||Awarded to a coach who has demonstrated a commitment to improving their skills through taking coaching courses, outstanding coaching ability, committed from grass roots to excellence and promotes fair play and respect and has a positive impact within their sport, individual or organisation.|
|Disability Sports Person of the Year||Awarded in recognition of a sports person, registered as disabled in any age group, who has exhibited the highest level of skill, performance, dedication and commitment to their sport in the last year.|
|Sports Volunteer of the Year||Awarded to recognise those working behind the scenes to make it easy for coaches and players to take part in sport. A chance to say thank you to those that often get no credit. Those that work tirelessly to support the development of the club through fund-raising and promote opportunities within the wider community.|
|Sports person of the Year||Sports Person has exhibited an improved level of performance in the last 12 months at a local, regional or national level, has shown commitment and dedication to their sport, reinforces the sporting values, fair play and respect, has shown enthusiasm and gone the extra mile to further enhance their personal and skill development.|
|Young Sports Person of the Year||Awarded to a Sports Person aged 15 years or under who has exhibited an improved level of performance in the last 12 months at a local, regional or national level, has shown commitment and dedication to their sport, reinforces the sporting values, fair play and respect, has shown enthusiasm and gone the extra mile to further enhance their personal and skill development.|
|Primary sports school of the Year||Awarded to a primary school that provide high quality PE and school sport, engages with the local community and encourages pupils of all abilities to participate. Supports staff development to further enhance and develop sustainable school sport opportunities.|
|Secondary sports school of the Year||Awarded to a secondary school that provide high quality PE and school sport, engages with the local community and encourages pupils of all abilities to participate. Supports staff development to further enhance and develop sustainable school sport opportunities.|
|Community Sport Impact Award||Awarded to clubs/groups demonstrating excellence in management, development, fair play, open and inclusive, Have contributed towards, or made a significant impact within a local community setting, encouraged participants to engage in sport and physical activity at all levels.|
PO BOX 9
West Bay beach hut No. 31 has successfully made it into the final five of Britain’s biggest beach hut competition.
Channel 4’s ‘Location, Location, Location’ property expert Phil Spencer & Towergate insurance once again go on the search for Britain’s favourite beach hut. The public have had their say and the judges have deliberated to come up with a top five.
The insurance company will announce the ultimate winner on August 19th 2016.
No. 31 has been described by Towergate as “An Aladdin’s cave absolutely brimming with fascinating kitsch collectibles, treasures and trinkets; Lili Sanchez’s beach hut, A.K.A. ‘shed’ is loved all year round.
“Having moved to the area a few years ago, Lili discovered her fondness for beach huts when she rented one for the day. Christmas brunch in the shed is now an annual tradition for Lili’s family, all of whom live far away from Thanet. For Lili, no. 31 is both a sanctuary where she can wrap up and listen to ‘The Archers’ and a place to enjoy with friends, old and new.”
An Aladdin’s cave absolutely brimming with fascinating kitsch collectibles, treasures and trinkets, Lili Sanchez’s beach hut, A.K.A. ‘shed’ is loved all year round. Having moved to the area a few years ago, Lili discovered her fondness for beach huts when she rented one for the day. Christmas brunch in the shed is now an annual tradition for Lili’s family, all of whom live far away from Thanet. For Lili, no. 31 is both a sanctuary where she can wrap up and listen to ‘The Archers’ and a place to enjoy with friends, old and new.
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Ok, so if you haven’t herd of Pokémon Go I can only assume you have been hiding under a rock for the last week or so.
It is perhaps a controversial to say that a video game is the best thing to happen in fitness for a long time but I have two reasons that you can’t dispute.
1.It makes you get outside and walk! I have friends that have covered miles and miles hunting for Pokémon. These are people who would have previously sat in a beer garden or stayed in. How amazing is it that non exercisers are now covering thousands of steps a day, by choice!
2.It builds community. Driving home from the gym yesterday where I would usually see 3 dog walkers I must have seen 40+people walking about, all with phones out hunting Pokémon. Families, groups, couples, they were all out. I see Facebook groups with 400 members and everyone arranges to meet up and hunt together. It is amazing to see that kind of community, especially with some of the sad news around the world lately.
The last thing that created this kind of result was Zumba. Now some fitness snobs may try and discredit Zumba as a lesser form of exercise but it did get millions of people off their sofas and moving. Pokémon Go has done the same thing but on a larger scale.
Now it’s not a ‘fitness’ product but for me it is one of the best things to come along in fitness for a long time.