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The road stopped at Wimbledon for Pershore Ladies

The award-winning team at Pershore Tennis Centre were on the road to Wimbledon at the weekend – playing away in the semi-final of the National Inter-Club Tournament.

In April, the club entered a Ladies over 50’s team and won their quarterfinal match 3-1 against 45 club, Surrey in September, to win a match away against The Wimbledon Club in the semi-finals.

The Ladies all represent Hereford and Worcester at County level and entered the competition to get more match practice together.

Whilst the Ladies lost in the semi-final, Captain and Chair at Pershore Tennis Centre, Sarah McCormick said:

“The Wimbledon Club’s team consisted of players that regularly represent England and their 1st pair included Clare Wood, former British number 1 who reached a world ranking high of 56! It was a great experience and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - even though we lost!"

Please join us in congratulating the ladies for their smashing journey on the road to Wimbledon!

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Picture (L-R) Jan Main, Sarah McCormick (PTC Chair and Ladies Captain), Emma Bowen and Beverley Morris outside The Wimbledon Club.


Annual General Meeting

The 42nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Wednesday 28nd November 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Vaughan Hall, Manor Park Club, Albert Road North, Malvern WR14 2TL.



16U, 12 Counties Competition, 3rd November 2018

Captains Steve Barnett & Lucy Sanders
Team Stuart Shannon, Max Hingley, Joe Hart, Harvey Ravenscroft, Paulina Jurkowska, Latesha Grant, Sally Lewin and Kiyyah Grant
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12 Counties tennis

Overall some great tennis by all the players and some promising tennis ready for 18U County Cup in February. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for the team this year but with so many close matches it could have easily gone in our favour. Well done to all the players and parents for such great support throughout the day and keeping spirits high even in loss.

Read the Captains report!


SheRallies comes to Hereford

Great news as we now have a SheRallies Fun Day session planned!

Course 1:     FUN DAY sessions- for delivery to girls and women of all ages and abilities 
Venue:          The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School, Hampton Dene Road, HR1 1UU, Tupsley
Date:             Wednesday 28th November, 3.30 - 6.00pm 


2018 County Awards and Presentation Evening

What a fantastic event it was to celebrate tennis in H&W!

For all those who attended, we hope that you had a great time and thanks for coming along.

Well done to all County Award nominees and to our winners below:

  • Club of the Year, Pershore Tennis Centre
  • Lifetime Achievement, Ian King
  • Volunteer of the Year, Neil Bates (Droitwich Tennis Club)
  • Coach of the Year, Steve Bauer (Pershore Tennis Centre)
  • Young Volunteer, Imogen Looker (Pershore Tennis Centre)
  • Community Award, Droitwich Tennis in the Lido Park
  • Disability Award, Droitwich Tennis in the Lido Park
  • Highly Commended Young Person of the Year, Max Rhodes and Katy Lewin
  • Highly Commended Disability Award, Pershore Tennis Centre

A big well done and thank you to event organiser, Charlotte Bradford, Jan Thomas and Ginny Lowe for organising the trophies and Richard Herriman and Ed Bradford for annoucing all the award winners.

Also many thanks to ball sponsors HEAD, for supplying such great prizes.

We hope that you enjoy the event video and see you all next year!


All the photos are available on our Facebook page


H&W Seniors County Closed Men's and Ladies' Singles 2018

Well done to all the players who took to the courts in last weekends Senior County Closed Singles at Manor Park

Congrats to the winners:

Over 35 Ladies, Jilly Witcomb
Over 50 Ladies, Emma Bowen
Over 35 Men, Matthew Baum

The over 50s Men final between Geoff Smith and Martyn Langston, will be on Saturday 29th at 2pm.

Pictured is Jilly Witcomb receiving the Ladies Over 35 trophy from Dee Smith and Jilly and Rachel Prudden after their hard fought match.

Jilly Witcomb Jilly and Rachel
Jilly Witcomb with Dee Smith
Jilly Witcomb and Rachel Prudden


Pershore take on Wimbledon

In April, the Ladies over 50’s team entered in the National Inter-Club Tournament. On Saturday 22nd Sept, the Ladies won their quarterfinal match 3-1 against 45 club, Surrey to win a match away against The Wimbledon Club in the semi-finals.

This season, the Ladies team - consisting of Sarah McCormick, Beverley Morris, Jan Mason, Emma Bowen and Jackie Burton - have beaten Knowle & Dorridge, East Gloucestershire, Warwick Boat Club and the 45 club for a converted spot in the National semi-finals. The winner of the match will go through to the National Finals in Birmingham on 15th November.

The Ladies all represent Hereford and Worcester at County level and entered the competition to get more match practice together - and it looks like it’s paying off!

Captain and Chair, Sarah McCormick said:

“We weren’t expecting to beat such a large club, 600 members from all around the country. They didn’t know where Pershore was, or even Worcestershire, so the win was extra special. The semi-final against The Wimbledon Club will be a tough task, with former British number 1 Clare Wood on the team, but we’re definitely up for the challenge!”

Please join us in wishing the ladies the very best against their rivals at Wimbledon.

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