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Smashing summer for Felix Gill

It's been an amazing month of competition on the clay for 17 year old Felix Gill who is now ranked 74 in the junior ITF world rankings.

Felix had a run of success which started in Kyiv, Ukraine from 19th Aug to 25th Aug where he claimed the singles title after beating Bulgarian Simeon Terziev 7-6, 6-4.

The next stop was Gyor, Hungary for the grade 2 international event which was played from 28th Aug to 1st September. Felix continued his form to seal his first singles title at this level(grade 2) beating Swiss Jerome Kym in the final 6-4, 6-4. Felix paired up with French player Martin Breysach in the doubles to claim another title. Felix and Martin didn't drop a set during the doubles event and beat Jerome Kym and Austrian partner Lukas Neumayer 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

Next and final stop for Felix before he returned home for a well deserved rest was a grade 2 in Prague. Felix had a good start beating Alberto Orso from Italy and Jasza Szajrych from Poland before losing out to in the quarter finals to Swiss player Maurus Malgiaritti.

This was an amazing run, winning 15 matches in a row and one that moved him up 50 places in the world rankings. Felix will be competing in Mexico then will head off to Miami in December before setting off for his debut at The Australian Open in January.

Felix Gill


2019 CFS H&W County Closed Tournament

Manor Park Tennis club hosted the 2019 CFS Herefordshire & Worcestershire County Closed Championships from 24 – 30 August 2019.  Many thanks to Di and Alan Cope of Cane Furniture Studios who sponsored the tournament and kindly presented the trophies.

The County Championships was a great success seeing very competitive tennis across the various age groups from 6 year olds to the over 30s, throughout the week. The weather also played its part in remaining dry.

There were 159 entrants making a total of 327 entries into the different events and playing over the week 431 matches.

Click here to view the list of winners.



Tennis Awards

Want to recognize an outstanding individual, club or tennis venue in your network? In collaboration with the LTA, Herefordshire & Worcestershire is delighted to announce that nominations for the LTA Tennis Awards are now open.

Designed to recognise the extraordinary contribution of those who help to open the sport up to new audiences, the awards celebrate individuals and venues that make a difference in the local community - from the 25,000 volunteers, to the 4,400 coaches and almost 1,000 officials to over 20,000 schools, 2,700 clubs and over 9,700 LTA approved tournaments across the UK.

Launched in 2015, the awards are now in their fifth year, and Herefordshire & Worcestershire can nominate across one or more of the following categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Young Person of the Year Award
  • Coach of the Year Award
  • Club of the Year Award (£5,000 grant for winner)
  • Community & Parks Award (£5,000 grant for winner)
  • Education Award
  • Disability Award
  • Official of the Year Award
  • Competition of the Year Award
  • Lifetime Achievement

All nominations will go forward to the LTA’s judging panel, where county winners for each of the above categories will be selected. County winners will then progress to a regional shortlist, where a judging panel will select 70 regional winners from across England, Scotland & Wales. 30 outstanding individuals and venues will then be shortlisted as national finalists and be invited to the LTA Tennis Awards national ceremony in July 2020, where 10 overall winners will be crowned.

The LTA reward & recognise winners at each stage of the process as follows:

  • County Winners: Certificate & cash or voucher prize (£25)
  • Regional Winners: Tickets to LTA Major Event & on-court trophy presentation
  • National Finalists: Invitation to LTA Tennis Awards National Ceremony at The Championships, Wimbledon & a pair of Centre Court tickets.

Speaking about the awards, LTA Deputy President David Rawlinson said: “The LTA Tennis Awards are a real celebration of the people that work at all levels of our sport, who are vital in growing the game. As the governing body for tennis in Britain, we can’t achieve our vision of opening up our sport without them, so I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to nominate an individual, club or venue that makes a real difference in their local community so we can recognise their achievements and thank them for all that they do.”

Nominations close at 11.30 am Monday 23 September.

County winners will then be announced between October 2019 and March 2020. Regional winners will be unveiled in April 2020 with a national ceremony to be held at The Championships, Wimbledon in July 2020.

To nominate or find out more about the LTA Tennis Awards, visit or speak to Ginny Lowe or Jo Marks at Herefordshire & Worcestershire County Office 01684 577243.

For further details, please contact:


9U County Cup, 17 August 2019

Captains Chris Marlow and Jay Troth (assistant)
Team Harry Emmett, Ollie Badger, Oliver Arch, Lyla Hadley, Kiah Probert and Grace Hadley
Venue Shrewsbury Club

The Herefordshire & Worcestershire 9U Mixed Team played teams representing Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Shropshire at The Shrewsbury Club on Saturday 17th August 2019 as part of The County Cup Championship 2019 Group E.

Everyone makes their own way to The Shrewsbury Club. Thank you to the parents and grandparents as the players arrived in good time for a warm up. The event is held indoors and we take a court for our team. Our team seem a mixture of excited and nervous – the coaches try to inspire the team with some words of wisdom and reflections on the previous week’s loss in a friendly match against a strong South Wales team. Supporting the team, competing hard, and finding a way to win matches are the order of the day! 

Read Chris Marlow's full report.

H&W 9U County Cup

Senior County Closed Singles - Over 35s and 50s

Entries are now open for the annual event, taking place at Manor Park on Sunday 22nd September.

£10 per person to enter.

Entry forms can be downloaded below:-

County Closed


2019 Road to Wimbledon County Finals

As the Wimbledon Ladies Final and the epic Men’s final were taking place at the weekend at SW19 Herefordshire & Worcestershire 14U Junior players were battling it out to win The Road to Wimbledon County Finals.

12 girls and 20 boys played at Manor Park to try and take the title and win a place at the National Finals which are held at The All England Club at Wimbledon in August.  The boys and girls taking part had been winners or runners up at their clubs Road To Wimbledon events held early in the year.

A perfect weekend for tennis and the winners for 2019 are:-

Boys Winner Cameron Owen (Bromsgrove) Girls Winner Bathany Pye (Manor Park)
Boys Runner up Owen Perry (Bromsgrove) Girls Runner up Maddison Hewitt (Belbroughton)
Owen Parry
Bethan Pye
Owen Parry
Bethan Pye

The winners of the consolation events were:

Boys Winner, Ioan Darius Bolfa (Worcester)
Bpys Runner Up, Matthey Donnelly (Belbroughton)
Girls Winner, Maya Hart (Bromsgrove)   
Girls Runner Up, Katrina Zake (Redditch)         

Many congratulations to Cameron and Bethan who will now go to Wimbledon on 11 August to take part in the National Finals. It will be an amazing week for them and we look forward to hearing how they get on.  Good Luck

Finally many thanks to Jane Smallwood, the referee for the weekend.


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