This summer, Andy Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936 while this week Sir Ben Ainslie inspired Oracle Team USA to arguably the greatest comeback in sporting history. Both incredible feats, who would you give the SPOTY award to? Have your say and vote...
Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion with a hard-fought victory over world No 1 Novak Djokovic.
In an atmosphere reminiscent of his Olympic final win last summer, the Scot was willed on by the majority of the 15,000 spectators on Centre Court, thousands watching on the nearby big screen and millions more around the country.
However, Murray went into the match with a strong chance of winning. Ainslie, on the other hand, took over as Oracle's tactician with the American boat all but sunk.
Trailing, 8-1 to Emirates Team New Zealand, the British Olympic hero somehow inspired his crew to the most unlikely of victories and the most remarkable turnaround in the event's 162-year history.
So, which camp do you fall into - Murray or Ainslie? ..or McCoy
/By Telegraph Sport
On Sunday 20th of October
At 11 am - 2 pm
East Park Farm Tennis Courts
You are cordially invited to join us for the end of season celebration on the new tennis courts! All welcome to come along and meet other tennis lovers in Charvil.
Charvil Community Tennis Club in association with Wokingham Borough Council are proud to announce our Celebration Event for the two brand new tennis courts at East Park Farm in Charvil. Designed to build upon the 2012 Olympic legacy and contribute to a new rural agenda, we hope to provide excellent facilities to the community and inspire another generation to get involved in tennis.
The Opening Day for the new facility in East Park Farm, Charvil will be on the 20th October 2013 between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm. We welcome individuals and families from Charvil and surrounding areas, whether they are seasoned tennis players or beginners. Children and young people of all ages are welcome. LTA qualified tennis coaches Ross Batten and Josh Berry the Tennis impressionist will be running the junior coaching and will demonstrate tennis skills. Coaching is also available for adults, should they want it. Why not come along to our Celebration Event Day, so you too can be part of tangible Olympic Legacy?
Light refreshments will be available in the EPF Pavilion (feel free to bring something with you too!).
We look forward to seeing you there.
Have a look at page 35 in December issue Sonning Parish Magazine
TENNIS prodigies and seasoned pros got into the swing at the opening of two new tennis courts in Charvil.
Members of Charvil Community Tennis Club served up a day to remember to mark the opening of the two new courts, which are decked out in the distinctive London 2012 colours.
Hard courts at East Park Farm were installed by Wokingham Borough Council earlier this month to replace a set of tired, 15-years–old facilities. The club was founded a year ago by an enthusiastic group of neighbours who set out to build on the feel good factor of Andy Murray´s Olympic triumph. They started off playing on the old courts – which up until then were almost disused – and has since then grown to having around 25 juniors attend training every Sunday. The club also unveiled two practice walls at the fun day on Sunday, October 20.
Chairman Carl Emerson- Dam said: “We were really pleased with how it went and the new courts are brilliant. The turnout was between 40-50 people which, considering the weather, was very good. It was a great day and we had lots of fun. The coaches were excellent helping out the children and then they played an exhibition game for everyone to watch.
“It was the perfect christening for the courts and it was a really good community day because we had people turning up from everywhere.”
Reading Chronicle Midweek, 30/10/13
We look forward to welcoming new Club Members. A special discounted membership fee (through to end March 2015) will be in place at the celebration event on 20th October.
Join Charvil Community Tennis Club - meet people, get some fun exercise and share a bit of the Charvil spirit with your neighbours. To join please go to our website http://charvilcommunitytennis.org.uk/membership.html and print off the downloadable Membership Application and send it off to the Membership Secretary.
2gether we will put Charvil on the tennismap!
Last month of the season
With the planned changes and building works being undertaken we will be carrying all Charvil Community Tennis Club memberships forward into the new tennis year (from 1st April 2015) at no extra cost until we have confirmation from the Council regarding charges for the Club’s use of the courts.
Join in our monthly Sunday Morning Tennis Coaching for Juniors;
29th November, 27th December, 31st January, 28th February and 27th March
(9.30 am – 10.30 am) for juniors.
In addition adult practice sessions will also resume on Mondays and Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm onwards on 1st April. Please feel free to just turn up and play as you wish or approach others for a game. Please note there will not necessarily be a club attendant at these sessions..
During the sessions The East Park Farm Pavilion will not be access able.
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