View Full Version : Grass roots tennis: The junior Inter-county cup

Mar 2nd, 2002, 07:01 PM
Did any of the list members from the UK go to watch any Junior (under-18) Inter-county cup matches this weekend (at 21 different venues)?

I went to watch the Division 5B (featuring Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Durham & Cleveland and South of Scotland) at the Southend I.T.I (indoor tennis initiative)

Whilst they may have been much less well known players than most of us are used to watching (their LTA "ratings" ranged from 2.1 to 7.1), there was an atmosphere of real excitement with all other team members cheering on their team-mates. A really enjoyable day. There were 6 singles and 3 doubles matches in each tie.
In some of the other divisions, world ranked players like Alice Barnes, Anna Hawkins and Rebecca Llewellyn were set to play. For most of the day I watched Bedfordshire beating Oxfordshire