Assistant coach and efficiency participant Isla Hignett was a part of the victorious Hampshire & IOW girls group who have been group 2b champions within the LTA (Garden Tennis Affiliation) Winter County Cup.
The nationwide County Cup occasions ran from Friday twenty fifth to Sunday twenty seventh November 2022 on the David Lloyd Membership in Southampton in opposition to groups from Somerset, Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire.
Hignett was joined by fellow Hampshire gamers Summer season Colling, Freya Davies, Susan Aspley, Lisa Hanley, Charlotte Howard, Lauren Howard, Taro Keens, Hannah Smith and former Completely Tennis participant Debbie-Louise Hale.
Of their first match on Friday the Hampshire group beat Somerset 7-2, adopted by one other 7-2 victory in opposition to Warwickshire on Saturday and a 7-1 win in opposition to Nottinghamshire on Sunday to win the group and safe promotion to the following division. Hignett and Hale teamed up on Sunday to play within the doubles beating the Nottinghamshire pair Millie Wileman and Sarah Wright 3-6, 6-2, 10-6.
The Hampshire & IOW males’s group additionally performed their Winter County Cup competitors over the weekend. The group, who performed at Easton Tennis Centre in Norfolk, have been group 4b champions after profitable all their matches in opposition to groups from Norfolk, Devon and Dorset. Former Completely Tennis participant and coach Liam Hignett (and brother of Isla) was a part of the profitable group who additionally gained promotion to the following division.
The Winter County Cup Occasion is a ‘one-off Occasion’ performed over three days on the finish of November. Forty-four counties play in twenty-two teams of 4 counties per gender. Teams are usually positioned so as of the earlier yr’s outcomes with Group 1 being the premier. The Summer season County Cup is held in July is without doubt one of the oldest occasions on the home calendar, relationship again so far as 1895.
Congratulations to each the Hampshire groups.
Further data used civilly of www.lta.org.uk/compete/grownup/county-cup/
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