Berkswell & Balsall opens up courts for free tennis Open Day

Berkswell & Balsall Common Tennis Club will be holding its annual Open Day this Sunday 15th May – offering FREE tennis to members of the public.

The Club, based at the Lant Community Centre, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common will open its courts to people of all ages and abilities – so, whether you’re a beginner, a rusty racket or an advanced player – just turn up and try the facilities.

Activities on the day will include Junior Tennis Factory, junior group sessions with one of our coaches, test the speed of your serve, a tennis demonstration and ‘mix-in’ organised play.
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Witness Murray’s Australian Open title challenge at Grand Slam breakfast event

The Lant Sports and Community Centre

The Lant Community Centre in Balsall Commmon is staging a grand breakfast event for this Sunday’s Australian Open Final in which Andrew Murray attempts to win his first Grand Slam title. The event is being broadcast live this Sunday morning and visitors to the Lant can enjoy a big breakfast while they watch the game unfold.

The venue’s breakfast co-ordinator Elaine Brown has been busy preparing following Andy Murray’s semi-final victory in Melbourne and says,

“We’re really looking forward to it after the success of last year’s breakfast event, a full Scottish breakfast will be available as a tribute to Andy so come and join us for a fabulous final and a Murray victory! We can’t wait!”
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Tennis: Brotherton celebrates unique double at awards night

Ed Brotherton receiving one of his winner's trophies from Berkswell Tennis Club President Peter Nurse

Lucie Ray reports:

Ed Brotherton stole the limelight as more than 60 guests flocked to Berkswell & Balsall Common Tennis Club’s annual dinner and awards night at the Lant Trust Community Centre.  The event at Meeting House Lane on Friday 15th October saw Brotherton appear to formally collect winner’s trophies after taking both the Club’s junior Under 16 and men’s singles titles at the Club’s end of season Finals Day in September.
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Tennis: Berkswell Finals Day dominated by Brotherton-Walsh displays

Report by Lucie Ray (pictures Mark Barrett):

Ed Brotherton - picked up both Mens and Youth titles

Berkswell and Balsall Common Tennis Club held its annual club tournament Final’s Day last Sunday (5th September) with action throughout the day as members battled it out for the Club Championships.

Up-and-coming star Ed Brotherton shone this year winning both the U16 boys and men’s singles categories. Ed beat Chris Barker in the morning’s U16 final before going on to take the men’s singles title from Dave Green in an exciting three-set match which finished 1–6, 7–6, 7-5.
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