High Legh Tennis Club Become Double ‘County Champions’

What a weekend for High Legh Tennis Club (HLTC) in the Cheshire Team Tennis Winter County Championships.

HLTC acheived unprecedented success in this year’s Championships with the U8, U9 & U10 teams all getting through to their respective finals.

The U10 team were up first against a very strong David Lloyd Cheshire Oaks Team a fantastic match saw the High Legh Team victorious with an 8 – 4 scoreline.

HLTC Under 10 Cheshire County Champions - Mickey Smutney, Marco Greig, Zach Thompson, Daniel Kilcoyne and Susanna Thompson. HLTC Under 10 Cheshire County Champions – Mickey Smutney, Marco Greig, Zach Thompson, Daniel Kilcoyne and Susanna Thompson.

Next up saw our U8s finalists this time at David Lloyd Cheadle. In an amazing match watched by a large crowd from clubs all over Cheshire the children from both teams battled it out to finish the match tied on 16 rubbers each. Unfortunately, the team from High Legh just lost out on points countback! But what huge performances by all the children.

HLTC Under 8 Cheshire county finalists - Leon Moreton, Oliver Dobson, Charlie Warburton, Marco Kirkos and Skye Thomas HLTC Under 8 Cheshire county finalists – Leon Moreton, Oliver Dobson, Charlie Warburton, Marco Kirkos and Skye Thomas

The Sunday saw the turn of High Legh Under 9 team, again facing the might of a David Lloyd tennis centre, this time the Manchester North Branch.  Great tennis and played in fantastic spirit saw the team from High Legh crowned champions with a 14 – 6 victory.

HLTC Under 9 Cheshire County Champions – Head Coach Emma Silcock, Coach Nick Gore, Susanna Thompson, Mickey Smutney, Marco Greig, Nathan Warner and Arthur Gething. HLTC Under 9 Cheshire County Champions – head coach, Emma Silcock, Coach Nick Gore, Susanna Thompson, Mickey Smutney, Marco Greig,
Nathan Warner and Arthur Gething.

This success was a rewarding achievement not only for the players but also for their coaching team, led by head of tennis, Emma Silcock: “It is such an unbelievable achievement to make all 3 age group finals and even more outstanding to win two of them against David Lloyd Tennis Centres.

What an amazingly talented and committed bunch of juniors we have at High Legh, and this is just the start, as we have so many up and coming young players showing promise.

I am so proud of how all our juniors have performed in the County Finals – they played with great team spirit, always encouraging each other, and they are getting better and better all the time. Go team High Legh. Also, many thanks to our kit supplier Babolat and the league organiser Mike Atherfold of Point-One Tennis”

High Legh is a small club with big ambition, which they proved by triumphing over many large, established clubs on their road to victory.

For more information about tennis at High Legh Tennis Club please email head of tennis, Emma Silcock – emmasilcock@mail.com or call 07985605565.

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