The Dan Burden Trophy
The sixth Dan Burden Trophy took place from 13th to 20th July at Elstead Tennis Club. The tournament is run to remember Dan, a young coach at Elstead Village Tennis Club who died in a road traffic accident on 11th October 2013 aged 21. A coach at Elstead Tennis Club, he started playing at 5 years old, before becoming a tennis apprentice and then a qualified coach.
The Dan Burden Trophy is a LTA grade 3 tournament, which is regional level. Elstead is probably one of the smallest clubs in the country to run a grade 3 event. To accommodate the event, as it has grown over the years and hosts over 200 players and, some of the events are now held at Byfleet Tennis Club. The tournament now has players from 8 and under to adult, resulting in 26 events, 355 entries and over 250 matches.
Players from all over the country took part again this year and the week started with the 14 and under and 18 and under boys and girls battling it out at Elstead. The high standard of play was notable and a delight to watch, especially with some of the local players taking part and even winning events.
The tennis club once again supported the event with ladies from the club running the kitchen – thanks go to Lynn Wright, Susanne Hunter and Betty Maitland for organising this – and local youngsters Daisy Phillips, Sophie Richardson, Douglas Barker and Emma Stewart helping with the court supervision. Although there were a few incidents on the court, 99% of the matches were played in a great competitive spirit.
At the end of the week, Elstead was host to the 8 and under, 9 and under and 10 and under players with Byfleet hosting the 12 and under, 16 and under and adult tournaments. It was great to see Eliot Glaysher winning the 18U event and runner up in the men’s and Kira Turpin winning the 14U girls and runner up in the 16U. Both players trained at Elstead as younger players.
The tournament is a perfect memorial for the club and the village to remember a fun loving, mischievous young man with a great sense of humour.
Summer Fun Day Sunday 21st July
Jorge is holding a Summer Fun Day for all adults and juniors on Sunday 21st July. He will be running the following sessions:
8.45am – 10.00am Junior Yellow Ball (11 years and Over)
10.00am – 11.15am Mini Green (9 – 10 years)
11.15am – 12.30pm Mini Orange (8 – 9 years)
12.30pm – 1.45pm Mini Red (8 years and Under) Children & Parents Mini Tournament.
1.45pm – 3.15pm Adults Coaching and Matchplay
All standards are very welcome. These sessions are always great fun and an excellent way to pick up coaching tips from Jorge.
Social Tennis Evening Thursday 6th June 7pm – 9pm
Launch of the New Tennis Season 2019
Saturday 30th March 2pm – 4pm
Free Coaching Session for all adult members, run by Jorge Martin, Head Coach. This is a great opportunity to start the season and meet new people, and Jorge’s sessions are always popular & fun.
Thursday Evening Club Night
Why not come down to the courts to meet up with other members and play a few games of tennis.
We currently run a mix in evening on a Thursday from 7pm and to ensure there are a good number of players we have introduced a system where you supply your email to the organiser Mike Mullins and Mike sends out a reminder each week. Everyone who supplies their email will receive a mailing usually on a Sunday and you must reply yes or no for the following Thursday.
This system has been working very well. If you want to get onto the roster let Mike know and he’ll get you on the system
Elstead tennis club have a number of teams which take part in both summer and winter. The club run Men’s, Ladies and Mixed Teams that compete in the ADLTA local league, Aegon Surrey and the Chaucer leagues. If you are interested in playing contact Scott Tunbridge.
Contact Jorge Martin Munoz for further information