Tennis Chief Celebrates David Lloyd Raynes Park victories

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The chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Roger Draper, visited David Lloyd Leisure’s Raynes Park club to celebrate its talent and tournament successes.

The chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Roger Draper, visited David Lloyd Leisure’s Raynes Park club to celebrate its talent and tournament successes.

Mr Draper was guest of honour at a ceremony at the club in Bushey Road on October 13, when he presented prizes to the teams who took part in this summer’s AEGON Team Tennis championships.

Praising all those who took part, Mr Draper said: “The LTA is committed to providing more opportunities to play tennis competitively, and it's great to see the teams at David Lloyd Leisure Raynes Park enjoying their tennis and excelling at it. Congratulations to all the winners, and to the coaches and supporters at the club for a very successful year.”

David Lloyd Raynes Park general manager Charles Jude commented: “We were delighted that Mr Draper visited the club to congratulate our teams. His visit provided a fantastic recognition of the outstanding successes in the AEGON Team Tennis championships and the real talent that we have here at our club.”

David Lloyd Raynes Park won the 14s and under boys’ finals, and was also runner-up in the 12s and under boys’ category.

This success followed the victory of the men’s team in the finals of the AEGON Team Tennis tournament. The club’s ladies were runners-up.

Other achievements in the championships include:

County League Team Tennis:

U8A Team – Winners, Div 1
U8B Team - Runners Up, Div 2
U8C Team - Runners Up, Div 3
U9A Team - 5th Div, 1
U9B Team - Runners Up, Div 2
U10A Team - Runners Up, Div 1
U10B Team - 4th, Div 2
U12A Team – Winners, Div 1A
U14A Team – Winners, Div 1A
U14B Team - Runners Up, Div 1C
U12 Girls - Runners Up, Div 1A
U14 Girls – Winners, Div 1A

Premier League Team Tennis:

U12 – Winners, South East
U14 – Winners, South
U16 - 5th, South East
U18 - 3rd, South East

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Note to editors: For further information about this press release, please contact Anna-Marie Muldowney on 01707 289833 or press(at)davidlloyd(dot)co(dot)uk Photos of Roger Draper with winners are available.

http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk/raynespark

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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