Oswestry Team Tennis Annual Awards evening

Around 120 people attended Oswestry Team Tennis awards evening, which was dedicated to head coach Mike Markham, who sadly passed away last April.

14 annual awards were presented to juniors by Guest of Honour Simon Jones – Tennis Shropshire Vice Chairman along with Tennis2You coaches Ben Syrett-Judd and Blake Strefford.

Clive Knight – OTT Chairman oversaw the proceedings. In Clive’s speech, he thanked Claire Anderson and Clare Parsons –Hann for their significant work to bring this event together and make it such a success, and Oswestry Cricket Club for hosting it..

Simon Jones who had known Mike for many years, gave a very fitting tribute to him. Joe Shiel on behalf of the parents responded thanking Simon for his words, and spoke about the skills and values the club brings to all its junior members.

The awards presented are based on the OTT core key beliefs of Endeavour, Commitment, Enjoyment, Team Spirit, Improvement and Achievement. The Markham Cup for Mini Tennis Endeavour went to Bertie Heasmer Jones.