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Meet the NOLTC Members: Allan Cooper

Date: 12 July 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

We all know that NOLTC has the most amazing and talented group of coaches you could hope to find. But did you know that there’s a Davis Cup player amongst their ranks? It’s time to meet ALLAN COOPER Tell us about your tennis life I can’t remember exactly when I first started playing – but…

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Meet the NOLTC Members – Tom Francis

Date: 30 June 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Following on from our Meet the Committee pieces of the last few months, it’s now time to meet some of the people at the club who work hard to support and promote the club in different ways. We’ll start with someone who is not only at the club almost all the time in a coaching…

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Meet the Committee – Mike & Janet Thomas

Date: 14 June 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

For the last of our committee profiles we have a double bill.  Our brilliant Facilities Secretary and our Welfare Officer are a great combination on and off the court, and are an essential part of the club. We’re not sure how we’d manage without them! MIKE AND JANET THOMAS Tell us about your tennis life…

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Meet the committee: Emily Smith

Date: 8 June 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

It’s time to meet our newest committee member. She’s someone who enjoys the Banbury Road North facilities on all fronts, being both a tennis and a hockey club member EMILY SMITH Tell us about your tennis life When I was 5, my mum coaxed me into playing tennis with my brother and I loved the…

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Meet the committee: Pat Wakefield

Date: 31 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Tell us about your tennis life My tennis life started at school.  I always loved playing sport and tennis and netball were a big part of my life growing up.  I moved to the United States in my early twenties and, apart from playing occasionally in the summers, I didn’t play much while I was…

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Meet the Committee: Chrissie Martin

Date: 31 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Tell us about your tennis life I was a late developer when it came to tennis,  I only starting playing about 10 years ago when friends from work asked me to make up a four one day. I have been addicted ever since, and have converted my partner, Luke, into becoming a tennis fan too….

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With a heavy heart…

Date: 31 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

After 12 great, successful years of coaching at North Oxford LTC our Head Coach Chris has decided that he would like to pursue other opportunities and explore new challenges.  He, (and Breakpoint Tennis), will no longer be under contract with North Oxford LTC with effect from the end of July 2020. It goes without saying…

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Meet the Committee: Hans Bakker

Date: 24 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Continuing our series of introductions to committee members, here’s a chance to get to know our Vice Chair a little better HANS BAKKER Tell us about your tennis life I never played tennis in Holland as a child – hockey was our main game. I came to London in 1975 but did not take up…

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Meet the Committee: Dave Rooney

Date: 24 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Here is one of the club’s most familiar faces. He’s a coach so would normally be at the club every day, and he has a key role on the committee as Men’s Captain DAVE ROONEY Tell us about your tennis life   Although my mum and her sisters played tennis, as a youngster I was far…

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Meet the committee: Chris Hampton

Date: 24 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

The response to these profiles so far has been very positive. Thank you for taking the time to read them and get in touch. We wanted to introduce Chris Hampton next – our Head Coach and recipient of Oxfordshire LTA’s 2019 Coach of the Year County Award.   CHRIS HAMPTON Tell us about your tennis…

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