9th August 2018
Report by West Hants Tennis Coach Debbie Hale
Today West Hants ladies team and the club hosted VIP visitors from USA, two players from Ivy League universities Harvard and Yale, playing singles and doubles.
It was great for our players to discuss American university opportunities, play some high level tennis, and enjoy something different. The team Lexi & Erica from Harvard and Sam & Val from Yale are on a six-week tour of England. They have been in the Royal Box at Wimbledon, played other centres such as Cumberland Club, Loughborough, Edgbaston Priory; this was their warm up before the big tournament versus Cambridge & Oxford at the end of their tour. They will also play the All England Club and the International Club.
Whilst visiting they have been to Edinburgh, Windsor Castle, and the House of Lords. They were lovely girls and is was very interesting to hear their journeys. The West Hants match organised by James Pankhurst featured Erin, Abi, Jane and myself (Debbie) with a team friend Aisling from Hampshire joining in.