Hi I’m Alison Ison and I have been a member of the Senior County Championships committee for over 20 years as a member and now as the Secretary. I have been a member of Roundhill Tennis Club for over 35 years and I am now the Chair. I work full time for a very well known crisp company as a Regional Sales Trading Executive.
Hi, I’m Angela Wortley have been on the Tournament Committee for over 25 years, latterly as the Referee. I’m a member of Carisbrooke LTC and started my enthusiasm for tennis when I started playing in my early twenties. I recently retired after 38 years working in education and am really enjoying the additional freedom that retirement brings.
Hello I’m Kate Stock and I have served on the tournament committee for more than ten years many as Treasurer. I have been a member of Syston Northfields LTC since I was 14 years old and am currently their Chairman. I work as Financial Director of our family businesses: Fosse Bearing Units and Criptic Arvis both of which are based in Thurmaston.
I’m Alan Poultney I have been on the championship committee for over ten years. I am a member of Oadby Granville Tennis club and until recently an active committee member. I was chaiman of Oadby in the millenium year 2000.
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Hello everyone!! I’m Jane Gadsby, and I have been on the Tournament committee for longer than I can remember, but over 30 years!! My life outside work revolves around tennis, playing myself and encouraging others to take up and develop their own skills. I have played tennis at County level from Junior to veteran,. I am always willing to go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your tennis at our tournament. I look forward to joining you in a week of tennis, fun and friendship.
Hi, I am Steve Stroud from LFETC and have enjoyed playing the Tournament over many decades with it often being everyone’s highlight of the year to catch up with friends across the county. Although I still actively play in a number of events and I am not behind the desk I try to reach out to a wide range of clubs and players to grow the entry so it remains the biggest and best Festival of Tennis by far.
Please don’t hesitate to participate as you’ll always be welcome!
Hello. I’m Peter and I have been on the committee for more than 5 years and I consider it to be a privilege to be part of this team. I am a keen tennis player and play for Carisbrooke LTC, for more than 20 years and seemingly cannon fodder for the upcoming youngsters! I started playing at 40 after ferrying my two sons across the county and decided that playing was more fun than watching.
My main pleasure from tennis is watching and playing against the youngsters and seeing how this great game can help them develop into not just a good tennis player but also mature adults with good life values.
I’m John Bryson. I joined the Tournament Committee in 2019 and I handle the press side of affairs. Aside from playing, my background in tennis is umpiring. I’ve been retired many years from that side of the game, but I always found this was the best county event I officiated at. Seeing the work done by many behind the scenes these days, my view is still the same.
I’m Hussein Khan, and I am new to the Tournament Committee. I look forward to supporting the tournament this year. My life outside work revolves around keeping active along with spending time with friends and family.
I have been a member at Oadby Tennis Club for many years and enjoy playing social/team tennis. I look forward to seeing you all at the tournament!!
Hi 😊 my name’s Jen Gadsby and I am new to the committee.
I look forward to supporting the tournament after playing in it for many years and hopefully many more to come. I play at Leicestershire T&SC and have played for the county at junior and adult age groups.
Outside of tennis, I work as a sports therapist at Leicester City Women’s Football Club as well as helping children in City schools with their health and wellbeing. I hope you all have a great tournament! Good luck.