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Entries for July 2014

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DAY 4 - IC U16 JUNIOR CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE FINALS
Welcome to the Day 4 round-up from the IC U16 Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. Following a 4-2 victory over Great Britain the USA have been crowned 2014 champions. Congratulations team USA!  However, with 4 of the other 5 countries joint second on the leader board (each with 2 wins and 2 losses) there is a lot to play for on the final day.  In the other results, Argentina beat Italy 4 - 3 and Japan beat a young South African team 5 – 1. Read more...
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DAY 3 - IC U16 JUNIOR CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE FINALS

Welcome to the Day 3 round-up from the IC U16 Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. Two of today's matches involved mixed doubles play-offs: Argentina beat Japan 4-3; Italy beat Great Britain 4-3; and the USA beat Japan 6-0. The USA currently top the leader board with 3 wins.

For full details about the event, including player and captain profiles, schedule, tournament history, welcome message from David Waite, a Q&A with Peter McQuibban and other relevant information please download a copy of the event programme. Read more...

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AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER MCQUIBBAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE IC COUNCIL, AT THE IC U16 JUNIOR CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE FINALS
Q How important is the Junior Challenge competition to the IC Family?
A It is the International Club's premier tennis event for juniors, split into regional qualifying in odd years and the worldwide finals in even years. It has been running now for 10 years and it consistently attracts many of the top junior players in the world. It is very important to us. There are no junior members of any IC Club in the world and this event requires close liaison between ICs and their respective tennis federations. Read more...
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DAY 2 - IC U16 JUNIOR CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE FINALS
Welcome to the Day 2 round-up from the IC U16 Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. Today's order of play saw Japan beat Argentina 4-2; Great Britain beat South Africa 4-2; and the USA beat Italy 4-3 following a mixed doubles play-off match. The USA and Great Britain currently top the leader board with 2 wins a piece.

If you are tweeting about the event please use #ICTennis. Read more...
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EVENT HISTORY - IC U16 JUNIOR CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE FINALS

By Kit Spencer, IC Council member and lead representative for the IC Junior Challenge

This is the fifth worldwide finals since its launch in 2005, an event that has developed from an original idea by Frank Sedgman, President of the IC Council. The Junior Challenge is an important fixture in the IC calendar and an aspirational event for junior players around the world. Read more...

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DAY 1 - IC U16 JUNIOR CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE FINALS
The IC U16 Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals commenced today on the Championship courts at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. Play started at 11am with Great Britain vs Argentina, Italy vs Japan and South Africa vs USA.

For full details about the event, including player and captain profiles, schedule, tournament history, welcome message from David Waite (IC of GB Chairman), a Q&A with Peter McQuibban (IC Council Chairman) and other relevant information please download a copy of the event programmeRead more...
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TENNIS CLINIC KICK STARTS THE IC JUNIOR CHALLENGE
The 2014 IC U16 Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals kicked off with a clinic for local state primary school children yesterday. In glorious sunshine the clinic was run by Dan Bloxham, the Head Coach at The AELTC, and Barry Cowan a former professional player and currently a TV commentator for Sky Sports.

It provided the perfect opportunity to introduce children from less privileged backgrounds to tennis, and a wonderful opportunity for competitors at the Junior Challenge to give something back to the game.
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HARVARD & YALE LADIES

TEA IN THE [STOKE] PARK
Result: IC of GB 2 ½  – 5 ½ Seniors LTC
Event Date: Wednesday 16th July 2014

The IC of GB beat a strong Harvard/Yale team 3 – 1 on a lovely sunny day at Stoke Park today. All four matches were very closely contested but the IC of GB managed to come out on top. A big thank you to Stoke Park for allowing us to host the match at such a great venue. Read more...

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THE AELTC
RAIN RAIN GO AWAY...
Result: IC of GB 3  – 1 AELTC
Event Date: Saturday 19th July 2014

The IC of GB team of Craig Edmondson, Chris Clark, Laura Peterzan and Alice Mackenzie beat The All England Lawn Tennis Club 3 - 1 on indoor courts. The match consisted of a men's doubles, a ladies doubles and two mixed matches; followed by lunch. All of the players commented on the wonderful hospitality laid on by The All England Club. Read more...
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SENIORS LTC OF GREAT BRITAIN

LAKESIDE BBQ
Result: IC of GB 2 ½  – 5 ½ Seniors LTC
Event Date: Wednesday 16th July 2014

On a glorious summers evening at St Georges Hill Tennis Club the IC of GB hosted SLTC to a two pair 45’s and two pair’s 60’s match. Both teams comprised of several GB international players and the standard of tennis was both high and enjoyable to play in. A barbeque supper was enjoyed by all sat by the club lake. Read more...

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IC OF IRELAND

HOUSE PARTY
Result: IC of GB 5  – 10 IC of Ireland
Event Date: Saturday 12th July 2014

The Irish team arrived Friday afternoon and the prematch welcoming supper party was held at Toni Thompson and John McConville's beautiful home in Otford. They truly put on a wonderful evening of fabulous food and wine. Read more...

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IC U16 JUNIOR CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE FINALS

IC of GB to host the IC U16 Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals on the Championship courts at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in July 2014.

Open to all 40 ICs around the world, the U16 Junior Challenge is the IC Council’s premier junior event.

The 2014 worldwide finals are proudly sponsored by Compass Group and will feature representative teams from the host nation Great Britain and the ICs of Italy, Japan, South Africa, Argentina and the USA Read more...

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IC OF ITALY & IC OF MEXICO

LIFE’S A BALL
The IC of Italy and IC of Mexico were this year’s guests during the build up to The Championships, Wimbledon. The touring teams enjoyed the wonderful surroundings of The Edgbaston Priory Club, St George’s Hill and The Hurlingham as they played three matches against various IC of GB teams.

There were many highlights throughout the series of organised events and both teams commented on how much they enjoyed attending the IC Ball at The Dorchester, the IC Reception, Exhibition Match and Garden Party at The Hurlingham Read more...

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PUENTO ROMANO
ANDY PHILLIPS MAKES HIS DEBUT
Result: IC of GB 4  – 1 Puento Romano
Event Date: Saturday 7th June 2014

Despite the good old English summer weather, miraculously, after heavy rain in the morning the IC of GB match against Puento Romano was played on grass at Moor Park in the afternoon having been restricted to artificial grass for the morning doubles. Read more...