Tim Henman plays tennis with TH team

Tim Henman plays tennis with TH team

21 May 2018

Members of the Talbot Heath tennis team had an exciting tennis session at West Hants Tennis Club recently when they shared the court with Wimbledon semi-finalist and former British No.1 Tim Henman. Tim was in Bournemouth with a host of other past and present tennis stars to mark 50 years since the first tournament of the Open Era.

14-year-old Hannah Smith and 15-year-old Abigail Tyler were lucky enough to play an exhibition match with Tim Henman and Miles Maclagan (former coach to Laura Robson and Andy Murray). The final score was a success for Hannah and Miles who beat Abi and Tim 13-11. Fellow tennis pupil Esther Adeshina missed out on the court play due to injury but was more than satisfied with a photo opportunity with Tim. She said, ‘It was an honour to meet so many inspirational tennis heroes and a very exciting day.’

Former Talbot Heath pupil, Virginia Wade, won the women’s open in 1968 and Ken Rosewall from Australia, won the men’s. They pocketed the first ever prize money – the men’s title with £1000 and the women’s £300; now fifty years on the gender pay gap is diminishing but equality in all sports is an issue that TH fully supports.  




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