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Henley TC coach is honoured

Stratford Editorial 3rd Aug, 2018

NEIL SUPPERSTONE of Henley-in-Arden Tennis Club has been named as the top administrator of 2019 in the Wildmoor Tennis League.

He will receive the Millennium Scroll after being selected by league secretary Corin Bishop.

Supperstone has been the club coach for Henley for 10 years and after a few years and prior to coaching, he was a tennis development officer for Birmingham City Council as well as working and coaching in Australia during his gap year.

At Henley, he set up Coolsportz, which is a tennis and sports coaching business across South Warwickshire. He and his team develop and manage tennis coaching programmes, run holiday clubs and Birthday parties. They also have “miniskillsz”, which is the pre-school arm of the programme.

As well as coach at Henley, he plays for the men’s A team and after a spell as A team captain he remains the overall men’s captain for the club, helping to liaise with other team captains to ensure that the men’s teams are running smoothly and players are getting the most out of their game.

Henley were one of the eight founding member teams of the league and were champions in the inaugural Summer League in 1990.

They were champions for six of the next eight years and runners-up in the other two.

They were Division Two winners in 2001 and then in 2008 and 2012 their Junior team were winners of the Junior Cup. However, the crowning glory for Henley under Neil’s direction was when they were named the “Club of the Year” 2011.

Henley have three men’s teams in the Wildmoor Summer League in the top team in the Premier Division, a B Team in Division Two and a C Team in Division Five. Henley also field two Junior teams which Supperstone coaches.

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