The Harding’s & the Garwood’s trip to Nottingham…

On Sunday morning we all met for breakfast and read the Aegon webpages to see what the days play was looking like, it was jam packed and we knew it  needed a dry day to have any chance of getting every match done, but sadly looking out of the hotel window it was clear this was going to be a challenge. We headed off to the Nottingham tennis centre with two very excited EBAT kids!When we arrived we were greeted by Katie from Aegon, she gave the girls a quick brief as to what the day had in store for them. The rain was stop start all day which was a nightmare for the organisers with such a tight schedule we knew the days play was not going to concluded. Before the quarter finals it started it rained again which pushed things back even further, Katie however remained positive that it was all going to be fine. As the day went on we watched some fantastic tennis when the rain allowed but it was becoming clear that the women's final was unfortunately not going to happen, so instead it was agreed by all that the girls would walk out for the women's doubles final instead. The girls came out on court with their respective players,  Amber with the British girls and Eleanor with the American girls, unfortunately the announcer got the girls names mixed up but never the less it was a very proud moment for the parents and EBAT to see two of our players out on court.The girls said the best part of the day was Nino taking them to meet the players in the dressing rooms to get their over size tennis balls autographed! It was a shame the girls didn't get to walk out for the women't final and see Bally's trophy being presented however we all had a great day, thank you to Katie from Aegon and everyone who helped the girls get on court. This story was written by Amber's Dad Steve, who is one of our Ride For a Roof cyclists. The ride starts on Friday 10th July and concludes at Wimbledon on the 12th for the men's final, please show your support by making a donation HERE. Proceed's go to EBAT for a bubble roof over three courts at the academy and a third of donations go to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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