BlogA Wimbledon veterans’ champion and tennis coach for 30 years, Jenny Waggott is our Tustains sporting heroine for April.

A Wimbledon veterans’ champion and tennis coach for 30 years, Jenny Waggott is our Tustains sporting heroine for April.

A Wimbledon veterans’ champion and tennis coach for 30 years, Jenny Waggott is our Tustains sporting heroine for April.

She is a lady who has been tennis coaching at our club, The Warwick Boat Club for thirty years! She attends the club, often all day, and still has time to play in a team in the evening, or have a social game with members of friends. Some days she is there for an early at 7.30am start, and still there late into the evening at 10.00pm. 

Tony Baker, who is the Tennis Captain at the Club is full of her praises. “She’s modest, very hard working, and a real inspiration to all who have the privilege to know her. Although now over 70 she doesn’t seem to know the words 'slow down'!”

Describing her role, Tony adds “Jenny is a full time coach at the club, working with both senior and junior players and she helps coaching our squads. Over many years, thousands of local players owe her an enormous amount. Some juniors who were introduced to the game by her are now playing for the county or at national level.  To encourage more juniors to try the game, she runs free coaching events especially to encourage them. She’s a lovely person who always has time for everybody.”

Jenny herself is amazing on the tennis court, and in the last three years has been Wimbledon veterans champion twice at singles and at doubles. She is currently in the GB ladies team, and they won the international (world) trophy two years running. Jenny and her Warwick Boat Club colleagues make up part of the team that has won the over 60's European club trophy twice. They are all looking forward to defending their European title this summer.

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Reference: http://www.warwickboatclub.co.uk