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Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Championship

Norfolk is doing well in the top group at the Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Tennis Championships in Norwich. Anglia TV reports in 1977.

Sport 1977 4 mins

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Anglia TV cover the pre-match warm-up action by several players at the Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Championships in Norwich in 1977. The winter tennis tournament has reached the quarter final stages and Norfolk is doing well in the top group. Reporter Gerry Harrison interviews Lawn Tennis Association representative Tony Spurgeon who attributes the good standard of tennis players in Norfolk to the county's LTA coaching scheme for all ages.

Players featured are Martin Smith, Paul Sussons, Eddie Fox, Robin Lincoln, Don Lillinston and Tony Spurgeon. Anglia TV's Gerry Harrison speaks to Tony Spurgeon and semi-pro soccer player turned tennis player Paul Sussons. In 2015, Tony Spurgeon was awarded a Meritorious Service Award by The Lawn Tennis Association for his contribution to the Norfolk LTA.