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Teresa Catlin to compete at Seniors' World Tennis Team Championship




Teresa Catlin has been called up to the GB squad. Picture: Judy Czylok
Teresa Catlin has been called up to the GB squad. Picture: Judy Czylok

Teresa Catlin has been selected to play for Great Britain again this summer.

The Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club coach will be part of the women’s over-50 squad for the Seniors World Team Championship in August, having last year helped the over-45s to runners-up spot.

The four-strong line-up was officially announced on Friday, but Catlin’s selection for the week-long tournament in Estoril, just outside the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, was widely expected.

She convincingly won the British Indoor Championship at Tipton in January, beating this summer’s captain Siobhan Nicholson in the singles final without dropping a game.

She said: “I am very happy to be representing the country once again and very much look forward to teaming up with the other girls, Siobhan Nicholson, Katie Shaw, a coach at Edgbaston Priory Club, who I travelled and played doubles with in the 1980s, and Jane Hunter, who I beat in the doubles final this year at Tipton.”

Catlin has also been in action for the International Club of Great Britain, for players who have represented their country at any level, helping GB to victory in the mixed teams Wallenberg Trophy for the first time in 14 years and earlier this month to third in the women’s Potter Cup in Barcelona.

As well as playing in the team event for GB in Portugal, Catlin will also contest the ‘individual’ championships at the same venue the following week where she will play in the over-50 singles and ladies doubles with Nicholson.

Before that, however, she helped the Cambridge club where she works reach the National League. They crushed an under-strength St Albans 6-0 on Sunday to win the South East (North) regional division to earn a place in the South East National League.

The squad – four played in each match – of Catlin, Megan Carmichael, Neha Kibria, Aisha Brown, Alice McGee, Jayne Oswald, Natasha Scott and Lauren Watson-Steele also beat East Anglia 4-2, Harpenden 4-2 and St Neots 6-0.



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