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Teresa Catlin has to wait for Great Britain call-up

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Return to the international fold on hold

Veteran tennis coach Teresa Catlin’s hopes of returning to international competition after a 25-year break are on hold – for now.

The Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club coach was tipped for selection for the Great Britain ‘Young Seniors’ world team after unexpectedly winning the national over-45 indoor championships.

However, selection has now been put back until June with the championships, originally due to be played in Miami at the end of April, now pencilled in for the same venue in October.

Catlin, Cambridgeshire’s top junior in her day who went on to play at Wimbledon and on the women’s professional circuit, now dedicates her time to improving the next generation of players at the Cambridge club where she learnt the game.

She was nonplussed by the delay. “It just gives me more time to get fit,” said the 49-year-old, who only entered the national competition after encouragement from fellow seniors.

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