Speaker Cathie Sabin OBE
Venue: The Cliffe at Dinham, Ludlow in the Terrace Room
Time: Meet for pre-dinner drinks from 7pm for supper at 7.30pm
Places: £25 pp to include a three course meal and coffee or Tea - pre-payment please to secure your place.
We expect places to sell quickly for this supper so please book early to avoid disappointment and contact the LCCA office on 01584 872187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let the office know if you have any specific dietary requirements when booking, thank you.
Cathie first picked up a racket aged seven. and continued playing through school and then at college. It was while at college that she had the opportunity to coach in Newfoundland for a summer, leading to her love of coaching and teaching tennis to young people and starting her on a journey that would see her use her own passion for the sport to benefit others over the coming decades.
In her twenties, she moved to become a teacher here in Shropshire, the County that she would go on to represent on court for many years as well as off court.
After making a huge impact supporting the delivery and growth of tennis at grassroots level, she became an LTA Councillor representing Shropshire in 2001. During the time since, she has been a member and Chair of numerous committees and groups, joining the LTA Board in 2007 and becoming Deputy President in 2011.
In 2013, Cathie was named as the LTA’s first ever female President, with her time in the role including Great Britain’s momentous Davis Cup win and also seeing her given an OBE for Services to Tennis. Her impact has not just been limited to Great Britain, and at an international level, she has been a member of the ITF Olympic Committee since 2015.
Despite all of this, Cathie’s heart remains with County tennis, and particularly with Shropshire. She passionately believes clubs, schools and the County scene to be the bedrock of tennis and where the development of the game can be encouraged and developed.