Finals results 2017

Congratulations to everyone who won through to the finals and especially to the eventual winners in each category. William Jones had the remarkable achievement of winning the U16 Boys Singles AND the Mens singles. Then he added to his Senior success by winning the Mixed Doubles where he was partnered by Issie Barfoot. Sam Cawood is another very promising junior. He won the U10 Boys Singles and the U14s.

For all the results, please click here or if you wish to download a copy, click here

Photos coming soon!

Our thanks as always to Zana Fletcher who co-ordinated all the events.

(Note : you’ll notice there were Junior events for 10.1-10.2 players. This is referring to a tennis rating not an age group.)

American Tournament August 28th

24 players (16 men and 8 ladies) turned out for the Albany Trophy, the last American Tournament of the summer, so all six courts were in action throughout the afternoon. Glorious weather conditions, good tennis and a fabulous tea, with Joan Jones’s raspberry pavlova deserving of special mention (the raspberries were homegrown and freshly-picked). The handicap format had the desired effect of keeping most matches fairly even. Ailsa Fraser emerged as winner of the ladies’ section and Johnny Rowland won the mens’ section, both amassing a total of 32 games in the course of their six matches. Johnny Rowland also won this event last year, so well done to him for successfully defending.

Handicap tournament finals 2017

Event Winners Runners-up
Ladies Singles Cath Pearson Heather Wollen
Mens Singles Santtu Asp Andy Cholerton
Ladies Doubles Cath Pearson and Linda Robson Suzie Greenwood and Liz Long
Mens Doubles Chris Feeney and Darren Toes Graham Friel and Jeff Wollen
Mixed Doubles Peter Archer and Suzie Greenwood Mike Applegarth and Liz Long
Congratulations to everyone who reached the finals of the handicap tournament on Sunday, especially to the winners. We had a double winner in Cath Pearson, who won the Ladies Singles in a three-setter against Heather Wollen and the Ladies Doubles with Linda Robson.

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Some pictures from the Womens Doubles final.
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American Tournament May 29th

8 ladies and 6 men took part. Thankfully the rain which was forecast didn’t materialise, although conditions were quite hot and humid; a good afternoon of competitive but sociable tennis was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Steve Dunne, Kim Field, Linda Ganter and Katherine Rusbridge for the usual scrumptious afternoon tea. Congratulations to the winners Katherine Rogers and Paul Treacy. We were pleased to welcome a new member who seemed to enjoy herself and to welcome back Kim who came for the first time to the tournament at the beginning of May. Always good to see someone come back – we must be doing something right!

Next American Tournament is Sunday 23rd July. It would be nice to have all 6 courts in action throughout the afternoon.

May holiday American Tournament

Twelve of us gathered for the American Tournament on Monday May 1st, 4 ladies and 8 men so the perfect number for 2 Mixed games and 1 Mens game throughout (though it would have been nice to have had a fuller turn-out, perhaps it was the rather iffy weather that put people off). The winning man was yet again Steve Dunne with Kim Field,on her debut, and Linda Ganter coming joint first in the Ladies. The problem was we only had two bottles of wine as prizes … but Steve, like a true gentleman, agreed that the two ladies should each win a bottle and he went without. Well done to the winners and thanks to William Carlisle for running it and to Debra Norton and Linda Robson for doing the lovely tea.

The next American Tournament will be on Monday 29th May. No need to pre-book, just turn up to register at 1:15, ready to play at 1:30.

Smiths Cup events 2017

Seven pairs turned out for the Mens’ Smiths Cup competition on Sunday 9th April. With not a cloud in the sky and temperatures in the mid-20s, it was a glorious but physically demanding afternoon of tennis. For the second year in a row, Tom Van Klaveren and Ben Martin emerged as the winners, being undefeated in all of the six sets they played. Runners-up with five wins were Mark Hill and recently-joined new member Chris Cole. Debra Norton and Linda Robson provided the usual delicious tea.
The Ladies event on the Saturday was played in equally good weather. A glass of prosecco at the end added to the general enjoyment. The winners were sisters Jane and Anne-Marie Baldwin.
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Senior and Veterans Summer tournaments 2017

The entry form for our main summer tournaments is now available. Entries are welcomed from Senior, Senior-Junior and Student members.

All the events have a knock out draw format.
Finals Weekend is Senior Matches on Saturday 9 September 2017 with Veterans Matches on Sunday 10 September 2017. [Reserve dates: 16-17 September]. Please do not enter the tournament if you will NOT be available on the relevant Finals Day.
The entry fee is £2.00 per person per event.

A minimum of four entrants per category is required for a tournament to take place. A plate competition may be organised for losers of round one should enough entries have been received. This will be at the discretion of the Tournament Secretary. By completing the entry form you agree to abide by the rules of the Tournament and understand that matches must be played by the specified dates.

You can enter online by following this link : Entry form
If you wish to check up about the age qualifications for Veterans and Super Veterans, you will find them by scrolling down on our Tournaments page.

Closing Date for Entries: Friday 14 April 2017.

Handicap tournament entries

Please follow this link to reach the entry form for this year’s Seniors Handicap Tournament. If you wish to enter a Doubles event, you do not need to specify a partner, in fact you’re not allowed to do so! Your partner will be drawn at random and then as a pair you will be awarded a handicap based on your playing ability. Similary in the Singles, you will be awarded a handicap. This means that everyone has a chance of winning through to the finals.

Another feature is that you play rally points over the best of three sets rather than conventional tennis scoring. The winner of each rally gains one point and the first to 31 wins the set. This produces fewer “big points”, no nerve-wracking serving at 15-40 for example. What’s not to like?!

Please note that the Handicap Finals Day is June 25th (reserve date in case of bad weather is July 2nd); check that you would be available to play then. (Photo is of last year’s winners)

Club tournament results summary


Mens Singles Paul Kemsley Peter Grant
Mens Vets Singles Peter Grant Peter Archer
Mens Doubles Peter Grant & Stuart Lamb Paul Kemsley & David Pharo
Mens Vets Doubles Peter Grant & David Pharo Daren Carter & Richard Kurlej
Ladies Singles Samantha Kurlej Claire Davies
Ladies Doubles Elaine Leitch & Sam Wiliamson Anne-Marie Baldwin & Jane Baldwin
Ladies Vets Doubles Sue Adams & Elaine Leitch Sally Charlton & Joan McCrossan
Mixed Doubles Peter Grant & Jane Vincent Daren Carter & Leila Warwick
Mixed Vets Doubles Peter Grant & Jane Vincent Richard Kurlej & Sally Charlton
Mixed  Super Vets Doubles Chris Iles & Val Talbot Richard Leversuch & Katherine Rusbridge


Boys U10 Singles Sam Cawood Finn Baker-Grace
Boys U12 Singles Matthew Tarling Bobby Wollen
Boys U14 Singles William Jones Sean Cronin
Boys U16 Singles Michael Presland Mark Walter
Boys U18 Singles Samuel Conway Matthew Jones
Boys U14 Doubles William Jones & Michael Presland Cameron Eglin & Will Sargeant
Boys  U18 Doubles William Jones & Michael Presland Ethan Butler & Matthew Jones
Girls U12 Singles India Fulford Nia Rogers
Girls U14 Singles Isabella Barfoot Georgie Charles
Girls U18 Singles Helena Mason Tilly Ttofi
Girls U14 Doubles Georgie Charles & Chloe Tarling Willow Cockerill& Emily Pagan
Girls U16 Doubles Isabella Barfoot & Helena Mason Jena Gregory & Chloe Tarling
U18 Mixed Doubles William Jones & Isabelle Barfoot Matthew Jones & Tilly Ttofi