Tournament results 2016

The finals on the weekend of 10th / 11th September saw a high standard of tennis across all the Junior age ranges and the Seniors. We had a pentuple winner – yes, I know that is probably a made-up word but I haven’t needed the word for a winner in 5 categories before! Peter Grant won the Mens Singles, the Mens Doubles with Stuart Lamb, the Mens Vets doubles with David Pharo and both the Mixed and Vets Mixed Doubles with Jane Vincent … and it that wasn’t enough, he was the runner-up in the Vets Singles. Well done Peter!

The Jones brothers also had a very successful weekend in the Junior events. William won the U14 Singles, the U14 and U18 Doubles with Michael Presland and the U18 Mixed Doubles with Isabelle Barfoot. Matthew Jones was the runner-up in the U18 Singles, the U18 Doubles with Ethan Butler and the U18 Mixed Doubles with Tilly Tfoti.

Congratulations to all the finalists, and especially the winners.

Many thanks to Zana Fletcher for all the work she put into organising the events and to the umpires, refreshment teams and all the spectators who made it such an entertaining event (despite the rain on Saturday)

For all the results, please click here

Albany tournament results

Sunday 29th August 2016 : 27 players took part on a beautifully warm sunny afternoon and as usual a delicious tea was enjoyed by all; thanks,as ever, to the ladies who provided it.
The winners were (showing their average in each 8-game round)

Men – Johnny Rowland (average 5.4)
Women – Katherine Rogers (average 5.0)Albany winners

Although yesterday’s event was the last formally scheduled round-robin American Tournament this year, given the good turnouts we have had, consideration is being given to holding one more, possibly in early October, just before the autumn/winter chill sets in with a vengeance. Watch this space!

American Tournament Sunday July 31st

Thank you to everyone who took part in the American Tournament on Sunday 31st, not just as players but also running the event (William Carlisle and family) and providing the lovely tea (Debra Norton, Alison Jamieson, Ann Hanson and Linda Robson). The winning man was Andy Cholerton who only dropped 3 games out of 40 in the last 5 rounds. William Carlisle was 2nd and Steve Dunne 3rd. The ladies’ scores were very close: Gail Hunt was 3rd with an average score of 4.33 and there was a tie for first place between Katherine Rusbridge and Georgina Riches both on 4.5.

Handicap finals June 26th 2016

Here are the results of the finals of the Handicap Tournaments.

Event Winners Runners-up
Ladies Singles Claire Davies Anne-Marie Baldwin
Mens Singles Graham Friel Mike Applegarth
Ladies Doubles Samantha Kurlej and Susie Greenwood Anne-Marie Baldwin and Sue Anderson
Mens Doubles Chris Ezra and Jon Clackett Peter Archer and Mike Applegarth
Mixed Doubles Katherine Rusbridge and Johnny Rowland Zana Fletcher and Geoff Lee


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PS : the Mens Doubles trophy wasn’t available on the day to present to this year’s winners, so Chris and Jon were presented with the one which looked most like it … which happened to be the U16 Girls trophy!

As Chair Paul Treacy pointed out at the presentation ceremony, events like this do not just happen and he thanked the umpires who helped to make it a bit more special for the competitors and he thanked Debra Norton and Richard Leversuch who ran the refreshments. The biggest thanks went to Zana Fletcher who did all the hard work, setting up the whole tournament as well as helping to organise finals day itself.

May 30th American Tournament – results

We had the perfect number of players for our American Tournament on the  May 30th public holiday – 24 so no sitting out. Not quite the perfect weather but at least there was no rain. The winners were Andy Furze and Cath Pearson. Many thanks to William Carlisle who not only organised the running of the event, he stepped in to play when one player had to withdraw injured and he even provided the substitute organisers to take over from him, namely his wife and daughter. It was good to welcome back Stuart Tibbets. Big thanks also to Joan Jones and Ann Hanson for the lovely tea.

3 competitions in one weekend!

The weekend of April 16th and 17th was very busy for the club with three competitions being run. First up on Saturday morning was the Quorn Family Tennis competition, a mixed event for a child under 10 and an adult member of the family. It took place in dreadful weather, pouring rain at times and yet there was a good turn-out.
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By the afternoon, the weather had improved somewhat, though still very cold. The Ladies Smith’s Cup was then played. There were 7 pairs and Joan McCrossan and Sally Charlton emerged as winners beating Sarah Henbry and Claire Davies in a tie break in the final. Good tennis and a great tea so not all hard work and running around!
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Sunday afternoon – and the Men’s Smiths Cup tournament.It was played in beautiful Spring weather and the five Men’s Doubles pairs enjoyed a good afternoon’s tennis. After 4 rounds of play Tom Van Klaveren and Ben Martin were worthy winners having achieved a clean sweep of four wins in the four sets played against their opponents. Second with three wins out of four were Mark Hill and Calum Ellison. Many thanks to Suzie Greenwood for organising the tournament and to Debra Norton for providing cakes and biscuits for tea.
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Easter Monday American tournament 2016

Contrary to all expectations, given the weather forecast about Storm Katie, the Easter Monday tournament was played out for the most part in pleasant spring sunshine. We had 19 men and 12 ladies playing, with everyone mixing up partners over 6 rounds of competition. Congratulations to the winner on the ladies’ side : Sarah Henbrey, with Linda Robson 2nd and Alison Jamieson 3rd. On the men’s side : 3rd place went to Mark Hill and there was surprisingly a tie for 1st place, surprising as an individual’s score is the average number of games won each round, calculated to 1 decimal place. Two men ended up with exactly 6.0 – and the final surpise was that they were father and son William and James Carlisle, playing in their first American tournament with us.
Well done to everyone … and many thanks to Suzie Greenwood for organising the tournament and to Debra Norton and her team for providing a great tea.

More on Finals weekend – mainly “Thank you” Zana!

Here are some comments which were posted on our Facebook page.
“Well done to all the players! And to all the helpers. And not least the indefatigable Zana!”
“Great job Zana”
“It certainly wouldn’t have happened without you Zana so many thanks for all your very hard work. A great weekend!”
“It was a fabulous weekend, so much great tennis to watch.”
“Congratulations to all the finalists over the weekend who provided the spectators with some fantastic tennis.”

Club tournament results September 2015

Congratulations to everyone who got through to the club finals, and especially to those who won. Thanks to everyone who helped during the weekend.

Event Winners Runners-up
Mens Singles Harry Stow Paul Kemsley
Mens Vets Singles Peter Grant Stephen Buckley
Mens Doubles Paul Kemsley & David Pharo Stuart Lamb & Harry Stow
Mens Vets Doubles Peter Grant & Keith Ward Peter Archer & Andy Rogers
Event Winners Runners-up
Ladies Singles Jane Baldwin Anne-Marie Baldwin
Ladies Vets Singles Sarah Henbrey Cath Pearson
Ladies Doubles Debbie Ryder & Leila Warwick Elaine Leitch & Sam Williamson
Ladies Vets Doubles Elaine Leitch & Sam Wiliamson Rachel Grey & Debbie Ryder
Event Winners Runners-up
Mixed Doubles Stuart Lamb & Debbie Ryder Stuart Eglin & Claire Borgoin
Mixed Vets Doubles Keith Ward & Jane Vincent Stephen Buckley & Sally Stow
Mixed Super Vets Doubles Stuart Tibbitts & Verna Dufon Peter Fennell & Karen Burke
Event Winners Runners-up
Boys U12 Singles Kieran Hatchett Matthew Tarling
Boys U14 Singles William Jones Maxim Jennings
Boys U16 Singles Ethan Butler Maxim Jennings
Boys U18 Singles George Barfoot Sam Conway
Boys U14 Doubles William Jones & Michael Presland Cameron Eglin & Will Sargeant
Boys U16 Doubles Ethan Butler & Matthew Jones Jack Dunne & Joshua Peacock
Boys U18 Doubles George Barfoot & William Jones Ethan Butler & Matthew Jones
Event Winners Runners-up
Girls U12 Singles Jena Gregory Gemma Lane
Girls U14 Singles Helena Mason Georgie Charles
Girls U16 Singles Helena Mason Ruth Wilson
Girls U12 Doubles Willow Cockerill & Emily Pagen Jena Gregory & Gemma Lane
Girls U14 Doubles Georgie Charles & Chloe Tarling Anna Betteridge & Hannah Wilson
Girls U16 Doubles Gemma Flint & Ruth Wilson Emily Ayres & Katrina Hellier
Girls U18 Doubles Helena Mason & Tilly Ttofi Olivia Jennings & Ruth Wilson
Event Winners Runners-up
U14 Mixed Doubles Michael Presland & Anna Betteridge Matthew Tarling & Jena Gregory
U18 Mixed Doubles George Barfoot & Isabelle Barfoot Matthew Jones & Tilly Ttofi


To download a full list of finalists and winners, please click here

Albany Cup results : August 31st

Despite a wet morning and a persistent slight drizzle for most of the afternoon, 16 of us turned out for the Albany Cup Handicap American Tournament on Bank Holiday Monday. Once we had got our heads round the scoring rules of the handicap format (easily the most demanding part of the event), we enjoyed six rounds of competition. The winners were Paul Treacey and Gail Hunt, with Paul Mullins and Lorraine Kurlej as runners-up. Well done to them all. A superb spread was laid on for tea by Lorraine (a busy afternoon for her!) and Karen Steggles. Many thanks! Thanks also to Suzie Greenwood for organising the event.

Handicap finals results

Congratulations to all the finalists in the Handicap tournaments.
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Here are the results

Winner(s) Runner(s)-up
Ladies Singles Cath Pearson Linda Ganter
Mens Singles Guy Clayton Tom Van Klaveren
Ladies Doubles Ailsa Fraser and Samantha Kurlej Anne-Marie Baldwin and Joan Jones
Mens Doubles Stephen Buckley and Darren Toes Mike Applegarth and Richard Leversuch
Mixed Doubles Guy Clayton and Debby Magri-Ovenern Greg Smith and Claire Bourgoin

For more details : click here