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.

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

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.