Summer Leagues 2019

 
Congratulations to the Ladies B team, Mens A team, Mixed B team and Mixed C team who all topped their division and will be promoted. The stand-out performance was Stuart Lamb in the Mens A team. He played all 10 of their matches, 30 sets in all and only dropped 3 sets all season.

Team Division Place Best player
Ladies A Premier 2nd Isabel Williams
Ladies B Div 1 1st Caro Thornley
Ladies C Div 1 3rd Cath Pearson
Ladies D Div 4 2nd Kate Stoddart
Ladies E Div 4 5th Pip Moore
Mens A Premier 1st Stuart Lamb
MensB Div 1 2nd Ethan Butler
Mens C Div 2 6th William Carlisle
Mens D Div 3 6th Chris Feeney
Mens E Div 4 7th Richard Eynon
Mixed A Premier 2nd Peter Grant
Mixed B Div 2 1st Sam Williamson
Mixed C Div 3 1st Sam Rush
Mixed D Div 4 5th Wendy Day

Quiz night : October 17th

October 17th was our autumn quiz, with one of our biggest turn-outs yet.

Zana wrote on Facebook

“A very big thank you to Vicky Judge, Katherine Rusbridge and all their helpers for hosting another very successful quiz night.Great questions, great atmosphere, great quizzers and tasty dinner. Can’t wait until the next one.”

Thanks Zana – glad you enjoyed it.


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who attended the coffee morning recently.

We raised about £520 with gift aid, a brilliant effort by lots of people and Chris Butt contributed 2 lovely paintings Pat Seymour a beautiful quilt . People brought cakes and raffle prizes and everyone was so helpful and generous . What a fantastic effort by a fantastic club .
Thank you, from Penny Roberts / Georgie Cooksey .


Junior results Summer 2019

Event Winners Runners-up
U10 Singles Oscar Callaghan Oliver Casselton
Boys U12 Singles Oliver Mills Jacob Diskin
Boys U14 Singles Freddie Schlag Jacob Diskin
Boys 10.1 – 10.2 Jacob Diskin Oliver Mills
Boys U16 Singles Matthew Tarling Max Jenkins
Boys U18 Singles Sean Cronin Matthew Leys
Event Winners Runners-up
Girls U14 Singles Amber Callaghan Nina Roddick
Girls U18 Singles Chloe Tarling Georgie Charles
Girls 10.1 – 10.2 Singles Isabel Cann Savannah Cockerill
Girls U18 Doubles Georgie Charles & Chloe Tarling Willow Cockerill & Emily Pagan


Tournament results 2019

Finals weekend, as always, was a great event. The standard of play was very high with nearly all the matches being very closely contested, with the final score not reflecting the quality – and length!- of the rallies. Special mention goes to the marathon Ladies Vets Final : 7-6, 4-6, 7-5, won by Ailsa Fraser and Sam Williamson and the Boys U12 Final : 7-6, 7-5 won by Oliver Mills.

It is always good to see the Juniors and Seniors competing on the same weekend; Sunday saw the total spread of ages with both the Super Vets (Over 60) Mixed Final and the Under 10 Singles Final. The stand-out feature to my mind was the Juniors play. All the competitors looked very accomplished with powerful, consistent hitting with variety of strokes. I followed the U16 Boys match and if you were for some reason only able to see the ball but not the players, then you would never know that it was Juniors rather than Seniors playing. They were a credit to themselves and to the coaching team.

Congratulations to all the players, especially to those who won two Finals : Debbie Ryder, Stuart Lamb, Sam Williamson, Will Jones and Chloe Tarling.

Finally, our thanks go to Zana for organising all the tournaments; it must be a massive task. Also thanks to Debra Norton and her team of helpers for providing lovely refreshments throughout the weekend.

Event Winners Runners-up
Mens Singles William Jones Harry Bywaters
Mens Vets Singles Daren Carter Jeff Wollen
Mens Doubles Matthew Jones & Will Jones Steve Dunne & Chris Iles
Mens Vets Doubles Stuart Lamb & David Pharo Daren Carter & Richard Kurlej
Event Winners Runners-up
Ladies Singles Gill Stoney Sarah Henbrey
Ladies Doubles Debbie Ryder & Jane Vincent Gill Stoney & Isabel Williams
Ladies Vets Doubles Ailsa Fraser & Sam Williamson Debbie Ryder & Jane Vincent
Event Winners Runners-up
Mixed Doubles Stuart Lamb & Debbie Ryder Mark Elliott & Gill Stoney
Mixed Vets Doubles Chris Iles & Sam Williamson Jeff Wollen & Sally Grace
Mixed Super Vets Doubles Peter Archer & Jill Penton Derek Carder & Sally Stow
Event Winners Runners-up
U10 Singles Oscar Callaghan Oliver Casselton
Boys U12 Singles Oliver Mills Jacob Diskin
Boys U14 Singles Freddie Schlag Jacob Diskin
Boys 10.1 – 10.2 Jacob Diskin Oliver Mills
Boys U16 Singles Matthew Tarling Max Jenkins
Boys U18 Singles Sean Cronin Matthew Leys
Event Winners Runners-up
Girls U14 Singles Amber Callaghan Nina Roddick
Girls U18 Singles Chloe Tarling Georgie Charles
Girls 10.1 – 10.2 Singles Isabel Cann Savannah Cockerill
Girls U18 Doubles Georgie Charles & Chloe Tarling Willow Cockerill & Emily Pagan

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Albany Trophy tournament 2019

27 brave souls turned out for the Albany Trophy tournament on the hottest August Bank Holiday Monday on record. The tournament is essentially an American tournament with the mixing-up of partners over six rounds. There is though a twist in the scoring system to even things up during play;straightforward really once you get your head around it, but a bit beyond me to describe clearly here.

We had joint winners in both the Ladies and Mens section : Sally Charlton and Sam Rush in the Ladies, Andrew Mundell and Pete Smith in the Mens. The runners up were Andy Cholerton and Sam Williamson. Well done to them all. Special mention for Andrew playing in his first tournament and to Andy for being a prize winner in all three of the tournaments he participated in.

Our big thanks as always to the ladies who provided the splendid tea – Debra Norton, Ann Hanson and Jill Penton. Not sure there was that much tea being drunk, it was mainly orange or lemon squash with lots of ice.

Next American tournament will be on Easter Monday 2020. In the meantime, there is Finals weekend to look forward to. The standard of play from both Seniors and Juniors is always very high. All spectators welcome!


Success for Ladies Teams:Summer 2019

All five of our Ladies teams were successful in the Summer League. The Ladies A team came second in the Premier Division. OK, that is not first but they were up against an incredibly strong Brightwell squad who have comfortably won the division for the last three years. Our team finished well ahead of their closest rival for second place.

The Ladies B team won Division 1 and have been promoted. Well done to them! They won all their matches and secured their top place with a match to spare.

The Ladies C team, also in Division 1,had been promoted from Division 2 last season. It is notoriously difficult to retain your place when you move up but they did it easily, finishing 3rd out of the 6 teams.

Both the Ladies D and Ladies E team were in Division 4. The Ladies D team ended in second place, thus earning promotion. They had a slightly nerve-wracking end to the season but they secured their promotion place in their final match in which they won all of their sets. This is the first season that we have put out a Ladies E team. It was good to have so much interest in playing that we could manage to do this. They performed creditably ending mid-table.

Well done to all the players and a big thank you to the team captains.


Handicap Finals results 2019

Well done to our finalists in the Handicap Finals. This is always a good competition as the handicapping system ensures that everyone has a chance of winning through. Well done especially to Cath Pearson who retained the Mixed Doubles trophy with a new partner and to Wendy Day who competed in all three finals, only just missing out on a clean sweep of the trophies.

Event Winners Runners-up
Ladies Singles Wendy Day Cath Pearson
Mens Singles Harry Bywaters Feredico Ardiles
Ladies Doubles Wendy Day and Zana Fletcher Rachel Grey and Debra Norton
Mens Doubles Mark Hill and Mike Thornley Peter Archer and Nick Ward
Mixed Doubles Cath Pearson and Mark Elliott Wendy Day and Chris Cole

To see the results of all the matches throughout the competition, click here