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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.

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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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!