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First Match Practice

The first match practice of the year saw 8 members take to the courts. Unfortunately the dark clouds produced their worst and after 10 minutes play the courts were white with hale-stones. Thankfully this only lasted 5 minutes and 4 harder get soles went back out to play. The quality of our courts and the refurbishment they have just had means that they were able to play straight away.

Hopefully this is the last of the winter weather and we get some great tennis this season.

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Spring Clean Up

Huge thanks from the whole club to those members that turned up this weekend to get the club ready for the new season.

After the car park trees were cut back and the courts were cleaned, the clubhouse and surrounding are now in immaculate condition. Grass cutting, painting, cleaning, pruning, and clearing were all completed.

See you on court soon hopefully.

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Wimbledon Tickets

The LTA have issued the list of tickets we have been allocated for this years tournament. They are:

Monday 1st July Centre Court
Monday 1st July Number One Court
Tuesday 2nd July Number Two Court
Thursday 4th July Centre Court
Saturday 6th July Number One Court
Saturday 6th July Number Two Court
Tuesday 9th July Centre Court
Wednesday 10th July Number One Court
Thursday 11th July Number One Court
Friday 12th July Centre Court
Friday 12th July Number One Court

Good luck to everyone who opted in to the ballot.

Kira Reuter to join Texas Tech

After completing her A Levels, this Autumn Kira will join Texas Tech to further her tennis career. Everyone at the club congratulates her on a huge step forward and wishes her the best of luck as she aims to conquer the world!

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Full story can be found here

Stella Tournament

After a tough afternoons tennis in the hot summer sun (helped by quite a bit of liquid!), the final was contested between Fraser & Tony and Brendan & Howie. Both teams fought hard but after a close set, and huge support from the sidelines, Brendan & Howie came out on top.

More pictures of the event can be found in the Gallery (Click Here)

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Primett Cup Mixed Doubles Tournament

Only four enthusiastic players turned out for this years tournament. Despite this, and against the wishes of some of the participants to play best of five sets (!), one full set of tennis was played to decide this years winners.

A good set of competitive tennis was played, with the lead going backwards and forwards throughout. Finally Bridget and Bruce came out on top.

More pictures of the event can be found in the Gallery (Click Here)

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Strawberry Tea

Unfortunately there are no pictures from this great afternoon. This is predominantly due to the fact that as well as the tennis that some people were playing everyone was thoroughly enjoying the strawberries and wonderful home made cakes that were brought along.

Thomas Cup Mens Tournament

A great tournament was played in some wonderful (if hot) weather.

After some hard fought matches Mel finally came out on top.

Mike Hale Tournament

A great tournament was held in some wonderful weather.

A random draw for partners created a very strong pair in Mel and Patrick. Despite some valiant efforts to defeat them, they held off all comers to take the trophy.

More pictures of the event can be found in the Gallery (Click Here)

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Open Day

Another successful Open Day was held at the club today. Many people turned out to have fun in the sun.

The vast majority were existing members but that didnt dampen enthusiasm. We encourage new members to join us but certainly dont stop existing members turning up and having fun together.

Wimbledon Draw

The draw for Wimbledon tickets has taken place. This year we have the following pairs of tickets:

The following registered and opted in members were drawn at random in the following order. They will be given the choice of tickets in this order:

Junior Coaching

Junior coaching started today with plenty of children turning out.

More pictures of the event can be found in the Gallery (Click Here)

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Spring Clean Up Morning

A good number of members turned out this morning to spruce up the club ready for the season.

Remember, the more turn out the more we can get done to ensure we continue to have a club that it is the envy of many of our visitors.

Stella Tournament 2017

After the washout of the first date for the Stella Tournament in May, the event was held on 2nd September.

As with previous years it was a very sociable event with a healthy amount of Stella (lager and cidre) being imbibed.

After a random draw for partners a very close tournament ensued. And, after a nail biting finish to the last couple of matches, Tony Barabas and Bradley Young came out victorious. For those that narrowly lost out (Shep!) some additional practice is required in the ensuing year. 

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Mike Hale Trophy

A very nice day on court unfortunately saw a smaller than usual turnout for this years mens doubles tournament. However, a very determined set of four gentlemen contested a well fought final with two new tournament winners taking home the spoils.

Congratulations to Alex Ensor and Paul Smith.

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Court Usage 2017

Shown below (and soon to be posted on the outside of the clubhouse) is the court usage for this year.