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.
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.
Shown below (and soon to be posted on the outside of the clubhouse) is the court usage for this year.
The courts will be closed on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March while our contractors carry out annual maintenance tasks.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We have now received our allocation of tickets for Wimbledon this year.
We have 9 pairs, up from 7 pairs last year. So thank you to everyone that opted in.
This year, you no longer need to add your name on to a list in the clubhouse. Instead, everyone who was a registered LTA British Tennis Member on 17th February, was linked to our club, who had opted in to the ballot and is a member of the club when the draw is made (subs paid) will automatically be entered in to our club draw on the 23rd April (you do not need to be present but please come and join in the friendly start of season tournament) for one of these pairs of tickets:
Monday 3rd July - Court number 1
Monday 3rd July - Court number 2
Wed 5th July - Court number 1
Fri 7th July - Centre Court
Tues 11th July - Centre Court (Ladies Quarter Finals)
Tues 11th July - Court number 1 (Ladies Quarter Finals)
Wed 12th July - Court number 2 (Mens Quarter Finals)
Fri 14th July - Court number 1 (Mens Semi Finals)
Sat 15th - Centre Court (Ladies Final)
The fixtures have been published for this seasons matches: