Well played everyone in today’s Club Championships Finals, it was a great day’s tennis and there was a real buzz about the club Thanks to Sue Hobden and Ros Topple for organising (and managing to play their matches as well), and thanks to the rain for staying away til the presentation ceremonies!
We had lots of fun in the sun yesterday afternoon at Max Tennis School’s Adult & Junior Tournament, so a big thank you to everyone who took part and made it a success!
There were lots of long rallies and close matches so it’s a shame there have to be winners and losers… but congratulations go to Ethan & Roger (winners) and Ollie & Andy (runners up) in the Green ball event, and to Daisy & Roger (winners) and Harry & Sue (runners up) in the Orange ball event.
It was a great afternoon, and we hope to see you all at our next ‘Summertime Slam’ event, details to be announced shortly!
We’re pleased to be hosting the LTA Open Seniors Doubles Tournament from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June. Entries have now closed and the action starts on Monday, overseen by Tournament Director, Clive Richardson. The forecast is much better for this coming week so we're hoping for interrupted play. If you're taking part, good luck and we hope you enjoy your matches!
Looking for sports activities for your youngsters this half-term and Summer holiday? Then check out our Summer tennis camps, for Mini players and older juniors – and you don’t need to be a member of the club to sign up!
Here’s a handy guide to all the home tennis fixtures in May… including Hants League, NCL and Over 45s matches:
Join us on the second Saturday of the month for a FREE croquet taster session – all equipment provided plus a friendly welcome whatever your standard!
The WESTERNS tournament is one of the first top level events of the UK croquet year and takes place at East Dorset on 12th – 14th May. There are already several world class players entered including the reigning ladies world champion.
Croquet not only requires all the usual skills of bat and ball games but also demands tactical awareness. But don’t worry, if you come to watch there will be somebody there who can explain the tactics and the skill required.
Following on from last term’s box leagues, Dan will be running a new set of box leagues to give you the opportunity to play some matches over the winter period.
The box leagues will involve arranging matches with other players in your box at times to suit you and then passing the results back to Dan so he can keep the boxes up to date. Matches are best of 3 sets, if 1-1 then the 3rd will be decided by a 10 point tiebreak.
Entries are £5 and the deadline for entries will be Monday 13th March.
If you wish to hear more or you would like to sign up then please contact Dan either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mobile 07475 447272.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Our recent Musical Night featuring the club’s super group ‘The Hard Court Rockers’ was a great success, with all tickets sold and everyone enjoying an evening of music and dance (plus a buffet supper by Blue Hill Cafe).
Thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed the show, and we look forward to welcoming you to our next social event soon!
Tennis coaching The Winter 2017 tennis coaching programme begins on Monday 9th January, with classes and sessions for adults and juniors run by Max Tennis School. Take a look at our Adult and Junior posters for more details. Club Nights Monday and Wednesday evening club nights will be supervised by Aaron and Emma again from this week onwards. The other club sessions (e.g. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons) are unsupervised though. Tuesday 10th January – Men’s match practise Tuesday evening match practise is a special session open to any men who’d like to play for the club this summer, it’s your chance to have a hit and impress the team captains! Play starts at 6pm and Blue Hill are putting on a meal for just £5 – please book with David Lloyd in advance by emailing email@example.com. We’ll be looking to fill the following teams (captains listed):
Men’s 1 – Peter Dixon Men’s 2 – TBC Men’s 3 – Toby Evans O45 Vets 1 – Andy Lloyd O45 Vets 2 – Andy Tyson O60 Vets – David Lloyd Aegon county – Roger Garbutt Hampshire and IoW – TBC