October Newsletter

The latest club newsletter is now available for download (pdf).

Support Macmillan’s coffee morning

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan is taking place on Friday 30 September 2016 from 9.30am.
We are hosting a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support at the club as detailed above.
In order to make this event a success we are looking for volunteers to bake (or buy) cakes for us to sell and eat on the day. A sign up sheet for cake donations is available in the clubhouse.
On the day itself, members and non-members, their families and friends are invited to join us for tea/coffee and cake, which will be sold at cheaper than coffee shop prices to raise money for the charity. Weather permitting, there will also be social tennis for all.
Please spread the word and join us on the day.

Autumn dates for your diary

With the nights drawing in and the temperatures dropping, here are some dates for your diary to keep your body warm and your mind active.

September 14 Great to see courts 1-3 in use this Wednesday and lets hope as many attend the second Fast4Tennis floodlit tournament. Hopefully there will not be the thunderstorm and torrential rain that led to the early finish of the launch event in April. Starts at 7pm.

September 18 You’ve got an extra week to complete the current box league matches so hurry up and arrange those outstanding games.

September 25 Following the success of August’s Bank Holiday American tournament, this month’s competition returns to its regular Sunday slot with a barbeque to follow the tennis. Starts at 2pm.

October 4 The ever-popular midweek American tournament returns, starting at 10am.

October 24 Committee meeting at 7.30pm. Get your suggestions in to committee members beforehand if you would like the committee to discuss any ideas for improving the running of the club.

October 29 The return of the ever popular Halloween quiz with master of ceremonies Keith Williams. It starts at 7pm and you will need to purchase tickets in advance.

October 30 American tournament from 2pm.

November 17 American tournament, starting at 10am

December 29 American tournament from 10am

August Newsletter

The latest club newsletter is now available for download (pdf).

Dates for your diary

As we move into the summer holidays we thought it would be useful to give you some dates for your diaries so that you do not miss out on the upcoming tournaments and events at the club.

Even though the club championships are over for another year there are still plenty of opportunities to play competitive tennis at RPRLTC. Here are some dates of upcoming tournaments and do not forget that the popular box leagues return this month. If you are interested in joining please contact Mike Smith on 07962 121786.

And although the committee now takes a break for the summer they will be back in September with a full agenda to plan for the future of the club so please get in touch if you feel you want something discussed or have ideas for how to improve the club.

Here’s a full list of the RPRLTC committee.

Finally, the Saturday Junior Club is now on summer break so courts 1,2 and 3 are available to members between 9am and midday.

Enjoy the summer from all on the committee and we look forward to seeing you on the courts and don’t forget the regular social tennis sessions on Wednesday evenings, Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

August 25 American tournament starting at 10am

August 29 Bank holiday American tournament 2pm

September 5 Next committee meeting at 7.30pm

September 10 Junior Saturday Club returns at 9am

September 11 Box league deadline

September 14 Fast4Tennis tournament, starting at 7pm

October 4 American tournament, starting at 10am

November 17 American tournament, starting at 10am

December 29 American tournament from 10am



Hail the new champions

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s finals which were played at the club on July 16 and thanks to everybody who turned up to watch and enjoy the barbeque.

The weather was great and the tennis was even better with some very close matches.

The men’s singles was won by Neville Atwood and the new ladies champion is Louise Field.



In the doubles, new member Alex Mansfield teamed up with Jacek Kruzyna to beat Warren De Villiers and another new member Alfredo Aceituno.




Lizanne Baldwin and Handan Erek beat Anna Cave and ladies team captain Liz Maclean to win the ladies doubles final and defeated ladies and men’s singles finalists Nicky Hudson and Warren De Villiers  proved victorious in the mixed doubles final. They beat Neville Atwood and Lizanne Baldwin in the final match of the day.





New members sign up on Open Day

Thanks for everyone who came to our Open Day and made it such a success. We had a total of 16 new members sign up and lots more who attended the coaching sessions.

We will be running a new 6-week course for some new members who are returning to tennis after a break from the game or have not played before. Under Jose’s guidance six new members will be taken through the basics of the backhand and forehand and taught how to serve between noon and 1pm every saturday and recieve a new racket at the end of the sessions. These Tennis Express sessions are sponsored by the LTA and aim to give beginners the confidence to get involved with the club.

We also have six new juniors who will be joining our Saturday club and the weekday Premier Tennis courses.

So a big welcome to all those who signed up today and I hope you enjoyed the day. Remember we run a number of social tennis sessions every saturday and sunday afternoon, wednesday evening and tuesday and thursday mornings. These sessions are oen to all abilities and are a way of meeting other members and finding players of your abilitiy to match up with in the future.

And finally a big thank you to Olivier for keeping everybody fed with the barbeque.



Junior tournament winners

Congratulations to all the juniors who competed in today’s tournament. Despite a rain-interrupted morning all the players worked really hard and played with great enthusiasm so thank you to all the children for being so good natured and making the tournament such a success and to all the patient parents who stuck around to make sure all the games were completed.

We are planning to run more junior tournaments later in the year so keep an eye on emails as we will be contacting parents after the summer. A reminder that next week July 9 is the last Saturday coaching session because the following Saturday is the club championship finals and then we break up for summer.

The winners and runners-up were as follows:

8 and under
Winner Arnav Agrawal and runner-up Timothy Tregilgas.


9 and under
Winner Darius Aahamada and runner-up Adam Millar


10 and under
Winner Raphael Smith Haynes and runner up Alexander Hyland


16 and under
Winner Ruben Smith Haynes and runner up Viren Patel





June Newsletter

Please read the June newsletter which can be accessed by clicking on the 2 links below, front and back.

RPRLTC NL Front draft Jun 16 5RPRLTC NL Back draft Jun 16 5

Summer barbeque for new members

Join us on June 25th for a BBQ to welcome all our recently joined members. The afternoon will begin as usual with social play from 2pm with a BBQ towards the end of the afternoon. Please come along and meet our newest members over a game of tennis, a beer and a burger. This is the perfect opportunity for new members to find out more about the club meet existing members. We’ll provide the food we just ask you bring a bottle.