During the week ending the 16th August the HSBC Road to Wimbledon Championships for Under 14s took place at the All England Club. Jodie Lawrence-Taylor, who was seeded 2nd won all 3 of her matches in the group stage and her quarter and semi-final matches to take her into the final. Some members of RPRLTC including Nicky, Maura and Paul were privileged to see the final which lasted 2 and a half hours with the 1st set alone lasting 1 and a half. It was full of long, exciting rallies of high quality and was settled by a tie-break with Jodie losing in the end 7-6, 6-4 to a girl who has been experiencing a great run of recent form.
The next day she was up in Nottingham for the National Championships where she lost in the semi-final to the number 1 ranked U14 girl and tournament winner. Congratulations to Jodie on these tremendous and impressive performances.
Since the 6th of August, the mid-week club night reverted to Wednesdays starting from 6pm. All adult members welcome.
Hope to see as many of you there as possible. The club will be supplying floodlight tokens for this and other Social Sessions for use after dusk until the end of the session.
This year our Finals Day will be held on Saturday 19th July. We will be holding a BBQ, and the club will be funding the cost of the meat, please bring your own salads as a contribution. and note down on the sheet in the clubhouse if you will be contributing.
On Sunday 22nd June the club will be taking part in the LTA's Great British Tennis Weekend between 10 am and 1pm. Players of all standards and ages including beginners are invited to come and take part. There will be expert coaching available and mini-tennis for children from the age of 4 upwards.
Following the successful American Tournament held at the beginning of the month, another will take place on Monday 26th May. All, including visitors are welcome. Please arrive at the clubhouse by 1:30. Names can be entered on the list in the clubhouse.
Raynes Park Tennis Club invites you to a
‘Tennis Circus Event’
1pm on Sun 27th April
Coaching and exhibition play from
ex-British Davis Cup players plus raffle,prizes,cakes,drinks
Only £10 (adults), £5 (kids) for members
Non-members are welcome for £20
*Become a member by 20th April for this half price member offer PLUS
April’s Special Offer of free joining fee saving £30 PLUS a free lesson*
Sign up sheets for this year's Circus will be on the club noticeboard. You will need to sign-up AND pay the entry fee to Nicky Hudson by 20th of April to be sure of your place. Alternatively email Nicky (log in in myclubhouse for contact details).
Adult Annual Fee: £130 (pro-rata’d from 1 Apr)