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It was lovely to see so many Members and guests come and watch our annual Finals Day. All the players enjoyed the support of their friends and family, and our team of volunteers ensured everyone was sustained with a delicious barbecue.

The first event was the Ladies Singles, with Louise winning 6-2 6-1 against Lizanne. Thanks to our Junior Members Anna and Ella who were ball girls for this match.

Next up was an incredibly close fought match between Arunan and Neville. Neville took the first set 6-4, but then Arunan struck back 6-1 in the second to send it to a match tie-break. This was very even with Arunan winning by just two points, 10-8. 

The Ladies Doubles (picture below) saw Lizanne and Louise face off across the net for the second time in the day. This time Lizanne and Handan were the 6-2 6-1 winners over Louise and her partner, Jo.

James and Warren were crowned the Mens Doubles champions while in the Mixed Doubles Lukasz and Steph beat Nathan and Martine 6-4 7-5 in another closely fought contest.

Congratulations to all! And don't forget to sign up for the Winter Doubles Tournaments in the club house for your chance at glory!

If you opted-in to the LTA Club ballot then come along on Sunday 29th April to find out if you have won the chance to buy some great tickets. You do not need to be present to win but those winners in attendance will have first choice of the available tickets. Other winners will be contacted via email afterwards. The first name will be drawn from the hat at 4pm, all are welcome, and the Club will be laying on refreshments to make the afternoon a properly social occasion. 

At 2pm on the same day,  Senior Members are invited to play in a fun tournament. We will be using a new format called "Davis Cup" where two teams battle it out over the course of multiple matches. This format should provide an enjoyable afternoon for all standards of play, so please come along and have fun whether you are a relatively recent player who has never been to a Club Social, or someone who represents the Club in team matches.

 

Ladies Champion: Nicky!
Ladies Champion: Nicky!

We had a lovely day for Finals Day with some fantastic weather to match the high quality tennis. In the Ladies Singles, Nicky defeated defending champion, Louise. This year's Men's Champion is Arunan who beat Alex 6-4 6-2 in a very competitive match.

Then in the Ladies Doubles, Lizanne and Nicky were victorious over Handan and Liz 6-1, 6-4.

Ladies Doubles Finalists
Lizanne and Nicky (R) beat Handan and Liz (L)

 

 

Finally the afternoon was brought to a close with victory for Warren and Glynne in the Mixed Doubles.

Mixed Doubles Champions: Glynne & Warren
Mixed Doubles Champions: Glynne & Warren

 

 

 

 

We hope everyone who participated enjoyed their matches and don't forget to sign up in the club house for the Winter Competitions!

Saturday (2nd September) is our annual Finals Day event and barbecue. The first match is the Ladies Singles final at 10am and the barbecue will be running all afternoon. Barbecue is £5 or a contribution to the buffet and BYO drinks.

Volunteers to umpire matches also welcome!

Also... Cardio Tennis returns on Monday @ 7.15! You now book in advance to receive a small discount per session. Free trial for newcomers and non-members welcome.

Join us on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August for some fun and social tennis.

An American tournament is a fun way to play doubles with a variety of different partners and opponents over the course of an afternoon. Each player keeps their track of the number of individual games he or she has won in each set and the nominal winner is the person who has won the most games at the end of the day. It is a great introduction to social tennis for newcomers to the club, or those improvers who want to try out their new skills at a club session. For regular club players it is a fun alternative to the usual tennis format.

While we will try to accommodate everyone on the day, spaces are limited so please do sign up in the club house to secure your place.

Arrive 1:30pm to warm up for a 2pm start. 

Join us on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May for some fun and social tennis.

An American tournament is a fun way to play doubles with a variety of different partners and opponents over the course of an afternoon. Each player keeps their track of the number of individual games he or she has won in each set and the nominal winner is the person who has won the most games at the end of the day. It is a great introduction to social tennis for newcomers to the club, or those improvers who want to try out their new skills at a club session. For regular club players it is a fun alternative to the usual tennis format.

While we will try to accommodate everyone on the day, spaces are limited so please do sign up in the club house to secure your place.

Arrive 1:30pm to warm up for a 2pm start. The draw for the Annual Club Championships will also take place during the afternoon.

On Sunday 7th May, join us for the draw of the Club's 2017 allocation of Wimbledon tickets!

There will be a social "American" Tournament at 2pm, followed by afternoon tea, and the first name drawn from the hat at 4pm. Please note, only those members who have opted-in on the LTA website are eligible for the draw but the rest of the afternoon is open to all senior members.

An American tournament is a fun way to play doubles with a variety of different partners and opponents over the course of an afternoon. Each player keeps their track of the number of individual games he or she has won in each set and the nominal winner is the person who has won the most games at the end of the day. It is a great introduction to social tennis for newcomers to the club, or those improvers who want to try out their new skills at a club session. For regular club players it is a fun alternative to the usual tennis format.

While we will try to accommodate everyone on the day, spaces are limited so please do sign up in the club house to secure your place.

In a break from tradition, this year the Club Championships Finals will be held on Saturday 2nd September, with Sunday 3rd as a backup in the event of bad weather. This day is always a highlight of the Club's social calendar with a full programme of exciting tennis matches to enjoy followed by a barbecue and drinks late into the evening. Please do save the date!

The sign up sheet for entry into the Club Championship will be going up in the Clubhouse shortly. As always, the doubles pairs will be drawn at random so everyone has a chance of playing some enjoyable and fun tennis. There will also be no entry fee this year and the draws will be made on Sunday 7th May so you must sign up before then.

Good luck to all entrants!

Christmas is almost upon us and we have a weekend of festive events at Raynes Park.

Jose is running our Christmas Junior Tournament on Saturday 17th from 9am-3pm. At around 11am, there will be a short opening ceremony for our Sport England funded lights and newly completed hitting wall, with our Club Chairman cutting the ribbon. Social tennis will commence at a later time of 3pm and floodlight tokens will be provided.

On Sunday 18th, it is our Christmas American Tournament. Start time is 1pm and this will replace social. Please sign up in the Clubhouse. There is no entrance fee but please bring a £5 gift for Secret Santa.......everyone gets a present!!