The WLTC Summer Open Tournament saw some great tennis during the week with success for some club members. Dan Thrale was runner up in the Mens Open Singles, new members George and Freddy Ward came up against each other in the final of the 12 & Under Singles with George coming out on top, and then together they finished runners up in the Boys 14 & Under Doubles, and lastly Aaron Hilsum won the Mens Open Doubles. Many thanks to our tournament referees Lesley & Ian Pitt and Graham Boosey for organising another successful tournament. Thanks also to the other tournament committee members Bill Dixon, Mark Taylor and Wendy Thrale for their hard work, and to members who helped umpire matches for the younger age groups. Finally a very big thank you to Wendy Thrale and Sandra Taylor for their sterling work in the kitchen providing refreshments throughout the tournament. They were very grateful for the help given by Heather, Sheena, Sally, Debbie P, Christine, Claire and Celia during the week plus donations of delicious homemade cakes!
Another trip to Penzance for club members this summer to take part in this annual open tournament, the 24th consecutive year that Steve has acted as referee. A good time was had by all with finals day appearances for Sarah Ball, Dan Sanderson, Anthony Weingarten, Dave Lambe, John Colman, Mike Fahie-Wilson, Gill Sanderson, Marg Rimmer and Jaki Moffat. Wins for Sarah & Marg in the Ladies 55 & Over Doubles, Sarah in the Mixed Senior Doubles, Dan Sanderson in the Mens Handicap Singles, and Dave & John in the Mens Handicap Doubles. Runners up for Anthony in the Mens Open Singles and Doubles, Sarah in the Ladies Senior Doubles, Gill in the Ladies 55 & Over Doubles, Dan & Mike in the Mens Handicap Doubles, Dan & Jaki in the Mixed Handicap Doubles, Dave in the Mens Senior Doubles.
A special mention for Dan who played the most matches of all tournament competitors, no less than 20! And Gill played the second highest number of matches, at 14. Steve did a fantastic job once again as tournament referee and plans to make it 25 years in charge in 2020! Expected dates are Sunday 26th July to Saturday 1st August 2020 so save the week if you’re interested in coming along! Lastly well done to Andy Barker for being official photographer on finals day once again, receiving a trophy in recognition of his contribution to the tournament. Photos can be viewed here (no Facebook account required – click on a photo to see them all full size).
WLTC hosted S&D Tournament Finals day this summer. Congratulations to club member Dan Thrale who won the Mens Open Singles final in straight sets. And another title went to Marg Rimmer who won the Mixed Senior Doubles final with her partner Stuart Eley (Westcliff Hard). Commiserations to Sarah Ball who was unable to play on the day due to injury. Thanks to Steve who always organises the tournaments and finals days so efficiently, and also to Wendy, Sandra and Heather for providing refreshments for players and spectators.
Many thanks to Martin Powell who did a fantastic job running our June/July Tennis for Kids courses. Over 30 children aged from 4 to 11 had the chance to enjoy these introductory courses backed by the LTA. Hopefully Martin’s enthusiasm will encourage them to continue playing at the club. See the Coaching page for details of future Tennis for Kids courses plus our Coaching Newsletter, Coaching Programme, Holiday Camps etc.