This new event proved popular with all ages enjoying their usual coaching sessions with an emphasis on fun and games plus the chance to try out the ball machine and test their serving speed. This was followed by Parent/Adult & Junior Doubles competitions split into 9 & Under and 10 & Over categories. Congratulations to our winning pairings of Duncan Taylor with daughter Amelia and Mark Eldridge with son Dan. Thanks to Graham and all the coaches and helpers, plus Mark Eldridge, Wendy Thrale and Linda Gaze for their hard work in the kitchen providing refreshments.
Wonderful weather brought members flocking to the club for our traditional Good Friday social tennis session. Great to see all the courts in use and spectators too! A headcount of 65! Thanks to Steve for his efficient organising as ever, and to Hazel for providing endless hot cross buns plus teas and coffees.
Twenty four members competed in our Start of Season American Tournament and the eventual winners were Christine Phillips and Chris Rackham. Congratulations to both! We were pleased to welcome back to the club Deb Saund’s husband Paul and brother-in-law Dave to present the trophies. Christine received the Deb Saund Memorial Trophy from Paul whilst Chris received the Beresford Marshall Memorial Trophy from Dave. Thanks once again to Steve for organising the afternoon’s tennis and Hazel for serving teas and coffees.
The Leigh & Westcliff winter league season is now over and two WLTC teams finished in 1st place in their respective divisions. Jane’s Mixed 3 team were champions of Division 4, with a massive 51 points out of a possible 60. A few players in the team were unbeaten this season but special mention for Darren Glover who topped the player stats with 7 wins out of 7! And Ladies 2 captained by Linda took the Division 2 title with 50 points out of a possible 60. Special mention for Serena who topped the player stats in Division 2 with the most wins of the season. Thanks to all our captains for their hard work organising the teams this season.