This year, trophies were presented to winners following the American Tournament by club president, Bob Guthrie. Anthony Weingarten received the Mens Singles cup for the second year running. Full list of winners can be seen on the Club Tournaments page and all the photos from the presentation can be seen on Facebook (no account needed to open the album).
Following the presentation of this year’s club championship trophies, chairman Bez surprised Steve with a birthday present from club members. Generous contributions resulted in a substantial sum of vouchers for Steve which he intends to spend on a new set of golf clubs.
Twenty eight members competed in end of season American Tournament over seven rounds. Congratulations to eventual winners Nicola Hopkins and Gary Reynolds. Nicola received the Deb Saund Memorial Trophy whilst Gary received the Beresford Marshall Memorial Trophy. Special mention for Sheila Kerr who scored the same points as Nicola but lost out on the count back. Well played everyone and thanks to Steve for organising.
Many thanks to Martin for hosting a very successful games night as an addition to the usual Tuesday social tennis evening. The event was enjoyed by over 30 members including some newcomers to the club. Various on court games played with mini tennis rackets and orange balls alien to the majority of competitors! Team A led till the final game, “wipe out”, which it certainly was with Team B taking the 5 points on offer to secure overall victory. Games were followed by a couple of sets of social tennis, snacks and drinks from the bar.
From 20th September, there will be a new weekday social tennis session at the club on Mondays from 10.00am till 12 noon. All members welcome for a set or two of social tennis and/or tea or coffee and biscuits. A good way to start of the week! Even if the weather isn’t suitable for tennis, or you are just a social member, pop in to see your tennis club friends for a drink and a chat.
Congratulations to our Mens Leigh & Westcliff team who won the final of the Mens Jubilee Cup competition against Rayleigh. Our first pair, Alex Goldhawk and Tim Willcock, won their rubber in straight sets, whilst second pair, Neil Attwood and Will Bailes, took the opening set of their rubber to ensure a victory overall for Westcliff Lawn. A great end to the summer season!
The WLTC Club Championships finals day involved some long matches on a very warm and sunny day. Great to see lots of spectators enjoying both the tennis and refreshments. Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to the runners up. Results available on the Club Tournaments page. Thanks to Steve for running the tournaments once again and overseeing finals day, Wendy and Sandra for organising refreshments and to those who baked cakes and helped in the kitchen, and finally Andy for looking after the bar all day as well as taking photos which can be viewed on Facebook (no account required).
Great to see some of our younger members enjoying taking part in our club Mini Tennis Tournaments. Eventual winner of the 9&U Singles event was Drew Moore, with runner up Lucas Jennings. And in the 8&U event, the winner was Finn Fordham, with runner up Olivia Knightly. Well done to all competitors and especially the winners.
An excellent return to social events tonight with a Penzance Pasty and Polgoon night proving very popular. Over sixty people were at the club to enjoy delicious pasties supplied by Lavenders in Penzance washed down by Polgoon cider! Thanks to the ladies who helped serve the pasties piping hot and to Andy for looking after the bar so efficiently, plus Steve for organising the tennis. Great to see all the courts in use and the club so busy once again.