Congratulations to club member Anthony Weingarten who was recently a member of the Essex 18 & Under Boys team competing in the 2019 County Cup event. The Essex team won their group to gain promotion to the top division next year. Anthony was the youngest in the team but won his debut singles match on the opening day 7-5,5-7,6-0 against his 18 year old Suffolk opponent in 2 hours 56 minutes. A great achievement Anthony! (The team are pictured here with Anthony second from the left.)
Two wins on finals day for WLTC! Our Mixed team successfully defended their title in the Don Barton Mixed Open competition defeating Westcliff Hard in the final. Congratulations to all players in the team, Christie Hale & Janice Torr, Dan Thrale & Mark Gregory, Dan Sanderson & Sarah Ball. Our Mens Senior team then went on to win the Ian Pitt Mens Senior competition beating Gidea Park, champions for the past 7 years, in a very closely contested final. Very well done to our three pairs, Alan Kemp & Ian Currie, Dave Lambe & Greg Huggett, Tim Wilcox & Kevin Eley. A special mention to Tim & Kevin who won their third set championship tiebreak 12 points to 10!
Congratulations to club member James Byford (aged 9) who was awarded the President’s Cup for the Most Improved Junior at our AGM.
Well done to the winning pairs in our Winter Handicap Finals. A special mention for all the players in the Ladies Doubles final which was a hard fought three set match lasting almost 3 hours! Congratulations to eventual winners Juliette Young & Laura Ravinet who beat Deb Goldhawk & Tasha Hilsum. The Mens Doubles winners were Dan Thrale & Alex MacDonald, runners up Simon Milner & Will Bailes. And Mixed Doubles winners Paul Moffat & Janice Torr, runners up Richard Carey & Sarah Ball. Full marks to Richard for returning from Tenerife especially to play his final, and thanks to all those who came to spectate.
First opportunity to get a photo of our Essex Ladies squad who won Division 1 of the Essex Summer Open Doubles League in 2018. Very well done to all the players involved – Janice Torr, Cally Flinders, Sarah Ball, Marg Rimmer and captain Christie Hale. Keep up the good work!
Thanks to everyone who came to the club’s pre-Christmas celebration. 40 people enjoyed a fantastic Indian meal cooked by club member Ashley. Many thanks to Ashley and also Lisa for all their hard work. Thanks also to Andy and Matt for looking after the bar, Tash for her Xmas tree prize draw and others who made desserts, helped set up, serve food and clear away. Another very enjoyable social event. Watch out for 2019’s social events calendar – Ashley will be back to cook again for us!
At the club’s Presentation Dinner & Dance on Saturday 17th November, Club Captain Steve Wynn awarded the Player of the Year trophy to Tom Reader. Congratulations to Tom – a well deserved award! Many thanks to those members who supported the event. An enjoyable evening was had by all.
Two more successful events were held in October. The final Friday social tennis/supper night of the year took place and after a few sets of tennis, 25 members enjoyed fish & chips in the clubhouse.
A week later, 40 people attended Bez’s multi media quiz night. Very well done to the winning team – the Weingarten family. Thanks to quizmaster Bez for an entertaining evening and to Andy for looking after the bar.
Don’t forget the final two events of the year – Presentation Dinner & Dance on Saturday 17th November and Christmas Celebration on Friday 7th December.
A rather wet afternoon for our American Tournament with play abandoned after 4 rounds in favour of tea & cakes! Winners of the Beresford Marshall Memorial Trophy this time were Gill Sanderson and Graham Boosey. Thanks to all those who came to play despite the weather, and to Steve for organising the tournament and making tea!
Congratulations to our Mens team who won the L&W Summer Jubilee Cup beating Rayleigh in the final by a set! Well played to both our pairs, Anthony Weingarten & Nick Spillet and Alex Goldhawk & Angus Hanney.
Well done to club members who reached the finals of the L&W Summer Tournaments. Congratulations to Nick Spillett & Graham Boosey who won the Mens Open Doubles, playing against fellow club members Lucas Hilsum & Lloyd Burton in the final. There were also wins for Paul Moffat & Rowland Swain in the Mens Vets Plate and Lloyd Burton in the Mens Singles Plate. Commiserations to runners up Gill Sanderson & Nick Spillett in the Mixed Open Doubles.