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.
An excellent day’s tennis when the finals of our 2018 Club Championships were played. Well done to all competitors, both winners and runners up. A special mention for Sarah Ball and Cally Flinders who each won three titles, plus Geoff Spillett and Graham Boosey who each won two titles. Commiserations to Andrea Spillett who unfortunately was unable to play on the day in the Mixed Family Doubles final.
Photos from finals day can be seen on our Facebook page (no account required to view).
Thanks to club captain, Steve, for organising this year’s tournaments and finals day so efficiently as usual. And many thanks to the ladies who ensured refreshments were available all day – Wendy, Sandra and Marion, with help from Irene and Jane. Very much appreciated by both players and spectators!
Another successful social event with 24 players in a “Tiebreak Tens” tournament followed by a BBQ. Everyone played 9 championship tiebreaks in all with different partners/opponents in mens, ladies and mixed doubles. Congratulations to ladies winner Claire Elliott and runner up Deb Saund, and mens winner Dave Lambe and runner up Aaron Hilsum. Thanks to all those who played, watched or came for the bbq afterwards.