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WLTC Christmas celebration

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!

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Social events in October

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.

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Successful end to the Leigh & Westcliff summer season

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.

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Club Championships Finals Day 2018

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!

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August Bank Holiday Tiebreak Tens Tournament & BBQ

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.

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Success for Anthony at the Essex County Closed Tournament

Congratulations to club member Anthony Weingarten in the last tournament of the summer holidays, the Essex County Closed. Anthony won the 16 & Under Boys Singles event, beating the top seed Daniel Chamoun in the final 7-5, 6-4. In addition, Anthony won the 16 & Under Boys Doubles with partner Ben Rowe, and was runner up in the 18 & Under Boys Singles. An excellent week for Anthony – well played!

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Graham’s Tennis for Kids courses proving popular

Another two Tennis for Kids courses come to an end and Graham presents all participants with certificates. This is an LTA backed initiative with a course of 6 one hour lessons costing £25 and anyone signing up receives a racket, balls and a personalised t-shirt. Groups are for 4-7 year olds and 8-11 year olds. More courses start in September details online…/Coaching

Or for those who have already attended a Tennis for Kids course, Graham is running Mini Red sessions after school on Mondays/Tuesdays or our club coaching morning is available for all age groups on Saturdays.
Ask Graham for details Mobile: 07745 943403 or email: [email protected]
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Sarah plays in the 2018 Racketlon World Championships in Zurich

Club member Sarah Ball took part in the Racketlon World Championships in Zurich this week playing squash, table tennis, badminton and tennis against each of her opponents in the Womens +50 competition. Sarah won one of her three matches and in each of her other two matches, she won two of the four sports played and finished in 3rd place overall. Against the eventual winner, Sarah lost by just a single point across the four sports.  A great achievement for Sarah – third in the world and unbeaten at tennis – very well done!

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