2021 Club Championships
This year the club championships ran during July & August, Finals day was 5th September’ The order of play was
- 10.30 am Mens & Ladies singles
- 12.30 pm Mens & Ladies doubles
- 2.30pm Mixed doubles
All matches were very exciting and closely contested with the singles all going to 3 sets. Congratulations to:
- Rachel Herlock who beat Emily Bushby ladies singles
- Tim Armitage who beat Chris Dexter Mens Singles
- Sheila Scott & Catherine Botwright who beat Rachel Hurlock & Emily Bushby Ladies Doubles
- Tim Armitage & Chris Gibson who beat Chris Dexter & Rupert Sanderson Mens Doubles
- Sheila Scott & Rob Ventin who beat Jane Campbell & David White Mixed Doubles
Great fun to play in, normally with a club BBQ along side! Rules are simple enough, maximum of 12 ladies and 12 men are randomly picked into pairs. Pairs play against one another on a ’round robin’ basis with groups. Each match has 8 games, after first 4 games the partners swap and play another 4 games. Each player (not pairing) wins a point for every game won. The finalists are the 2 ladies and 2 men who have accumulated most points during the ’round robin’ matches. The man and woman getting most points in the final are declared champions and win a trophy that gets engraved with their names. This year the tournaments will be held on:
Spring Tournament (Parson’s Cup)
Held Sunday 18th April. Congratulations to the winners Chris Gibson & Angela Curtis and commiserations to losing finalists David White & Linda Burton!! The competition was held under COVID restrictions so numbers slightly down, though not the quality of the tennis.
Autumn tournament (Ballard Cup)
To be held on Sunday 19th September. Numbers limited to 8 women and 8 men. Start at 10.30 should be concluded by 4pm. Email has been sent to Mebers and a sign up sheet pinned up in the club house.
Round Robin tournament
Last year the club organised a ’round robin’ tournament for adult members to provide more organised tennis after COVID restrictions were lifted. This was well received so we’ve decided to run the event again this year. It also provides organised tennis in a period to the run up to Autumn and Winter when things start to ‘wind down!!’ The invites will go out in August and the groups will run throughout September & October with the finish and final at the end of October. Great fun and good opportunities to play first team players as all groups are mixed up!
2021 Club Champions Gallery