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Club News

Annnual Club Championships

The annual club closed singles (boy's men's and ladies) and doubles (men's ladies and mixed) tournament took place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. The tournament attracted a good entry and despite the troublesome weather was played without major interruption. Fun was had by all, with the finals played on Sunday afternoon in front of an appreciative crowd. The appreciation of both players and spectators was greatly enhanced by the BBQ and food generously put together by Jill Major. Thanks go to her and to others who donated cakes etc.

The singles finals were well contested and great to watch. Alix Thomas beat Ed Chambler in the boys 18U. Alix also won the men's singles plate (the knockout competition for first round losers). Henry Field overcame strong resistance from Jeremy Priddle to win the men's singles, and Alice Knight won in an strenuous ladies singles final with Liz Willson.

Pictures of the prizes being awarded are below:

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Alix Thomas - boys 18U winner and men's singles plate winner (flanked by Nick Lamb and Nick Chapman)
Men's singles winner Henry Field (holding cup) and runner up Jeremy Priddle)
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Mens Doubles
Ladies singles winner Alice Knight (left) and runner up Liz Willson (right)
Men's doubles winners Paul Mather and Greg Hassel (flanked by Nick Lamb and Nick Chapman)
Ladies Doubles
Ladies doubles winners Caroline Finch (holding the cup) and Liz Willson (holding the ketchup bottle in lieu of the cup). Flanked by Nick Chapman and Nick Lamb

Thanks to Nick Lamb who took on the organisation of the tournament this year, and all of those who took part. The Sherborne Tennis Tournament has a long tradition, with the earliest of the competitions - the mixed doubles - first competed for in 1928.

There are plans for an extended men's and ladies doubles tournament next year - so watch this space.

 

Evergreen Tournament 2017

The Ladies held their annual Evergreen Tournament on Wednesday 16th August raising £660 for the Rendezvous in Sherborne. 20 couples from around the county and Somerset took part, and it was followed by a lunch at Cherry Willoughby's Medieval Barn.

Ripple Cup Ripple Cup

 

Open day success

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the opening of Sherborne Tennis Club’s new facilites on Sunday, 9th  July by The Mayor of Sherborne, Councillor Jill Hogben.

The club, in close co-operation with Sherborne Town Council, the LTA and Sport England has undergone a major redevelopment of its facilities over the past 12 months and now boasts eight fully-floodlit courts, four of them artificial clay, two mini-tennis courts with practice wall and a new clubhouse.  As part of the redevelopment, the Sherborne Tennis Club has taken over responsibility for the former town council courts and these will be available to the public on a pay and play basis.  The club is hoping the new facilities will encourage more people of all ages and abilities to get on court.

The redevelopment continues with plans to provide an indoor cover for one of the mini tennis courts so mini players can continue to enjoy playing whatever the weather, especially in the winter months.  Planning consent has been applied for and the club is seeking the town council’s permisssion to go ahead with the project.

Throughout the day, demonstrations were given of the activities offered at the club, mini tennis, juniors, adults and seniors groups plus a demonstration of wheelchair tennis by Taunton Wheelchair Tennis.  The Mayor of Sherborne also presented trophies and medals to Sherborne Tennis Clubs’ mini and junior teams who competed in the Aegon Team Tennis League with the 10U Mixed and 14U Boys teams both winning their leagues.  Those not on court were able to sit in the sun enjoying a barbeque, delicious homemade cakes, cream teas, strawberries and cream………………. the biggest decision of the day, what to have first!

 


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