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TENNIS - Newly resurfaced AND painted courts available from Saturday...

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The new courts are ready for play from this Saturday - book it NOW!

Posted at 13:57:PM on Wednesday 22 April 2015
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TENNIS SECTION SURVEY - Have you completed it yet?...

Thank you to those who have already completed the online tennis section survey. We have had nearly 80 responses already so please keep them coming.

Please note that the responses are limited to one per device. If you need to do another survey but only have one PC/device in your household, ask at reception and they will connect you on an office PC.

Another reminder..... this survey is specifically about your "tennis experience" at the Club and any comments feedback on other aspects of the Club such as clubhouse/changing/parking etc can be saved for the clubwide survey that will come out soon.

click on this link to complete the survey

Posted at 13:49:PM on Wednesday 22 April 2015
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TENNIS - Sunday Mix in and Thursday morning mix in...

We have three opportunities for members to come and play mix-in tennis with other members - no need to arange a partner or opponents. Just turn up and play and get to know other club members...

SUNDAY AFTERNOON  MIX-IN - 3-30 to 5PM

The Sunday Mix-ins have been running for some time now. Alison oversees the session which is open to all abilities and if you fancy joining Alison and the other regulars for a hit, just come along.

THURSDAY MORNING MIX-IN - 10:30AM to 12 midday

This is another session that Alison coordinates and is ideal for players who are looking for some double play but maybe find it difficult to regularly arrange a partner or opponents. Just come along and join in- all abilities welcome.

FRIDAY CLUB NIGHT MIX IN - from 6:30PM

This is the most popular club mix-in session and we regularly get over 20 players turning up. Now we are into the Spring summer season, the session spreads out onto all the outdoor courts so we would like to see many more members come along and enjoy the tennis and the social chat afterwards. A great opportunity to get to know other club members and have some enjoyable games of tennis Come along and join us... from 6:30PM

Posted at 13:23:PM on Wednesday 22 April 2015
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WIMBLEDON TICKETS 2015 - Draw evening Sunday 10th May...

Wimbledon Ticket Draw 2015

The Club receives an allocation of tickets for Wimbledon each year from the LTA that can be passed on to any club members who would like to buy them.

Demand is of course still much higher than the number of tickets available so the Club operates a ballot and draw process to allocate the tickets to members who would like to go.

•    The ballot and draw is open to all our club members who are registered British Tennis Members and have OPTED IN – this extends to all membership categories and to junior members age 9 and over.

OPEN BALLOT DRAW

We will conduct an open ballot in the week of 27th April for around 50% of the ticket allocation and all members who qualify will be included in this draw. The lucky winners will be notified by email and they will need to confirm whether they will take the tickets or not by Sunday 3rd May.

CLUB DRAW NIGHT – Sunday 10th May


The remainder of the club allocation will be drawn on the "club draw night" on Sunday 10th May at 7PM.

NOTE only members in attendance are able to win tickets in this draw - One draw ticket will be issued per person attending

Please note that members who were successful in the first "open ballot" that has already taken place will not be eligible for the draw night ballot. Please also note that the club is limiting the number of pairs that can be won by any one family to two pairs.

......So as long as you are a fully paid up club member (if your membership is due for renewal on 1st April, you must have renewed by the time of the draw to qualify for the ballot /draw) and are a registered British Tennis Member, and OPTED IN your name will be included in the ballot and you can attend the draw. Check the list of OPTED IN BTM members - click here

NOT on the list? It is not too late.... You can register as a British Tennis Member and OPT IN for free at  British Tennis

Think that you should be on the list? – maybe you are registered as a British Tennis Member through another club – you can register more than one club on your British Tennis membership profile, just log on to the LTA website and update your profile. (Please let us know though as you may not be showing on our list for the draw)

Come along early and make an evening of it

BBQ from 5:30PM

Posted at 11:35:AM on Wednesday 22 April 2015
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TENNIS - Well Done to Solent Cup winners...

Solent Cup Winners

Well Done to our mens and ladies 1st teams who both competed in the finals of The Solent Cup at the Club this Saturday.

The Solent Cup is played between the winners of the Southampton Winter League and the winners of the Portsmouth and District Winter League. In  hard fought matches, our mens team overcame Warsash while the ladies team beat Avenue on a game countback by one game!

Well Done!

Posted at 12:41:PM on Monday 20 April 2015
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SQUASH - Mens 5th Team move into promotion positions

Hot Streak for Cooling...

Tim cooling
 
Winchester's Sigvaris-sponsored fifth team moved into the promotion positions in Hampshire Division 2 with a resounding 5-0 victory at home to Nuffield Health Portsmouth II.
 
Tim Cooling (pictured) continued his current run of hot form, overwhelming James Clarke with a fine display of expert control and precise length.  A dominant Cooling repeatedly sent his opponent scampering to all corners of the court to return yet another perfectly placed shot, eventually running out the winner in straight games for the loss of just a miserly eight points.
 
Meanwhile skipper Steve Besant was also securing a 3-0 victory on the adjoining court, his consistent and quietly determined play drawing a series of increasingly despairing cries from Nuffield's Ross Lines who, although never looking quite out of the contest, was unable to find an answer to Besant's overall game.
 
Jon Sampson was up against the experienced Steve Ralphs and, perhaps still slightly unsettled from his unexpected reversal last week, initially struggled to cope with his opponent's unorthodox shot selection which allowed Ralphs to take the first game.  But Sampson is never better than when his back is against the wall and inch by inch he clawed his way back to claim the next three games, each one of them going to the wire, and so secure the overall win bonus for his team.
 
Craig Mascall always looked in control against the quality shot-making but slightly suspect fitness of Gary Lewis.  Although at times under considerable pressure from his opponent's array of flashing drives, Mascall held his nerve and kept his composure, running Lewis into the ground to win in three games.
 
With the pressure off, Hampshire Over 45 Champion George Kousseff and Nuffield no.1 Paul Crafts took centre stage and, in a sportingly contested encounter featuring a real contrast in styles, Kousseff eventually came away with a 3-0 victory once he had got the measure of Crafts' hard hitting game.
 
So a maximum haul of 20 points for the Bereweeke Road side and, although still dependent on results elsewhere, a genuine chance of finishing in one of the coveted top two spots at the end of the season.

Posted at 13:22:PM on Tuesday 14 April 2015
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TENNIS - Solent Cup Final and other top matches at the Club this weekend

There is a host of team and tournament tennis action at the Club this weekend.

Solent Cup Final

The action kicks off on Saturday with the Solent Cup final with both our mens and ladies teams taking part. The Solent Cup sees the winners of the Southampton LTA Winter League compete with the winners of the Portsmouth and District LTA Winter League and this is the first time that we will host the event.

Our mens team will take on Warsash while the ladies team face Avenue. There should be some great tennis on view and it would be great to have some support for our teams. Come along this Saturday - matches starts at 11AM.

Mens AEGON National League and Boys 18s AEGON Premier League

On Sunday Halton will be taking on both our mens national AEGON League team and our boys 18&U Premier League team and again there will be some top level tennis on view. The mens match kicks off at 12 midday while the boys 18&U match is set for a 2PM start.

Club Championships Mens and Ladies Doubles

Earlier on Sunday we see the first of the Club's one dayer events that link in to the Club Championships. We will have around 10 pairs taking part in the mens event and 6 pairs in the ladies event. The tournament starts at 9AM.

Posted at 12:19:PM on Tuesday 14 April 2015
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TENNIS - Ladies tennis - pre season practice Saturday 25 April

The second of our two ladies tennis teams pre-season practices is on Saturday 25th April at 1:30PM.

We hold the practices in order that all lady members, new members and good standard Under 18 girls in the club are given a fair chance to play in one of our many teams and are made aware of the opportunities.

If you are interested in playing ladies team tennis, you are very welcome to attend this final pre season team practice session.

click here for full details

Posted at 11:30:AM on Monday 13 April 2015
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Sunday Carvery - April 19th

We are running our popular carvery on Sunday 19th April. Always popular, we recommend that you book ahead

carvery

Choice of three meats - seasonal vegetables and all the trimmings - Dessert - coffee and mints

all for only £14 per person (children under 12 - £8)

call the Club to book on 01962 854028

Posted at 15:52:PM on Thursday 9 April 2015

SQUASH - Junior Open this weekend - limited courts

We are hosting the Junior Open Squash Tournament this weekend with all courts being booked out for most of both days.

Members will be able to get on court from 6:30pm on Saturday and from 4pm on Sunday. You can book your court online if you want to make sure that you can play. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

We are planning that most of our future junior tournaments will now be one day events so the likelihood of having all courts unavailable over a whole weekend will be much lower than previously.

Thanks you for your understanding.

Posted at 14:58:PM on Thursday 9 April 2015
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