TENNIS - Club Coach Karim is leaving the team...

You may already have heard that club coach Karim Aouichaoui is leaving the coaching team here this summer.

 Karim has been working with us for just under two years and we thank him for all the coaching work he has done with various groups and individuals as well as looking after our Men’s AEGON national team.

 Karim is moving on to satisfy his aspirations of working with top juniors in an environment that is more able to prioritise the elite players. We will continue to offer our programme here at the Club that supports juniors at all levels from red ball beginner to elite. It is not intended to replace Karim at the moment as his group and individual commitments will be absorbed within the current coaching team.

 We wish Karim every success in his future coaching career.

 In the meantime, anyone who might be affected at the Club and may have any concerns about their coaching going forward should get in touch with Andy Sheridan Head of Performance.

Posted at 11:26:AM on Thursday 23 July 2015
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TENNIS - Summer camps from 27 July until 21 August...

The Club is running the ever popular camps over 4 weeks this summer. Starting next Monday...

Choose from our all day sports and tennis camps, 4 hour tennis camps (for 8-13yrs) and 2 hr mini tennis camps (for 5-8 yrs) running from 27 July to 21 August.

Click here for a booking form

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Posted at 11:24:AM on Thursday 23 July 2015
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TENNIS - Mens C Team match report...

Last Saturday the men’s C team travelled to Hampshire club for their final match of the season, with high hopes of adding to their played 4 won two record, and likely survival in Division 3. The team of Dan Cole / Mark Swinscoe; Nick Brown / Jack England and Kevin Harris / Mike Evans displayed a nice blend of youth and gnarly experience not to say veteran guile.

Dan and Mark did extremely well to carry their bat through the innings and win 3 rubbers with a degree of comfort, Nick and Jack won two, only losing to the first pair. Mike and Kevin started out against the first pair and went all the way to a match tie break before losing the tightest match of the day. They went on to beat the 2nd pair and finally lost to the third pair in what was effectively a dead rubber.

The net result of this was a 6 – 3 away win for Winchester C which is a great result against Hampshire Club’s B team and should ensure survival in the division with a played 5 won three record to be proud of in a division where we only lost to other club’s first teams.

Posted at 11:23:AM on Thursday 23 July 2015
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TENNIS - Thursday morning mix in... carries on in August

The Thursday morning tennis mix in continues to attract a loyal group of players. It takes place from 10:30-12 midday and new players are always welcome.

The sessions will continue throughout August - just come along and join in - no need to arrange a partner, just turn up and play!

Posted at 11:19:AM on Thursday 23 July 2015
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TENNIS - Next Social tennis event...Davis Cup 19 September

Nine members enjoyed the recent social tennis event, The Ten Mex event on 11th July. Alison is keen to get more members along to these events and the next one is on Saturday 19th September. Running from 4:30-6:30

The theme for the September event is Davis Cup - the format will be teams of 2 men and 2 ladies - you can decide which country you want to be and dress accordingly! Individual entries welcome - ALL standards are encouraged to enter

If you are interested, leave your name at reception - you can enter as a team (4 players) or individually and Alison will organise a team for you.

£5 entry fee to include post match sandwiches and tea

for more details contact Alison here

Posted at 11:08:AM on Thursday 23 July 2015
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CROQUET - 50 sport challenge...

Club member Harry Stow and his colleague recently added Croquet to the list of 50 sports they are attempting to try out in their roles with Sport Hampshire and IOW

read the full story here

Posted at 11:04:AM on Thursday 23 July 2015
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TENNIS - Babolat Open...well done to Winchester players

There were some more Winchester successes at this year's Babolat Open - Well Done!

Freya Hannah

Well done Freya Davies who won both the girls 16&U and 18&U events . Hannah Smith also did well in two age groups, winning the 14&U girls event and taking runner ip spot in the 12&U.

Toby Adam

Toby Blackwell did really well to take the runner up spot in the boys U10 while Adam Drysdale came runner up in the mens singles just missing out in retaining the title he won last year.

Winchester Achievements

8u boys - Casey Drake 4th
9u boys - Luke Payne 12th of 32
10 boys - Toby Blackwell r/u
12u girls - Hannah Smith r/u, Aisling McGrane 3rd
14u boys singles - Sam Gandee Morgan cons r/u
14u girls singles - Hannah Smith winner
14u girls doubles - Hannah Smith winner, Lorelei Sanderson/Astrid Williams r/u
16u boys singles - Noah Bradwell semi final
16u girls singles - Freya Davies winner, Astrid Williams cons winner
16u girls doubles - Lorelei Sanderson/Astrid Williams r/u
18u girls singles - Freya Davies winner
18u girls doubles - Freya Davies/Rutendo Gwaze r/u
open mens singles - Adam Drysdale r/u, Paul Johnson semi final
open mens doubles - Karim Aouichaoui/Adam Drysdale winners, Ed Blake/Jon Clift r/u
open ladies singles - Freya davies semi final
open ladies doubles - Anda & Oana Manole winners
open mixed doubles - Freya Davies/Austin Gwilliam v Helen Thorpe/Ed Blake not played yet

Posted at 14:57:PM on Wednesday 22 July 2015
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FITNESS - Gym committee member required...

We are looking for anyone who would like to join our fantastic gym committee. 

We only require a couple of hours per month of your time. If you are interested, please contact Clare Walker, email -

Posted at 13:12:PM on Friday 17 July 2015
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SQUASH - Maintenance Period...

SQUASH Maintenance period starts in August...

We have our annual squash court maintenance period starting week commencing Monday 10th August. Please find the schedule below:

Courts 5 & 6 - Closed Monday 10th August. Re-open Wednesday 12th August.

Courts 3 & 4 -  Closed Wednesday 12th August. Re-open Friday 14th August.

Court 1 - Closed Friday 14th August. Re-open Tuesday 18th August.

Court 2 - Closed Friday 14th August. Re-open Saturday 22nd August.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. As always, this will ensure we maintain the highest of standards for our courts.

Posted at 16:03:PM on Monday 13 July 2015
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CROQUET - Southern Challenge report...

Winchester Croquet up with the best

On 4/5 July the Croquet Club participated in the “Southern Challenge” – a Golf Croquet competition involving some of the leading clubs – and some international players – in the South of England.
Although Golf Croquet is usually perceived as a nice, simple, sociable game, at this level it requires mental toughness and demands high levels of accuracy and skill.

On the Saturday the Winchester team (Nigel Hind, David Nicholson, Norman Perkins and Ian Harrison) won five out of their seven matches, narrowly going down to the eventual winners, Dulwich, and the second placed team, Sussex County.

On the Sunday, Jo Burnaby and Glynis Hassell stepped in for the unavailable Hind and Harrison and acquitted themselves well, in spite of being up against players who were considerably better on paper.   

In the end it came down to a tight finish with Winchester and Ryde ending as third equal out of the nine teams in the First Division.  Although some of our star players were unavailable, David Nicholson led the way in winning virtually all of his matches in both doubles and singles and once again proved to be our not so secret weapon in competitions such as this.

Ian Harrison

Posted at 10:02:AM on Monday 13 July 2015
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