SQUASH - Box Leagues report for June...

Leahy toughs it out at the top!

Josh Leahy won the Winchester box leagues for the first time in what promises to be a long and distinguished career. The crucial match was an epic 70 minute encounter of brutal physical squash with 2nd placed Matthew Yates which culminated in a tight 3-0 win. Demonstrating increased speed and maturity on court Josh is going to be hard to shift from top spot although Jon Sampson and Will Maclean are going to provide a stiff challenge to him, both having won their leagues in order to gain promotion to the Premier.

League   Winner

Premier  Josh Leahy
1A           Jon Sampson
1B           Will Maclean
2A           Nick Harley
2B           Paul Sanders
3A           Mark Mack
3B           Paul Sessions
4A           Colin Clubley
4B           Christopher Khiara
5A           Julian Russell
5B           Karl Oliver
6A           Giles Andrews
6B           Timothy Parker

Posted at 9:55:AM on Friday 3 July 2015
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JUNIOR - End of term dates for coaching programme/ Summer Camps info

The last day for Tennis Group Coaching this term will be Saturday 11th July. (no sessions on Sunday 12th July as we start the annual open Babolat Tournament that day).

Please also note that as we have our Club Finals Day on Saturday 4th July there will be no squads on that day from 11AM onwards - the early morning and 10AM red ball groups will run as normal.

Our summer tennis camps get underway from 27th July and will run for 4 weeks - see below - click here for booking form

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Posted at 11:07:AM on Thursday 25 June 2015
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TENNIS - Danish visit-45 Club Tournament - Thu/Fri 2nd &3rd July

The Club is hosting a group of 45 Club players from Denmark next week and they will have a tournament against the UK 45 club players on Thursday and Friday 2nd and 3rd July.

We have scheduled the tournament to start at 10:30am so that members will haveaccess to the courts for the first 90 minute sessions from 9-10:30 on each of those days.

Courts 1,2,3,6,7&8 will be used for the event. All of the other courts including indoor will be available as normal for members.

Posted at 10:06:AM on Thursday 25 June 2015
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MEMBERSHIP SURVEY - Reminder - last chance to complete...

Club Membership Survey 2015

If you missed our earlier emails..... there is still time to complete the membership survey.

We carried out a club wide membership survey back in 2013 and the feedback from members was very useful in confirming the priority on projects that were planned. The feedback from that survey confirmed the need for updating/upgrading the fitness centre, upgrading the cafe bar area and improving the ladies shower area.

We have subsequently refurbished the ladies shower area, extended and completely upgraded the fitness centre, and we will be carrying out a total refurbishment of the bar area this August.

It is time again to hear members views on their experience of the club and their thoughts on anything we can do to make their experience even better. We have already carried out sectional surveys (tennis section survey and fitness section survey - with a squash survey to follow) and these have been very useful to understand members views specifically with regards to their own sport / activity and the related facilities.

This club wide survey is now an opportunity to get feedback on the generic areas and services that are shared across all sections, as well as members' views on overall improvements or desired additions to the Club's facilities and services.

If you can take the time to complete the survey that would be greatly appreciated. Again we offer the added incentive of a prize draw of respondents with the winner getting £50 added to their club card and a second prize of a club hoodie.

The survey will be open for two weeks so please click on the link below to complete, it should only take a few minutes

Club Survey 2015

Posted at 14:30:PM on Wednesday 24 June 2015
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TENNIS - Club finals day family doubles event...4 PM sign up at reception

MINI TENNIS Family Doubles - There's so much more to our tennis club finals day this year.

The recent Quorn Family Doubles event was a big success and everyone who took part really enjoyed the format  so we are looking to run the same event again on Club Finals day starting at 4PM

We have the finals day BBQ from 6pm so you can really make an evening of it!

Event details:

Open to any player who is ten or under to play doubles with another family member who is 18 or over. This will be played on a mini red tennis court where all players must play with a mini tennis racket and red balls. In addition to this, adults are not allowed to overarm serve.

To enter this event, place your name down at reception.

For further information, please contact Alison Beard.

If we can get pairs names in advance it will make it easier to get the format set up for the day.

Posted at 14:06:PM on Wednesday 24 June 2015
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TENNIS - Ten Mex members social tennis event - Saturday 11 July...

We have another exciting members social event taking place on Saturday 11th July between 4.30pm - 6.30pm.

Our 'Ten Mex' event will be a great way to socialise with other members whilst enjoying some great tennis.

Entries are being taken at reception, where you can enter as a group or on your own for £10 which includes a Mexican themed food supper

For more details please speak to Alison Beard or the reception team.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted at 12:45:PM on Wednesday 24 June 2015
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TENNIS - Winchester Men's B secure vital win...

The Men's B Hants and IOW team took a big step towards guaranteeing survival in Division 1 with a hard fought victory away at Warsash. After two rounds of matches the tie was delicately balanced at 3 rubbers all. The team went into the final round knowing that a defeat would leave relegation as a likely prospect, whilst a win would put survival within touching distance. Cue a motivational team talk from stand-in captain Jon Clift demanding one final push from the team. The team responded in emphatic style in the final three rubbers.

Stuart Levy and Daniel Cole were first over the line with a fine two set victory to give Winchester a 4-3 lead. With just one more rubber required there was not long to wait until Jon Clift and Ed Blake rounded off a strong afternoon's work by taking their third rubber of the day against Warsash's top pair. And a fine 6-3 win was secured as new pairing of Austin Gwilliam and Simon Richards finished with a straight sets win.

The victory moves the B team to two wins and two defeats from their first four matches. The fifth and final game of their season is a morning match at home to Hampshire Club A on Saturday 25th July.

Patrick Warburton

Posted at 10:56:AM on Wednesday 24 June 2015
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TENNIS - Finals Day 4th July more details

Club Tennis Finals Day and Party on Saturday 4th July

Further to our earlier email promoting what should be a fantastic day at the Club, here are some more details on Finals Day.

This year we are holding both junior and senior finals all on the same day.

11AM Red ball final and other junior finals

12:30 Orange ball final and other junior finals

2PM Senior finals start

4PM Family fun red ball doubles event - we will be looking for entries in advance. Watch out for details.

5-7PM Main showcase finals on court

6PM BBQ opens - please get your tickets in advance for the BBQ to ensure you dont miss out - If we have a good indication of numbers who will be having the BBQ it helps to ensure we don't run out of food! Adults £7.50, junior portion  £5. Tickets available from reception.

7PM Happy hour promotions

8PM Evening party starts with live band "Foolish Behaviour"- Tickets are on sale now at reception - £5 which includes a glass of Pimms.

Other fun junior actiivities will also be taking place in the afternoon - more details to come.

Get your evening party tickets next time at the Club! And if you are planning on having the BBQ - get the BBQ tickets too!

Posted at 12:32:PM on Thursday 18 June 2015
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SQUASH - Team tournament - Saturday 4th July...

We are running a members Team Squash and Racketball event on tennis finals day...

This will take place on Saturday 4th July at 4.30pm. Teams will consist of 3 players (mixed); 2 x squash players & 1 x racketball player. All matches will be singles (1 game to 15 with a sudden death at 14 all).

To enter this tournament just purchase a ticket from reception at a cost of £5 per player. This will also include your entry to the evening party with live band from 8pm (inludes a FREE glass of pimms)

If you would like to enter a team, please speak to Gary Hinton to reserve your place and purchase your individual tickets from reception.

This will be a fun filled day showing some spectacular tennis whilst also enjoying each others company over a drink or two....

Please note that there will be a BBQ from 6pm and happy hour at the bar for one hour from 7pm.

Posted at 8:22:AM on Thursday 18 June 2015
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Yavington Studio - our sponsors are holding a Yoga and Feldenkrais retreat day

Reflect and Recharge at Yavington Studio this summer

There is plenty going on at Yavington Studio, near Alresford, over the summer..... including a Yoga & Feldenkrais Retreat Day on Thursday 25 June.

The day includes Yoga, meditation and Feldenkrais sessions. The combination of the two practices compliment each other beautifully, by bringing awareness to the outer body and leaving you with a sense of rejuvenation and peace.

And if you’re looking for a chance to reflect and recharge why not try a Revitalise Day on Friday 19 June. For more details about these and other Days at Yavington Studio, please visit our website or call Jane on 01962 779295

Posted at 10:33:AM on Wednesday 17 June 2015
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