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


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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Racketlon Taster Event at Romsey...

Have a go at testing your racquets skills across 4 sports at this event being held at Romsey!

click here for an entry form - click this link for more info


Posted at 14:10:PM on Thursday 9 April 2015
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JUNIOR - Tennis Coaching - refund credits...

With Easter falling on the start of the Hampshire school holidays, it has meant that players attending squads on Friday Saturday or Sunday will have missed three weeks as opposed to the usual two weeks for this holiday period.

This will be credited by way of a deduction from the May Go Cardless payment.

Our pricing is based on 38 weeks (Sep-July)
Autumn        14 weeks    
Winter          12 weeks
Summer      12 weeks

We credit anyone who gets less than the relevant number of weeks at the end of each term

The Friday - Sunday squads get 1 week less in the winter term (Jan-March) so this will be credited on the May collection.

The Monday and Sunday squads get 1 week less in the summer term (April-July) so this will be credited on the July collection.

Posted at 14:18:PM on Wednesday 8 April 2015
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TENNIS - Club Champs - Mens B Doubles and Mens Vet Singles - last call for entries

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 - Mens B Doubles and Mens Vet Singles

The draws will soon be made for the Mens B Doubles and the Mens Vet singles in this years Club Championships so if you would like to take part - get your entry in now. Email reply here

Entries so far....

Mens B Doubles - Main Draw    
1    Philip Baker
    Andrew Webster
2    Gareth Birdsall
    Paul Marsland
3    Nick Brown
    Jack England
4    Martin Burton
    Jonathan Edgington
5    Ian Chisham
    Albert Taylor
6    Tim Cotton
    Hugo Waring
7    Nigel Dyer
    David Sharp
8    Gordon Ellis Brown
    Rupert Goodman
9    Ian Farrand
    Kevin Harris
10    Peter Friedmann
    David Trew
11    Alex Fyfe
    Scott O'Shea
12    Peter Mccormack
    John Poulter
13    Scott Tuffield
    David Wykes

Men's Vet Singles - Main Draw   
1    Philip Baker
2    Steve Besant
3    Peter Birnie
4    Ian Chisham
5    Andy Cobb
6    Martin Cornish
7    Tim Cotton
8    Jonathan Edgington
9    Paul England
10    Mike Evans
11    Peter Friedmann
12    Tim Hammond
13    Kevin Harris
14    Mike Johnson
15    Richard Lovell
16    Bob Mcrobert
17    Chris Mills
18    Christopher Molden
19    Duncan O'Neill
20    Sean Penman
21    John Poulter
22    Jonathan Russell
23    Nick Sellick
24    Albert Taylor
25    Henry Thompson
26    David Trew

Posted at 11:54:AM on Tuesday 7 April 2015
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TENNIS - Mens and Ladies Doubles - One day tournament-Sunday 19 April

Entries are still being taken for our one day mens and ladies doubles tournament on Sunday 19th April.

All abilities are welcome so if you would like to take part just email reply - email here

Entrie so far


1    Greg Arding / Nick Sellick
2    Joe Beal / Duncan Trew
3    Edward Blake / Jonathan Clift
4    Nick Brown / Jack England
5    Ian Chisham / Albert Taylor
6    Daniel Cole /  Harry Stow
7    Martin Cornish / Paul England
8    Noah Davies / Adam Espir
9    Charlie Dryden / Ashtey Pauls
10    Peter Friedmann / partner required
11    Nick Galley / partner required
12    Karl Grossey / Jordan Robinson
13    Konrad Grossey / Nick Hopkins
14    Austin Gwilliam / Rob Gwilliam
15    Ben Jepson / Mike Johnson
16    Stuart Levy / Patrick Warburton
17    Mark Swinscoe / Ben Young


1    Sue Annesley / Johanne Chisham
2    Sue Bligh / Yvonne Richards
3    Claire Coomer / Helen Thorpe
4    Freya Davies / partner required
5    Nicky Davies / Nicola Ellis
6    Rachel Holmes / Sue Jacobs
7    Helen Lillistone / Oksana Peek
8    Anna Taylor / Sharon Wardle

Posted at 11:33:AM on Tuesday 7 April 2015
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TENNIS - The sun shines on the Winchester Spring Open

Lots of action this week at the Club...Winchester Spring Open

Spring Open

Lots of action from this week's Spring Open on our facebook page - click here to see more

The tournament runs until Saturday - matches taking place during the day. Come down and enjoy the weather and watch some great tennis.

Mens Final is at 10:15AM on court 1 this Saturday - come along and enjoy.

Posted at 9:49:AM on Tuesday 7 April 2015
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