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20th April 2019 – LTA County Award for Community Tennis Club of the Year
12th April 2019 – Spring Ladies Tournament
Friday evening saw twelve ladies split into two teams to play in a tournament. Each player kept their own scores and after five rounds the winners were Sophie Tjurina and Sue Beel and the runners up were Jacqui West and Debbie Payne-English
6th April 2019 – Club Tidy Up
Jacqui West our Maintenance Manager and a host of members were busy on a variety of jobs to keep our courts, clubhouse, flower beds and car park tidy. Thank you to all our members for your help.
1st March 2019 – Adult Mini Tournament
On Friday 1st March we held a tournament with a difference. Sixteen players took part in an adult doubles tournament on mini-courts, using smaller rackets and softer balls. Matches were timed so play was fast and furious with all pairs aiming to score as many points as possible during each of the 7 rounds. Scores were close with just one or two points deciding many games. The ladies partnership of Wendy and Nicky were the eventual winners, in their match against second place Tom and Lucy there was just one point difference. Following the tournament players enjoyed a buffet in the clubhouse.
Mini-Court tennis is proving popular at the club during the Saturday afternoon Social Sessions. If you would like to try tennis for the first time or are looking to return to the game pop along anytime after 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon.
100 Club – 30th January 2019
Wisbech Tennis Club is fund raising to create two new tennis courts. There are a variety of fund raising events happening over the next few months, but if you find that you have a busy schedule then one way to contribute is through the 100 Club. This will cost you £5 each month and you may win something as well. At present the 100 Club has raised money to provide posts and nets etc for the new courts but would like to help pay towards the cost of installing lighting for these courts.
Please take a look at our website www.wisbechtennisclub.org.uk (under 100 Club) which has information on how to join and help contribute to our fundraising campaign.
Matchplay and Half Term Camps – Book Now
Details of our Sunday Matchplay Event on 27 January and February Half Term Camp on Monday 18 February.The matchplay events will be divided into 2 categories; 8 & under and 9-16 years. The 8U event will be an informal competition where children get to learn how to play matches as well as have a chance to compete in a friendly environment against their peers. The 9-16 years event will be a team competition (dependent on entries) where players will be placed into teams with the aim of players competing against others of a similar age/level.Bookings are now open for both the Matchplay Event and the half term camp at https://on2court.co.uk/venues/wisbech-tennis-club .Closing date for the January Events is Thursday 24 January. We do ask that if you plan on attending either or both events you book as early as possible as it means we can plan and staff appropriately-thank you.
Coaching Update for 2019 – 7th December 2019 ( Letter from On2Court )
Dear Parent/CarerI am contacting you all to clarify the coaching activity situation which will be in place in the new year up to Easter 2019.Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you to Laura Brett for running our Sunday Coaching Programme from September to December. The Club/On2Court were in a difficult position over the summer where we were left with a short amount of time to find a coach for the Sunday programme and therefore Laura helped us out of that situation. So for next term we shall be making some temporary changes to our schedule.Coaching sessions will continue as usual on Tuesday evenings with Gary Fitzjohn continuing to run these. The session timings will be as follows;Mini Red (4-6 years) 4.15-5pmMini Red (7-8pm) 5-5.45pmJuniors (9-16 years) 6-7pmAdult Beginners 7.30-8.30pmAlthough we are unable to run regular Sunday coaching next term we will be running two tournaments on the following Sundays with further details to follow shortly;Sunday 27 JanuarySunday 17 MarchWe are also announcing the following dates for February half term and Easter Camps so you can put them in the diary early;February Camp-Monday 18 FebruaryEaster Camp-Monday 8 April & Tuesday 9 AprilAgain, further details will follow with these camps. We therefore still have a good spread of coaching/competitive opportunities taking place at the club throughout the term.Looking further ahead, myself and the club are putting plans in place for longer term coaching provision with a view to the summer term. We understand that those of you who currently attend coaching on Sundays may be a little disappointed by this. Hopefully, even if it’s temporarily, many of you may be able to move across to a Tuesday. For those who cannot, we hope to see you taking part in the competitive events we have planned on a Sunday as well as the holiday activities.We hope you understand that this is a difficult situation for the club and finding coaches to take over part time/temporary coaching positions at short notice is extremely difficult and an issue that many clubs suffer from. We therefore hope you bear with us during this time.Finally, we would like to wish you all a Merry Xmas and a happy and healthy new year!Simon BentleyDirector
Peter Peukerk Memorial Trophy and Junior Christmas Party – 9th December 2018
Christmas Tree at Peckover House – 8th to 16th December 2018
Our festive tree for Peckover House is on display in the main hall this year. Peckover is open to the public from 8th to 16th December 2018, normal admission prices apply, House, Garden and Tea Room all open with music and choirs on at selected times please see their website for more details. A very big thank you to our adult and junior members for all their imaginative ideas on decorating a tennis ball again this year.
Adults Restricted Mixed Tournament – 9th November 2018
16 players took part in a restricted mixed tournament on Friday evening. This was played on a timed 7 minute tie break with restrictions on some ‘A’ team players not partnering other ‘A’ team players. The result after 7 games was tied on points but the eventual winners on shots difference were Seth Briggs-Williams and Kitty Hall, with Pauline Maris and Gary Fitzjohn coming a very close second. A buffet tea together with liquid refreshments were enjoyed in the clubhouse after the game.
Coaching Courses – 28th October 2018
Coaching courses begin this week on Tuesday 30th October, and Sunday 4th November, see the coaching tab for details and booking.
Quiz Night at Elgoods Visitor Centre – 26th October 2018
A fantastic quiz night was held at Elgoods Visitor Centre on Friday evening organised by Laura Brett for the Tennis Club. 13 teams of 4 people battled it out over 8 rounds of questions, together with a very taxing table top round on Planets, The Shipping Forecast, Monarchs, Astrological Symbols, Greek Alphabet and Weights! The eventual winners were Sue Meathey, Margaret Mee, John Westwood and Sue Pitcher who were presented with wine and chocolates. The runner up team of ‘Thinking Caps’ (who donned caps for event), Greg Page, Stuart Jupp, Will Jupp and Jason Smith were also presented with chocolates. A huge thank you to Jan Wildman for setting the questions and keeping order (with her Colander and ladle!) over the evenings proceedings. Also thanks to everyone else who helped with the event, prepared the buffet, made the wonderful cakes, and the generous donations of raffle prizes. Thanks to Belinda Sutton of Elgoods for hosting the event which raised £756 towards the funding for the new hard courts.