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Children’s Halloween Competition Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Tournament Winners – 15th September 2019
Congratulations go to Gary Fitzjohn and Jacqui West who played in a friendly tournament at North Runcton today, where Gary won the Mens Singles and jointly they won the Mixed Doubles. Well done also to Nicky Giddens who got to the ladies finals, and played in the Mixed with Clive. It was different clubs playing with and against each other on a lovely sunny day and well run!
Fed Cup Style Tournament – 8th September 2019
‘Tactics’ lead to a win by the White Team of Michael Giddens, Sue Beel, Gary Fitzjohn, Jane Page and Anne Piccaver.
Thanks go to Wendy Cropp for organising and running the tournament, and everyone enjoyed cakes after the tournament.
Singles Finals – 8th September 2019
Congratulations to our Singles Champions Seth Briggs-Williams and Sophie Tjurina on winning their titles today with some thrilling games watched by a large crowd.
Seth beat Justin Jackson 6-3, 6-4 with some great rallies and Sophie beat Wendy Cropp 6-1, 7-6 in a tense tie break. The trophies were presented by Sue Pitcher then everyone enjoyed a bring and share lunch in the sunshine.
Garden Party – 2nd August 2019
On Friday tennis club members and friends enjoyed a wonderful garden party in the gardens of Elgoods Brewery. Exploring the gardens, enjoying a fantastic meal and listening and dancing to live music by ‘In the Mood’ was the perfect combination for a very enjoyable evening. Many thanks to all who supported the event and those who helped in any way. £2000 was raised for club development from the evening.
Summer Holiday Club – August 2019
Several summer activity sessions have been run over the school holidays by Gary Fitzjohn and Jacqui West, assisted by volunteer Harry Goldspink. These covered tennis skills and fun games in the sun and were enjoyed by a great bunch of young players.
Junior Club Nights – July 2019
Our junior club night starts Tuesday July 30th and will run for 5 weeks u[ to and including 27th August from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. It is supervised, free session for our Junior Members with lots of fun games and activities. All abilities and ages are welcome and parents are invited to join in.
Membership, for children under 14 i snow at the special rate of just £15 and will also entitle you to reduced prices for the new coaching courses in September and any Holiday Activities booked through On2Court.
Tennis Coach – July 2019
Meet our resident coach Gary Fitzjohn. Born in Thorney, Gary loved sport from an early age; he excelled in every sport and became captain in football, cricket and athletics. Besides playing football for Peterborough United youth side, he took part in triathlons, cycling, running, and competed in the British Championships in both roller speed skating and ice speed skating!
At school he was told he could become a promising tennis player but with all his other sports it wasn’t until his football career was coming to an end that he returned to tennis and golf, his two passions, competing and playing in many teams.
Our four times club singles champion took his coaching exams last year to become a Level 2 Coach, and together with Bruno Maraschin comes under the umbrella of our On2Court coaching team.
Tennis Coach – July 2019
Meet our new coach Bruno Maraschin. Bruno (who is usually seen with his cap on!) grew up in Yeoville, South Africa, where he first became interested in tennis whilst hitting a ball against a wall in primary school, before having coaching from a early age. By High School he was playing first team tennis.
He was employed in South Africa as a P.E. Teacher and was Head of their tennis programme, involved in coaching, fixtures, ladders, and tournaments.
Bruno moved to the UK 2 years ago, and due to LTA legislations, had to retake his coaching qualifications here in the U.K. and is now a Level 2 Coach.
Both Bruno and Gary Fitzjohn, come under the umbrella of our On2Court coaching team. (See our websitewww.wisbechtennisclub.org.uk coaching for more details.
8th June 2019 – New Coaching Courses
25th May 2019 – Fed Cup Tournament
Well done to the Yellow squad of Gary Fitzjohn, Andy Lister, Wendy Mitcham, Jan Wildman and Jane Page on winning yesterdays Fed Cup Tournament. Players were in teams of 5 each taking it in turns to play either timed 7 minute doubles games on the main courts, or singles on the mini courts against the other teams. Everyone enjoyed the fast pace of the tournament together with the sunshine on a Bank Holiday Weekend, before finishing with a buffet in the clubhouse.
Free Coach Led Taster Sessions
Wisbech Tennis Club have free Coach Led Taster Sessions available on Sunday 2nd June, Tuesday 4th June and Wednesday 5th June. All ages and abilities welcome. Click here for more details.
9th May 2019 – Meet our Welfare Officer Sheila Hennessy
Please read our policies via the policies link of this website, or in the blue file in the clubhouse. If you have any issues regarding Welfare please contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Coaching Update for 2019 – 7th December 2019 ( Letter from On2Court )