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.
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 )
I 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) 4.15-5pm
Mini Red (7-8pm) 5-5.45pm
Juniors (9-16 years) 6-7pm
Adult Beginners 7.30-8.30pm
Although 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 January
Sunday 17 March
We 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 February
Easter Camp-Monday 8 April & Tuesday 9 April
Again, 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!
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