Peter Peukerk Memorial Trophy and Junior Christmas Party – 9th December 2018

Lucy Prior 15, is pictured receiving the Peter Peukert Memorial Trophy from Mrs Fay Peukert at Wisbech Tennis Clubs junior Christmas Party held at the club on Sunday 9th December 2018.
The award is presented annually to the junior player together with a memento trophy,  who has shown the most improvement and commitment over the season.  Lucy was nominated by the club coaches and committee, as not only has her tennis improved but she has played in her first ladies league match this season, a tournament, and regularly helps out with junior coaching. 
Mr Peukert, who loved his tennis and played very much for the fun of it rather than competitively, died more than 31 years ago and this award is presented annually.  He was a member of the club for many years and served on the committee in a variety of roles.  He encouraged others to play and got his daughter Sarah, involved in tennis, and the family have continued to support this award for which the club is very grateful.  
The children enjoyed a session of fun tennis games in the sunshine in their christmas jumpers, helped by our older junior members Harry and Alfie Goldspink and Lucy,  before moving indoors to the clubhouse for more traditional games.  This was followed by hotdogs, and party food and drink.  Many thanks to Committee Members Jane Page, Sue Pitcher, Jacqui West, Sue Beel, Club Coach Gary Fitzjohn and Sue Tolliday for making it all possible.

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.