2020 Tournament Winners

No play was available until lockdown eased in late June, then following strict corvid guidelines it was all systems go with members eager to get back to their game. Throughout summer in club tournaments were organised.

We started with Geoff Perry Trophy in August. A good turnout with members staying to watch the final where Tom Lockey and Lisa Murray beat Denise Ferriman and Rob Harwood.

In early September it was the Clabburn Trophy. Once again enjoyed by all. Kate Beaumont and Edward Blount beat Denise Ferriman and Tom Lockey.

Later in September a ladies doubles competition was organised giving Kate Beaumont and Lisa Murray a win over Jane Fuller and Helen Whittamore. 

The final tournament was a men’s doubles held in early October It was won by Paul Ashby and Chris Holmes who defeated Simon Maddock and Matt Heath.

Club play and tournament and matches are open to all new members, so please come and join us now !!!!


Since being allowed to start playing tennis again the club has taken precautions to minimise the risk of spread of the virus. We appreciate there are members who are shielding others or who are at risk themselves. The club provides a set of tennis balls to all members so each player only handles their own set of initialed tennis balls when they serve and then puts them away when the next player is due to serve. Players are encouraged to regularly hand sanitise and there are sanitisers available on each court. We try to maintain social distancing at all times. The club room is currently not available to us so we do not go indoors.

2019 Fixtures List

2019 Fixtures List has been added to the site.  Get them in your diary quick!

Website updates

2018 Fixtures, How to Join and Results Archive pages have been updated.  Should contain some useful information now. 🙂

GDPR Policy

In order to conform with new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which is coming into force on May 25th 2018.

The club’s Privacy Policy Document is provided in the link below.  It is also available on the ‘How to Join’ page.


2017 Fixtures and Results Updated

2017 Fixtures and Results Updated. Sorry for the delay, I’m just lazy!

Extension to the season

Message from the Chairman:

“The Summer Season should officially finish this evening however as play is still well supported, I have decided to tag on a few sessions at no extra charge.


 Saturdays and Sundays will continue until Sunday 16th October (2-4pm)

Wednesday evenings ( not Monday) until 19th October (7-9pm)

 After that, the Winter Season will commence.  This means that play will still take place on Saturday and Sunday from 2pm.  The cost is £1 per session, payable each session to Denise. The club room is not in use.  Just turn up! “

What a good club we are! 🙂

2016 Summer Fixtures

The website has been updated with the Summer 2016 Fixtures.  Get your matches in the diary now!

Website has been migrated

Wondered where this site had disappeared to over the last few days?  Our generous friend Grahame Dyce had been letting us use his hosting account over the last few years.  He has decided not to renew his hosting contract so we were forced to find a new home for the website.  A new host has now been found but this meant the site was down for a few days while some issues were resolved.  Hope this new host was as good as the last one 🙂

BTW the main purpose of this post is to check the database/website is working OK following the move. I’m sure you are not that bothered about it!

Club Champs Singles Report

[written by Tom Lockey]

Wednesday evening saw eight players compete in the clubs singles tournament for their respective titles.

The evening began on court with the Men’s semi-finals, first up was last year’s finalist Arthur Buckley up against Tom Lockey. A couple of close early games proved decisive in the result, with Tom taking the set 6-0 and was the first man in the final. The next Men’s semi-final saw two previous winners, Craig Flint and Ed Blount, go head to head. A tight set was eventually won by Craig 6-4, who managed to outlast Ed in a tiring victory and reach the final for a second consecutive year.

Next up on court was the Ladies final, which saw the Fullers, Jane and Katie, go up against each other for family bragging rights. It was always going to be tough for Jane against her daughter, and so it proved to be, with young Katie managing to overpower Jane and take the set 6-1, to retain her title.

Up next was the Men’s plate final (The Richard Drury Trophy), which featured Rob Harwood and veteran Rick Drury. After a close couple of first games, Rick managed to edge into the lead with a crucial break and never looked back. After entertaining the crowd with some exceptional tennis, he held his nerve and managed to serve out the set to win his maiden Plate trophy, 6-4. Congrats on 5th place.

Last on court was the Men’s final, which saw Tom Lockey trying to overcome last year’s winner Craig Flint. A close match up proved to be so, as the set began with both players having strong holds of serve, a pattern that would not be broken throughout until the score reached 6-6 all. The title would be decided on a tie-break, after Tom went 2-0 up with a mini-break, the third point was a crucial one, as an exhaustive rally was played out with both players hustling around the court, Tom hit a net-cord, which seemingly rolled across the rope for a lifetime before dropping onto Craig’s side of the court. An apology from Tom’s side of the net didn’t seem too believable. A couple of missed opportunities gave Craig some hope, however this proved futile with Tom taking the tie-break 7-2 and with it the Men’s singles title.

A big thank you should go to Angela Blount for organising the event and to her husband Steve for providing the food. Finally, thank you to everyone that turned up and showed support, see you in a year.


Tom with his winners Trophy.