Geoff Douglas Tournament

Sunday 11th August 14:00 start

All members are welcome to enter the Geoff Douglas tournament this year. A good opportunity to practice all those championship tie breaks again! Please sign up on the sheet in the club house – deadline is Thurs 8th Aug so pairs can be arranged.

Also a bring and share tea afterwards for all! 

Geoff Douglas (far left in the picture) served as Club Captain and Men’s Captain, was instrumental in raising the status and profile of the Club Tournaments, but perhaps his lasting memorial is the coaching and encouragement he gave to the young players and his determination that they should be fully integrated into the playing life of the Club, well remembered by them for his Monday night “smalls squad”. The first Geoff Douglas Young Members Generation Tournament was competed for in 2003.

End of summer league BBQ

To celebrate the end of summer league we’re having a BBQ on Saturday 27th July straight after club play. To help cater for numbers it will be a ticket event.

  • £5 Burger and a beer (or equivalent alcoholic drink)
  • £3 Burger and a soft drink

Veggie option is also available. Please get in touch with Carol on 07981 024 732 to purchase your tickets before Weds 24th July.

Come along and celebrate the summer season!

Wooden Racket Tournament

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Wooden Racket tournament, it was a good turn out and great fun! Lovely to see everyone in their whites and dusting off those wooden rackets.

Congratulations to the finalists Tom and Sarah and the eventual winners Bridget and Toby.

Looking forward to next year already! 

The biggest new development in walking sport

Walking Tennis is a slower version of the game; it is tennis, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

Walking Tennis is ideal as someone can start gently and build up gradually, aiming to do a little more each session. Regular weight-bearing exercise helps keep bones strong by forcing the bones in the lower half of your body to bear a person’s full weight each time they move. Anyone take part in Walking Tennis will see many benefits: lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat and more muscle, and better mobility.

Every Friday, from 21st June 2019 to 12 July 2019 at 10.00am
Venue: Knowle Tennis Club
Cost: £4 per session (pay on the day)
Contact: Matt Thompson 07753 746126

Knowle Lawn Tennis Club Open Morning

Whether you’ve never picked up a racket before or just dusting it off, there will be something for everyone. It is the perfect opportunity to get onto court, have some fun, meet new people and it’s all FREE.

Everyone is welcome! No need to book, there will be hourly coaching sessions for all ages but feel free to drop in as and when. Also the bar will be open for refreshments.

If you have enjoyed the morning there will be a discounted membership offer available on the day.

15th June 2019 – 9am-12pm

For more information about LTA Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend click here >>

If any members are available to volunteer their time anytime between 9am-12pm please contact Matt on 07753 746126.