Christmas Quickie & Party

Following on from the success of the last one in September, Mary Walkerdine will be organising a Christmas Quickie on Saturday 14th December, starting promptly at 2.15pm. 

• Prizes will be awarded to the top three scoring ladies & men.
• £1 entry.

All are welcome to join in the fun!

Come and join us afterwards for the Christmas Party which will take place straight after the last Quick Tournament of 2019!

Bring and share tea, raffle and the last quiz of the year!

Raffle tickets now on sale at the bar.

Geoff Douglas generation cup

The tournament began under a dark sky and gentle rain, until suddenly the sun came out and the tournament erupted into life. Six junior members turned up along with some senior members from another section of the club – the joining together of separate sections of the club epitomises the rationale of the tournament. The idea is to get different sections of the club to get together and play tennis!

All matches were closely contested. Pete Wayborn, our most senior playing member on the day, played with Faye Green our most junior member on the day and did really well in their group, but going forward into the semi finals were:
Laura and Daniel Green v Pete Evans and Sian
Emily and Karen S v Matt and Carol

Spectators viewed wonderful, hard fought matches culminating in a final of:
Emily and Karen S v Pete E and Sian

After a very exciting final Pete E and Sian were victorious.

The overall sense of different generations playing together and enjoying the game is the essence of the Geoff Douglas Generation Cup Tournament.

Thanks to everyone for coming and for a delicious tea.

Cynthia Douglas

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! 

Gilbert Briggs Tournament

Saturday 8th June at 2pm. Bring and share food for after.

It is a mixed doubles event with your partner drawn at random. In the box matches you play four games with your partner, then four games against them. The best players then going through to the semi final.

If you are not playing please come and show your support.

Todd King Tournament Review

The Todd King Future Presidents Cup 2015

 

This year for the first time we decided to host Todd’s tournament in April, rather than later in the summer as in previous years.  This was in the first instance to fit better in the KLTC calendar, August/September is a busy time for members with the build up to finals day and it was difficult to find a date when we could start at 12 noon and use all 4 courts exclusively for the whole day.  April seemed the obvious choice to coincide with his anniversary.  With the annual trip to Okehampton and an Argon match to compete we were still unsure that playing numbers would be viable.  But 15 pairs signed up very quickly and we were all set to go ahead.

 

Matt (Bomber) Thompson had kindly arranged 3 boxes of 5 pairs and such was the playing standards of those competing, that we had two seeded pairs in each box.  With the, as always, wonderful support of Nic Clark in orchestrating play, all matches were soon underway with some really close match ups on all courts.  One box even ended in a draw and so a tie break was played to find our 4th semifinalists, with Pete Wayborn and Lydia Newman just beating Rob Tucker and Hayley Spragg.

 

So our semi final lineup was: Dean Newman & Sam Russé v Dan Bond & Vicky Sims and Tom Blaber & Hannah Martin v  Pete and Lydia. Dan and Vicky triumphed in the other semi to face Hannah and Tom and everyone was commenting on Bondy’s return to the courts and being straight back to his winning ways! Todd would have loved that!  Would he add his name to this trophy yet again?

 

It was a great final and very close but the eventual victors were Tom and Hannah, who had been really strong all day.  Well done to them both!

 

Once again this was a really enjoyable day for us, as Todd’s family, and also for the KLTC family as a whole.  It was wonderful to see the growing ‘next generation’ of club and family children all playing together and adding to the lovely spirit of the day.  The April slot proved a success, and we will look to hold it then again next year.  Once again my thanks to Vicky Sims and Jenna King for the gorgeous cakes, Nic Clark for her organisational skills and Matt Thompson for compiling the boxes, even though he couldn’t take part himself.

 

Sandra, Andrew, Jenna, Jorgie and all the family.

Summer tournaments

Hi All

 

As the weather starts to improve, sights turn towards our Summer Tournaments. Sing up sheets have been printed and put on the tournaments board.

If your are interested in staking a claim to a tournament, please find yourself a partner for the Doubles Tournaments and your name to the sheets.

 

Good Luck!