Tennis News

Plate Tournament Draws

The Tournament Plate Draw is now up on the noticeboard. Please use common sense when arranging your matches: if you are playing during peak court usage time, please play one tiebreak set (tiebreak at 6-6). If you are able to meet during off-peak hours, the usual best of 3 sets is entirely appropriate. 

If everyone gets their matches played in good time, this will be the first year that all events have a Plate Final. 

Good Luck!

Matt & Marina

Tournament & Finals Day

Please make sure all first round tournament matches have been played by the evening of this Sunday (19th May), so the organisers can make the draw for the Plate Competition. 

Finals Day is on Sunday 30th June, beginning at midday with a wonderful demo doubles by our coaching team. Activities and treats throughout the day include Test The Speed Of Your Serve, with resident champion, Angus;  Bev’s Brondesbury Tea Shop, serving bagels, strawberries & cream, and a drink or two;  a delicious barbecue from 4pm onwards;  and, of course, prizes & awards for the finalists. 

Get your matches played asap and put the Finals Day date in your diaries. 

Many thanks,

Matt & Marina

Pavilion Toilets Project

The contract for this project has been signed and work should start very soon.  The drain phase of this won't start till late August to minimise disruption.  

Michael Wolkind QC

Michael will be giving the next club talk on Sunday, May 12, at 6pm. He will be discussing his experiemces at the criminal bar. Here is what he says about himself:

“After a year as the World's worst reporter (£17 per week at the Ham & High, I was worth £1.70) I began studying Law in 1973. I had no preferences but, after some jousting in the Family Courts, including against a Ms Cherie Booth, I took up Crime. After 43 years only defending, the last 20 as a QC, it is most unlikely I will ever make my prosecution debut. That's the way I chose. For some years my practice was overwhelmingly murder cases and I could plot my way around London (turn left at the strangulation) but then I became fussy for cases that are genuinely interesting. I love people, which is just as well, considering those I meet. Acquittals are most welcome.  Innocence is a bonus.”

Junior Summer Match Season Starts

The junior matches for this summer season start this weekend. They are all published in the website calendar if you wish to avoid those times. The full list of matches is below. 

Saturday 27thApril: 16&U Girls vs Temple Fortune- 12.00noon

Saturday 27th April: 9&U vs The Drive- 3.00pm

Sunday 28th April: 14&U Boys vs Hackney- 12.00noon

Sunday 28th April: 8&U vs Barnet- 3.30pm

Saturday 11th May: 14&U Boys vs Conway- 12.00noon

Sunday 12th May: 9&U vs Elmwood- 12.00noon

Saturday 18th May: 12&U Boys vs Finchley Lawn- 12.00noon

Sunday 19th May: 8&U vs The Drive- 12.00noon

Sunday 2nd June: 14&U Girls vs Coolhurst- 12.00noon

Saturday 8th June: 14&U Girls vs Ravens-. 12.00noon

Sunday 9th June: 10&U vs Highgate- 12.00noon

Saturday 15th June: 12&U Boys vs Elmwood- 12.00noon

Sunday 16th June: 10&U vs Islington- 12.00noon

Sunday 23rd June: 9&U vs Avenue- 12.00noon

Sunday 23rd June: 16&U Girls vs Farm Walk- 2.30pm

Saturday 29th June: 8&U vs Totteridge- 12.00noon

Club Tournament Draw

The draw for the club adult tournaments is now published in the pavilion. We expect a plate tournament to be arranged for first-round losers, so please complete your matches by the specified dates, and ideally not at times of peak court demand. 

If anyone needs to withdraw from the tournament, due to illness or injury etc., could they let Matt Bamford know [07968 428678] as some late entrants are waiting for a chance to play.

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