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Sports Day - Update

Rehearsals for Brondesbury Sports Day Opening Ceremony impress athletes, coaches and manufacturers of surgical stockings:
Torch Relay, Opening Ceremony and Brondesbury Anthem: 2pm on Sunday 10th September. 

Matt Bamford

Brondesbury Sports Day


Dear All,

You may be aware that one of our tennis members, Robin Francis, took his own life earlier this summer. He had been suffering from depression for some time. With the kind permission of Robin's family, we have decided to remember him in a positive way by raising money for The Samaritans, a charitable organisation that helps those who are in a state of emotional turmoil and feel they have reached the end of the road.

So, please attend our inaugural Sports Day on Sunday 10th September at 2pm, where a number of events will be taking place to raise awareness and money:

• Cake Sale - why not bake a cake and sell a slice or two to the other participants.

• Racket Sale - if you have any spare tennis rackets lying around at home, bring them along and price them at £5, £10 or £20 depending on condition. All proceeds to the charity.

• Sports Day entry will be £5 per junior, £10 per adult and £20 for a family.

• The bar will be open all day (including the evening Karaoke competition) and all profits will go to The Samaritans.

So ... why not come along and run, jump, throw, picnic, eat cake, buy a racket, sing a song or two and remember Robin.


The full programme of events, including the summer tournament medal ceremony and team awards, will be posted next week.


Thank you for your support in this venture,



Matt Bamford


Brondesbury Sports Day - Sunday 10th September

Dear All,

Just to let you know that the torch relay has reached the Kilburn High Road and, once we get some new batteries, it will be on its way to Brondesbury for a 2 o'clock opening ceremony on Sunday 10th September. 

The order of events may include:
• Athletes march past
• Choreographed group warm-up
• Oath of allegiance
• Sack race
• More oaths
• The Great Brondesbury Bake-Off
• Best in show
• Egg and spoon race
• Brondesbury's slowest man

A search through the club archives has revealed footage of the very first Sports Day, held in 1958:

More news to follow next week. Maybe start reducing those carbs now. 

Matt Bamford. 

Robin Francis - Funeral Arrangements

Robin's funeral will be at Golders Green Crematorium on Thursday 17 August from 14:00. His wake will take place at the Club from 15:00 - 18:00, with the bar being open. Food will be available.

2017 Plate Tournament Results

Men's Singles Martin Bartek bt. Daniel Flesch 6-0, 6-0  
Men's Doubles

Marc Terry & Dave Smyth bt. Michele Caggianese & Ed Coventry &  3-6, 6-4, 7-5

(Names in order from the left)

Mixed Doubles Dave Smyth & Helen Sanger (on the right) bt. Ugo Arinzeh & Nandu Nandakumar 6-3, 6-3  

2017 Junior Tournament Results

8 & Under Blake Pines bt. Jack Vyvyan 11-9  
9 & Under Patrick Bartek bt. Samuel Linger 7-5, 7-2  
10 & Under Aaron Gareh bt. Zain Amjad 4-1, 4-1  
12 & Under  Maxime Grosclaude bt. Clark Fitzpatrick 6-3, 5-7, 11-9  
16 & Under Girls Louise Fitzpatrick bt. Lauren Amdor 6-0, 6-1  
16 & Under Boys Jack Olsburgh bt. Clark Fitzpatrick 6-4, 6-0  

2017 Adult Tournament Results

Men's Singles George Miller (on the left) bt Eoin Kelly 6-0, 6-2  
Ladies Singles Louise Fitzpatrick (on the right) bt Georgina Denton 6-3, 3-6, 6-3  
Men's Doubles

Jamie Golstein & Joao Maestri bt. Matt Hughes & George Miller 7-5, 0-6, 6-3

(Names in order from the left)

Ladies Doubles Margi Edge & Jane Oxford - Whitefield (in order on the right) bt. Rachel Frazer & Louise Fitzpatrick 6-4, 6-3 (in order on the left)  
Mixed Doubles

Darrell Carey & Jane Oxford - Whitefield bt. Rachel Frazer & Joe Bamford 6-3, 6-3

(Names in order from the left)


Finals Day Menu

Alla's menu for finals day today includes smoked salmon bagels, strawberries and cream and Pimms. So please come and enjoy the excellent tennis along with the food and drink available.

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