Summer Tennis

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What a wonderful summer we are having weather-wise! As a result there has been plenty of tennis to enjoy and play in!

Congratulations first must go to Vic Allen on her Wimbledon debut in the Girls’ event. She lost in three sets in her first match to L. Ma and went out eventually in doubles with her partner Desiree Martins at the quarter final stage. Well done Vic!

Our representatives at Road to Wimbledon also did well, Dylan Hadley losing a tight match at the semi-final stage to the eventual champion Harry Wharam. Unfortunately Savannah Hunter and Eleanor Redfern lost in the first round of the finals

Congratulations also go to the Ladies team that won the regional final of the National Club league, as they will now be promoted to the regional competition next season. We also celebrate the results of the ‘8 and under’ mixed teams and the ladies in the Team tennis competition which has been running this summer.

The July Friday Fun night was in the middle of the World Cup and was not as well attended as others, but fewer people meant more court time! The next one is in the school holidays, on 4th August. Bring the kids down for a drink and a play, there will be refreshments available on the day. The Activity weeks in between have gone well. The Fast 4 event and Speed 21 were successful and now we look forward to ‘Sip and Serve’ on August 18th -  no entry fee just bring a drink of your choice to share and drink in between a few friendly sets. Nibbles provided!!!!!

This year the ladies have organised tennis weekend to Murcia (near La Manga) on the weekend of 5th to 8th October. It involved 2 hours coaches tennis a day and plenty of sunbathing and rest time followed by an evening meal out. If you are interested please let Julia Booth know on

Despite the warm weather we need to thank the Maintenance crew for keeping the club looking good and the grass short, thanks to everyone who helps.

Over the summer holidays there are holiday camps on the following days

Tuesday 31st July & Wednesday 1st August

Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th August

Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August

Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd August

Details are on the website or at the chalet.

Another date to put in your diary is August 26th which is when the Derbyshire Closed begins, this year it is at Duffield. The club usually get plenty of entries fir this so please look at the link at

for further details and entries.

Finally it is getting round to September when we have our Club Competitions, the dates of which are

Preliminary rounds are as follows :

8th Sept Ladies Doubles

9th Sept  U12 & U16 Boys and Girls

14th Sept Mens Singles

15th Sept Ladies Singles

16th Sept Mens Doubles

21st Sept Mixed Doubles

22nd Sept U9s & U10s

23rd Sept (a.m.) U 8s

with Sunday 23rd September for the Club Championship finals day.

If anyone would like to help organise any of these events please let Jeremy Fisk know on  Details of how to enter wil be coming soon.