Great success for Penzance Juniors at County Championships!

The James Webster Memorial County Championships were held at Newquay Heron Centre last week. There was a large entry from Penzance Juniors and the club saw great success in all age groups.   Mini Tennis – success in all three groups Red, Orange and Green! 8U Jacob Clemons – Boys County Champion 8U Agnes Woodhead – Girls County Champion 9U Amelia Botterell – Girls County Champion 10U Archie Stirling – Boys County Champion   Junior Tennis 12U Will Stirling – Singles and Doubles County Champion 14U Joe Williams – Doubles County Champion 14U Kelly Laing – Girls Consolation Final Winner and Runner Up in 14U Girls Doubles   Well done to all the players that took part, a fantastic result! Jacob Clemons and Agnes Woodhead Kelly Laing Amelia Bottrell Will Stirling Archie Stirling Will...

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Three Penzance Juniors picked for 9U County Cup Match!

Well done to Archie Stirling, Freddie Millard and Amelia Botterell, who were picked by county coaches Tim Webster and Ryan Fern, to represent Cornwall as part of a six team squad in the 9U County Cup. It’s the first time the players have been picked to represent the county. They travelled up to Taunton Tennis Club on Saturday and had tough opposition in both singles and doubles against Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Somerset won over all but all our players played really well and are a credit to the...

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Will Stirling reaches final 8 at Wimbledon!

Sadly it’s the end of the journey for Will Stirling in the “Road to Wimbledon” tournament. “Road to Wimbledon” is the biggest junior tournament in British tennis and gives all 14U players the opportunity to progress through to compete on the world famous grass courts at Wimbledon. Local clubs, parks and schools across the UK have staged a tournament for their members/pupils rated between 10.2 and 7.1. On Sunday 15th July Penzance Tennis Club Junior player Will Stirling won the “Road To Wimbledon” 14u County Finals at Perranporth Tennis Club, which meant he qualified for the National Finals to be played at Wimbledon between 11th and 18th August!  At Wimbledon Will won his first two under 14s singles matches and progressed to the last 24 out of 48 Counties. He played for a place in the last 12 in a highly competitive match losing 3-6 4-6. Will’s journey was not over at that stage as he qualified along with Devon player, Christopher Halse, to play in the doubles. They made it to the 14u Boys Doubles Quarter Finals on 16th August but lost the match 3-6 1-6. A huge well done to both for getting to the last 8! An amazing...

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Fantastic week at Penzance 69th Open Tournament

Penzance Tennis Club 69th Open Tournament Saturday 4th August saw the end of another fantastic Open Tournament with superb tennis all week and a particularly gripping and exciting finals day! Thanks to all our competitors and their supporters who have travelled from far and wide including Essex, Oxfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Derbyshire plus clubs from across Cornwall. Special thanks go to Steve Wynn from Westcliff Lawn Tennis Club in Essex, now in his 23rd year, for another perfectly organized Tournament. Finally thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and Mel and the First Service Cafe for keeping everyone fed exceptionally well all week. Come back and see us in 2019 for our special 70th Open Tournament! Finals Day Results and photo gallery Mens Singles Section 1 S Cannon (Kent) beat L Hilsum (Essex) – 6-0 6-2    Mens O’45 Doubles D Lambe & B Roberts (Essex) beat C Monteiro & J Oliver (Hants/Oxford) – 6-2  6-0    Mixed Doubles F Stone & D Chapman (Cornwall) beat N Peters & H Drew (Cornwall) 7-6  2-6  1-0 (8)    Mens H’Cap Singles S Roynon (Cornwall) beat T Helman (Cornwall) 2-6  6-5  6-5   Ladies O’55 Doubles J Timmis & T Smith (Cornwall) beat B Heale & G Sanderson (Cornwall/Essex) 6-7  7-5  1-0 (3)   Mens H’Cap Doubles T Wong & N Cheung (Cornwall) beat L Burton & A Hilsum (Essex) 6-5  2-6  6-2 Mixed Senior Doubles C Monteiro & S Ball (Hants/Essex) beat I MacDonald & T Stern (Shropshire/Berks) 6-1  6-4   Ladies H’Cap Doubles C Flinders & N Hilsum (Essex) beat M Cannon & L Wilmshurst (Kent) 6-3  5-6  6-4   Ladies Singles D Chapman (Cornwall) beat F Heale (Cornwall) 6-1  6-1   Mens Singles B Lakeman (Cornwall) beat S Stevens (Sussex) 6-1  6-3   Mens O’55 Doubles B Roberts & J O’Flaherty (Essex/Hants) beat I MacDonald & G Reynolds (Shropshire/Essex) 6-2 6-3    Mixed H’Cap Doubles L Hilsum & C Littler (Essex/Hants) beat G Boosey & J Turner (Essex/Cornwall) 6-1 6-2    Ladies H’Cap Singles J Timmis (Hants) beat H Drew (Cornwall) 6-3  4-6  6-5   Ladies O’40 Doubles E Symmonds & K Buffham (Oxford) beat J Chappell & T Stern (Cornwall/Berks) 6-1 6-1    Ladies Doubles B Heale & F Heale (Cornwall) beat S Ball & G Sanderson (Essex) 6-2  6-3   Mens Doubles B Lakeman & F Stone (cornwall) beat C Peters & N Peters (Cornwall) 3-6  7-5  1-0 (7)    Gallery         ...

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Penzance 69th Open Tennis Tournament starts today!

Penzance Tennis Club’s 69th Open Tournament begins today and this evening (Sunday 29th July), all competitors are invited to attend the President’s Reception at 7pm. It is set to be a fantastic week of tennis with 154 players, 270 entries over 15 events. Thanks as always goes to our Tournament Referee Steve Wynn from Westcliff Lawn Tennis Club in Southend-on-Sea, who has run the tournament for the last 23 years! This year Westcliff are bringing 48 players/spectators and we also have entries from Oxfordshire, Kent, Southampton and Derbyshire! The Gold Award winning First Service Cafe and Bar will be open throughout the tournament with fresh cakes every day! There are also social events running throughout the week in the evenings so be sure to check the noticeboard and behind the bar. Tournament Referee Steve Wynn Finally a HUGE thanks goes to our sponsors without whom this event could not take place! Thanks to our Sponsors: CHRISTOPHER ROWE LTD INSURANCE BROKERS TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE D J REYNOLDS CHARTERED ACCOUNTS PETER KLISKEY INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD FIRST SERVICE CAFÉ THE FAMILY OF THE LATE GORDON AND YVONNE SMITH MORRAB STUDIO NEWLYN FILMHOUSE ANTONY RICHARDS PROPERTY SERVICES HELEN AND ROBERT THOMAS THE YACHT INN THE REAL CORNISH CRAB COMPANYLTD THE BOATSHED MR AND MRS ADRIAN ROBERTS DR AND MRS RICHARD MACHELL MR STEVE...

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