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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Success for Sue Nash and Steve Cox in Lylie Young Tournament

Everyone that took part in the Lylie Young over 35s Tournament last Sunday had great fun and once again the weather was kind with glorious sunshine for a large part of the day. The players (ladies and men) played as individuals earning one point for every game won in 20 minute rounds. After 4 rounds and a break for lunch the semi finals were played by Sue Nash and Steve Cox (winners) vs Suzie Sinclair and Mike Vandersluys (6-4) and Dawn Roberts and Chris Cox-Webber (winners) vs Sam Wardman and David Newberry (6-5). An exciting and closely fought final saw eventual winners Sue Nash and Steve Cox beat Dawn Roberts and Chris Cox-Webber 6-5. Thanks go to Tomasz Helman, tournament referee who did a great job keeping things running smoothly and to the First Service Cafe for keeping the players and spectators well fed! Winners Sue Nash and Steve Cox with referee Tomasz Helman Runners up Dawn Roberts and Chris...

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GAME, SET AND MATCH TO LOCAL SCHOOLS AT PENZANCE TENNIS CLUB

Children from junior schools across Penwith came to Penzance Tennis Club last Thursday to compete in the annual Schools Tennis Tournament. There were two competitions, one for Under 8s and one for Under 11s. Each school team was represented by four players who played other schools in their division. In a very close Under 8 competition Alverton School were the champions beating Five Islands School in the final. Nancledra School were third and only missed out on a place in the final by a single point. The Under 11 competition was won by St Uny School with Five Islands School again coming second and Alverton coming third. Tournament Director at Penzance Tennis Club, Sammy Bassett said “it has been a fantastic day for everyone involved. The standard of the tennis has been extremely high and the sportsmanship showed by the young players has been excellent.”   The Schools Tennis Tournament is part of the School Games programme organised by Neil Eddy at Mounts Bay Academy. Through this tournament Alverton, Five Islands and St Uny Schools have qualified for the county final in June where they will take on players from other schools in Cornwall.     For more information please contact Head Coach Ian Vidgen on...

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Entry now open for 69th Open Tennis Tournament

PENZANCE 69th OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT supported by CHRISTOPHER ROWE LTD INSURANCE BROKERS & TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE Sunday 29th July 2018 to Saturday 4th August 2018 This is an LTA Official Grade 3 Tournament incorporating 15 different events. Please click here for entry form President’s Reception on Sunday, 29th July, 2018 at 7.00pm – all competitors are invited. The Gold Award winning First Service Cafe and Bar will be open throughout the tournament.  ...

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Fantastic Turnout for Penzance Vets Open Tournament!

A superb day of tennis played in glorious sunshine was enjoyed by all the players in Penzance Tennis Club’s Vets Open Tournament on Sunday. A fantastic entry saw 31 mixed pairs, including entries from as far away as Derbyshire, Oxfordshire and Southampton, playing in rounds before the semis and eventual finals. There were two categories of players – players with a minimum age of 35 whose combined age had to be 80+ and a 110+ category. Play started at 10am and there were 3 groups of 5 (one of six) for both the 80s and 110s. Each pair played everyone in their group with a total of 5 games per match with a 7 point tie break at 2-2. The winners of each group plus closest runner up then went on to play in the semi finals. Semi-final results: 80+ Category Jon Roberts and Geraldine Baker (St Agnes) beat Tomasz Helman and Flora Gomez (Penzance) in one set 6-3 James and Carolyn Baker (St Ives) beat Cesar Romero (Southampton) and Dory Crellin (Truro) in one set 7-5 110+ Category Bernard Hoskins and Sallyann Homer (St Agnes) beat Richard Forbes and Helena Luke (Penzance) in one set 6-3 Tim Neaum and Jackie Rice beat Chris Cox Webber and Jane Brooks in one set 6-3 Finals Results: 80+ Category Jon Roberts and Geraldine Baker from St Agnes beat James and Carolyn Brown from St Ives (defending champions, below right), in a one set final 6-2. Winners – Jon Roberts and Geraldine Baker with organiser and referee Di Hillage Runners Up – James and Carolyn Brown 110+ Category Bernard Hoskins and Sallyann Homer from St Agnes (defending champions, below left) beat home players Tim Neaum and Jackie Rice in a one set final 6-1 and retained their title. Winners – Bernard Hoskins and Sallyann Homer Runner up – Jackie Rice The First Service cafe served fabulous home made food all day and both players and spectators enjoyed sitting out on the terrace in the sunshine in what certainly felt like summer! Special thanks go to Di Hillage and her helper Brenda Charlton who organised and ran this fantastic event....

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