Success for our 9U Team!

Congratulations to the Penzance Tennis Club team Jacob Clemens, Agnes Woodhead, Gabriel Philips and Ben Bauer who won the Cornwall Team Tennis 9 & Under Competition at the weekend. They played singles and doubles against teams from clubs all across Cornwall. A credit to our club! Well...

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80th Birthdays – A Night to Remember!

What a fantastic night to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Club Coach Keith Songhurst and Club President Mel Jones, both legends at our club! Over 70 people enjoyed a fabulous meal provided by Nicky from Trengwainton Tearooms followed by a brilliant tennis court cake! The night ended with live music from “The Shed”. Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the organisation and particularly to Joyce Taylor. Happy Birthday Keith and...

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24 hour “tennisathon” in support of heart disease

Sadly last year, on Wednesday 11th July one of the Dads from our Saturday morning tennis group passed away suddenly from a heart attack, aged just 50. Rob Atkinson was a true family man and left behind his beloved wife and 3 beautiful young boys, aged 9 and twins aged 7. To celebrate his life, and as a mark if respect, on the 19th July we will be embarking on a mammoth 24 hour relay tennisathon at Penzance Tennis Club. We are starting at 10am and playing through until 10pm that night when we will go up the road to Polwithen House to play overnight by lamp light! At 6am we will return to the tennis club where the final Players on court will be Rob’s wife Jo and her boys. There will be a number of fundraising events at the club on the Friday night including a performance by a local flute choir. The money raised via this page will go towards research at the British Heart Foundation “Beat Heartbreak Forever”. We attach the fundraising page if you would like to support and raise awareness of heart disease and please come along and support the event!...

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More success for Penzance Juniors at Heron Open!

The 16th Newquay Heron Junior and Senior Open Tournament ran last week from Sunday 26th to Friday 31st May attracting players from all over the country. There was a good entry and tough rounds throughout the week. Holly Drew (Penzance) and Nick Peters (Redruth) won the Open Mixed Doubles and she and her partner Alice Gamman (from Lincolnshire) also won the 18&U Girls Doubles and got to the semis of the Open Womens Doubles! Well done Holly! Will Stirling (Penzance) also had a great day and he and his partner Leighton Starkie (Devon) won the U14s Boys Doubles. Well done Will! Holly Drew (Penzance) right with her partner Alice Gamman (Lincolnshire) Will Stirling (Penzance) with his partner Leighton Starkie (right) Holly Drew (Penzance) with her partner Nick Peters...

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Spring Fayre raises funds for CRF!

Last Saturday was not only the Great British Tennis Weekend, but also the Spring Fayre, with stalls and games for all the family. Court 5 was taken over by stalls for the Spring Fayre, with a wide variety of items available. On the main terrace there were a few more stalls, plus a barbecue. Penzance Tennis Club are raising funds for the Junior section and the Court Renewal Fund (CRF), and we were delighted with the results. On the day we raised £246 for the Juniors, and £442 for the CRF. The fund now stands at £5,400! Special thanks to Dawn Roberts, who was the main organiser for the event and for all the volunteers who helped man the stalls. It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all who attended! Dawn Roberts (standing) and Trisha Smith adding balls to show the updated funds...

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Success for U10 Aegon Team!

Success for U10 Aegon team! The U10 team played against teams from Truro and Newquay on Sunday and won both – 12/8, 12/8! The players were Freddie Millard, Archie Stirling, Amelia Botterell and Harlyn Sykes. They played some great tennis, showed great sportsmanship and are a credit to the club. Well...

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