​BIGGEST TURNOUT RECORDED AT PENZANCE TENNIS CLUB FOR THE LTA ROADSHOW

It’s been a fantastic week of tennis due to our involvement with this amazing initiative linked to the LTA. We have visited over twenty schools this week with the LTA Tennis Roadshow in the Penwith area. This led to a great opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate the event with a Big Festival Weekend being delivered at Penzance Tennis Club on the Saturday and Sunday. It was game set and match to the sport with a record turnout of over 300 children and adults visiting the club, spending hours on court and hitting hundreds of tennis balls. This has gained many new members for the club as people signed up for membership and coaching courses on the day. Sunny weather blessed us throughout the week and Phil Leighton at the LTA, working with Penzance coaching team, did an amazing job. They were supported by the club’s tennis leaders and parents keeping everyone active and having FUN. We were all very grateful for the wonderful refreshments provided by Mel and his team at the Cafe.  The Club would like to thank everyone in the community who joined in on the day and especially the support of the local schools that made this such a special event.  This was a great week for the club offering free tennis to everyone and it was a great way to encourage more people down to Penzance to take up the sport and hopefully stay involved. In all my time at the club I have never seen so many people on our courts having fun at one...

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First Service Cafe is recruiting!

NOW RECRUITING at First Service Cafe!!!! We are looking for a part-time Catering Assistant for approx. 12 hours per week. Cooking experience desirable. Enquire in the First Service Café for details or call the club on 01736...

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GLORIOUS VETERANS OPEN AT PENZANCE TENNIS CLUB!

A fantastic day of tennis was enjoyed by all as Penzance Tennis Club staged the 28th Veteran Mixed Doubles Open Tournament on Sunday. The popular annual event, sponsored by Cornish Locksmiths of Penzance, regularly attracts competitors from all over the country as well as local clubs. Play at Penlee Park got under way at 10am. Originally a record number of 52 players were to take part but due to illness one doubles pairing had to withdraw. This left 2017 referee Di Hillage with 50 players in two age groups. Matches took place in glorious sunshine on all seven courts. As always the tournament was divided into two age categories with the first one being the “combined age 80” (no player under 35 years of age) and the second “combined age 110” (no player under the age of 50). The two age groups were then put into two sections and the winners of each section played each other in the final. This year’s chosen format was a match of 8 games, with each couple collecting as many points as they could. Both age groups were tightly contested until the very end. The 80s final featured last year’s champions Carolyn and James Brown from St Ives Tennis Club and the new doubles pairing of Samantha Wardman (Penzance) and Cesar Monteiro (Southampton). A very close match, watched by a large number of spectators from the club’s patio, ended in the St Ives pair winning 5-3 to retain their 80s group title. In the older age category Penzance Tennis Club stalwart Elaine Bassett, partnered by Rod Maskrey (Derbyshire), took on a formidable St Agnes pair in Bernard Hoskins and Sallyann Homer. The visitors proved to be stronger in the end, winning 7-1 to become the new 2017 champions. A wonderful day of tennis finished around 5pm when sponsor and club member Steve Francis of Cornish Locksmiths presented the prizes. The club is very fortunately to have such a dedicated sponsor and he has already confirmed his commitment to the tournament for 2018. Both referee Di Hillage and the club’s Vice Chair Joyce Taylor did a brilliant job running the event and getting the many players organised. A big thank-you to all who helped with the tournament and supported it on the day....

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Enter now – Penzance 68th Open Tennis Tournament – 30th July to 6th August 2017

Entry is now open for the 68th Open Tournament taking place from Sunday 30th July to Saturday 5th August. Thank you to our sponsors Truro and Penwith College and Christopher Rowe Insurance Brokers. This is an LTA Official Grade 3 Tournament incorporating:- 15 different events Competition number COR17SO666 President’s Reception on Sunday, 30th July, 2017 at 7.00pm – all competitors are invited. The Gold Award winning ‘First Service Cafe and Bar Is open throughout the tournament. The Officials: President – Melville Jones, Club Chairman – Trevor Newborn and Referee: Steve Wynn Tournament Organiser: Des Hosken, Northstoke, Hendra Vean, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2LQ Telephone 01736 798408. Entry form and full details – click here...

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PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR ANNA AND KEITH

PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR ANNA AND KEITH At the Annual General Meeting of Tennis Cornwall held at the Heron Centre at Newquay last week two of Penzance Tennis Club’s stalwarts received tops awards. Junior Representative Anna Clemens won the British Tennis Volunteer of the Year award for her hard work at the club. No matter if it is for the Junior Section or for the club as a whole Anna, ably supported by her family, will help out and make events happen. She has been raising funds by selling club clothing, running jewellery and cake stalls, and when it comes to fun days, awards nights and tournaments for the juniors Anna will always organise a great event. Penzance Tennis Club is very lucky to have such a hard-working and dedicated committee member. Having won this award Anna’s name will now go forward to the Regional Competition of British Tennis Awards. Popular club coach Keith Songhurst received the James Webster Memorial Cup for Outstanding Contributions to Tennis in Cornwall. Keith has been a highly successful player at all levels in Cornwall and beyond for almost 60 years. As a coach he has inspired a vast number of players from mini juniors to high performance level, his love of tennis and people always shining through. Having undergone knee replacement surgery in early December Keith is side-lined for the moment but no doubt he will return to action on court very...

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Still time to enter – Cornish Locksmiths 28th Open Veteran Mixed Doubles Tournament

Sunday 2nd April 2017 10am start Entry Fee £5.00 per player – Prizes for all sections Round Robin Age Groups Combined ages of partners 80 yrs any time in 2017 (neither less than 35) Combined ages of partners 110 yrs any time in 2017 (neither less than 50) Players must be prepared to play on both court surfaces FIRST SERVICE CAFÉ/BAR OPEN AND GOOD FOOD & DRINK AVAILABLE AT THE CLUB ALL DAY Please find entry form...

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