Entry now open for 70th Open Tournament

PENZANCE 70th OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT supported by CHRISTOPHER ROWE LTD INSURANCE BROKERS, THE LONGBOAT INN & TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE Sunday 28th July 2019 to Saturday 3rd August 2019 This is an LTA Official Grade 3 Tournament incorporating 15 different events. Please click here for entry form President’s Reception on Sunday, 28th July, 2019 at 7.00pm – all competitors are invited. The Gold Award winning First Service Cafe and Bar will be open throughout the...

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Your Club Needs You!

Do you have anything you could donate for the very first Penzance Tennis Club Court Renewal fundraising event? We’re organising an Auction Night on Saturday 9th March so are working hard to pull together an exciting catalogue of ‘lots’. It could be a ‘promise’ (e.g. time donated for a specific purpose, such as gardening?) or anything new or antique you no longer need? What could YOU donate? Do you own a business? Do you work in a shop, cafe, restaurant or hotel? Could you persuade the company you work for to donate anything? We’re trying to source a diverse mix of lots to raise as much as possible – remember ALL money raised will directly benefit YOU and your fellow members. Donations requested by the end of February via the office, any coach or contact Tricia Smith (triciasmith39@hotmail.com or 07968...

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Fundraising Auction

Saturday 9th March at 7pm Join us in the clubhouse for the very first Court Renewal fundraising event! This is sure to be an exciting evening and will include various auction ‘lots’ and ‘promises’ kindly donated by club members, friends & local businesses. The bar will be open so come along and join the fun! Bring a friend, bring your cheque book & bring a plate of buffet food (sweet or savoury) to be shared out American Buffet...

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Volunteer of the Year once again goes to Penzance Tennis Club!

At the recent Tennis Cornwall AGM, Penzance Tennis Club Chair Trevor Newborn, was declared the winner of the Cornwall LTA’s ‘Volunteer of the Year Award 2018’. Tennis Cornwall Chair Sue Eames, who presented the Award said: “Trevor has worked tirelessly for Penzance Tennis Club for well over 15 years, first in the role of Treasurer and for the last 8 years, as Chair. He was the driving force behind obtaining lottery funding for the new clubhouse, providing a fantastic facility that has since attracted a significant number of new players. He has also been instrumental in fund raising for the Penzance Tennis Outreach Programme, which has now delivered free tennis to over 1000 children in the local community! More recently he has overcome issues to install new floodlights on the rear tarmac courts as well as oversee the resurfacing on these courts, plus the rejuvenation of the four main artificial grass courts. He has even found time to help a nearby club with their application for floodlights!” It doesn’t stop there as Trevor and the fund raising committee now have the huge task of raising funds to completely resurface the four artificial grass courts. Congratulations Trevor! Trevor with Sue...

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Court Renewal Fund Raising

Last night saw the formal kick off for the recently formed “Court Renewal Fund” committee. The time has nearly come where the four artificial court surfaces need to be renewed and with such a huge cost we need to start raising much needed funds! The court renewal fund raising gauge (see photo), kindly supplied by Tricia Smith and Julian Little, was also put to the test during the meeting! The committee has already been busy with various activities including arranging the recent Christmas Quiz Night, kindly organised by Richard Hosking and the New Year’s Day Fun Tournament organised by Tricia Smith. Both events raised just over £200! Committee member Valda Mossman dropped in the first ball representing the first £100 and new committee member Dawn Roberts added another to take the level up to the £200 mark. Many new ideas were forthcoming to set the ball rolling so keep an eye out for what’s coming up (newsletter, social media and notice board) and please support these future events. If you have any ideas or would like to join this sub committee please speak to any of the committee members namely, Tricia Smith, Dave Forrest, Sue Nash, Valda Mossman and Dawn Roberts. Valda and Dawn adding the first balls to the Court Renewal Fund...

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Junior Awards Night 2018

It’s been a fantastic year for the Junior Section at Penzance Tennis Club including successes in “The Road to Wimbledon Tournament”, South West and County events. The year culminated in the Awards Night held on Saturday to recognise the brilliant achievements of the players. Head Coach Ian Vidgen commented, “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the amazing juniors we have and their achievements over the last 12 months. I’ve been impressed by the quality and the dedication shown by so many juniors at the club”. The successful teams and players representing the club were: Mini red team – Ted Smith, Ben Bauer, Jacobs Clemens and Gabriel Phillips. Mini orange team who won their division – Amelia Botterell, Jacob Clemens, Freddie Millard and Archie Stirling. U18 team – Adrian Botterell, Jacob Savage, Joe Williams, Will Stirling and Stan Roynon. Penzance players who represented Cornwall – Freddie Millard, Amelia Botterell, Archie Stirling, Will Stirling and Holly Drew. Thanks was also given to the Junior Assistant Coaches for their help on Saturdays and Tuesday’s – Adrian Botterell, Ben Jones, Ella Goulder, Ellyn Calvary, Henry Korteling, Jacob Savage, Jay Morley, Jack Cross, Kelly Laing, Lilly Durrent, Nia Goulder Owen Smith, Stan Roynon and Will Cross. Awards Player Of The Year – Will Stirling Most Improved Player – Kelly Laing Dedication To Tennis – Joe Williams Assistant Of The Year – Adrian Botterell Fair Play Award – Archie Stirling Ellie Williams Award- Agnes Woodhead Finally thanks was given by Junior Assistant Coach and player Adrian Botterell to the coaches for their support throughout the year and wine was presented to them all. Well done and thank you to all our players, coaches, volunteers and supporters for a great year!         ...

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