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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Penzance Tennis Club wins “Grassroots Giving” funding!

We are delighted that Penzance Tennis Club has been successful in securing this year’s Skipton Building Society “Grassroots Giving” funding. “We received hundreds of applications from community groups, clubs and organisations from across the UK and we’re really impressed with the work that you do. To make it to the shortlist stage you beat off hundreds of other applicants and were able to clearly demonstrate the positive impact you make in your local community. It’s with great delight that we’re contacting you today to let you know that your group has received enough public votes to make it into our top 165 winners. We had over 50,000 votes cast amongst the shortlisted groups and competition was really tough. We’d like to take this time to congratulate your group and for being part of our Grassroots Giving initiative, for sharing with us the fantastic work that you do, and for being so active in supporting your local community.” Thank you to all who voted for us and of course to Skipton Building Society for their...

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Junior Club Championships

Junior members at Penzance Tennis Club played in the annual Junior Club Championships on Saturday 27th October. In challenging conditions players participated in age group singles and doubles competitions from under 8s to under 18s. Kelly Laing won the U18 girls singles, U14 girls singles, U18 mixed doubles with partner Adrian Botterell, and U18 girls doubles with partner Zoe Body. Adrian Botterell also won the U14 boys singles and the U18 boys doubles competitions with Jack Cross. Joe Williams won the U18 boys singles tournament. Reggie Roynon won the U10 competition. Agnes Woodhead won the U9 competition. Gabriel Phillips won the U8 competition. 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.” Well done to everyone who took...

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Mini Green Whirlwind Tournament

On 6th October Penzance Tennis Club hosted a fantastic Mini Green Whirlwind Tournament. The standard was very high and the competition was very close with 3 players finishing tied at the top of the table with the same number of games won. Freya Willey took the title of aggregate games by conceding the fewest number of games. Well done to all the players on a fantastic...

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Success for Alison Priest and Julian Little in Over 50s Tournament

A very enjoyable day was had by all the players in a mixed fun tournament played in an “American” style format on Sunday. The mixed groups played six rounds of 25 minutes each and collated their own individual scores (number of games won) at the end of each match.   The top scoring lady Sam Wardman with 36 games, was partnered with the second highest scoring man James Ziergold with 34 games, and the second highest scoring lady Alison Priest with 30 games, was partnered with top scoring man Julian Little with 35 games. They played in a closely fought final which Alison Priest and Julian Little won by 4 games to 3 with just seconds to go! Presentations were made by Club President, Mel Jones.   Thanks to Lis Jenkin and Di Hillage for running the tournament and to the First Service Cafe for keeping the players and spectators fed and...

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Exciting finals day for Club Championships and the Triple for Frances Heale!

The Penzance Tennis Club Championships commenced on Sunday 2nd September with a round robin mixed doubles and there were some closely fought matches in the ladies and men’s singles and ladies and men’s doubles throughout the week. The weather was kind for the finals day on Saturday and the watching spectators were treated to some wonderful tennis! The results were as follows: Men’s Singles Winner – Sam Newborn (6-4, 6-7 t/b 10-7) Men’s Singles Runner Up – Tomasz Helman Ladies Singles Winner – Frances Heale (6-3, 6-2) Ladies Singles Runner Up – Amelia Kitchen Men’s Doubles Winners – Sam Newborn & Dave Forrest (6-4, 6-2) Men’s Doubles Runners Up – Tomasz Helman and Dave Murthwaite Ladies Doubles Winners – Frances Heale & Bryn Heale (6-2, 7-6) Ladies Doubles Runners Up – Holly Drew and Arielle Fitkin Mixed Doubles Winners – Frances Heale & Viv Heale (6-0, 6-1) Mixed Doubles Runners Up – Amelia Kitchen & Dave Murthwaite Ladies Singles Champion – Frances Heale Men’s Singles Champion – Sam Newborn Ladies Doubles Champions – Bryn Heale and Frances Heale Men’s Doubles Champions – Sam Newborn and Dave Forrest Mixed Doubles Champions – Frances Heale and Viv...

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