Dave Murthwaite represents Cornwall in Over 50s league

Cornwall over 50s tennis team began their inter-counties championship season with a well deserved 4 rubbers to 1 win over visitors Avon at Newquay on Sunday. Alistair Anderson (Newquay) playing at No1 singles squeezed past a tricky opponent for a close fought 7-5, 7-6 victory, including recovering from a service break down in the first set. Chris Waters (Truro) settled the nerves with a comprehensive 6-1, 6-1 win playing at No 2 singles. In doubles Gary Spencer (Truro) paired with David Murthwaite (Penzance) making his county debut to recorded an excellent a 6-3, 6-3 win. Murthwaite acquitted himself particularly well, serving with great accuracy and volleying with confidence at the net. Spencer backed up the debutant with his usual solid all round display. In the return doubles Waters and Anderson came through in a high quality match holding off a spirited Avon fightback to win 6-3, 6-4. In the other doubles Spencer and Murthwaite fell to the aggressive clean hitting of their opponents 1-6, 2-6. Overall a very satisfying start to the intercounties season for the Cornwall over 50s team, who will next travel with confidence to take on what they expect to be a strong Derbyshire side. Pictured left to right Cornwall over 50s Tennis Team of: David Murthwaite (Penzance), Alastair Anderson (Newquay), Chris Waters (Truro) and Gary Spencer (Truro) Mike Thomas Cornwall Over 50s...

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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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Success for Sam Newborn in the Singles Ladder

The Penzance Tennis Club Winter Singles League completed recently. After playing throughout the very wet and cold winter and many hard fought matches the winner for the second year running was Sam Newborn, with the very close runner up Chris Birchley. The Club would like to thank the excellent league organiser Brett Dye, who commented “It has been a great season with so many players improving and over 40 members taking part. We can now look forward to next Winter with renewed enthusiasm. Thanks to all players who took part for their...

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Fantastic day for the Great British Tennis Weekend!

Despite a couple of rain showers, the sun shone for the majority of the day on Saturday 12th May for the Great British Tennis Weekend. Penzance Tennis Club, as part of this UK wide LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) initiative, offered free tennis to all ages and abilities. http://penzancetennisclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/VID_20180512_093852.mp4 The day started with a large group of minis – aged 3-10 years, who had the chance to move around and try various different tennis activities and ball skills. This was followed by a session for juniors (11+). In the afternoon, Head Coach Ian Vidgen, ran a high energy cardio tennis workout session for the adults, followed by doubles tennis drills. http://penzancetennisclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/VID_20180512_131051.mp4 Throughout the day, the First Service Café was selling fabulous homemade food and volunteers manned a cake stall, tennis shop and raffle. The day was a great success and gave people who had never picked up a tennis racket the opportunity to give it a go! Further details of group training sessions for children and adults, individual coaching and other activities including Cardio Tennis can be found at www.penzancetennisclub.co.uk or call on 01736...

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Fantastic trip to Westcliff Lawn Tennis Club

Westcliff-on-Sea Lawn Tennis Club hosted a visit over the Bank Holiday weekend for some of our players and coach Keith Songhurst. The weather was amazing and everyone managed to play lots of tennis. We were also joined by players from Southampton, Derby, Oxford and Kent. The prize for biggest breakfast (ever!), goes to A Team Captain Helena Luke who had to sit out for an hour to recover 😂! We look forward to welcoming all the players back to our Open Tournament in...

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