Fantastic Turnout for Penzance Vets Open Tournament!

A superb day of tennis played in glorious sunshine was enjoyed by all the players in Penzance Tennis Club’s Vets Open Tournament on Sunday. A fantastic entry saw 31 mixed pairs, including entries from as far away as Derbyshire, Oxfordshire and Southampton, playing in rounds before the semis and eventual finals. There were two categories of players – players with a minimum age of 35 whose combined age had to be 80+ and a 110+ category. Play started at 10am and there were 3 groups of 5 (one of six) for both the 80s and 110s. Each pair played everyone in their group with a total of 5 games per match with a 7 point tie break at 2-2. The winners of each group plus closest runner up then went on to play in the semi finals. Semi-final results: 80+ Category Jon Roberts and Geraldine Baker (St Agnes) beat Tomasz Helman and Flora Gomez (Penzance) in one set 6-3 James and Carolyn Baker (St Ives) beat Cesar Romero (Southampton) and Dory Crellin (Truro) in one set 7-5 110+ Category Bernard Hoskins and Sallyann Homer (St Agnes) beat Richard Forbes and Helena Luke (Penzance) in one set 6-3 Tim Neaum and Jackie Rice beat Chris Cox Webber and Jane Brooks in one set 6-3 Finals Results: 80+ Category Jon Roberts and Geraldine Baker from St Agnes beat James and Carolyn Brown from St Ives (defending champions, below right), in a one set final 6-2. Winners – Jon Roberts and Geraldine Baker with organiser and referee Di Hillage Runners Up – James and Carolyn Brown 110+ Category Bernard Hoskins and Sallyann Homer from St Agnes (defending champions, below left) beat home players Tim Neaum and Jackie Rice in a one set final 6-1 and retained their title. Winners – Bernard Hoskins and Sallyann Homer Runner up – Jackie Rice The First Service cafe served fabulous home made food all day and both players and spectators enjoyed sitting out on the terrace in the sunshine in what certainly felt like summer! Special thanks go to Di Hillage and her helper Brenda Charlton who organised and ran this fantastic event....

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Spring Term Junior Tennis Course

Spring Term Junior Tennis Course

Now spring has sprung the Penzance Tennis Club Junior Coaching Programme is getting into full swing. We run groups for junior players of all ages and abilities. For all enquiries speak to Ian Vidgen on 07582669511 or email ian.vidgen@hotmail.co.uk. For more details on the Development Squad click here and the Academy Squad click here...

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Outstanding Achievement Award for Tricia Smith at the British Tennis Awards!

We are delighted to announce that Club Member and Honorary Treasurer Tricia Smith, has been awarded an “Outstanding Achievement Award” at the 2017 British Tennis Awards, in recognition of Services to British Tennis and being selected as a County Winner. Tricia became a playing member of the club in 2010 and soon after volunteered to become the Honorary Treasurer bringing her accounting expertise to the role. Since then Tricia has compiled a thorough and accurate Financial Report every single month from complex data. The Role Profile for the Honorary Treasurer asks the holder to commit to 2 to 3 hours per week throughout the year carrying out the duties of the post. Tricia has worked far in excess of that commitment and it is no exaggeration to say she sometimes spends several hours a day pursuing the interests of the club – all as a volunteer! Her services would cost thousands of pounds per year on the open market. Her contribution does not stop there. Tricia is ever present to welcome new players to the club and introduces them to other members at the weekly social tennis sessions helping them to quickly embed themselves as members. Tricia has run several fun tennis tournaments at the club some of which have been held on New Years Day. Tricia, together with her partner, has also been providing bridge lessons for free to club members as an extra activity adding an extra dimension to the social life. Tricia further enhances the experience of members by captaining tennis teams in the local winter and summer league. She has been keen to encourage and motivate junior players by selecting them to play for her teams and organises travel for them to attend matches. Her main ethos is to give the less confident or nervous new players the opportunity to participate and enjoy playing tennis as part of a team. Trevor Newborn, Club Chairman commented “Tricia is the epitome of an ‘unsung hero’. Her contribution to the life of the club goes unrecognised by many. Yet, by contrast, her impact has been profound, ensuring the professional, sound, financial management of the club and consequently the promotion and enjoyment of tennis at this site by those across the region and beyond. Her legacy will be felt for many years by the club and all of its users because of her outstanding achievement”. Well done...

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ENTRY OPEN – Open Veteran Mixed Doubles Tournament 2018 – 25th March

29th Open Veteran Mixed Doubles Tournament 2018 – sponsored by Cornish Locksmiths Sunday 25th March 2018 – 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 2018 (neither less than 35) Combined ages of partners 110 yrs any time in 2018 (neither less than 50) Players must be prepared to play on both court surfaces First Service Café open all day serving fabulous food and drink! ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 16TH MARCH Please ask if partner wanted. Entry limited to one category only. ENTRY FORMS at club or click here to download Return the form below to Di Hillage, c/o Penzance Tennis Club, Penlee Park, Penzance, TR18 4HE, Tel: 01736 367627, Email: info@penzancetennisclub.co.uk ALL ENTRY FEES WITH APPLICATION PLEASE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO: Penzance Tennis Club...

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Penzance Ladies D win West Division League!

Penzance D has had their best result ever finishing at the top of the league by some margin. They won 10 games, drew 1 and lost 1 scoring 97 points. Their nearest rivals were 2nd place Redruth B on 82 points and Truro C on 75 points. Year on year the team has made real progress with all players improving their games considerably. Ladies D Team The core team were (l-r) Suzie Sinclair, Sam Wardman (captain), Elaine Bassett and Dawn Roberts. They would also like to thank other players that filled in for the team – Victoria Nash, Elaine Trethowan, Jenny Turner and Sara...

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Wimbledon Ballot now open

The LTA have launched ‘Opt in’ for LTA members for 2018.  All LTA members will be required to ‘Opt in’ before the deadline of 23rd Feb’18. Login in using your LTA username and password here https://www.lta.org.uk/member/ just click on “Opt in”. You should receive a confirmation...

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