Tier 2 Guidelines

To all members of Penzance Tennis Club24/12/2020 WITH THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE 23/12/20 WWW.GOV.UK AND LTA GUIDELINES https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19—latest-advice/ AND THE PLACING OF CORNWALL IN TIER 2 FROM BOXING DAY THERE WILL BE A SEVERE IMPACT ON THE CAFÉ/BAR.WE WILL NOT BE OPENING BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR AS PLANNED.FROM JANUARY 5TH WE WILL TRY TO PROVIDE A LIMITED SERVICE. WE CAN ONLY SERVE SINGLE INDIVIDUALS OR THOSE IN A SUPPORT BUBBLE INSIDE AND A GROUP OF UP TO 6 OUTSIDE. AN INDIVIDUAL FROM SUCH A GROUP WILL NEED TO PLACE THE ORDER AT THE COUNTER AND WE WILL BRING THE ORDER OUT. ALCOHOL CAN ONLY BE SERVED WITH A MEAL. IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO OPEN ON DAYS WHEN THE WEATHER RESTRICTS PLAY.EVEN THIS BASIC SERVICE MAY NOT PROVE VIABLE BUT IT IS THE BEST WE CAN OFFER IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES AS WE ARE SURE ALL MEMBERS WILL UNDERSTAND AND WE WILL KEEP MONITORING THE SITUATION AS EVENTS UNFOLD. Support your Café/Bar where you can, like all such providers we need your custom to ensure the future. Please practice social distancing follow all signs and guidelines and wash your hands frequently or use sanitising gel provided. Committee, Penzance Tennis...

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Summer Ladder League

This summer Penzance Tennis Club organised a fantastic Doubles Ladder League competition that brought together 68 players from all sections of the membership in a fun friendly competition. We had a mixture of men’s, women’s and mixed pairs competing every week to try to climb up the ladder. In the end the top ranked Women’s pair were Holly Drew and Sarah Arnold, the top ranked Men’s pair were Dave Forrest and Sam Newborn, and the top ranked Mixed pair were Bryn Heal and Dave Murthwaite. Also, Sarah and Dave Stevens were awarded the “Spirit of the Game” award for their Sportsmanship shown throughout the competition. Thank you to everyone that took part and made the competition such a fantastic...

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Mini Red Tournament

Twelve keen young tennis players took part in the Whirlwind Mini Red Tennis Tournament at Penzance Tennis Club on Sunday 18th October. The spectators saw some excellent tennis being played by all the competitors. Jonathan Atkinson took first place, in second was Elsa Johnston and Fenna Dirkx and in third place Otto Inkin.Players of the day were Zara Lead Donaldson and Siena Lynch. Sammy Bassett (Tournament Organizer & Referee ) said it was a fantastic afternoon with so many young children playing tennis and have a fun...

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Club Championships 2020

This year the Penzance Tennis Club Championships got under way on Sunday 4th October with the Mixed competition. We had 15 pairs competing in some unfriendly weather. In the end Holly Drew and Sam Newborn played Amelia Kitchen and Allan Hampshire in the final. It was a very close game with Holly and Sam winning 6-3 3-6 10-3. The next few days saw the preliminary rounds of the other divisions and the finals day was held on Saturday 10th October. The Finals Day began with the Women’s Singles final between Flora Gomez and Holly Drew. Holly won 6-4 6-1. Then came the Doubles Finals. Dave Forrest and Sam Newborn took on Paul Heckford and Erik Dirkx In the Men’s Doubles. Dave and Sam won the match 6-2 6-4. In the Women’s Doubles Sarah Stevens and Victoria Nicholls played Holly Drew and Sarah Arnold. In a pulsating game Holly and Sarah Arnold won 6-1 6-1. Finally the last match of the day was Men’s Singles Final between Dave Forrest and Sam Newborn. In a thrilling game Dave finally won 5-7 6-4 10-4. Thank you to everyone that took part and demonstrated a fantastic spirit throughout the...

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Penzance Men beat St Ives on new clay courts!

Write up from St Ives…. FIRST MATCH ON OUR NEW COURTSTeam tennis returned to St Ives for the first time for six months with the first match on our new synthetic clay courts.With league tennis not due to resume until October, we invited local rivals Penzance to play a men’s friendly to mark the unveiling of the new surface.The visitors ran out 3-1 winners and thoroughly enjoyed being the first “guests” since St Ives became the only club in Cornwall to have artificial clay courts.Team captain James Brown and Gavan Goulder picked up the St Ives’ victory after being narrowly denied an opening win as Penzance pair Sam Newborn and Erik Dirkx took the deciding champions tie-break before going on to clinch their second win of the afternoon.It was the first match for either club since lockdown forced the 2019-20 Cornwall Winter League to be prematurely curtailed in March.Coronavirus restrictions meant that Tennis Cornwall also had to cancel the entire Summer League season but they are planning to resume matches with the start of the 2020-21 Winter League season next month.Sorry that coronavirus restrictions prevented us from announcing the match in advance and from trying to attract a few spectators for an opening...

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