Calendar of Events (2018/19)
AGM – Monday 3rd December
New Year’s Day Tournament – 11am start
Club Open Vets Tournament 2019 – Sunday 24 March
Great British Tennis Weekend 2019 – May (TBC)
Lylie Young Over 35s 2019 – Sunday 9 June (TBC)
70th Senior Open Tournament – Sunday 28th July to Saturday 3rd August 2019
Junior and Senior Tournament 2019 – (TBC)
Club Tournament 2019 – 9 to 15 September (TBC)
Over 50s Tournament 2019 – 6 October (TBC)
Junior Club Tournament 2019 – end October (TBC)
AGM 2019 – Mon 2 Dec
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 Heale
Fantastic week at Penzance 69th Open Tournament
Penzance Tennis Club 69th Open Tournament
Saturday 4th August saw the end of another fantastic Open Tournament with superb tennis all week and a particularly gripping and exciting finals day!
Thanks to all our competitors and their supporters who have travelled from far and wide including Essex, Oxfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Derbyshire plus clubs from across Cornwall.
Special thanks go to Steve Wynn from Westcliff Lawn Tennis Club in Essex, now in his 23rd year, for another perfectly organized Tournament.
Finally thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and Mel and the First Service Cafe for keeping everyone fed exceptionally well all week.
Come back and see us in 2019 for our special 70th Open Tournament!
Finals Day Results and photo gallery
Mens Singles Section 1
S Cannon (Kent) beat L Hilsum (Essex) – 6-0 6-2
Mens O’45 Doubles
D Lambe & B Roberts (Essex) beat C Monteiro & J Oliver (Hants/Oxford) – 6-2 6-0
F Stone & D Chapman (Cornwall) beat N Peters & H Drew (Cornwall) 7-6 2-6 1-0 (8)
Mens H’Cap Singles
S Roynon (Cornwall) beat T Helman (Cornwall) 2-6 6-5 6-5
Ladies O’55 Doubles
J Timmis & T Smith (Cornwall) beat B Heale & G Sanderson (Cornwall/Essex) 6-7 7-5 1-0 (3)
Mens H’Cap Doubles
T Wong & N Cheung (Cornwall) beat L Burton & A Hilsum (Essex) 6-5 2-6 6-2
Mixed Senior Doubles
C Monteiro & S Ball (Hants/Essex) beat I MacDonald & T Stern (Shropshire/Berks) 6-1 6-4
Ladies H’Cap Doubles
C Flinders & N Hilsum (Essex) beat M Cannon & L Wilmshurst (Kent) 6-3 5-6 6-4
D Chapman (Cornwall) beat F Heale (Cornwall) 6-1 6-1
B Lakeman (Cornwall) beat S Stevens (Sussex) 6-1 6-3
Mens O’55 Doubles
B Roberts & J O’Flaherty (Essex/Hants) beat I MacDonald & G Reynolds (Shropshire/Essex) 6-2 6-3
Mixed H’Cap Doubles
L Hilsum & C Littler (Essex/Hants) beat G Boosey & J Turner (Essex/Cornwall) 6-1 6-2
Ladies H’Cap Singles
J Timmis (Hants) beat H Drew (Cornwall) 6-3 4-6 6-5
Ladies O’40 Doubles
E Symmonds & K Buffham (Oxford) beat J Chappell & T Stern (Cornwall/Berks) 6-1 6-1
B Heale & F Heale (Cornwall) beat S Ball & G Sanderson (Essex) 6-2 6-3
B Lakeman & F Stone (cornwall) beat C Peters & N Peters (Cornwall) 3-6 7-5 1-0 (7)
Penzance 69th Open Tennis Tournament starts today!
Penzance Tennis Club’s 69th Open Tournament begins today and this evening (Sunday 29th July), all competitors are invited to attend the President’s Reception at 7pm.
It is set to be a fantastic week of tennis with 154 players, 270 entries over 15 events. Thanks as always goes to our Tournament Referee Steve Wynn from Westcliff Lawn Tennis Club in Southend-on-Sea, who has run the tournament for the last 23 years! This year Westcliff are bringing 48 players/spectators and we also have entries from Oxfordshire, Kent, Southampton and Derbyshire! The Gold Award winning First Service Cafe and Bar will be open throughout the tournament with fresh cakes every day! There are also social events running throughout the week in the evenings so be sure to check the noticeboard and behind the bar.
Tournament Referee Steve Wynn
Finally a HUGE thanks goes to our sponsors without whom this event could not take place!
Thanks to our Sponsors:
CHRISTOPHER ROWE LTD INSURANCE BROKERS
TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE
D J REYNOLDS CHARTERED ACCOUNTS
PETER KLISKEY INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD
FIRST SERVICE CAFÉ
THE FAMILY OF THE LATE GORDON AND YVONNE SMITH
ANTONY RICHARDS PROPERTY SERVICES
HELEN AND ROBERT THOMAS
THE YACHT INN
THE REAL CORNISH CRAB COMPANYLTD
MR AND MRS ADRIAN ROBERTS
DR AND MRS RICHARD MACHELL
MR STEVE CHARLES
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 Cox-Webber
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 07582669511 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.penzancetennisclub.co.uk
Entry now open for 69th Open Tennis Tournament
PENZANCE 69th OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT
CHRISTOPHER ROWE LTD INSURANCE BROKERS
TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE
Sunday 29th July 2018 to Saturday 4th August 2018
This is an LTA Official Grade 3 Tournament incorporating 15 different events.
Please click here for entry form
President’s Reception on Sunday, 29th July, 2018 at 7.00pm – all competitors are invited.
The Gold Award winning First Service Cafe and Bar will be open throughout the tournament.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
For more details on the Development Squad click here and the Academy Squad click here
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL ENTRY FEES WITH APPLICATION PLEASE
CHEQUES PAYABLE TO: Penzance Tennis Club
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 Allison