Calendar of Events (2018)
Band Night ‘Two Seconds to Penzance’ – Sat 3 February
Junior and Parent Fun Tournament – TBA
Family Board Game Night – TBA
Club Open Vets Tournament – Sun 25 March
Wimbledon Ballot – Friday 20 April 2018
Summer League starts week commencing 23 April
Great British Tennis Weekend – Sat 12 May
Over 35’s Lylie Young Tournament – Sun 10 June
Senior Open Tournament – Sun 29 July to Sat 4 August
Junior and Senior Open Tournament – Sun 19 to Fri 24 August
Junior Club Tournament start – Saturday 13 October
Over 50’s Tournament – Sun 14 October
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
Great turnout for New Year’s Day Tournament
After heavy showers overnight and early morning, there was doubt whether the New Year’s Day Tournament should go ahead, but 26 hardy members turned up ready to have some fun and burn off some of those Christmas calories! Several players worked hard to sweep the water off the courts, and then the sun came out to help to dry them a little.
The first twenty players to arrive went on court and played for about 25 minutes in a timed round, leaving six players to sit out. Six rounds were played by 3pm, but everyone had to sit out at least once, with just four players being unlucky enough to sit out twice.
Scores were averaged to make it fair, and there was a clear winner in the end, so congratulations to Sam Wardman, who won with an average score of 6. Dave Newberry was runner up, with an average of 5.4, with Hugh Joseph third with 5.25.
Special thanks goes to Tricia Smith for running the tournament so successfully. We also raised £120 towards the court replacement fund”
Christmas fun session for juniors!
Saturday 16th December
Wear a Christmas jumper or Christmas fancy dress
9:00am -10;00am 4-9 years indoors at Mounts Bay
10:00am -11:30 10–18 years at Penzance Tennis Club
Make sure you join in the fun!
Junior Annual Awards Night 2017
Penzance Tennis Club held their 5th Junior Awards Evening at the weekend. The coaching team and the junior committee were delighted to see an even bigger turn out this year, with many families coming along to celebrate another successful year of tennis at the club.
Before the Awards Ceremony began thanks was given to all the parents, who are committed to bringing their children to the club each week and to the Tennis Leaders, most of whom are teenagers. Acting Head Coach, Robert Hepworth, commented “Penzance Tennis Club is very fortunate to have such an abundance of great Tennis Leaders who give their time and support to the juniors and coaches, and we are delighted that a number of them will soon be taking their Level 1, LTA Coaching Qualification”.
Awards were given to the following team players:
Each year the Penzance Mini Tennis players battle it out against other clubs in the
County. The club maintains a fantastic track record, having won all the team events
over the last few years.
Green Event – Joe Keriama, Nia Golding, Noah Jackson, Ethan Graham
Orange Event – Jake Moore, Jacob Allan, Emma Brown, Archie Stirling.
Red Event – Freddie Millard, Oscar Ward, Camilla Benny, Amelia Bottrell
County Team Players:
Ellyn Calveley, Joe Williams, Zoe Body, Will Stirling, Jake Moore, Jacob Allan
Special Individual Awards:
Dedication to Tennis Award – Jacob Savage
Tennis Assistant Award – Adrian Bottrell
Fair Play Award – Zoe Body
Most Improved Player – Kelly Lang
Junior Player of the Year – Stan Roynon
Ellie Williams Award – Amelia Bottrell
“We are very proud of all our juniors who have worked hard throughout the year. Congratulations to everyone, but especially to those who have received a special award”.
A special thanks was also given to Anna Clemens, Jenny Boase and Tammy Bottrell for all their help with organising the event.
Our Tennis Leaders
Junior Awards Night – Saturday 18th November
Junior Awards Night – Saturday 18th November at 6.30pm
The coaching team would like to invite you to come and celebrate the achievements of our junior players in 2017.
There will be food, games and the awards presentation.
Fantastic finals day for Junior Club Championships
The Junior Club Championships was run over a week commencing on Monday 23rd October and concluding in a fantastic finals day on Saturday 28th October. A good entry saw multiple events running and some superb tennis throughout the week. The spectators on finals day were treated to several great games including mini Green, Orange and Red and under 16s and under 18s categories. Well done to all our competitors and thanks goes to Sammy Bassett and Robert Hepworth for the organisation and running of the event throughout the week.
Winner – Freddie Millard
Runner Up – Reggie Roynon
Winner – Jacob Clemens
Runner Up – Gabriel Phillips
Under 18s Girls Singles
Winner – Zoe Body
Runner Up – Ellie Boase
Winner – Joe Kereama
Runner Up – Freddie Millard
Under 16s Girls Singles
Winner – Zoe Body
Runner Up – Kelly Laing
Under 18s Girls Doubles
Winners – Zoe Body and Faith Matthews
Runners Up – Kelly Laing and Maddie Bennie
Under 16s Boys Singles
Winner – Stan Roynon
Runner Up – Jacob Savage
Under 18s Boys Doubles
Winners – Stan Roynon and James Harvey
Runners Up – Jacob Savage and Adrian Bottrell
Great entry for Over 50s Tournament
The weather stayed kind for our Over 50s tournament today. A good entry saw all 5 courts being used and unusually the male entry of 13 was almost double that of the ladies entry of 7 (due to illness and injury 2 ladies had to withdraw on the day).
After some excellent play the top scoring man, David Reynolds was partnered with the second placed lady, Suzie Sinclair (who drew on points with Jenny Turner but won her finals place on the toss of a coin!). They took on 2nd place Brett Dye and 1st place Elaine Bassett in the final.
The watching spectators were treated to some fantastic rallies and the victors were Suzie Sinclair and David Reynolds winning by 6 games to 2.
Thanks go to Lis Jenkin and Brenda Charlton who ran the tournament.
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
Fantastic Finals to end great week of Club Championships!
The Club Championship finals took place on Saturday and the spectators were treated to some fantastic tennis! Well done to everyone that took part this year and to our winners and runners up.
Winner Sam Newborn, Runner Up Viv Heale
Winner Frances Heale, Runner Up Helena Luke
Winners Bryn Heale and Frances Heale, Runners Up Helena Luke and Jackie Rice
Winners Sam Newborn and David Murthwaite, Runners Up Viv Heale and Martyn Cripps
Winners Frances Heale and Viv Heale, Runners Up Jackie Rice and Tomasz Helman
Tennis Matches/Leagues Winter Singles Ladder
Entry for the singles winter league is again £10.00 starting in the week of the 30th October. Please add your name to the sheet on the noticeboard.
County Winter League – we are hoping to enter at least 2 mixed doubles teams so please add your name to the sign up sheet on the noticeboard.