Tennis Events

  1. Calendar of Events (2018)

Family Board Game Night – TBA

Club Open Vets Tournament – Sun 25 March

Junior and Parent Fun Tournament – Saturday 7 April

Wimbledon Ballot – Friday 20 April

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

Over 50’s Tournament – Sun 7 October

Club Tournament – Sun 2nd to Sat 8th September

Junior Club Tournament start – Saturday 13 October

Junior Awards Night – Saturday 17 November

AGM – Monday 3rd December

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


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

Lylie Young Fun Tournament – Sunday 10th June

FUN TOURNAMENT – The Lylie Young Trophy – Sunday 10th June


Arrive 9.40 am to register

Start 10 am prompt!

£5 entry fee

Coffee Break/Lunch Break/Tea and Cake break – all available from First Service Café and Bar

Finals at 3pm – stay and watch to cheer the players on!

Presentation of prizes 3.30 pm for winners and runners up.

Sign up and support the event on the sheet on the noticeboard in the clubhouse and please leave contact details in case of poor weather.

Please note: players should be prepared to play on both surfaces and we thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Tournament referee, Tomasz Helman

Entry now open for 69th Open Tennis Tournament


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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.

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.


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

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!


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:


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