Open Vets Cornish Locksmiths Tournament – Sun 22 March
Race Night & Draw for first 50/50 Club winner – Saturday 4 April
Quiz Night – Saturday 18 April
Great British Tennis Weekend – Saturday 2 May (9am to 5pm)
Lylie Young over 35’s Tournament – Sun 7 June
Tennisathon (Juniors) – Saturday 13 June (9am to 9pm)
Girls Open Day – Saturday 27 June
Quiz Night – Saturday 27 June
Songhurst/Bassett Championships Finals Day – Saturday 11 July (10am to 3pm)
Junior Summer Party – Saturday 18 July
Senior Open Tournament – Sunday 26 July to Saturday 1st August
Junior and Senior Open Tournament – Sunday 16 August to Friday 21 August
Quiz Night – Saturday 19th September
Over 50’s Tournament – Sun 4 October
Club Tournament – Sunday 6 September to Saturday 12 September
Junior Club Tournament – TBC
Quiz Night – Saturday 21 November
Christmas Party – Saturday 1 December 4pm
AGM – 7th December 2020 7.30 pm
NEW – summer doubles ladder – sign up now!
NEW – summer doubles ladder! Sign up now!
Due to the cancellation of the Summer Team League Competition we’re considering running a Summer Doubles League for members. The league would run for 12 weeks and follow a similar format to our popular Winter Singles League. You will be scheduled an opponent every week and you will move up or down the ladder depending upon your results. It will be open to all adult members so men’s pairs, mixed pairs and women’s pairs will be playing against each other. It will cost £10 per player (i.e £20 per pair). You can only enter once.
If this is something you would be interested in please email email@example.com. We will only run this event if we have enough interest from the members. The deadline for expressions of interest is Sunday 21st June.
This will be great fun so sign up ASAP and let Ian know before Sunday!
Open Tournament 2020 cancelled!
Open Tournament 2020 Cancelled!
‘Unfortunately following LTA instructions we have cancelled the 2020 LTA Grade 3 Penzance Open Tournament scheduled Sat 26th July to Sat 1st August.
THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE 71ST SUCCESSIVE TOURNAMENT IN PENZANCE. THE 71ST EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD IN 2021 AND THE DATES ARE SUNDAY 25TH JULY TO SATURDAY 31ST JULY. PLEASE PUT THE DATES IN YOUR DIARY NOW.
At present the courts are open and doubles play is possible. The Clubhouse remains closed but we are hoping to open up a washroom very soon, and looking at further opening as and when following Government and LTA advice as time progresses. Please continue to look at our website www.penzancetennisclub.co.uk and social media for the latest news.
We are currently able to accept new members and full details are on our website.
We have summarised some additional membership categories below
‘Out of County’ – £90 per annum reduced monthly pro rata from April-March ‘Holiday membership – £11 per person per week – maximum 2 weeks Court hire (per hour) – £8 Visitor fee (per day) – £5 maximum 5 visits per year
We are planning on making the 2021 Tournament bigger and better than ever and look forward to seeing you at that if not before!’
COVID-19, Clubhouse and Courts Closed
COURTS AND CLUBHOUSE CLOSED FOR FORESEEABLE FUTURE
To all Members
Following the Government’s announcement and unequivocal instruction (Monday 23 March) it is with heavy heart that I have to inform you that Penzance Tennis Club Courts and Clubhouse are closed forthwith.
Please do not attend the club at all until advised otherwise.
Keep yourselves and family safe during this unprecedented time.
Trevor Newborn, Chair Penzance Tennis Club
COVID 19 – Message from our Chairman
Government’s statement on Monday 16th March, we have reviewed the
Clubs activities, and are following Government and LTA guidelines and advice.
Service Cafe will severely restrict its operations with immediate effect. It
will remain open for the present but only for Teas, Coffees, Soft Drinks and
will be closed this Wed/Thurs/Fri evenings18th – 20th
March. After which openings will be further reviewed.
will continue for the present time but all Tournaments and large gatherings for
the time being are suspended.
social events are all postponed and will not take place, we hope to re-schedule
them. These are The Race Night 4 April, the Quiz Night 18 April and the Spring
Fayre 2 May. However, the 50/50 Club
will still start on 1 April with all entries to be at the tennis club by 31
March, and maybe YOU will be the first winner.
If you want to enter and can’t get to the tennis club, you can mail your
cheque to the club, or contact Tricia Smith on 01736 367087, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clubhouse and courts will remain open, with cleaning and maintenance enhanced
as per advice provided each day.
currently the intention to keep the clubhouse and courts open for as long as
possible, however this could change at any time. We may have to close the clubhouse
completely, but hopefully the courts will remain useable for the duration, but
even that may change
situation will be monitored regularly in view of changing circumstances. We
hope to reopen fully in due course but that could be many months away.
you for your understanding at this difficult time.
The club championships took place over the last two weeks with the finals taking place on Saturday 28th September and Thursday 3rd October. There were five events starting with a full day of play on Sunday 22nd September for the mixed doubles. This is always a popular event with a large entry and four groups played everyone in their table (7 games) and the winners of each group then played the semi finals. The rest of the events were played out throughout the week. Some play was hampered by heavy rain including the finals day which meant that the final event, the mixed doubles, had to be played on Thursday 3rd October. Despite more heavy rain on that day everyone played on despite getting soaked!
It was a great week and spectators were treated to some superb tennis throughout the tournament and despite the inclement weather on both finals days the tennis was thrilling to watch with some fantastic rallies.
Well done to everyone who took part with a particular well done to Holly Drew for her hat-trick!
Cladio Domizi beat Dave Forrest 6-1, 6-4
Holly Drew beat Zoe Body 6-2, 6-1
Holly Drew and Sarah Arnold beat Helena Luke and Jackie Rice 6-0, 6-0
Dave Forrest and Sam Newborn beat Claudio Domizi and Ross Jasper 6-2, 7-6
Holly Drew and Sam Newborn beat Dave Forrest and Jackie Rice 6-2, 7-6
Penwith School Games
On Thursday 26th September Schools from all over Penwith came to Penzance Tennis Club to play in the School Games Masters Tournament. The standard was very high and great sportsmanship was shown throughout the tournament.
Alverton Primary School won Gold, St Mary’s Church Of England School won Silver and St Uny Primary School won Bronze.
A big thank you to all the schools that participated and made it such a wonderful day.
Rusty Rackets American Doubles Tournament Tour!
Fun friendly doubles competition for players learning the game.
Thursday 3rd October 7-9pm
Tuesday 8th October 10-12 noon
Friday 18th October 10-12 noon
Monday 4th Nov 7-9pm
Tuesday 19th Nov 7-9pm
Thursday 28th Nov 10-12 noon
Monday 9th Dec 7-9pm
Thursday 19th Dec 7-9pm
Friday 20th Dec 10-12 noon
Members £6, Non-members £7 per tournament
You get given a variety of partners and will play different opponents throughout the competition.
The player who wins the most games overall will be the winner.
No need to book just come along and enjoy the competition.
For more information please contact Ian Vidgen on email@example.com or 07582669511