AGM

Monday, November 25th @ The Seven Tuns, more details to follow

NEW JUNIOR SESSIONS

We are running open tennis sessions for kids and teenagers on Wednesdays from 4.30 to 5.30 pm.
They will be fun sessions with coach James Morris offering a mix of hitting/game drills on one court and quick-fix coaching on the other.

If you know children/teenagers who may be interested please invite them. For more information contact James on 07592 440514 or email: jameshmorris7@aol.com

 

JOHN ROBSON ROSE BOWL COMPETITION

Club closed tournament for members only.  Unfortunately we did not receive many entries for this, mainly because several people were unavailable on that date.

So now we are proposing to hold it during the month of October on a group basis involving 3 or 4 games and you have the choice when you can play your games. Please find your mixed doubles partner and let me know by the end of September you wish to enter. Single entries are also welcome and I will find a suitable partner. You can use the attached entry form. Depending on the number of pairs entering, one or two Round Robin groups will be created.

The cost to enter will be £5 per pair. JR Rose Bowl ENTRYFORM 2019

Please reply to Graham at grahamstock@aol.com as early as possible and certainly no later than Sunday September 29th.

The following format has been used before and it should work well as the light and weather changes.

The rules are:-

1/. All matches must be played before the end of October. You may play during the day, evening or at the weekend.

2/. Players are responsible for arranging their own matches.

3/. Each match will consist of 9 games.

4/. Record the number of games you win on the score sheet in the clubhouse.

5/. Any outstanding matches will be played on the first available Sunday afternoon in November.

6/. The pair with the most points from each group will play in a final using a standard tie break set.

7/. The trophy will be presented at the AGM on Monday, November 25th.

I will monitor progress over the month of October and chase anyone who may need help. I hope you will enter and play at a time when it is convenient for you.

Any queries please email Graham at grahamstock@aol.com

 

STROUD WINTER MIXED LEAGUE

Last winter we had a pool of 17 members who played for the Hill & Valley team in this mixed league and we finished 2nd in Division Two.  It is likely that we will play in the first or second division out of three divisions this year. Since the matches proved popular, we would like to enter a team again this year as it is an excellent way of keeping up competitive tennis through to the Spring.  What makes it particularly appealing is that each match involves men’s doubles, ladies’ doubles and mixed doubles rubbers.

  • For those unfamiliar with the Stroud Winter League, it is a friendly competition with matches generally played at 10.00am on Sunday mornings.
  • Each player plays two rubbers per match (of two sets each, so you play four sets max).
  • You and your partner score a point for each set you win, so unlike the summer league, there’s no need to get a clear result.
  • We play the men’s and ladies’ doubles rubbers first, then we switch partners and play two mixed doubles rubbers to finish.
  • Matches are played from the end of September through to Easter, though we try to play the majority of matches before Christmas to get the best of the weather.
  • There are normally 10-12 matches in total but you wouldn’t be expected to play in all of them.

Claire Watson will run the league team again this year. If you would like to be on the players list, please email her at cjb@atlas.co.uk and let her know if you can play home, away or both and how many matches you feel you could commit to/might like to play. See match list dates below

Match Dates so far

Sunday 29 September    HOME   Glos Wotton B                   10.00

Sunday 3 November       HOME   Ciren B                                10.00

Sunday 10 November     HOME   Cerney Lakes B                 10.00

Sunday 24 November    HOME   Painswick C                         10.00

Sunday 8 December       AWAY   Cerney Lakes B                   11.00

Sunday 15 December     HOME   Ciren C                                10.00

Sunday 12 January          AWAY   Glos Wotton B                    10.00

Sunday 26 January          AWAY   Ciren C                                 12.30

Sunday 23 February        AWAY   Ciren B                                 12.30

Sunday 8 March              AWAY   Painswick C                          10.00

 

LADIES OVER 60’S COMPETITION

This is new for the Club this year, it will be running between October and April next year, matches are during the week in the mornings, if you are interested in playing please contact Hilary Swan h.swan213@btinternet.com

 

COLN VALLEY TOURNAMENT

The 2020 Coln Valley tournament will take place on Saturday, 13th June. More details and an entry form will be available in Spring 2020