Datchworth Tennis Club

Datchworth Tennis Club - August 2014

                                        DATCHWORTH TENNIS CLUB  

By now you will all of heard that Annabel and Elaine completed their trek over the Brecon Beacons, even doing an extra 2 miles to make a total of 56 miles.

They raised just under £3,000, just because 15 free bingo no deposit.
Our new courts are attracting players! It is great to see them being so well used.

The Datchworth Summer League   [ Report from Malcolm]  
This season the club consolidated its position in the local Herts Summer League.  Our 1st Team (Debbie, Ray and the two Steve’s) played well to retain their position in the hotly contested Division 4 whilst our 2nd Team almost gained promotion from Division 7 (Anna, Chris, Paul and Malcolm). We entered a new 3rd Team in the league and the squad of players (Jenny, Annabel, Maggie, Viv, Steve, Sam, Neil and Dermot) did exceedingly well to top Division 9 and win promotion.  Well done to Jenny who captained this team.  We now look forward with confidence to the Autumn League matches which are played every Saturday afternoon from the first Saturday of September until the first Saturday of November.  Why not come along and watch some exciting rallies and support our players.

Club matches. The winners of the Men’s Doubles are Alan Mitchell and Paul Thompson; runner ups being Ray Calderwood and Steve Reynolds. Winners of the Mixed doubles are Ray Calderwood and Jenny Larke; runners up Debbie Hall and Malcolm Acres.  Winners of the Ladies Doubles Jenny Larke and Annabel Reilley; runners up Jackie Davies and Anna Pertoldi. The Singles are still to be played. 




Holiday Tennis Coaching: This has been held every Thursday throughout the school holidays with a good turnout, particularly from the younger age groups.                                                                                                      Steve Hunt organised two sessions of “match play” to which other small local Clubs were invited, this went well  he will be running similar projects in the future.  It provides an opportunity for children to upgrade their LTA ratings. 


Junior Tennis Coaching:    This will restart on Thursday 4th September and then every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter. There will be sessions at 3.30 for Junior players and 5.00pm for Secondary children.


Tuesday 3.30pm for youngest Junior players.  Thursday 3.30pm for older, more experienced Junior players                                                                                                                                               




Saturday Family Tennis this continues every Saturday throughout the year from 9.30 – 11.00am. when we adjourn to the Club House for drinks and biscuits £1 per family.


Free to members and non-members so come along and bring your friends.


Website: www.datchworthtennis.com


DATES for your DIARY


Macmillan Coffee Morning Monday 22nd September.  


Please come along to support. If any of you are cake makers please apply your skills for this occasion


Numbers would be helpful so please text or email me if you can come.





New players always welcome so please tell your friends and better still bring them along!!