Squash Report! Squash Report! Squash Report!
3 into 2 don't go...or does it?
Following the demise of the NeverRans (SPARKS 3rd team), see how the re-focused, re-defined but certainly not refined PrimaDonnas and AlsoRans have fared in the early stages of the Summer league...
PLUS Breaking News from the ageing yet seemingly ageless Simon 'Networker' Lewis on a must-win clash between our teams on the Links!
Best enjoyed as always with a cuppa and a gingernut...or two, READ Phil Ashton's report.
Our Exercise Classes
Our Tennis World Cup
Sundridge Park held its very own version of the Rugby World Cup when Argentina, Ireland, Scotland and Australia faced off against each other on an overcast Sunday afternoon that was perfect for tennis. In the end, Ireland just edged out Scotland by one point.
Congratulations to the team of Daria, Frances, Peter and Jack. Best dressed team ended up being the team from Argentina (Peter, Dan, Carolyn and Sarah) while birthday boy Don picked up the award for best accent/support throughout the afternoon.
A huge thanks to Regina and Michelle for organizing the food afterwards. Hope to see you all there for the next event - a Christmas themed event at the beginning of December. Details to follow.
Squash Doubles Tournie October 18th 2015
As soon as the draw was made, it was clear to all that Stewart would have a tough time - being partnered with Gary 'Gazza' Church; George 464 and Stormin' Norm looked a very strong random coupling, as did Joel 'Pokerface' and Steve. But it was not to be, as the pundits were confounded. After the group stage of 3 matches per team, followed by the knockout stage, the Final was between the hitherto completely unfancied pairing of Matt The Gas and Vin (retired printer and renowned ex-chairman) versus the crowd favourities George Notso Wise and Tekin It Easy.
One nil to Vin & Matt, pulled back coutrageously to 1-1, George Notso Wise, possibly trying to do too much, covering all parts of the court, covering for his partner, could not prevent the loss of the next game - 1-2 down. Into what turned out to be a pulsating 4th game, Matt and Tekin It Easy trying their hardest to burst the ball, Vin stalwartly defending and keeping his end up, Notso in full flow, Team NotsoTek was stretching their lead, but slowly... surely, inexorably and despite the best efforts of the crowd and Stormin' Norman, our well respected Marker, were pulled back by Teama Grima, who eventually just...and it really was just...took it by the finest of margins...3-1 to Vin n Tek!
The Engraver having already been busy on SPARKS equivalent of the old claret jug - The Squash Honours Board - the names of the Winners were unveiled after a few well chosen words and presentation of champagne to Vin and Matt; well deserved winners!
A great afternoon, loads of fun, over three hours of squash and money also raised for SPARKS charity - almost, but not quite making up for the Mighty Ten Man Palace's defeat against the hapless Hammers, on Saturday!
Come to our BeeGees Tribute Band!
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Hoodies, T-Shirts, Polos
We are now extending the range of tops we offer – adding t-shirts and polos.
Choose what you want from http://www.tlaconsultancy.co.uk/spark/clubshop/ and download the form from http://www.tlaconsultancy.co.uk/spark/clubshop/clothing_order_form.pdf
Kent Closed Championships Glory
The Kent Closed Championships were held last week at Bromley Indoor Tennis Centre.
Our members grabbed lots of places on the list of winners...
Henry Whyte retained his Men’s Singles title and was runner-up in the Mixed competition.
Aaron Robinson won the boys 9 & Under
Daisy Carpenter won the girls 8 & Under
William Everett lost in the semi-final of the 12 & Under
Luke Ralph lost in the semi-final of the boys 10 & Under
Annabel Nuijens lost in the semi-final of the girls 8 & Under
Matt Doran won the Men's consolation event
Mollie Miller won the Girls 18 & Under consolation event
For a non-Performance rated club, this was a fantastic result! Well done to everyone else who participated too.
Competition Explained Part 1
Competition Explained Part 2
Competition Age Group Conversion Chart
Coach Education Dates
Grade 4 Winter County Tour Calendar 8U – 10U
Grade 4 Winter County Tour Calendar 12U – 18U
Grade 5 Winter County Tour Calendar 8U -18U
Improvements to rating system
New Competition Search
Winter 2012 info