If you only read one thing this year... As the festive break approaches, read Phil's report on how our Squash teams have fared so far - differing fortunes for our three teams, shocking behaviour from team skip - who must remain nameless - as well as plenty of merriment!
"'It's a cracker!" - S Claus
New Tennis Coaching Programme
Saturday 12th November - 7:30pm start. Come and let us stretch your brain at this general knowledge quiz! We have places for upto 8 teams with upto 6 people in a team.
£10 with fish & chips, £5 quiz only; book your ticket - www.spltsrc.co.uk/shop.html
Tennis Singles League
Congratulations to the division winners (Mindaugas, Jack Malham, Daniel Rzasa, Reyhan Yaprak, Tom Goodenough, John Relph and Rupert Dalton) in leagues 1-7 respectively. Particular congratulations to Mindaugas for winning the top flight for the first time prior to heading on to pastures new.
We have three new players signed up this time round. I have dropped people who have not played a game for the last three league cycles. If any of them are keen on re-joining please drop me a note. If anyone else is keen to join drop Anis an email.
Results and new leagues are on the noticeboard. As ever the new league cycle is for two months and concludes at the end of November.
Ladies Tennis Tournament
16 ladies took part in a tournament yesterday, very ably organised by Candice Carty assisted by Karen Coombe-Whitlock. Everyone who played enjoyed themselves and albeit cold, the sun was shining. The tournament was won jointly by Rebecca McLean and Caroline Moss. There was a good spread for lunch provided by the players and the club was buzzing. Normally the bar is closed at lunch time, but Steve Spinks manned the bar which made £80. The tournament made £86 after prizes and balls. Income from tournaments like these go toward making the club a better place. Thank you Candice and Karen; here is to more tournaments in due course!
Trophies, Trophies, Trophies
Sundridge Park received nine trophies for the North Kent Winter 2015-16 / Summer 2016 Finals at the NK LTA Annual Presentation Disco on Saturday 15 October 2016. The club was represented by Lisa King (Fixture Secretary), Jo Robinson, Alex Crawford and Mariska Adamson. The eight winning teams and their captains were:
- Summer: Mens 1 – Div B (Bill Crawford), Ladies 1 – Div A (Alex Crawford), Ladies 2 – Div B (Susan Long), Mixed 1 – Div B (Dick Ward), Mixed 2 – Div E (Peter Clay), Mens Vets 2 – Div E (Peter Champion)
- Winter: Ladies 1 – Div 2 (Alex Crawford), Ladies 3 – Div 4 (Karen Whitlock/Candice Carty)
The 9th trophy, which was totally unexpected, was the Club of the Year trophy. The criteria to win this trophy include: Sending all matchcards on time to League Organisers, not defaulting any matches, being represented at Fixtures Meetings/AGM/NK Presentation, Hospitality, and just generally being a great & friendly bunch of players!
A huge thank you to Lisa for organising and re-arranging fixtures, all captains and players! Keep it up and let’s aim to receive more trophies at next year’s presentation!
Squash Teams' First Outing of the Winter Season
How did the Mighty Primadonnas, AlsoRans and Bouncy Ben's newly formed NeverRans fare in the inaugural matches? Will Andy R's Primadonnas stage a fight back? Can Tekinit'sEasy guide the ageing AlsoRans to victory? Can Bouncy Ben's NeverRans bounce along the bumpy road to success...or failure?
Read all about it, re-live all the action in Phil Ashton's report - now on the website! ("Thanks to Phil, I really felt I was there" - a reader)
Want to Play in Our Teams?
The next Junior League Tennis season will be starting in October 2016. Would you like to join our teams? Read more...
The teams that play Junior League Tennis are U8, U9, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 (boys and girls).
The U8's (GIRLS – Sunday 2nd October, BOYS – Sunday 27th November) and U9's (GIRLS – Sunday 9th October, BOYS – Saturday 26th November) play a round robin tournament on the dates indicated. Match format is first to 4 games with a tiebreak if 1 set all.
The U10-U18 leagues play the best of 3 sets (up to 6 games) with the deciding set being a Championship tiebreaker (first to 10 points). Teams consist of 2 players each playing a singles and then joining up for a doubles. Matches will be played on the following dates - *9th Oct, 15th Oct, 5th Nov, 13th Nov, 4th Dec, 11th Dec, 22nd Jan and 29th Jan.*
Each child needs to be a member of Sundridge Park in order to comply with the competition rules.
Sundridge Park needs to enter teams by the 4th September. Could you please let the club know (email Kevin McNamara at firstname.lastname@example.org) as to whether your child would be interested in representing Sundridge Park.
Sundridge Park Tennis Committee
Our Exercise Classes
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