This year’s American Mixed tournament, one of the most popular fixtures on St Chad’s Tennis Club’s calendar, was played on a beautiful day, with 2 hours of matches in hot sunshine followed by melting chocolate cake and strawberries. There were some closely fought and very even games, with Richard Brown and Margy Graham coming out as the individual winners. Congratulations to both if them.
Firstly, a huge congratulations to Clive and Jenny who gave a great performance last month to win the first Internal Club Tournament!
Sign up is NOW LIVE for the Internal Club Tournament on 27th May. This month we are planning for it to be a SINGLES tournament.
Sign up is on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. If you are interested in participating, PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com.
BELOW is a Google document in which you can check if you have made the cut:
For THOSE LISTED on the Google document within the first 8 places:
– A payment of £5/player is required in advance (please pay North Leeds Tennis Tots, sort code 05-01-26, account number 10705043).
– Your attendance is assumed unless you contact the above email before 11am on Friday 25th May. Any cancellations after this time will still be charged the £5/player fee, even if they are replaced.
For THOSE WHO MISS THE CUT:
– You will be added to the waiting list (which can also be seen on the Google document) and you will have priority booking for June’s tournament.
– You may be contacted if there is a cancellation within the first 8 persons – contact will be made in order of the waiting list.
The DRAW will be made on Saturday 26th May and circulated to the relevant individuals.
The winner will receive a PRIZE.
EVENT: American Mixed Tournament
DATE: Sunday 10th June 2018
TIME and VENUE: From 2pm at Leeds Beckett University’s outside courts
COST: £5 on the day
MORE INFORMATION: This is a brilliant afternoon of tennis for ALL members whatever their level of play and is an excellent way of catching up with other members and also meeting new players to the club. Four people play four games and then all mix up and play another four games with a new group of people, counting their game victories along the way. We’ll email members closer to the date to confirm attendance numbers.
EVENT: Mid Season Social / Open Afternoon
DATE: Sunday 8 July 2018
TIME and VENUE: From 2pm at our courts
MORE INFORMATION: In the midst of Wimbledon fortnight, we’ll shift the usual Sunday morning social session to the afternoon on this day and invite members, prospective members, friends and family to come along for an afternoon of tennis, introductory coaching and refreshments.
Some members may not know that Leeds has a thriving tennis league which runs a number of ongoing ladders and tournaments for club players, including a singles league and a veterans league (50+) both of which as St Chad’s Tennis Club members you are eligible to participate in. For more information follow the links below:
ABOUT THE LTL: The Leeds Tennis League, (to which St Chad’s Tennis Club belongs), has been in existence since 1964, when it was set up by 6 local clubs to give them the opportunity to play competitive mixed doubles. It has since expanded, and the league now comprises around 90 teams, playing mixed/medley, mens, ladies and junior team tennis.
In addition, there is an indoor winter medley league, which plays at Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie Tennis Centre, a Veterans League and a thriving Round Robin Singles League open to any player in the area.
The league is run by a team of volunteers, with financial support from the Lawn Tennis Association.
In the Leeds Tennis League last summer (2017) our teams finished as follows:
Mens A 5th out of 6 teams in Div 2 and likely to be relegated to Div 3
Mens B 5th out of 7 teams in Div 5 and likely to remain in this division
Ladies 6th out of 7 teams in Div 2 but look likely to stay in this division
Medley A runners up in Div 1 so a great result by that team
Medley B 5th out of 6 teams in Div 2 and will stay in this division
The mixed team in the Barkston Ash league were winners of division 2 so will gain promotion to division 1 for 2018.
Well done all, another good season for St Chad’s. If you are interested in playing for one of our teams in the 2018 season let us know! Email Jill for further information.
Just what you’ve all been waiting for – the results of the fiercely competitive (!) internal St Chad’s Tennis Club tournament.
The results are:
Mixed doubles – Heather Davis and Mahesh Jagadeesan
Ladies doubles – Anne Wallace and Penny Rice
Mens doubles – Stephen French and Brent Horner
Congratulations to all who competed – it was the first time in quite a number of years that the majority of the competition was completed. Watch this space for news on the men’s and ladies’ singles championship result, and also for what’s planned for 2018 by way of internal tournaments.