We’ve worked hard to make sure that our club is ready to return back to some tennis playing in as safe and responsible way as possible. Please see our latest Guidelines which we are updating regularly in the light of advice from the LTA.
Some of you will remember having received an invitation to complete a survey with regards to Safeguarding at our tennis club. Jill Ingle, our club Welfare Officer, has been very busy filling out forms and having meetings with the LTA who have been assessing the club. They have recently sent us the LTA Safeguarding report and informed us that our club has been graded Green – Minimum Standards Achieved which is excellent news.
Thank you to all who completed the survey – here’s the link to it if you’d like to see what the responses were:
We hope that all of our members enjoy playing at St Chad’s, and feel that it is a safe and nurturing environment to be. If you have any concerns about any aspects of your or other members’ wellbeing at any time then please let us know, by emailing Jill.
Our club’s Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.
Below is a very brief summary of how St Chads teams fared through the summer of 2019.
The Barkston Ash mixed team won division 2 of this league so will be promoted to division 1 next summer – congratulations to everyone who played any matches for this team!
An exciting season for the A team in Division 1 saw things come down to the last match when St Chads were narrowly pipped to first place by Adel who were the only team to take points from us – congratulations to them. The St Chads B team finished in 3rd place in Division 2 after some hard fought matches so just missed out on promotion to Division 1. This is a fantastic achievement for this team, which gave many members their first taste of competitive play
The ladies team finished 6th out of 7 teams in Division 2 so will have to wait to hear their fate regarding relegation to Division 3. Again, many new members had the opportunity to play for this team and enjoyed the challenge of match play.
Unfortunately the mens A team had to withdraw from Division 2 mid way through the season. It was an amazing achievement for a small club to get a team to this level but the standard was very high, so difficult to field an appropriate team regularly
Our mens B team finished firmly in mid table so cemented their position in this division.Thank you
Well done to all who played this season, we hope you enjoyed the competitive play with other clubs in the region.
If you didn’t play this year but would like to be included in next year’s matches across the region then please email Penny.
Yesterday’s weather was kind as the day for the annual Karen Wignall Ladies Doubles Tournament and the Mens Tournament dawned. Played to the American Mixed format, everyone who attended played lots of tennis with lots of different partners which always makes for a fun and sociable competition.
The winners of the 2019 tournaments were:
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who came along, making it another successful and fun tournament day. We raised a whopping £97.25 for St Gemma’s Hospice so that was the icing on the cake (which Karen would appreciate).
Here are some photos (thanks Justin) of this year’s American Mixed fun social tournament which we held at the beginning of May … enhanced as ever by Sophie’s chocolate brownies, the winners were Heather Davies and Tom Wignall. We’ll be having another tournament later on in the year, watch this space.
There was a very good turn out for the first Karen Wignall Ladies Doubles Tournament held on Sunday 30th September 2018 – Karen would have been delighted to see so many players enjoying an excellent morning’s competitive (yet friendly) tennis followed by copious amounts of cake and bubbly.
It was a close-run affair! Partners Heather and Sophie had to play a tie break against Renske and Gail for a place in the finals; the latter couple triumphed. Gail and Renske went on to become worthy joint winners of the Karen Wignall Cup beating other finalists Anne and Jenny.
We all thoroughly enjoyed what we are sure will become a popular annual St Chad’s Tennis Club event in the years to come. AND we raised £140 for St Gemma’s in the process.
The men ran a parallel tournament up at Leeds Beckett Uni’s courts. One of the winners (Mahesh) can be seen playing more tennis in the background of the above pic, obviously not worn out by his earlier victory.