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.
During the membership renewals this April, St Chad’s Tennis Club members donated a total of £310 for St Gemma’s Hospice, in memory of Karen Wignall and in acknowledgment of the Hospice’s excellent care of her.
Jill, Paul and Tom visited St Gemma’s with the club donation in August 2018 (see photo). A framed certificate is being prepared and we are hoping to frame it for the clubhouse.
Karen was one of the forty faces of St Gemma’s and photos of staff, patients, volunteers etc. were taken to celebrate its 40th anniversary. In case club members are interested, the photos of those involved in the campaign are being exhibited in the Leeds Museum until the 23rd September. There are also going to be some pop up venues featuring the photos in and around Leeds over the next few months. We will pass details on when we receive them.
A fantastic doubles tournament took place on a hot sunny Sunday on the 24th of June. Five pairs each played four 20 minute matches, with the winners being undefeated with the vital final match ending in a 3 -3 draw. Well done to Anne Wallace and new member Nick Davis on winning this month’s tournament.
July 29th 11am -1pm will see the next tournament at the club. A maximum of 12 people per tournament on a first come basis. A reminder will be sent through nearer the time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.