Thornbury Lawn Tennis Club held its first Tie Break Tens tournament on Saturday 8th July. All matches played used a Championship Tie Break format with some minor adjustments to keep matches short and to provide a handicap to some players, making matches tense and extremely competitive. A typical match lasted 10 minutes, so there was [...]
Brooke and Susannah, as County tennis players for Gloucestershire and Avon respectively, were selected to attend a She Rallies event, hosted by Judy Murray, held in Bristol on 29th June. Judy is leading the national campaign to get more women & girls playing tennis and also creating and developing a new and enthusiastic workforce to [...]
Josh White has been brought in to strengthen the coaching team. Josh is a level 4 LTA Coach and will be a real asset for the Club. Taylor Tennis will be running their normal tennis programmes for adults and juniors through the Summer and will be looking to revitalise the existing programme of activities.
Tony Light has been helping the Club with aerial photography using his drone. An example of the photos is shown below. The photos will be used in the website and other promotional material. Additional photos and videos will be taken, hopefully with the courts fully occupied!
The block of four main tennis courts was pressure washed in advance of the busy summer ahead. The cleaning was undertaken by club volunteers using the newly acquired pressure washer and rotary cleaner. Many thanks to those who helped with this very necessary activity. The next deep clean is scheduled for the autumn.
Following the President’s Plate tournament, the ballot was held for the 19 pairs of Wimbledon tickets allocated to club members. This always attracts a great deal of interest and excitement, as Wimbledon tickets are extremely difficult to come by! The draw included several tickets to Centre Court, including the Ladies Final. The lucky winners can [...]
This is an annual mixed doubles tournament for club members. 14 pairs entered the tournament and were divided into 2 leagues of 7 pairs each. Each pair played a set against the other 6 pairs in their group. Points were awarded on a league basis with winners of each group playing the final and second [...]
The grounds are beginning to show signs of Spring. The daffodils are looking splendid and the crocuses (donated by John Harbottle) are adding a splash of colour. Three silver birch trees have been planted. These were donated by Val Varey (in memory of her late husband, Dennis Semper) & Steve Wells (to mark 44 years [...]
Ally Weir and Phil Jones have been the backbone of the Club for many years and retired from the committee at the last AGM. Ally has been Ladies Captain, Treasurer and Web Designer. Phil has been Membership Secretary, Secretary and Chairman. In recognition of their contribution to the Club, they were presented with some small [...]
Late Summer League. Three teams participated in the late Summer League Mixed Doubles. The first team finished in the middle of their league. The second and third teams both gained valuable experience, but not many points. Winter League. With the winter league at the half way stage we know break for the Christmas Holidays. A [...]