Cancer Research Charity Tournaments raise £7500

The annual Cancer Research UK charity tennis tournament and lunch was held on 5th September and raised £480 for this worthy cause.  There were 26 tennis players (including 5 players from Olveston & Tockington Tennis Club) with an additional 8 members who joined in for lunch.  The event had two winners: Jane Clarke and Pam [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Cancer Research Charity Tournaments raise £7500

Summer League

Thornbury Lawn Tennis Club has 10 teams of 4 players in the LTA Avon Summer Leagues: five men’s and four ladies. There are six teams in each league with each team playing each other both home and away. Each match comprises 4 individual matches or ‘rubbers’ – all doubles. The top teams contain County level [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Summer League

Old Down Country Park

On Sunday 9th July the Club will be hosting their very own ‘Wimbledon’ event at Old Down estate. We’ll be setting up a mini-tennis court for adults and children visiting the venue to have a go at playing tennis. As well as tennis, there’ll be a competition, raffle and plenty of fun. We’ll be handing [...]

By | July 9th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Old Down Country Park

Tie Break Tens

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 [...]

By | July 8th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Tie Break Tens

She Rallies

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 [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|News|Comments Off on She Rallies

Josh White

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.

By | June 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Josh White

Aerial Photos

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!

By | May 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Aerial Photos

Court Cleaning

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.

By | May 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Court Cleaning

Wimbledon Draw

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 [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Wimbledon Draw

President’s Plate

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 [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|News|Comments Off on President’s Plate