Thornbury Tennis’s great start to new season

By | November 20th, 2017|News|

The Avon Winter Tennis League began in October.  Hardy players brave the elements to play doubles matches in a league format through to March.  Teams comprise of two ladies and two men playing a men’s doubles match, a ladies’ doubles match and two mixed doubles matches.  Thornbury Lawn Tennis Club has entered three teams this [...]

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Avon Mixed Summer League

By | November 1st, 2017|News|

The Club had three teams playing in the Avon Mixed Summer League which concluded in early October. The second team, led by Susan Newman, Megan O’Connor, Brendan Wilde and Felix Boyes, were promotion contenders. They needed to win their final three matches of the season. They managed to secure maximum points in two of the [...]

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Juniors challenge for top honours

By | October 15th, 2017|News|

The Annual Thornbury Lawn Tennis Club Tournament is the main tournament of the year in the Club.  All preliminary matches were played during September and early October.  Five finals were all scheduled for Saturday 14th October.  A feature of this year’s finals was that four of the five finals featured juniors playing adults. Men’s Singles [...]

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By | October 1st, 2017|News|

The Club has once again received LTA TennisMark accreditation. TennisMark is the acknowledged accreditation scheme for tennis clubs.  An accredited club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages to play tennis.  It is a symbol for parents and carers that they are choosing the right club for their [...]

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Chris Taylor’s Wedding

By | September 23rd, 2017|News|

Congratulations to our Head Coach, Chris Taylor.  Chris and his long-term partner, Louise, were married at Priston Mill, near Bath, on 22nd September. They honeymooned in Dubai and Mauritius. We wish them every happiness for the future.

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Major Improvement to Car Parking Facilities

By | September 15th, 2017|News|

The work on the Mundy Playing Field Car Park was completed within one week, as scheduled.  There is a tarmac central roadway with compacted stone for the parking zones.  This is a vast improvement.  Let’s hope that the surface remains in good condition for many years. This is another significant improvement in the facilities at [...]

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Cancer Research Charity Tournaments raise £7500

By | September 6th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

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Summer League

By | July 21st, 2017|News|

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 [...]

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Old Down Country Park

By | July 9th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

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Tie Break Tens

By | July 8th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

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