Christmas Team Event: Sunday 29th December
Twenty Elstead members took part in a team tennis event on Sunday 29th December. It was a beautiful sunny day, which all contributed to a fun morning of great tennis, starting with coffee and croissants. All standard of players were there from Men’s and Ladies first team to social players and coaches.
The players were divided into 4 teams of 2 men and three ladies. The competition involved each team playing every other team at men’s, ladies and mixed doubles. Every player played 6 short set matches and the teams became very competitive as the morning went on.
The final result was close, with 3 teams having the same number of rubber wins at the end of the morning. However Team Rafa, comprising of Shaun, Scott, Ann, Pui and Anne had more individual match wins and were the overall winners; see below.
Look out for more of these type of events.
Singles Box League Round 2
The winners of the boxes in Round 1 were: Sam Tunbridge (box 1), James Weaver (box 2), Grant Franklin (box 3) and Anissa Pieterse (box 4). All the winners were undefeated champions in their boxes. The majority of matches in round 1 were close battles, seven of which finished 8-7. All winners received tennis balls and the winners of boxes 2, 3 and 4 were promoted to the box above.
Round 2 is now in progress until Sunday 2nd February 2020.
For more details please go to: https://elsteadtennis.info/uncategorized/new-format-singles-box-league/
Leaves on the Courts
At this time of year it is difficult to keep the courts free of leaves and unfortunately the gardener is away on holiday 5th – 21st November. We will try to keep the courts cleared, but there is a good brush in the Clubhouse or a leaf blower, should you need them.
Ladies Morning Tuesdays
There is a great regular turnout of ladies on Tuesday mornings. About once a month the ladies arrange for Barbara Awbery to come along and coach them. The sessions run from 9.30am – 11am and lady members of all standards are welcome.
Thursday Evening Club Night
Why not come down to the courts to meet up with other members and play a few games of tennis.
We currently run a mix in evening on a Thursday from 7pm and to ensure there are a good number of players we have introduced a system where you supply your email to the organiser Mike Mullins and Mike sends out a reminder each week. Everyone who supplies their email will receive a mailing usually on a Sunday and you must reply yes or no for the following Thursday.
This system has been working very well. If you want to get onto the roster let Mike know and he’ll get you on the system
Elstead tennis club have a number of teams which take part in both Summer and Winter. The club run Men’s, Ladies and Mixed Teams that compete in the ADLTA local league, Aegon Surrey and the Chaucer leagues. If you are interested in playing contact Scott Tunbridge.
Contact Jorge Martin Munoz for further information