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Defeat for Ladies at St. George's Hill

SLTC of GB Ladies lost to a strong and youthful St. George's Hill team 6-2.

As usual, the match was highly competitive but played in great spirit with post-match tea being taken around the lake.

Match Report - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 16:15:PM on Sunday 21 August 2016
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Miraflores - sun sets and sangria!

Our annual fixture against Miraflores is being hosted once again at Fernando Gil's Club on the Costa del Sol, Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct 2016.

The match is held over two days for both men and women comprising singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The theme is competitive tennis coupled with an enjoyable blend of socialising and having fun.

Places are still available and anyone interested in playing should contact Match Manager Jeremy Woods by mobile or email (Jeremy's details are on our member contact spreadsheet - downloadable via Member Info/Member Details).

Alternatively, further information can be obtained from the Club's website administrator Phil Tovey.

Posted by : Webmaster at 17:34:PM on Wednesday 10 August 2016
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Match drawn vs PSOB

An enjoyable match took place at Reeds School in Cobham.

PSOB, as usual, turned out an excellent first pair - quicker, fitter, younger (need we say more?) that proved impossible to beat on the day. However, a great comeback by Mike Dawe and Andrew Soul enabled the Club to attain an honourable last-rubber win to leave the match result at 2-2.

Match Report and individual results - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 21:36:PM on Monday 1 August 2016
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Defeat for Ladies vs Warwick BC

Warwick Boat Club Ladies provided tough opposition in our annual fixture at this lovely venue, overturning last year's defeat by winning 6-3.

Even though the result didn't go our way, competitive tennis on a sunny day with the usual post-match excellence enabled everyone to depart a winner.

Match Report - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 10:38:AM on Tuesday 26 July 2016
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Win for Club vs IC of GB

In a closely fought and well matched contest played at St. George's Hill LTC, SLTC of GB avenged last year's defeat by IC of GB. The four pair (2 x 45+ and 2 x 60+ age groups) match, switched to hard courts due to afternoon rain, ended in a close victory for Mike Dawe's team by 5 rubbers to 3. 

The day was completed with an excellent meal and both captains thanked St. George's for their hospitality before reaffirming the importance of this fixture in the annual tennis calendar.

Match report and individual results - CLICK HERE

Posted by : Webmaster at 9:53:AM on Sunday 24 July 2016
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ITF Super Seniors Team Selection

Many congratulations to the following Club members who have been selected, or put on standby, to represent Great Britain at the Super Seniors World Team Championships to be held in Croatia 12 - 17 September 2016:

  • W65 - S Fox, R Wilson  Reserve: W Scalinger
  • W70 - J Waggott
  • W 75 - R Weston, F Thomas, M Ackers  Reserve: J Porter
  • M65 - N Sweeney, B Brackstone, J Woods  Reserve: R Johnstone, B Snapes
  • M70 - N Barker M Cox, C Ornstien, R Tutt
  • M75 - H Nijeboer, R Milner, R Henderson, R Taylor  Reserve: D Trew
  • M80 - T McBride  Reserve: J Draper
Posted by : Webmaster at 13:57:PM on Monday 11 July 2016
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ITF Seniors World Team Success

Many congratulations to Club members Paul French, Mike Dawe and Jeremy Trafford, supported by Robin Drysdale, who won a bronze medal at the recent ITF Seniors World Team Championships held in Helsinki, Finland 19 - 24 June 2016.

Having beaten Russia and Canada in the group stage, they suffered a loss to Australia leading to a play off for third place against France, which was won 2 - 1.

Overall, GB Teams excelled and remain a force to be reckoned with at the Seniors level.

Club members that represented GB during the Championships were:

  • W50 - Monica Becerra
  • W55 - Hazel Lindfield
  • W60 - Pauline Fisher, Frances Candy
  • M55 - Nigel Mann
  • M60 - Paul French, Mike Dawe, Jeremy Trafford
Posted by : Webmaster at 11:16:AM on Monday 11 July 2016
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Match Report Norway 2016

Our annual tennis fixture against the Norwegians proved to be competitive and a wonderful social occasion.

Held this year in Stavanger, our hosts provided some awe-inspiring scenic moments, fun, great facilities and once again friendship that has been built up over many years.

Many thanks to Jim Whittaker for his hard work and organisation in making this another one to remember!

Match Report - CLICK HERE.

Photos can be viewed on our Photo Galleries page.

Posted by : Webmaster at 11:38:AM on Sunday 3 July 2016
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Match Report vs Royal Navy LTC

A close encounter this year in our match against The Navy LTC, which was eventually edged 5 - 4.

Many thanks to the players who gave up the majority of their Sunday to play in this annual fixture, one that was keenly fought and quite competitive.

Match Report - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 11:37:AM on Sunday 3 July 2016
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Wimbledon Cocktail Party 2016

Our very popular Annual Wimbledon Cocktail Party will be held at The All England Club on Monday 4th July from 7:30-9pm.

Each SLTC of GB member will be able to invite guests and the ticket price is once again held at £15 per person. Your ticket also permits access to the grounds after 6pm.

Applications to Graham Neale must be received no later than Friday 24th June and accompanied by your full payment and a stamped addressed envelope for dispatch of tickets.

CLICK HERE to download the Application Form.

Posted by : Webmaster at 8:40:AM on Monday 30 May 2016
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