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Condolences - Colin Hannam

We have been informed of the death of Colin Hannam on 4th July at Crewkerne, aged 84. Colin was a former member of Wimbledon LTA, a fine sportsman and became a member of our Club in 1977 .

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Hannam family and friends.

Posted by : Webmaster at 13:46:PM on Thursday 30 July 2015
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Win for SLTC Ladies vs Warwick BC

It wasn't plain sailing for the SLTC of GB ladies team against a competitive Warwick Boat Club. In similar fashion to last year we came out on top winning 5-4 in a very close match.

View match report and individual scores - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 14:14:PM on Monday 27 July 2015
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Wimbledon 2015 Ticket Ballot Winners

The following members won tickets in this year's Club Wimbledon Ballot:

Centre Court:

  • 1st July D Riefler, 2nd July D Trew, 7th July E Elsom, 11th July A Davidson

No 1 Court:

  • 2nd July G Clarke, 6th July J Cox, 7th July C Barber, 7th July K Jones, 12th July P Reardon

No 2 Court:

  • 29th June A Woods, 8th July G Birch
Posted by : Webmaster at 11:33:AM on Wednesday 22 July 2015
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Convincing win vs Fitzwilliam

In a competitive match played on grass at St. George's Hill in Weybridge, the SLTC of GB won our annual fixture against Fitzwilliam from Dublin by the score of 6-2.

Match Report and individual results - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 14:10:PM on Sunday 19 July 2015
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Narrow defeat vs IC of GB

In a closely fought contest on grass at St. George's Hill the IC of GB narrowly defeated a creative and spirited SLTC of GB team.

Match Report and individual results - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 14:08:PM on Sunday 19 July 2015
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Men win against Navy

The Navy fielded a younger and competitive team for our annual fixture at their tennis centre in Portsmouth. Luckily the rain held off and the match was completed on the 'sticky' astro-turf courts.

The SLTC of GB team proved too strong on the day and recorded a fine 8-1 victory.

Read the match report - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 8:16:AM on Thursday 2 July 2015
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Norwegian Seniors 2015

Our 2015 fixture against the Norwegian Seniors is really an annual event as opposed to just a tennis fixture. This year it was superbly hosted at The Avenue Lawn Tennis, Squash & Fitness Club in Havant, Hants. The Avenue Club is long-established in the area with a history going back to 1902 and maintains fine grass courts.

Our Photo Gallery contains a links to images taken at the event.

To read Match Manager Jim Whittaker's Report - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 11:06:AM on Monday 22 June 2015
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British Clay Court Successes

Clay Court West HantsMany congratulations to the following members who won titles in the British Open Clay Court Championships held at the West Hants Club, Bournemouth 23rd - 30th May 2015:

Men:

  • MS40 Seb Jackson
  • MS60 Paul French
  • MS65 Niall Sweeney
  • MS70 Mark Cox
  • MS75 Clive B. Hutchings
  • MD35 Seb Jackson with partner Barry Fulcher
  • MD45 David Mills with partner Nick Boys
  • MD55 Bruce Young with partner Russell Howat
  • MD60 Paul French & Jeremy Trafford
  • MD65 Mark Cox & Richard Tutt
  • MD70 Norman Church with partner Andrew James
  • MD75 Tony McBride with partner Donald Shears
  • MD80 Michael Cottee with partner Gordon Oates

Women:

  • WS60 Pauline Fisher
  • WD50 Bim Newton & Susie Reid
  • WD55 Hazel Lindfield with partner Christine French
  • WD60 Pauline Fisher & Shirley Fox
  • WD65 Diane Hill & Rosemary Wilson
Posted by : Webmaster at 15:10:PM on Sunday 31 May 2015
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Wimbledon Cocktail Party 2015

The Annual Cocktail Party for members and their guests will be held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on Monday 6th July 2015 from 7:30pm - 9pm. Each member is welcome to invite guests and the ticket price this year has been held at £15 per person, which includes entry to the grounds after 6pm.

Please apply to: Graham Neale, Ladymead Cottage, Houghton, Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6LU.

Applications must be received no later than Friday 26th June and accompanied by full payment plus a stamped addressed envelope for dispatch of tickets.

Download an Application Form - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 10:49:AM on Thursday 28 May 2015
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Condolences - Peter Scholtz (Netherlands)

Dear Members

It is with great regret that I have to inform you that Peter Scholtz, one of the stalwarts of the team of Dutch veterans, whom we (SLTC of GB) are playing for the 10th year running this year, has passed away on the 22nd of May. Peter had been ill for some time, and appeared to have come through, but alas this was not to be.

You have all met Peter and some of you quite a few times. Those who know him well will remember him as very easy to get on with, always good fun, somebody genuinely interested in others and definitely a very talented player. He made the most of his life, had a positive outlook on everything and was a source of inspiration for us all. Peter didn’t play in the last few matches because of ill health but he would still come to the matches, even in England, as he enjoyed so much to be amongst friends. His friends of course were always delighted when he was around.

He will be sadly missed and our thoughts are very much with Peter's family and friends.

Because he was such a prominent representative of the Dutch side over all those years, Hans Bronkhorst and I have decided that we would dedicate the trophy for our annual match to Peter and from this year onwards we will be battling against the Dutch for the Peter Scholtz Cup. I trust you are happy with that small sign of respect, which will preserve our memory of him for a long time to come. I am sure Peter would be honoured and delighted.

Henk Nijeboer

Posted by : Webmaster at 11:48:AM on Wednesday 27 May 2015
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