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AGM and Annual Dinner

The 56th Annual General Meeting of the Seniors' Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain will be held at The Roehampton Club on Monday 9th March starting at 6:30pm.

The Chairman and New Members' Dinner will follow the AGM at the same venue at a cost of £39.50p per head and we would request that you apply as soon as possible to assist planning.

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker will be Mr Michael Downey - Chief Executive of the Lawn Tennis Association.

For papers relevant to this meeting, including an application form for the dinner, please click on Annual Events/AGM.

Posted by : Webmaster at 13:07:PM on Tuesday 10 February 2015
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SLTC of GB vs Norwegian Veterans

Preparations are at an advanced stage for this year's fixture against our Norwegian friends, which is being held during the first week of June in Hampshire.

Please CLICK HERE to read match manager Jim Whittaker's brief.

It is once again advised that you indicate your interest in playing all/some of the days as soon as possible.

Posted by : Webmaster at 14:00:PM on Wednesday 28 January 2015
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2014 Newsletter

Our 2014 Newsletter is now available to view and/or download for logged-in members.

From the Home Page menu bar click on News, select  Newsletter from the drop-down and choose the one you want - happy reading!

Posted by : Webmaster at 11:24:AM on Wednesday 28 January 2015
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2015 Wimbledon Ballot - OPT IN NOW!

Dear Member

All British Tennis Members (BTM's) have the opportunity to get Wimbledon tickets in the ballot. This year the procedure has changed and you will need to opt into the draw by logging into your membership on the LTA Website and clicking on the 'opt-in' link.

You need to do this by midnight on 14th February 2015 (was 31st Jan but has now been extended)  and it is a simple procedure.

CLICK HERE to view our step by step instructions to help you.

Would you also please ensure that you have signed up as a BTM for our Club, which is affiliated to Middlesex LTA.

Remember - the number of Wimbledon tickets your Club is allocated depends on how many members opt in so please action as soon as possible before the deadline date. Launch of the Ballot this year will be the 16th March.

Posted by : Webmaster at 12:45:PM on Tuesday 6 January 2015
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Win over Dutch Seniors

It was our turn to host the Dutch Seniors this year, which was played at The Edgbaston Priory Club, 28th - 30th November.

Always a competitive fixture, we took the honours 14 - 10 with the middle Saturday being key in our win/loss ratio..

CLICK HERE for the match report and individual results.

Posted by : Webmaster at 11:40:AM on Wednesday 31 December 2014
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Convincing win against The Army LTC

A Seniors' Club men's team proved too strong for The Army LTC in this annual end-of-year fixture.

For match report and individual results - CLICK HERE.

Posted at 17:50:PM on Sunday 7 December 2014
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Heavy defeat to Combined Services

A Seniors' Club men's team narrowly avoided the dreaded 'bagel' against a strong Combined Services team.

For match report and individual results - CLICK HERE.

Posted by : Webmaster at 17:45:PM on Sunday 7 December 2014
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Fine win over Fitzwilliam Club

The Club sent a strong men's team of 45+ and 55+ players over to Dublin to play against our friends from The Fitzwilliam Club. The tennis was competitive and hospitality wonderful, as usual.

Having lost on the two previous occasions it was satisfying to once again win the Ivar Boden trophy, on it's 25th anniversary.

CLICK HERE to read Match Manager Dave Rawlinson's report, which cotains photos and individual match results.

Posted by : Webmaster at 15:48:PM on Wednesday 3 December 2014
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Play Tennis Forever - a practical guide

Suzanne Clark, a chartered physiotherapist and author, is passionate about tennis and imparting her knowledge regarding playing into later life.


Posted by : Suzanne Clark at 17:39:PM on Tuesday 25 November 2014
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Super-Seniors World Individual Championships

Congratulations go to the following Club Members who achieved success in finals at the 2014 Super-Seniors World Individual Championships held in Antalya, Turkey.

Singles Finalist:

  • MS70+ Henk Nijeboer

Doubles Winners:

  • LD65+ Shirley Fox with playing partner Kerry Ballard (AUS)
  • MD75+ Tony McBride with playing partner Don Shears (GB)
  • LD85+ Betty Howard with playing partner Erzsebet Szentirmay (HUN)

Mixed Doubles Finalist:

  • XD80+ Anne Williams with playing partner Robert Barwick (AUS)

In addition, the following players came away with worthy individual medals:

  • Pauline Fisher - 2 x bronze for WS60 and WD60
  • Betty Howard - 2 x bronze for WS85 and XD85
  • Frances Candy - 2 x bronze for WD60 and XD60
  • Richard Tutt - 2 x bronze for MD65 and XD65
  • Shirley Fox - 1 x bronze for XD65
  • Chris Ornstien - 1 x bronze for XD65
  • Jean Porter - 1 x bronze for XD75 
  • Roy Henderson - 1 x bronze for XD75
Posted by : Webmaster at 15:12:PM on Wednesday 5 November 2014
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