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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:


  • 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


  • 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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Ladies outmanoeuvre The Army

On Sunday 17th May SLTC of GB Ladies went to Aldershot to play against a team from The Army. We won 4-0 but the tennis was excellent and very friendly, with all matches being closely contested.

Players representing The Army had come from places far and wide including Shropshire and the Isle of Wight! Our team, mainly from the London and Surrey area, consisted of Penny Wyatt, Susie Reid, Amelia Robinson and Jenny Cox. We were all grateful to Jenny for stepping in at the last minute when one of our team had to withdraw due to injury.

Luckily the weather allowed the match to take place outside in the sun which added to the enjoyment.

Everyone was grateful to The Army for providing lunch afterwards. We hope to arrange another fixture next year.

Ann Collings - Match Manager.

Posted by : Webmaster at 16:44:PM on Friday 22 May 2015
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National Inter-Club Win

Seniors' Tennis GB invited the Club to take part in this year's (2015) competition and we have entered a men's 60+ team.

With two strong doubles pairs and against a competitive Woodford Wells LTC we came through to record our first win 4-0.

Click the following link to view the match results and team photos:

Posted by : Webmaster at 15:12:PM on Wednesday 6 May 2015
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Norway 2015 **news update**

Your Event Manager Jim Whittaker has provided an outline plan for this annual fixture.

Please click on the following link to access and/or download:

Posted by : Webmaster at 17:28:PM on Wednesday 29 April 2015
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New Seniors' Tennis Events

Two new Seniors' tennis events are being held this year at East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and The Avenue Lawn Tennis, Squash and Fitness Club.

Click on the following links that will take you to the respective club websites where you will find details on each event and how to enter:

 Entry can either be done online or by post.

Posted by : Webmaster at 17:13:PM on Wednesday 29 April 2015
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2015 Seniors World Championships

The ITF Seniors' World Team Championships will this year be held in La Baule, France (8 - 13 June), followed by the World Individual event, for age groups 50+, 55+ and 60+.

Congratulations to the following Club Members who have been selected for GB or appointed reserve:

  • M50+: Chris Hearn (Capt.); Graham Neale
  • M55+: reserves Vince Gray and Nigel Mann
  • M60+: Paul French (Capt.), Mike Dawe, Jeremy Trafford
  • W55+: Anne Clarke - reserve Hazel Lindfield
  • W60+: Pauline Fisher (Capt.), Frances Candy
Posted by : Webmaster at 12:38:PM on Tuesday 31 March 2015
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