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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
  • 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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Tennis fixture in the USA 2017

Dear Member

We are looking to extend our 2017 fixture list by offering a match in the USA, more specifically Vero Beach Florida, timed for April to avoid their school holiday period. Vero Beach is approximately 100 miles South East of Orlando and 170 miles East of Sarasota.

The tennis event can be sized to accommodate both men and women, the standard will be very competitive and matched to our playing strength in age groups 35+ and upwards (no upper limit has been set). Members who are interested may want to plan an extended trip around the tennis - sightseeing, a Disney family experience or perhaps a Seniors Tounament run by the USTA.

At this stage we are just guaging interest as the event will involve a lot of planning and commitment but I am sure you agree it will be a real coup for our Club. It is likely there will be a reciprocal arrangement in future years.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity then please email our Hon. Match Secretary Andrew Soul who will be able to send you more information when it becomes available. Andrew's contact details can be found on our Member List.

Posted by : Webmaster at 12:55:PM on Sunday 29 May 2016
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South Africa 2017

Your Club is in the process of organising a fixture against a South African Seniors Team in Cape Town, February 2017.

We are looking for members who are interested in playing and perhaps using this opportunity as part of an extended holiday.

Updates will be posted periodically on the website but to see a factsheet regarding the trip - CLICK HERE.

Jim Whittaker will be your first point of contact for further information on this match.

Posted by : Webmaster at 14:57:PM on Saturday 14 May 2016
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Norway 2016 - places still available

Dear Member

As at 10th April, there are still places available if you would like to play in our annual fixture against the Norwegian Seniors, being held this year in Stavanger June 8-12th.

For more information on the trip and itinerary then CLICK HERE to see a Factsheet and the contact details for our Match Organiser Jim Whittaker.

Many thanks.

Posted by : webmaster at 13:49:PM on Sunday 10 April 2016
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