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Club members feature in World Team success

Super Seniors World team Championships - Antalya, Turkey

Congratulations to the GB W60 Team's great success in the Alice Marble Cup.

GB Ladies 60 World 2014Captained by Pauline Fisher and supported by Frances Candy, Sally Freeman and Ann Brown, the team went undefeated throughout the event. Wins over Poland, Argentina and Germany at the Group stage saw them into the semi-final where they beat The Netherlands before triumphing over the No 1 seeded team USA in the final.

The final came down to a deciding doubles rubber, as the teams shared their opening singles matches. Sally and Pauline took the first set but the Americans hit back to take the match into a decider, which GB went on to win 6-4. The victory ended a 4-year winning run for the USA and gave the GB team the title for the first time since 2004 and well deserved gold medals. Photo L-R – Sally Freeman, Ann Brown, Frances Candy, Pauline Fisher (Capt.)

There were three other GB Teams that won medals.

The Women's 65 team of Marjory Love, Shirley Fox, Rosemary Wilson and June Peck having won their three group matches in the Kitty Godfree Cup, lost to the USA (eventual winners) in the semi-final but won the play-off against Australia.

The Women's 70  team (Frances MacLennan, Jenny Waggott, Jacky Boothman and Felicity Thomas) also made a clean sweep of their group matches before having to give best to Germany (eventual winners) in the semi-final of the Althea Gibson Cup, but making sure of the bronze medal by beating the USA in the play-off for third.

In the Bitsy Grant Cup, the Men's 75 team of Clive Hutchings, Roy Henderson, Don Shears and Tony McBride, made sure of their bronze medal by heading their initial group to reach the semi-final where they lost to Australia (eventual winners), but beat Italy in the third place match.

Club Members highlighted in red.

Posted by : Webmaster at 17:42:PM on Tuesday 21 October 2014
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Ladies success at St. George's Hill

SLTC of GB Ladies continued their successful season with a close but well-deserved win over a strong St. George's Hill LTC.

CLICK HERE to read Anne Clark's match report.

Posted by : Webmaster at 18:38:PM on Friday 29 August 2014
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Match Report vs AELTC Ladies

SLTC of GB Ladies earned a creditable 2 -2 draw against the competitive AELTC ladies team.

CLICK HERE to read Ann Collings' match report.

Posted by : Webmaster at 23:35:PM on Monday 18 August 2014
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Match Report vs Warwick Boat Club

SLTC of GB ladies earned a hard-fought victory against a competitive Warwick Boat Club ladies team.

CLICK HERE to read Ann Collings' match report.

Posted by : Webmaster at 12:48:PM on Saturday 2 August 2014
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We've made the papers in Norway!

Our 2014 annual fixture against the Norwegian Veterans, played in Bodø, Nordland was a great success.

CLICK HERE to see how it was reported in the local Norwegian press!

In recognition of his work in organising and coordinating the event, match manager Jim Whittaker has been made an Honorary Member of the Norwegian Association of Tennis Veterans.

The Seniors' Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain recognises the reciprocal work undertaken in Norway and is pleased to convey Honorary Membership of our Club to Jon-Erik Lunoe, a well deserved tribute.

Posted by : Webmaster at 11:50:AM on Saturday 2 August 2014
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Match Report vs Winchester

The Club drew its match against a competitive Winchester LTC.

CLICK HERE to read the match report and view individual results.

Posted by : Webmaster at 19:55:PM on Monday 28 July 2014
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Wimbledon Cocktail Party 2014

Once again this proved to be a very popular and well supported event with over 250 people attending, which included several well known former international players.

Why not see if our intrepid photographer snapped you!

Photos now available in the Photo Galleries section of our website.

Posted by : Webmaster at 13:02:PM on Monday 28 July 2014
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Match Report vs Lords & Commons

The Club has won its latest match against The Lords and Commons LTC played at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

CLICK HERE to read David Straker's match report.

Posted by : Webmaster at 12:56:PM on Monday 28 July 2014
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Match Report vs The International Club

In a high quality match played at picturesque St. George's Hill LTC the SLTC of GB experienced a satisfying win by 5 1/2 to 2 1/2 rubbers over the International Club of GB.

Please CLICK HERE for match report and individual results.

Posted by : Webmaster at 10:00:AM on Saturday 19 July 2014
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Thirty Love Bodo - Norway Match Report

The recent Club trip to play our friends in Norway was a great success and justified all of the hard work, planning and communication undertaken by match manager Jim Whittaker.

Some post-event comments:

"just a note to thank you for your brilliant organisation for this trip which is greatly appreciated. I have rarely experienced such an enjoyable week, the combination of beautiful scenery, rare and tremendous experiences and great friendship was wonderful"  PB

"my personal thanks to you and the whole English squad for welcoming me with open arms and inclusive gestures I had a ball!! Tile next time"   ML

CLICK HERE to read Jim's match report.

Images from this exciting trip are available in our Photo Gallery section.

Posted by : Webmaster at 11:41:AM on Wednesday 25 June 2014
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