Club champ Tom bids goodbye to FTC

The men’s team coaching group came together for a special evening on Wednesday 21 October, to say goodbye to the club’s three times men’s singles champion and captain of FTC’s No1 men’s team in the Portsmouth & District league, Tom Craddock. Tom is moving to the north of England for work. Generation Tennis chief coach…

Sunday afternoons were made for tennis

Under the enthusiastic  control of Pammi, the new Sunday afternoon American tournaments have been a great success.  Which is why they are continuing through the autumn and winter! The American tournament format – limited games, limited number of people, everyone playing at once – has proven to be the ideal answer to  playing tennis at…

Tennis coaching resumes at Fishbourne

Alex from FTC coaching partner Generation Tennis  is in the process of getting all group coaching back up and running again in line with the latest LTA advice. This permits organised tennis activity for larger groups, including coached sessions, as an exception to the limit of six – as long as all Covid guidelines are followed.…

Mix-in club sessions are back

After a Covid-19 enforced hiatus of five months, mix-in club sessions returned to Fishbourne Tennis Club on Saturday 29 August. More than 20 members attended, lured by the idea of fun mixed doubles  social tennis and free ice creams. All four courts were busy all morning. First on court was Sheila Smith, 82 (pictured), enjoying…

Presentation to David Lord

In recognition of his many years’ voluntary service on the committee of Fishbourne Tennis Club, for most of the time as chairman, the club has made David Lord an honorary member and presented him with a gift on behalf of everyone at the club. The picture shows David being presented with a GPS golf watch…

Remembering Betty

One of the founding members of Fishbourne Tennis Cub has died, aged 94. Betty Stevens made an important contribution to the birth of the club in 1984 and was a regular player into her 80s. Betty celebrated her 80th birthday with a party at the club in 2006, as shown in the photograph. The club…

Important club news for all members

Dear Fishbourne Tennis Club member, Welcome to the latest news from your tennis club. There is lots you need to know about here, so please read on… Track and Trace now in operation at FTC Every time you play at FTC please ensure you write your name on the appropriate day in the new Track…

Sam Thomas wins inaugural Darren Triggs Trophy

  Fishbourne Tennis Club held its first tournament of 2020 – in honour of FTC member Darren Triggs, the Chichester police constable who suffered a spinal stroke while on duty in December 2019. Twelve members of the club took part in a closely-fought evening of tennis for the inaugural Darren Triggs Trophy, now set to…