Another top tennis day at Southsea

Friendly matches with other local clubs are rarely friendlier or more fun than when Fishbourne travels 10 miles west to take on Southsea…and this year’s annual meeting of the two clubs proved the point. Shame that out of a club membership of 180 we could only field 10 players instead of the required 12 though!…

Sunday with our friends from the South(sea)

Fishbourne Tennis Club hosted Southsea on Sunday 19 November for the latest round in our ongoing series of friendlies which never fail to provide lots of laughs and plenty of enjoyable tennis. This time it was no different, helped by kind weather and five-game sets (with plenty of 10-point championship tiebreaks at 2-2!) that gave…

Tennis and tea in the Southsea sunshine

Far and away the most enjoyable friendly competition Fishbourne is involved in – that’s the club’s regular encounter with Southsea Tennis Club. This summer’s visit to Clarence Esplanade on Sunday 20 August coincided with sunny dry weather and high spirits all round, with eager anticipation not just for some cracking first-to-four-games matches but also for the famous Southsea tea in…

Match report: Fishbourne vs Southsea

Fishbourne won their friendly match against Southsea 87 games to 47 (writes Luke McEwen). Rain threatened but stayed away until lunch. The return match will be this year’s final at Southsea. Andre and Mo, and Katy and Trevor jointly won the top number of games won. It was Nicola’s maiden match and won three of her…

Fishbourne winded by an on-form Southsea

Despite a howling wind off the sea and fielding a depleted team of just four pairs, Fishbourne pushed Southsea all the way in a closely-fought friendly match on Sunday, 21 August (writes Bob Murray). The match, an annual summer fixture at the Southsea club, offered Fishbourne the opportunity to defend the trophy won there last year,…

Smashing morning’s tennis with our friends from Southsea

It was a beautiful sunny day (but not too hot) for our annual friendly match with Southsea who made the journey over to Fishbourne on Sunday 3rd July (writes Priscilla Pendle). A few new faces were included in both teams and we all enjoyed a morning’s tennis followed by sandwiches at the Bull’s Head pub.…

Lila would have been proud of us!

On Monday 7 December, a group of Fishbourne ladies got together with eight ladies from the Harbour Way club in order to play some competitive tennis in memory of our good friend Lila Monk and to raise money for St Wilfred’s Hospice. (We raised £250). We were blessed with the weather, the sun shone, the tennis was…

116 games later…it’s a draw!

Fishbourne took on Southsea Tennis Club in a return match in Blackboy Lane on Sunday 22 November. The morning went very well (writes FTC team captain Lesley Kelly). Everyone enjoyed playing in the sunshine, which kept us warm in the cold snap. We were lucky we got the four courts, court number one was booked out,…

Tea, cakes and a trophy too

Some close matches and plenty of friendly competition were the hallmarks of the inaugural club challenge with Southsea Tennis Club in gloriously sunny weather in Southsea on Sunday (20 September). Six mixed pairs from Fishbourne Tennis Club  took on six mixed pairs from Southsea for a great afternoon of tennis in what everyone hopes will now…

Another great day with our friends from Southsea

FTC hosted Southsea Tennis Club on Sunday – a day that proved full of sunshine, fun, close matches and lots of laughs (plus lots of chips at the Bulls Head afterwards!). Four mixed pairs from each club took part in what, as always, proved to be a really close mixed doubles competition. With 15 matches…