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…

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…

Jim Aman

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Jim Aman. “American Jim” (actually Canadian) contributed a huge amount to the club over several years, all achieved in unfailingly modest fashion. Jim was a favourite with everyone at club sessions which he attended several times a week until he suffered a sudden illness…

FTC’s Wimbledon ticket winners

The club held its draw for the 16 pairs of Wimbledon tickets allocated to the club this year after the FTC AGM at the Fishbourne Centre on 18 April. The numbers were pulled out of the barrel by Generation Tennis’s Alex Bone, and many of the winners were in the room to hear the good…

Gay Collins

With regret and sadness, we must advise you of the death of another of our very long-standing members. Gay Collins passed away last Friday after a long illness that had prevented her playing tennis or bowls for most of last year. Gay played a full and active role as a member, as a player, tournament…

Membership Renewal 2020/21

Dear Member If you haven’t already done so, it is time to renew your membership and pay the annual subscription. Download a renewal form below: Adult renewal 20-21 If in the very sad event you have decided to leave us, please fill in the form below and tell us why you are leaving – so…

Brian Wilkinson

Fishbourne Tennis Club members will be sad to hear of the death of Brian Wilkinson. Brian was a new recruit to the club and was not known by many, but was looking forward to playing more as he got back into his tennis. He was perhaps best known for being one of few men at the…

Remembering Ronnie

The funeral service for Ronnie Ray was held today at Chichester Crematoriium and afterwards at the Fishbourne Centre where friends, family and club members gathered to celebrate the life of one of the club’s most popular and longest-playing members.

Ronnie Ray, 1919-2015

It is with sadness that we advise that Ronnie Ray has died following a short illness. Many of us will have fond memories of his tennis, his drive and his friendliness over many, many years at Fishbourne Tennis Club although we saw less of Ronnie in recent years as his court appearances became infrequent.  We…