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…

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…

Four players share American Tournament honours

The day dawned clear, bright and still for our 22 intrepid American Tournament competitors. The near perfect tennis conditions were a welcome change from the torrential down pours of late and it was good to get out onto the courts. Some excellent and close fought matches ensued with with a slick turn around between rounds…

Fishbourne teams gear up for more P&D success

Dear Fishbourne Tennis Club member, As you know, Fishbourne players of all ages and abilities have enjoyed taking part in the Portsmouth & District tennis league for several years now. It’s always good fun and increasingly successful for us as well. At the recent P&D awards evening at the Lee on the Solent club, FTC…

Fishbourne teams excel in P&D summer league

Three Fishbourne teams are in line for promotion after the club’s most successful summer season of tennis yet in the LTA’s Portsmouth & District League. Of Fishbourne’s seven teams competing, both the men’s number one team (captain Tom Craddock) and the ladies’ doubles team (captain Kate Gurl) topped their groups and have been crowned champions…

Pro players head for Southsea tournament

For the second year running, professional female players will be heading for the grass courts at Canoe Lake Leisure in Southsea to take part in the Fuzion 100 Southsea Trophy. The ITF Pro-Circuit women’s event is being held this year on 26-29 June. The nearest tournament  to Fishbourne to see professional players in action, the…

All FTC’s winter league results

Seven Fishbourne teams took part in the LTA’s Portsmouth & District winter league 2017/18. Dozens of the club’s players, some in their 20s, some in their 70s,  took part, and there were many notable successes through the season. Highlights? There were strong second-place finishes for the new men’s No2 team, in its first competitive season,…