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,…

Fishbourne gets P&D awards for tennis…and tea

  At the Portsmouth & District LTA trophy awards presentation on Thursday  19 October Fishbourne Tennis Club was presented with the following awards: The trophy for winners of the Men’s Fourth Division – Summer league.  Our first Men’s team were promoted to the 3rd Division Certificate for runners up of the Mixed Division 3 – Winter league. …

P&D league round-up: summer mixed doubles Masters Division 1

    The Masters Division 1 team had an excellent summer season, increasing their position from ninth to fifth (writes Luke McEwen). During the season the following players took part. Sue Lord, Tamsin Saunders, Sally Atkins, Cressida Williams, David Holmes, Duncan Stewart, Geoff Miles, Katie Bracher, Luke McEwen and Shaz Morris, As captain, I would like to express my gratitude for the commitment of…

Captains’ mid-season league reports

Mid-way through the season, Fishbourne teams continue to do well in the Portsmouth & District LTA summer tournament. Here are the captains’ mid-term reports: Sam Hart, men’s doubles, division 4 (weekend only games, no age restrictions): We are top of the league so far this year, four fixtures played and four won. We have won…

P&D league round-up: winter mixed doubles Division 3

Fishbourne came second in the league which means that they will be promoted to Division 2 in the Winter 2017/18 league  They missed winning by just one point. During the season the following players were entered: Nikki Scott, Andre Rogers, Priscilla Pendle, David Holmes, Nikki Holden, Luke McEwen, Gilly Perrin, James Wilson, Cressida Williams, James Course, Sue Lord. The captain, Luke McEwen, thanks the players for…

P&D league round-up: winter ladies’ doubles Division 5

A total of 13 ladies from Fishbourne Tennis Club took part in the 10 matches  against five clubs in thew winter league (writes Kate Gurl). We finished in a strong third place in the table after winning six of our matches and collecting 16 points, a long way ahead of Seacourt, Chichester and Alverstoke (see full…

P&D league round-up: winter men’s doubles Division 3

The team missed out on promotion by just one point (writes Bob Murray). Despite a resounding win against Ryde Lawn 3 in the last match of the winter series on the island on 19 March, the Fishbourne boys finished third in the Division 3 league table, just pipped by Ventnor. This was slightly annoying since…