Autumn newsletter

Dear Fishbourne Tennis Club member, Welcome to the latest regular email update of the exciting things happening at your tennis club. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY  20 October, Friday, 7pm, Table tennis Tournament, Fishbourne Centre 5 November, Sunday, 9am, American Tournament (NOTE NEW DATE) 9 December, Saturday, 7pm, Christmas Party with Nuthin’ Yet Band, Fishbourne Centre…

Finals Day 2017: full report and all the results

Reigning Fishbourne men’s tennis champion Tom Craddock retained his singles trophy and added a doubles title at the Fishbourne Tennis Club Championships Finals Day, held on Saturday (2 September).   But this year there was a new champion among the women, with Tamsin Saunders holding aloft the ladies’ singles trophy after an enthralling match against…

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…

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…

Sizzling summer newsletter

Dear Fishbourne Tennis Club member, Welcome to the latest regular email update of the exciting things happening at your tennis club. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY  13 August Sunday, American Tournament and barbecue (see below) 17 August, Thursday 5pm, committee meeting (observers welcome), Fishbourne Centre 2 September, Saturday FINALS DAY 20 October, Friday, 7pm, Table tennis…

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…

Ronnie Ray’s sons give bench the thumbs up

Ronnie Ray’s sons paid a surprise visit to Fishbourne Tennis Club on Sunday 9 July – and first stop was the Ronnie Ray memorial bench in front of the clubhouse. Chris and Phil Ray watched some tennis action from the comfort of the bench, which was paid for with the generous bequest to the club by…

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…