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. …

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…

Fishbourne’s new men’s pairings off to flying start

Fishbourne men put on a dominant display to take a four-rubbers-to-nil win against JEM2 Hamble tennis cub in Fishbourne on Sunday, 4 December. The win greatly improves Fishbourne’s standing in Division 3 of the Portsmouth & District winter league. An early start and some traces of frost didn’t deter the new-look men’s team of Chris…

Men’s doubles match update

Fishbourne’s men doubles team (age unrestricted) in the Portsmouth & District  league started the winter season in Southsea on Sunday 30 October. It wasn’t quite a double-fist-pump moment for us since we got a bit hammered by a crash squad from Canoe Lake 1 (the breakaway Southsea lot who play on brand new artificial grass courts…

Close encounters as Fishbourne welcome Avenue ladies

The forecast had not been looking good, but the rain and gale force winds stayed away.  The courts were dry and ready to see some action (writes Nikki Holden, team captain). Four members of our club made up two pairings for our home match on 21 August against Avenue 3 in the Portsmouth and District…

Age no barrier as young and old clash in LTA match

In a busy day at Fishbourne Tennis Club on Sunday (7 August), all the courts saw some terrific tennis action as two LTA matches were played out – with Fishbourne coming out top in both. In the Sussex League, FTC men took on chaps from Slinfold (near Horsham) Tennis Club in what was a triumph…

Guide to FTC match play 2016

Over the past year we have seen the number of teams at Fishbourne, playing in leagues, grow from three to six (writes Luke McEwen, Competition Secretary). As a club we are now involved in two leagues: the LTA Sussex League and the Portsmouth & District League. In the Sussex League we have a men’s double team…

Fishbourne mixed pairs in first overseas match

9 am Sunday morning:, whilst most took a leisurely breakfast and planned their relaxing day ahead, the four members of our mixed league were starting the road and sea journey to play Ryde Mead for the first fixture in the Portsmouth and District Summer League (writes David Holmes). And we weren’t alone on the mid-morning…