Risbygate Sports Club

Tennis News

Big Tennis Open Day

We have a Big Tennis Weekend Open Day on Saturday 14th May from 1.30 pm until 4 pm. Come along, try some tennis and get a 10% discount if you join!

Coronavirus

Play is essentially back to pre-COVID arrangements now (even the net winders have returned!). However, players are still encouraged to check-in with the NHS App and to respect the views of others regarding social distancing, for example some members may still prefer to tap rackets rather than shake hands.

Upcoming Events

  • Wimbledon Opt-In has opened – please go to the LTA website, sign-up and opt-in by 4th Feb if you wish to enter the ballot.
  • Team practices for the women’s summer teams will start early in February. Please contact Fiona, Jane of Gail for details.
  • Team practices for the men’s summer teams are expected to start later in March.
  • We are hoping to rearrange our cancelled Christmas event for the spring (Covid permitting)
  • Watch out for emails about our next American Tournament – probably April.
  • Finally, membership renewals will go out in mid-March for the new season starting 1 April.

Adult Group Coaching

We have introduced three adult coaching sessions on Tuesday mornings: 9am and 11am for club level players, 10am for team level. There are still a couple of places on the 9am and 11am groups for the current courses which run until the end of March.  New courses will start in April.  Contact Paul Hope on paul@titantennisacademy.co.uk for details.

Team Successes in 2021

In May, our 2020 Under12s team eventually got to play their national final. They won convincingly and became National Under 12s Champions! Well done to Freddie, Kacper, Pav, Dom and Rhys!

In June, our National Club League men’s team won their final two matches at home against Connaught and Langley. They topped their regional division securing promotion to the National tier of the competition, confirming them as one of the top 32 teams in the Country! Congratulations to Asa, Seth, Will, Haadi and Sam!

Success at Framlingham Tournament

The Framlingham Tournament began in 1883, is played on grass and is the second oldest in the country (after Wimbledon). Risbygate’s Asa Sumner-Keens took the men’s singles and the men’s doubles while Oscar and Amara won the boys and girls under-10s competitions, and Fred (age 12) won the under-14s and under-16s doubles competitions.

American Tournaments

We have held two of these fun yet competitive doubles competitions so far this season in very contrasting conditions. As you can see from the photo below, in May it was pretty cold with heavy rain in the final round. Winners were Helen and Tim. In June, conditions were absolutely perfect and players enjoyed relaxing in the sun during the tea break and afterwards. Winners were Sam and Steve.

Tennis – A round up of 2021

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