Risbygate Sports Club

Tennis News


Tennis courts are currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and all matches have been suspended by the LTA until at least 31 May (but this is likely to be extended).

Our planned Open Day on Sunday 17 May will not be taking place. I think it unlikely that any of the summer Cambs league matches will be played since this is normally run in May and June but there is a chance that some N&S matches could go ahead. The current thinking is that half the matches would be played, so not home and away as normal.

The Club Finals Weekend is in the diary for 11-13 September. Fingers crossed for that one!

Vets Winter League

Some Clubs managed to play almost all of their matches, but not Risbygate.  Having had the first 3 matches called off due to weather (storms Ciara and Dennis, plus rain), we managed to play only one match before the league was suspended.  I will post the newspaper report as that says it all:

Cambs Winter League

The winter leagues are all but completed. 

  • Our men’s team continue to make their way up through the divisions. They won 5 matches and drew one down in Division 6 (still far too low for them!) using 13 different players. They topped the division by some distance and will be promoted.
  • The ladies play in the far more challenging Division 2.  They won 3 and lost 3 and achieved a creditable mid-table finish.
  • The mixed team were second going into their final match, needing a win to secure promotion.  However, unable to master blustery, difficult conditions, they lost and finished 4th, just one point behind the top 3 teams who all finished on equal points.

American Tournament – 21st September 2019

On Saturday 21st September, in warm but rather blustery conditions, Risbygate members competed in an American tournament for the Andrew Willis Cup. At the halfway stage, Dorothy Donaldson looked in a strong position having dropped only two games out of a possible 16, but a dip in fortunes in the second half allowed Sophy Day to finish as top female, scoring a consistent five or six in every round. On the men’s side of the draw, Colin Dunigan was unassailable, losing only 5 games over the whole afternoon. His nearest challenger was Tim Dempsey with a creditable 21. Colin’s score of 27 was by far the highest score overall and he took this year’s Andrew Willis Cup – a deserving winner! Thanks to all who played and especially to all who baked!

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