Risbygate Sports Club

Tennis News

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.

Up-coming Events

  • Club Championships 2021: August Bank Holiday – As for 2020, these will run over 4 days, Friday evening through to Monday afternoon. All finals, junior, adult and veterans will take place on Bank Holiday Monday when the bar will be open! Entry is free. Juniors should apply through Paul Hope and adults through Helen Stacy.
  • American Tournament: We will hold another American Tournament in September competing for the Andrew Willis Cup. Likely to be 18th or 19th of September. £2 entry.

Adult Group Coaching

Adult group coaching takes place on Sunday afternoons. Beginners coaching at 1.30pm followed by intermediate/advanced coaching at 2.30pm. Contact Paul Hope on (paul@titantennisacademy.co.uk) to book a place.

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.

Club Championships 2020

We had a fantastic August Bank Holiday Weekend playing the Club Championships with a large, socially distanced crowd watching the finals on Monday 31st. Plate competitions will be played over the next few weekends.

Here are your champions. The full report can be found on the tab.

Senior Competitions

Junior Competitions

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