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Club News

Carnival Junior Tournament

It's Carnival time again and time to host the Junior and Senior tennis tournaments. This year saw a host of different ages and abilities taking part in the junior event with eager parents watching on from the balcony.

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Carnival Thanks

Thank you to  Oscar, Riley, Thomas, Adam, Ruby, Gabey, Isaac, Nicky,  Diana, Deborah, David, Olly and Gay who braved the inclement weather to represent the club during the carnival procession. Particular thanks to Gay for coping with all the last minute re-arrangements.

It turned out to be a really enjoyable event and one that raises the profile of the club. Well done all.

From the Sofa

Junior Awards

On Sat 11th of July, Nathan held his annual Junior awards for all the children he coaches throughout the week. 15 children turned up for fun games, refreshments and a review of their progress. All of the children received a well deserved medal and an appraisal from their coach. Well done to all of the children and to Nathan for organising this great event

Calling all team players!!

We could really do with someone on each team to upload the results of their matches onto the website. At the moment only a few of the teams have their results published and it would be great to get a picture of what is going on with all teams. If you don't feel you can do this then just text or email the results to Sam who will put them on.

Schools Tournament

On a very sunny and calm afternoon, the first Inter-Schools Tournament took place at Swanage Tennis Club. The club organised this event to give local children a chance to experience the buzz and excitement of tennis competitions. It would also be a chance for many of the children to play at Beach Gardens for the very first time.

Swanage Primary, Corfe Castle Primary, St Mark's and St Mary's all fielded teams of 6 budding tennis stars. The afternoon was organised into mini competitions of girls' doubles, boys' doubles and  mixed doubles and medals were awarded to all competitors.

With umpires on each court and supporters watching on, the afternoon proved an exciting and tense one for players and spectators alike.

Teams played match tie-breaks to 10 points, guided and monitored by club members.

A break for squash was essential before the results were eventually announced. A shiny new Inter-School trophy was to be  awarded to the school who had achieved the most points in all of their matches. Despite being close and there only being 3 points in it, St Mary's RC Primary claimed victory and were the proud recipients of this prestigious new award. 

The smooth running of this special afternoon is due largely to the efforts of Nathan, well done and thank you. He was joined by Graham and Meg who also gave up their afternoon to make sure that this event was a real success.

The Schools Tournament Winners