Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Club tournaments

Hi All .
The club tournaments have had a surge of matches played since the league matches have finished , and some interesting results - in the main singles , no 2 seed Chris Prior was knocked out in three sets by Brian Samuel , who played extremely well , he will now play Nicky Lapworth in the semi-final who K O'd Matthew Chappell . In the other half , Steve Williams won the match of the tournie so far beating Adrian Goff two sets to one after losing the first set , this match was played in a heavy downpour , I know because I was playing at the same time ! The players were soaked at the end , but some good tennis was played even though the conditions were awful . Steve will now play John Tallent in the other semi-final .
In the handicap , more matches have been played , with Adam Chappell beating John Tallent in two straight sets to reach the final and set up an encounter with either Richard Oakes or Ben Hart , which should be a very interesting match .

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Summer season matches

Hi All .
The summer season's matches have all been completed now , and a successful season it was for the club . Pride of place must go to the ladies who have finished as runners-up in the top division , closely followed by the mixed 1st team , who stayed up by finishing 3rd in the top division also , a great achievement just to stay up . The mens team won 7 and lost 1 regaining their status in the top flight for next year , whilst the mens 2 followed them up with a win loss record of 6-2 gaining promotion to div 2 , the only disappointment was the mixed 2nd team who won 2 and lost 6 of their matches . Good weather was a feature of the summer fixtures , roll on the winter-league and the floodlit .
Reminder to all players - please play your'e singles matches for the tournament - thanks .
Juniors start again Thurs week - Sept 11th - any interested parties please phone me on 01473 402307 - thanks .

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Summer league matches

The summer league fixtures are 80% completed now , but lots of issues remain , although we know that the mens 1st team have won promotion back to the top division , with a win loss recors of  5-1 , the mixed 1st team have a job on their hands to keep their place in the top division , at the moment we have had 3 wins and 3 losses , one more win would secure our place in the elite , but it depends on other results .
The ladies have also won 3 lost 3 in the top division , and have done so well , but again really need an extra win from the two remaining games . The mens two team have done well and won 4 lost 2 in div 3 , and the mixed 2nd's have won 2 in div 4 but lost 5 .
One of the plus points from the summer matches has been the emergence of Ben Hart ( age 16 ) into the mens 2 side , - with the experience gained from last years mens 3 experiment , he has improved and is regularly winning at least a set each match .
Anyone seeking membership or just want to know more about the club , please contact : John on Ips 402307 .

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Junior singles tournament

This summers singles tournament was held last Friday for the juniors ( 11+under ) held in good weather for tennis .
The winner of the boys section was George Brobbin who convincingly won the league , second was Toby Lister-Draper and third was Aiden Cockerill , the girls winner was Millie Walne who did very well in her first year . Special mention to surely a future winner - young Lewis Oakes who competed very well , and is destined for great things .
The final league table :
                          Pl     W    D    L   Pts
George Brobbin    7       7     0    0    40
Toby Lister-Draper 7      6     0    1    31
Aiden Cockerill     7       4     1    2    28
Hadley Sharman  7        4     1    2    22
Cameron Risbridger7     3     0    4    19 
Millie Walne         7      1      0    6    11
Lewis Oakes        7      1      0    6    10 
Fleur Walne         7      1      0    6      7
Well done to everyone who competed .

Friday, 18 April 2008

Easter Successes

At the 13th Open Veterans tournament held at Ipwich Sports Centre over the Easter holiday period, there was notable successes for a number of Sprougton members. The Ladies Doubles 50+ was won by Joan Hassell & Christine Nugent defeating Sara Aldred and Ruth Lynton 6-4, 6-1 in the final. The 2 ladies then teamed up with 2 different Sproughton men to win the Mixed 40/45 (Christine & John Tallent beating Charles Fulcher and Louise Woods 6-3, 6-4) and the Mixed 50/55 (Joan & Colin Stephenson beating Dave Howell and Maggie Lipscombe 1-6, 6-6, 6-5).

Congratulations to them all.

Saturday, 15 March 2008


This years AGM will be held on Tuesday, 25th March at 7.30pm in the pavilion. As usual it will include a review of the last year, both playing and administrative as well as plans for 2008. Come along on the night. It is your club!

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to all Sproughton Tennis members and blog readers.

2008 brings the 10th anniversary of Sproughton Tennis's presence on the web. The web site has been through many changes since that time, currently I think we are on the 9th revision.

One change that has occurred in the last day or so, is the hosting of the web site and the domain registrar. After almost 10 years on an ISP's free web pages, we now have a new permanent home. Hopefully this has now been completed smoothly and all pages are displayed as they were before. If you haven't already done so, please update your bookmarks to www.sproughtontennis.co.uk