Friday, 18 December 2009

Mid season winter report

Hi Bloggers .
It is December now and the snow is on the ground , but we have still played many matches in the floodlit league . The ladies team have done very well , winning 3 and only losing 1 in the floodlit div 1 , whilst the mens have done exactly the same , also in div 1 . The mixed team are still unbeaten in div 1 , winning 3 and drawing 3 so far , whilst the 2nd team have won 2 drawn 1 and lost 3 in div 2 . Unfortunately the juniors have had two matches postponed against Woodbridge , but we will try to get these matches played .
Have a great Christmas everyone .

Sunday, 9 August 2009


Hi Bloggers .
Fram was blessed with very good weather throughout the week , and Sproughton had a large contingent of players involved . In the vets section Joan Hassell reached some semi-finals , John Tallent reached the vets singles semi-final , and Colin Stephenson reached two finals inc the vets singles , but unfortunately lost in both . Joan's daughter Julia , a former player won the mixed handicap doubles  .
Our juniors were well represented , George Brobbin won a round of the boys singles and therefore wins points , Alistair Gravett-Curl and his brother Patrick both lost in the first round , but played well . Patrick then had a very hard draw in the plate event , doing well to win some games against his more experienced opponent . Alistair won his first round match in the plate , and then was defeated in the 2nd round . All the boys also played in the doubles events .
We hope to have a good contingent enter the Suffolk closed later on in the month at Ipswich Sports Club .

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Adult matches mid season report

Hi Sproughton .
It has been an interesting season so far - firstly our ladies started badly losing their first 3 matches , but have now won the last 3 to be in with a chance of staying up in div 1 - no mean feat as poor Christine Nugent has been unable to play due to injury the whole season .
Mens 1 has struggled badly in the top division winning 1 and losing 4 , looking forward to going down and being competitive in div 2 next season !
Mens 2 has also struggled due to long term injuries to many players , anyone out there who wants to play good standard tennis in div 3 get in contact fast ! The team have not won yet .
The mixed teams have been the highlight so far , the 1st mixed have played 4 and won 4 in div 1 , but this Friday have a crunch match with 3 subs in for regulars , the mixed 2 in div 5 have almost secured promotion , winning 5 and only losing 1 so far .
Anyone wishing to play - please contact us or turn up at club nights 7pm Mon or Weds .

Junior tournaments

Hi Sproughton tennis fans .
The junior tournies have been held and the roll of honour is here : The Premier league for the 11-16 year olds singles , have a new champion , the winner being James Kerrison , dethroning last year's champ to 2nd Patrick Gravett-Curl , in 3rd place was George Brobbin , - Girls champ was again Eileen Brobbin with a strong performance from Lucy Sheppard improving to 2nd , and Francine Hodgson receiving the bronze .
The youngsters had their own tournie , - Ben Williamson winning the junior singles with 25 pts , and followed by runner-up Ben Danskin with 22 pts , up one place from last season was Frankie Davey winning the bronze .

The girls tournament was won by Hannah Danskin completeing a good day for the Danskin's ! runner up was Abbigail Rew and 3rd Abigail Thomas , well done to all those who took part - there were many players who were only playing in their first year .
Junior afternoons continue to be well supported , and the times are 3.50pm on Thurs for the 5-11 year olds and 4.50pm for the 11-16 year old's .
John Tallent