Parent and Child Tournament 2015
Fortunately we had a lovely Saturday afternoon for the round robin section of the Parent and Child Tournament and the afternoon was greatly enjoyed by the family teams who entered. We had a wide range of ages and everyone played everyone else in the group. There were a lot of close games and right up until the last there were three teams in contention. However Cameron and Richard Bolton and Charlie and Gary Robb came out as the leaders with Chloe and Robin Graham a close third.
This meant that the first two came back to play the Finals on the Sunday morning. Unfortunately the day was not so nice and they had to play through some damp weather. However what the match lacked in sunshine it more than made up for in quality as it was probably the most closely contested Finals in the history of the Parent and Child Tournament. As with the junior league matches an 11 game match was played. Long exciting rallies ensured that after ten games the teams were 5 games all. The 11th game was a tense tie-break game and this was finally won by Cameron and Richard Bolton (pictured).
The Family Trophy was presented to Cameron and Richard by Stephen Leach, Club Chairman (Top picture).
Thank you to all who played and helped make the tournament a fun and successful event. After expenses all moneys from the tournament were donated to Oxfam’s Nepal appeal.
First Junior Match Results of 2015
Junior League Results so far are as follows. Our junior teams have each played two matches with mixed results.
The U14 boys had a tough first match v Newcastle (1-5 Newcastle) and then an excellent very close game v. CIYMS (4-2 to HB).
The U18 boys, who have moved up a division, have had two very hard matches v the Boat Club (1-5) and v. Larne (0-6).
The U18 girls have had two good matches v. Windsor (5-1) and v. Downshire (3-3).
Many thanks to all the parents who are driving the teams to the various away matches. We couldn't do it without you!
NEW Dates for your diary!
Please note the following HBTC events.
Parents would be most welcome to come and join us at any or all of the events. You do not need to be a member for some of them and non members would be most welcome at the Open Day or to come and join us on a club afternoon/evening to see if you like the look of us with a view to possible membership!
Wednesday Club Sessions move to Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm from Wednesday 8 April.
Rosemary's Monday Evening Coaching begins on 13 April, 7-8pm. This is for people trying to get back into tennis wanting a bit of coaching, there will be a few drills and help with playing doubles. It is a Pay as you Go session - £5 for club members, £6 for non club members.
Open Day with American Tournament, Saturday 18 April, 2pm followed by tea. Everyone is welcome to come and play.
Parent and Child Tournament, and Club Picnic, Sunday 21 June. Further details nearer the time.
Details of current membership fees for 2021 can be found under POLICIES & FORMS.
Interesting Tennis Facts
Junior tennis club member Louis McCartney has recently completed a project titled
"My Famous Inventor - Interesting Facts about Tennis"
To see his work click here
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