Open to all-comers!

Helen's Bay Tennis Club is holding an Open Afternoon for adult players on Saturday 13 April from 2-4pm. There will be the opportunity to mix in with club players and have a chat over a cup of tea later. We look forward to meeting potential new members but if you can't make it on the 13th you would also be most welcome to come along on any other Saturday afternoon - come and introduce yourselves!

Helen's Bay Men's Doubles Champions
Stephen Leach and Rogan Mackenzie were the worthy winners of the Winter Men's Doubles competition. There was a small but very competitive entry which resulted in some close three set matches at all stages before Stephen and Rogan were able to lift the trophy.

The photo shows the finalists in the Family Trophy tournament. Richard and Cameron vs Michael and Dylan played a very close and entertaining match in a replay of two previous tournament finals. Both sets of supporters were on the edges of their seats at 1 set all and it was one of those matches where a draw would have been nice. However the concluding champions tie-break resulted in a great win for Richard and Cameron who won back the trophy from last years winners Michael and Dylan. Congratulations to all on a great game.

Helen's Bay held their first Goulash Tournament on a warm summer Saturday. Nineteen club members (some of whom are pictured above) took part in this mix-in afternoon which was designed to get people playing with a number of different partners over 4 or 5 games. Everyone enjoyed it and the tea afterwards. Our high tech blackboard recorded the scores and following complicated mathematical calculations trophies were awarded to the winner, Jack, and runner-up Robin.

Helen's Bay U18 & U14 Junior Boys Successful League Match Season
Congratulations to our U18 boys team who are the Winners of Division 4. The team players were Jack (who distinguished himself by winning all his matches), Cameron, Dylan and William, aided by Ben and Louis when the GCSE schedule got in the way. They had some tough matches to tie at the top of the League with Lurgan. A play-off ensued which ended in a draw. However, when the games were counted Helen's Bay had won by 36 games to 30. 
The U14 boys squad of Ben, Jake, Tim, Rory, Nathan, Louis and Leo, all played matches in Division 3 having moved up two divisions from last year. They had some excellent matches and did extremely well to end as the Runners-up in the division.
Both teams entered the Challenge Trophy Cup for their divisions versus Hilden (U14s) and Portadown (U18s) with Ben playing heroically in both matches.
Very well done to both teams and a big thank you to the parents who drove the teams to the various matches.

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