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Racket Evening

There will be a racket evening on Wednesday 18th July when members can try a variety of rackets which are available from Essential Sports shop in Parsons Street, Banbury. This is open to older Juniors and Intermediates from approx 6.30 to 7pm, but please note there will only be full size rackets. Adult members can come any time.

Wimbledon Ticket Ballot

The following members were successful Dom Thomas Ryan Horbatowski Carolyn Markham Peter Carling Bob Goodfellow Hsing-yi Stott Tracy Horbatowski Robert Deane John Hilton Rosie Peel-Yates Jacob Steel Jean Simmonds Philip Brady

Richard Burns Tournament 2011

The Richard Burns Tournament was held on Saturday 8th October. We had 22 entries, which unusually was more men than ladies, so two kind volunteers agreed to change gender for the afternoon. Thanks Mandy (Stuart Freestone) and Joan (John Talbot), who were not required to wear frilly skirts but were told coloured knickers were mandatory – the spoilsports wouldn’t let us check!! The day was great fun with some good tennis and lots of laughs and, of course, an excellent tea provided by the competitors – thanks guys. The winners were Phil Roberts and Mandy (Staurt Freestone) who beat Nigel Evans and Susan Ford 7-5 We held a raffle which raised £50, half of which will go to Katherine House in Richard’s memory.

Season Review

We have had a fantastic season this summer with the Ladies A Team finishing runner up in the Northants League Division 1. The Ladies B team winning Division 2 and gaining promotion to Div 1. The Ladies C team finishing runners up of Division 3 and gaining promotion to Div 2. In the Banbury Town League Mixed The A Team won Div 1, the B team who were newly promoted to Div 2 this year, won it and will also now play in Div 1 next summer

Finals Day – Results

Ladies Single Winner Beth Shand Runner Up Fiona Houston 6-1 6-2Mens Singles Winner Aaron Cowley Runner Up Emerson Sekban 6-3 6-3Ladie Doubles Winners Dom Thomas/Carolyn Richardson Runners Up Beth Shand/Fiona Houston 6-2 6-4Mens Double Winners Alex/James Richardson Runners Up Peter/Aaron Cowley 6-1 6-3Mixed Doubles Draw for Partner Winners Ann Austin/Andy Fermor Runners Up Leanne Burgess/Dave Nelson 4-6 7-6 Championship Tie Break 10-8Mixed Doubles Enter with Partner Winners Aaron Cowley/Lucy Horbatowski Runners Up Peter Cowley/Beth Shand 6-4 5-7 Championship Tie Break 10-6 I would like to say thank you to all those people who came armed with a plate of food. It was great to see some of the newer members there and that we had some of the juniors there supporting. Also a big THANK YOU to the Umpires who did a great job and how nice it was to see some of the newer members and intermediates offering to fill some of the umpiring roles. Hopefully a good day was had by all. Carolyn


The Club Finals Day is on Sunday 4th September 2011.

  • 10am PROMPT start – 2 matches to be played at a time
  • Mens and Ladies Singles
  • Mens and Ladies Doubles
  • Mixed draw for Partner and Straight Mixed

Please come along and support this annual event. As usual, it would be much appreciated if everyone could bring a plate of food. The will be club play following the finals for those of you who wish to play, so bring your rackets with you.