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Cardio Tennis & Upcoming events

Fun at Cardio Session 28th September
If you have never tried this – it is a great way to get a bit fitter while swinging a racket around !
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7th October Richard Burns Tournament
A fun Tournament where all players are drawn out of a hat for doubles play – open to everyone.
£2.50 per person – all funds going to Katherine House Hospice, in memory of Richard.
Please bring a plate of food for sharing afterwards, if you are able,
12.45 start.
End of Season Get – together !   9th November, Thursday
We thought it would be great to have a get-together to celebrate the end of the Summer, so have booked a room at The Crewe Arms at Hinton in the Hedges, for a “Pie and Pudding” night.  £12 per person (payment in advance to Andrew or Mary).
Options below
Steak & Ale
Chicken & Mushroom
Sticky toffee pudding
Fruit crumble
we can have delicious food (everyone buys their own drinks), and a good old natter.
Details to follow, please pop it in the diary.
Any questions on any of the above – ask Mary or Andrew 07977 753470
Light Tokens
Now the nights are drawing in please stock up on some tokens.  For the next two Sunday
Club sessions, you can buy tokens, hopefully from Jenny or Stuart –  so please plan ahead and get ready for the Autumn.
Court Cleaning
Courts 1, 2, and 3 are being cleaned this week, and courts 4 and 5 are being done w/c 2nd October.  Please bear with us – it needs to happen !
If a net is down, obviously leave that court alone.  There should always be a couple of courts
available, so hopefully it won’t be too much of a problem.  Thanks.

September Events Inc Club Championships Finals Day

3rd September, Sunday  Tennis Club Championship Finals
Starting at 10am prompt, the finals will run in the following order –
Mens Singles
Ladies Singles
Ladies Doubles
Mens Doubles
Mixed Drawn
Mixed Doubles
(Singles players – please arrive by 9.30am)
Tea and biscuits will be served all day, so please come along and cheer on the finalists.  If you could bring a plate of food to share – that would
be marvellous.
Tennis B B Q 10th September, Sunday
After Club Tennis at around 4.30pm, we will have a BBQ, and you are welcome to come along and bring partners and family too.
There will be a very modest charge for the burgers (£3), with salads, quiches and all sorts of goodies for us all to share.
Please bring a plate of food for sharing if you are able .
It will be great for us all to get-together, and hopefully the weather will be kind to us as Summer winds to an end.
To help with the shopping, please e mail me to let me know how many you are bringing –
Cardio Sessions
Peter Cowley is kindly going to run a couple of “Cardio Sessions” for us to try.  I have been doing cardio for about 4 years –
It is great fun – a bit of exercise to music that involves hitting a tennis ball and having some fun rallies – the hour whizzes by, and you don’t even notice
how much exercise you have had.
So please come and give it a try – it is free for members for the taster sessions – they are on –
12th Sep Tuesday 7.30pm
28th Sep, Thursday 7.30pm
If enough of you like cardio, we can then arrange some more sessions.
To help Peter – if you are hoping to come, please txt him on 07539 244155, so he knows the numbers to expect.

Open Day well attended

Our Open Day in July was really well attended and the weather was kind as well.
It was great to see lots of new faces coming to have a look at the club, pick up a racket and have a go.
Most importantly it raised the profile of the club (quite a few people didn’t know of our existence).
It was lovely to get feed-back of it being friendly with a nice atmosphere.
A few new members have joined and several others have gone away to think about joining.
Overall it can be viewed as a success and It may well become an annual event.

Summer 2016 League report

Well done to all players and a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the captains for a very good summer season in the Northants, Banbury and OLTA leagues.  Final positions below but BIG congratulations to the Ladies A in Northants Div 2 – captained by Janet Sandford – and the Mixed A in Banbury Div 2 – captained by Steve Robinson on winning their respective divisions with resounding results.

Mens A – Division 3 – 5th (out of 11 teams)
Ladies A – Division 2 – Winner
Ladies B – Division 3 – 3rd and unlucky to have been pipped to 2nd place with a very strong Roade winning the division

Mixed A –  Division 2 – Winner
Mixed B – Division 3 – 6th
Mixed C – Division 4 – 4th – excellent result with many new players and a triumphant 8-1 victory in their last game.

Mens A – Division 7 – 7th.  A difficult season due to player availability and having to repeatedly field different players – a total of 10 across the season.
Ladies A – Division 8 – 2nd. Narrowly beaten by Cholsey so fingers crossed for promotion!
Ladies B – Division 9 – 4th (out of 9 teams).  A great result with a number of ladies playing competitive matches for the first time




This  takes place at a variety of Northants Clubs from 10am to 12pm (2 hours approx)  and is open to all Senior members. It is good fun and a nice way to meet your Northants league colleagues on a less formal footing. The usual format is 7 or 9 games ( depending on numbers ) draw for partners after each round.

The dates and venues are:


Thursday 21st April  –  Dallington


Thursday 19th May  –  Hosted by Abington Club at Heyford (Northants )


Wednesday 15th June  –  Northampton


Wednesday 29th June  –  Brackley  ( Pub lunch to be arranged )


Wednesday 27th July –  Rushmere


Monday 8th August  –  NCLTC  ( Picnic lunch, bring a plate of food. We hope the grass courts will be available )


If you would like to take part please ring Chris Skermer ( 01295 710597 ) preferably or email ( at least 3 days before so we can organise the most efficient transport and Chris can advise hosts on approx numbers. All standards welcome and you do not have to stay the whole time. There is no fee.