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The latest news from Brackley Tennis Club

Passing of Ken Payne

For the older members amongst us.

If you haven’t heard Ken Payne died unexpectedly on 27th.July after a short illness. The funeral is on Wednesday 24th August at Milton Malsor Crenatorium at 2.45pm
There will be a reception afterwards in the Terrace room at the Attrium, Whittlebury Golf and Country Club.
Family flowers only but donations may be sent for Ken’s favourite charity, Katherine House Hospice
c/o John White,
Funeral Directors,
188 Watling Street East,
NN12 6DB

For those who did not know Ken he was an active member of the club for many years and he retained his connection with the club even after his playing days were over.

Wimbledon Ticket Ballot.

The following members were successful in this years ballot:

Peter Cowley, Peter Carling, Anne Dyde, Anne Brady, Chris Skermer, Andy Ayris, Kieran Brady, Colin Baldry, Martin Ward, Roy Stott, Anne Maskell, Barbara Neivens and Peter Simmonds.



Wimbledon Tickets

To be in the Club draw for a pair of Wimbledon tickets be sure to enter your name on the list, on the notice board in the club house; the draw will take place on Sunday 12th May at 3pm. If you can’t attend, nominate a proxy.

Make sure you read the rules posted alongside before signing and we need your British Tennis membership number.

Adult members, intermediates and juniors (who must have parental consent to sign and above the age of nine), who were members of British Tennis before 1st Feb 2013 are eligible for this year’s draw.

It’s free to join British Tennis; the following link takes you to the British Tennis (LTA) membership: Join now for entry into the draw for next year’s (2014)Wimledon tickets.

Match Practices

Match Practices 2013 Ladies Tuesday 2nd & 9th April start time 7.00 pm. Men Monday 9th April start time 7.00 pm. Please come along if you are interested in playing in a team.

AGM on Wednesday 13th February 2013

The Annual General Meeting has been called for Wednesday, 13th February at 7.30 pm to be held at the Clubhouse. This is an opportunity for members to raise items of concern, ask questions of the Committee and make suggestions for the future. Light refreshments will be available. Copies of the Minutes from the 2012 AGM are available in the Clubhouse.


RICHARD BURNS PLATE Tournament this Saturday 6th October 12.45 pm start. A fun afternoon of tennis in memory of a former Club President. All adult members and intermediates invited to club sessions are invited to enter except for the finalists of Club Championship singles and chosen partner mixed doubles competitions. Please add your name to the list in the club house on the Fixtures Board or contact Chris Skermer. Don’t forget to bring along a plate of food to share. There will also be a raffle – donations of prizes welcomed.

Finals Day 2012

Ladies Single Winner Lucy Horbatowski Runner Up Hsing-Yi Stott. Men’s Singles Winner Emerson Sekban Runner Up Paul Valentine. Ladies Doubles Winners Ally Morgan/Janet Sandford Runners Up Susan Ford/Shirley Griffith. Men’s Double Winners Emerson Sekban/David Nelson Runners Up Steve Robinson/Colin Baldry. Mixed Doubles Draw for Partner Winners Leanne Burgess/Emerson Sekban Runners Up Shirley Griffith/David Nelson. Mixed Doubles Enter with Partner Winners Dom Thomas/Emerson Sekban Runners Up Ally Morgan/Paul Valentine. Congratulations to everyone who entered and a special mention to Emerson Sekban on his clean sweep! Many thanks to all who bought food. Also a big THANK YOU to the Umpires who did a great job once again. Hopefully a good day was had by all.