Sad News It is with sadness that we announce the death of Barbara Homer - a former stalwart of our tennis club. The club extends its deepest sympathies to Barbara's relatives and friends.
More Coffee Mornings Two more coffee mornings at the Rededale Hall raised £215 and £185. The total for this year is over £900. Well done to everyone involved. If you would like to participate and/or make a cake in future coffee mornings - it is enjoyable - please contact Terry or email me.
Winter Tennis Has now started on the evenings of Monday, Thursday and Friday. For more information contact: Monday - Mike Rees (01608 650825); Thursday - Catherine Arkell (01386 700301) and Friday - Sue Bull (01386 853298).
August 10th Cecil Haslam Tournament 2013 Under blue skies, perfect for tennis, 16 members enjoyed a very good afternoon of competition. All this was accompanied by delicious food, brought in by the competitors. As usual, the handicap system was used, so no-one went home completely distraught wanting to burn their rackets. The winners were Jenny Nelder and Gavin Smithers, with the runners up being, after a closely fought final, Catherine Arkell and Tim Saint.
Cecil Haslam Tournament 2013
Andrew Haslam presents the winners cups to Jenny Nelder and Gavin Smithers
Terry Parkes presents prizes to the runners up Catherine Arkell and Tim Saint
Moreton A Men's Team Wins Division 3 of the South Warwickshire League
Latest Coffee Morning Another successful coffee morning was held at the Redesdale Hall on Tuesday July 9th. It raised £193.50. Well done to everyone who helped and made cakes.
Summer Tennis Starts Tuesday April 2 marks the restart of Club Nights. So it is every Tueday and Thursday, starting at 6.30pm. All members are welcome. Please come and have an enjoyable evening of tennis in beautiful surroundings.
Cecil Haslam Tournament After a damp start it turned out to be a bright sunny afternoon - during which 5 couples played a 'handicap' tournament. The eventual winners were Leena Palmgren and Don Creaton.
Winners Don Creaton and Leena Palmgren on the left. Runners Up Chris Adams and Angie Driscoll on the right. Tournament organiser, Jim Seedhouse is in the middle Exciting News - Your Chance to Buy a Moreton in Marsh Tennis Club Logo Sweatshirt
Please find attached an order form for the above (with embroidered Moreton in Marsh Tennis Club logo). If you are interested, complete the order form and send it to Terry along with your cheque.
Club of the Year Award For Moreton-in-Marsh Tennis Club Moreton-in-Marsh Tennis Club have been voted the South Warwickshire and District Summer League “Club of the Year”.The announcement by the “Prudden League” Secretary Corin Bishop was received with delight by Chairman Terry Parkes and the rest of the club officials. The award, known as the “King Cup” was a tribute to the people who run the teams and was decided by several factors.First all clubs who had teams fined, or failed to field teams, or fielded only one pair for a match during the season and also those who had received warnings for late score sheets and/or made errors when submitting scorecards were eliminated.This left six clubs who deserve a mention in despatches: Aston Cantlow; Evesham; Harbury; Ilmington; Moreton-in-Marsh and Pershore.An essential ingredient for this award is that they must enter a team into the league’s junior competition.This left only Evesham and Moreton in the running.It was a close run thing, but in view of the achievement of managing two unblemished men’s teams and the jobs done by Chris Adams for the A Team and Dennis Fisher for the B Team, plus their overall leader in the background Terry Parkes and James Hilltout’s efforts in his first season with the juniors, they pipped Evesham for the trophy. Moreton-in-Marsh Tennis Club become the seventh winners of the “King Cup” and now carry the title of the “Best club in 2010”.
Shown from left to right are:Chris Adams; Jess Loewe; David Hancock; James Hilltout; Mick Simpson; Dennis Fisher and Simon Nutter.(Terry Parkes absent on holiday)
Fund Raising The total cost of the resurfacing project is £26,000. Because our current funds do not match that cost, we need to organise fund raising activities. So if any of you out there can help please come forward (contact Terry Parkes on 01386 700301).
Looking for Tennis?
Moreton Tennis Club is a small, friendly Club, which prides itself in offering members of all ages access to excellent facilities throughout the year and the opportunity to play social and competitive tennis at all levels of the game.
The Club is always open to new members of all ages and abilities.
If you are interested in joining, contact our Secretary Sue Bull on 01386 853298, or come along to one of our Club nights on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. You will be most welcome.
It has two hard courts, and a Clubhouse. It also boasts floodlighting, which enables you to play tennis all through the winter - in fact we have three evenings a week set aside for what we call 'Winter Tennis'.
Location You will find the Club at the south west corner of Moreton's cricket field, which is accessed from the road to Batsford (road opposite Budgens). You need to turn left at the lodge. The cricket field is next to Victoria park. More detailed location map ...