2013 News 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.
**** Tuesday April 16, 7.30pm Annual General Meeting ***** Venue: The Club House. All members are invited, and encouraged, to attend this meeting. The draw for Wimbledon tickets will be made. The fees for the next sason will be confirmed.
Opening Tournament This has been arranged for Sunday May 12th, starting at 12 mid-day.
Coffee Mornings During the winter, our trusty band of helpers have been serving coffee, teas and cakes on market days in the Redesdale Hall. These four sessions (bearing in mind that the market is pretty quiet this time of the year) raised £248. Well done to all those involved. Our next is on March 26th. If you would like to participate and/or make a cake - it is enjoyable - please contact Terry or email me.
Coffee Mornings Our latest coffee morning, held on July10th in the Redesdale Hall, made a profit of £192.19 - so again it is well done to all the helpers and cake makers. So far this year we have raised £338.
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 Opening Tournament On a pleasant Sunday afternoon in May, 14 members (7 mixed pairs) enjoyed a session of tennis to produce two winners and two runners up. The least number of games played by each participant was 48, so it was a good work out for everyone. There were lots of mouth watering sanwiches, cakes etc. available to restore those lost calories during the afternoon.
Runners up Leena and Andrew, with Terry Winners Amy and Chris with Terry
The tournament participants (minus one)
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 ...