HALLOWEEN DELIGHTS AT CHATTERIS TENNIS CLUB
31st October 2021
Trick shots and treats overflowed at Chatteris Tennis Club as it served up its Halloween Smash Event for the Club Juniors on Sunday 31st October between 4pm-6pm.
It was a mysterious occasion on the courts, as ghouls, witches, skeletons and vampires took to the floodlit courts, for an evening of ‘spooktacular’ tennis. All 4 courts were fully utilised for family fun with over 50 juniors and adults participating in the fun which included Fancy Dress and Pumpkin competitions.
During the evening, a Halloween supper of Hot Jacket Potatoes with Chilli, Cheese and Baked Beans was served from the Clubhouse, helping to keep tummies from rumbling into the night….
Simon Grainger, Chairman at the Club commented “It was wonderful to be able to once again hold our popular Halloween Smash Event. All of our youngsters and their parents arrived with the spirit of Halloween in abundance, ensuring that an entertaining evening was enjoyed by all”.
CHATTERIS TENNIS CLUB’S TOURNAMENT HAD ALL THE ‘ON COURT’ ACTION
21st August 2021
On Saturday 21st August 2021, members of Chatteris Tennis Club competed in the Clubs Priddey Cup Mixed Doubles Tournament.
Once again, the event was overseen by Club Committee Member and regular team player, Tony Finch, with a number of spectators from the Club enjoying a great morning of competitive tennis.
Playing in a round robin format, the event enables each participant to play with a succession of different partners, with all four of the tennis courts in action throughout.
In a close fought tournament, a play-off final saw Hayley Sizer and Simon Grainger emerge as the winners of the Men’s and Ladies trophies.
The event concluded with a BBQ which was enjoyed by all.
PLENTY OF ‘ON COURT ACTION’ AT CHATTERIS TENNIS CLUB
3rd July 2021
Chatteris Tennis Club recently played out their very own ‘Home Derby’ when two of their Men’s Teams went head to head on the courts.
Their B and C Doubles teams played against each other in the Hunts & Peterborough league tournament, with the B team winning 7-1.
All eight men played fast, competitive tennis with many close games, cheered on from the side of the courts by some of the Club members.
The Club has three Men’s teams and one Ladies team playing in the tennis league, with some excellent results coming from both home and away matches.
Club Chairman, Simon Grainger commented, “Our teams are playing very well again this year, enjoying some recent good wins including 7-1 against
St Neots and 8-0 against Cottenham. We are gaining more consistency and strength as the season progresses”.
With the anticipated lifting of Covid restrictions in the not too distant future, the Club is looking forward to reinstating its Events Calendar with home Club tournaments, BBQ’s and social tennis afternoons. In addition, the Club is currently offering discounts on all memberships, as well as operating coaching courses for all levels, so if you would like to join your local, friendly tennis club please telephone 01354 695014.
CHATTERIS TENNIS CLUB MEMBERS
BACK ON COURT
29th March 2021
Chatteris Tennis Club re-opened its courts on Monday 29th March which saw many members getting back into action with Singles and Doubles play.
With members eager to get back on court after the latest lockdown, the demand for court time has been high. In addition to adult tennis, the mornings have resumed very busy with the Club’s Junior Coaching programmes operating throughout the Easter break. However, everyone has been able to get a game due to all four of the courts now having floodlights, thereby enabling play to continue into the evening during fading light.
During lockdown, floodlights have been installed to courts 3 and 4 with financial support from Club funds, local funding, the Healthy Fenland Fund and the Lawn Tennis Association. The Club were also able to replace the traditional halogen floodlights on their other two courts with LED replacement bulbs. LED gives several advantages, notably, the light is whiter and more even, with less spillage onto the surroundings, but perhaps more importantly the running and maintenance costs are very much less than traditional halogen, thus helping the Club to reduce its carbon footprint.
Simon Grainger, Club Chairman said, “We are delighted to be able to play tennis again – it seems to have been a long lockdown! The latest set of floodlights is another terrific development for Chatteris Tennis Club – a 21st-century sporting facility, progressed by the club for the development of tennis in the community”.