TEAM IN WINNING FORM
7th August 2023
Chatteris Tennis Club are celebrating some fabulous results recently with both their Mixed team and Men’s 2 enjoying strong wins.
The Mixed team of Hayley Sizer, Roz Fitches, David Woolley and Rob Fordham stormed to a 7-1 win at home last week over Fulbourn. Making her team debut, Roz Fitches put away some excellent volleys whilst David Woolley was also making his first appearance in the Mixed team.
Playing away at Buckden, the Men’s 2 also came home victorious, again winning 7-1. The team of Pat Amps, Matt Sizer, Jamie Chilcott and David Woolley played consistently well to secure the win.
Commenting on the teams results, Club Chairman Simon Grainger said “Our teams are gaining some superb results this season, with highly competitive tennis being played at both home and away fixtures”.
CHATTERIS TENNIS PLAYERS ARE CLIMBING HIGH
23rd March 2023
The re-introduction of an all year round Singles Tennis Ladder Tournament is proving to be a popular addition to the opportunities for tennis offered at Chatteris Tennis Club.
A ‘Ladder’ tournament enables members to play competitive singles 3 set matches to enhance their tennis skills, particularly during the periods in the year when League matches and in-house Club tournaments are not taking place. Adult Club members and the best Junior members aged 10 or over have been invited to take part in the Ladder, which currently has 24 participants.
The concept of a tennis ladder is simple. Players are arranged much like the rungs of a ladder. The idea is to be at the top of the tennis ladder - as you win, you move up the ladder with winning players taking the place of their higher ranked opponents, thus "leap-frogging" them. Ladder matches can either be pre-arranged, or can be done using challenges. If the ladder uses challenges to arrange tennis matches, then players simply challenge each other to a match.
The Singles Ladder is just one of many opportunities for social and competitive tennis offered at the multi-award winning Chatteris Tennis Club. Its’ 125 plus membership ranges from 4 year olds in coaching to the oldest playing member of 78! New members across all ages and abilities are welcomed from the local community, and coaching is also available from the Club’s own coaching team from LK Tennis Academy. Club sessions are held four times weekly, and the social events throughout the year include BBQ’s, Tournaments, a Halloween event and Public Open Days.
SPOOKY HALLOWEEN FUN AT CHATTERIS TENNIS CLUB
30th October 2022
Halloween excitement was to be enjoyed at Chatteris Tennis Club on Sunday 30th October between 4pm-6pm, when the yearly ‘Monster Smash’ event was held for the Club’s Junior members.
Witches, skeletons and vampires took to the floodlit courts, for an evening of ‘terrifying’ tennis which included Fancy Dress and Pumpkin competitions.
For those who dare venture into the Clubhouse….a Halloween supper of Hot Jacket Potatoes with Chilli, Cheese and Baked Beans was served throughout the evening.
Kathryn Booth, Club Secretary commented, “Our Halloween Smash Event always brings our young players to the courts for an entertaining evening of tennis. The fancy dress outfits were fabulous and we would like to thank all those who came along on the night”.
ANOTHER MATCH WIN FOR CHATTERIS
21st October 2022
Chatteris Tennis Clubs Mixed team enjoyed a strong 6-2 win at home against Haslingfield on Friday 21 October.
Tony Finch, Cindy Burnley, Hayley Sizer and David Milburn played some testing games, but finished the tight points with confident hitting, ensuring a resounding win.
ANDREW AND LIAM TRIUMPHANT WINNERS OF CHATTERIS TENNIS CLUB’S RICKWOOD CUP
7th September 2022
Chatteris St Peters Tennis Club held their annual Rickwood Cup Tournament on Saturday 20th July, which welcomed 24 club members to the courts for a morning of competitive tennis.
The tournament format operates with each player having a different partner for each set, playing best of 9 games per set, before swapping around for the next set. The final four players were pairings of Andrew Miles and Liam Garcia, who were victorious against Adam Rhys Kennedy and David Woolley as runners up.
The trophy was presented by the Club’s Chairman, Simon Grainger, who commented, “We had a terrific morning of tennis, which was not only very competitive but great fun too. It was a pleasure to see some of our younger players displaying their talent on court, with young Liam shining through alongside Andrew as the champions”.
CHATTERIS TENNIS CLUB SERVES UP ANOTHER VICTORIOUS YEAR
7th September 2022
Chatteris Tennis Club’s Men’s 1 team have recently completed the Summer season as Division 3 winners of the Huntingdon & Peterborough Summer League.
The Club was able to field strong teams throughout the season, which gained them comprehensive wins both home and away against 8 competing tennis clubs including Stamford, Ramsey and Needingworth.
Commenting on the season conclusion, team captain, Simon Grainger said, “We are delighted to be at the top the leader board this season. All of the matches were competitive, but our guys played some superb tennis this year, with improvements in our match play and determination to gain the wins. Well done to everyone who played their part”.
Fielding three other teams, the Club’s Men’s B and C and a Mixed team also took part in the summer league, with some strong wins achieved and some highly entertaining tennis enjoyed by many Club supporters at the home matches during the warm summer evenings. Now all four teams are preparing for the forthcoming Cambs Winter League, which commences late September.
The Club is always looking for more members to join them, so whether you are a competitive player, and intermediate or a beginner, we would be delighted to hear from you, so please do get in touch.
CHATTERIS TENNIS CLUB’S MIXED TEAM ‘SERVE UP’ A WIN AGAINST STAMFORD
17th May 2022
Chatteris St Peters Tennis Club’s Mixed team recently played against Stamford B at home, finishing the match on a strong 5-3 win. The team consisted of Simon Grainger, Hayley Sizer, Andrew Fox and Lisa Kennedy. From the start, the games were all competitive and fast paced, ensuring an entertaining match for the many spectators that came along to enjoy an evening of great tennis.
Simon Grainger commented after the match, “This was a good result for Chatteris as Stamford always put out a strong team. We were definitely lifted to play our best game by our loyal Club supporters too – it makes for a fun evening for everyone”.
The Club welcomes players of all ages and abilities, and offers plenty of opportunity to play during the week on their 4 floodlit hard courts. Coaching, social play, club nights and competitive league tennis are all available, with very reasonable membership rates, so why not get in touch, and come and join us!
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”.