WELCOME

I would like to extend a warm welcome to existing and potential new or returning members to Pewsey Tennis Club and trust that you will all have an enjoyable tennis year.  Our club remains one of the best in Wiltshire and all our courts remian in tip top condition. Financially the club is in a strong position but we are ever mindful of costs. With inflation low the club has decided as a " one-off" not to increase subscriptions for the 2016/17 year.  Subscriptions are due  on April1st at a discounted rate if paid before the end of April. We would like to encourage all members to pay online to the Clubs bank asccount - full details of rates etc are on our membership page together with a membership form. You do not need to submit a form if your details have not changed this includes contact details etc.

We would also like to encourage all members to become British Tennis Members as well - it is currently free just log on to  www.lta.org.uk/BritishTennisMembership 

The new summer league season commences on Monday 25th April, we would really like to see some more Ladies playing competitive tennis. Club Captains are Nick Hewens ( Mens), Maijke Craig ( Ladies) Paul Coxon ( Mixed) - more details in the full note below

 

Enjoy your tennis,

 
Colin Gratton
Chairman

 

Current membership is circa 300 of which half are juniors, participating in a variety of regular activities:

  • Club sessions on Wednesdays  evenings and Sunday mornings
  • Roll-up Ladies morning on Thursdays at 9:30am
  • Juniors with regular training sessions
  • To see our full programme click here

New members always welcome!  Chairman's Welcome to the New Season note in full

Chairman's Report from the AGM on 24th February 2016 here

Minutes from 2016 AGM  here

  

CROSBY & LAWRENCE:  offer members  10 % off tennis related products - Babolat Gold tennis balls, tennis shoes and rackets. contact Craig Smith at Crosby and Lawrence for more details. 

 


 

 

 COACHING

All supported by our qualified coaching team

 

For Junior Competitons and Junior  Matchplay events please click here

 Read some great feedback our coaches have received as part of our Schools Programme     -  click Coaching

 

CARDIO TENNIS 9-10 am Mondays & Fridays   Last Cardio before Christmas will be Friday 9th December restarting Monday 9th January

 

ADULT GROUP COACHING - Fridays @ 6:45pm - 7:45pm     Last Adult Coaching session before Christmas will be Friday 9th December restarting  Friday 13th January 

For both of the above Contact Martin Wright for more details

 

NEWS FLASH

LADIES -  WILTSHIRE VETS 35, 40 &50 Ladies County Practices

We have been advised that there will be practice sessions taking place at the Delta Tennis Centre, Swindon. Please see the attached flyer.

All enquires to Kath More  email: kbrockmanmore@aol.com     or   Karina Weedon  email:   klwtennis@gmail.com

 

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Can members please check their Junk mail for Club emails as recently someClub emails have been landing in Junk folders and not your In box. 

Courts Code change.   This email may be in your Junk folder please check if you think you have not received this email. 

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Davis Cup Legacy Tour    

Colin visited Wootton Bassett Club when they hosted the Davis Cup 

  

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS  TO MARTIN WRIGHT  

who has been selected as one of the coaches to deliver Leon Smith's 2016 Davis Cup Legacy Coaching programme.

This LTA funded programme will deliver 10,000 hours of coaching across the country to children aged 5-8 who are new to tennnis.  

This is great news for both Martin and our Club.  More information on the when and how over the coming weeks.

 

 

 

Martin Wright with Leon Smith at the Davis Cup Legacy Training programme

 

 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR CLUBHOUSE!

  

 

 

 

Can't find something that took place in 2015 or 2014  - try our Archive pages  

 

 

 

 

 

JOIN US

Joining couldn't be easier at only £16/annum for Under 10

  • Membership Form for 2016/17 available here
  • Competitions at every level, every week throughout the year.
  • Swindon and District League
  • Aegon League: Junior teams
  • Roll-ups
  • In-club tournaments
  • Mixed Open tournament

 See what's going on     

Some important dates for 2016   - the full Events list is  here  (updated 31st July )

Dates for  Wednesday Roll-up Tournament - December 14th and February 15th 2017

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Annual Junior Club Tournament  25th October 

33 players attended, with 38 entries (including the doubles). It was a very busy day starting at 9:30am and the final match finishing at 5:30pm, 69 matches in all were played across the day. A big thanks to all who competed, I hope it was enjoyable day! Also a big thank you to Daniel Smith and Doug Tannassee who helped umpire the mini events. Congratulations to the winners, who were:

Mini Red: Anna Low    

Mini Orange: Callum Atkins  

Mini Green: Tom Campbell

12U: Jack Campbell    16U: Daniel Smith          18U: Isaac Whitehead

18U Doubles: Tom Lindeman/Joseph Wyles

 

Bob Harris Quiz took place on 22nd October

An enjoyable evening was had with 37 teams taking part,  £156 was raised for Club funds. Many thanks to Dave Major for organising.

Club Mixed Doubles Tournament - October 16th 2016

Good weather prevailed as 9 pairs in two groups contested the newly inaugurated Colin Gratton Trophy for the Club’s Mixed Doubles tournament.
 
The final was a classic, contested by Malcolm Drinnan and his partner Paula Tailby versus Matthew Popham and Patti Mann and the set ebbed and flow to each partnership and eventually Matthew and Patti prevailed in a tie break to win the final 7-6.
 
Colin Gratton Chairman presented the new trophy in his name congratulated everyone for making the day so memorable, Lis Donaldson for organising and for the generous donations doe Julia’s House Hospice(Devizes) which totalled £170.

 

Pewsey Tennis Club Mixed Open Tournament, Sunday 22nd May in aid of National Autistic Society   On a lovely warm May morning 12 pairs contested this annual tournament and riased a fantastic £235 for the NAS after school clubs in Wiltshire.  

Two groups of six pairs played full set with game point on deuce and Etan Gunton (last year’s winner) and Alexa Rutter won Group 1 and Malcolm Drinnan and Clare Bamforth won Group 2.   The final whilst keenly contested was fairly one sided with Ethan and Alexa emerging victorious by 6-1.

Lis Donaldson once again organised the tournament for which all entrants were grateful and warmly applauded.  Chairman, Colin Gratton, creator of the tournament was amazed at the funds raised, spoke of his appreciation and then presented the prizes and cup.  Hopefully Pewsey can build on having a home pair in the final and actually with the tournament next year.

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 For a report on the 2016 Pewsey Junior Open Tournament sponsored by Fowler Architecture please click  on - Junior Competitions

 

 YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THESE

Wiltshire County Senior Ladies   - Wiltshire have entered four teams in the County Senior Leagues  -if you would like to be considered for these teams or for more information including details of an Over60s and Over65s Practice / Selection day  click here

TENNIS LADDER: We hope to have this running again for 2016.  Please contact  mpdrinnan@gmail.com for more information  Click here for more details 

         

    Photos from the Opening Day of the Season  - April 3rd 2016
 
Terance Dixon - Most Improved Player with Colin Gratton
 
 
 
Isaac Whitehead  - Most Improved Junior  with Amanda Foxton
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 








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