Following a breezy start to tournament week, and some adventurous ferry crossings, this year’s Easter Tournament was blessed with copious sunshine and fantastic tennis.
We welcomed 148 entrants (75 from the UK) across 256 entries and 33 draws. Players completed: 275 matches, 547 sets and 3914 games and used 336 balls! The total play lasted 15,884 minutes with the longest match being 3hrs 17 minutes.
Play Your Way To Wimbledon
We are holding three events this year for the “Play your way to Wimbledon”.
This year the competition has added two new events to the normal 14U Girls and Boys event, these new events are the 11-18 Years Girls and Boys Doubles and the Adult Doubles for both Ladies and Mens.
The events will be taking place at the club on the below dates:
• April 23rd Girls & Boys 18U Doubles -10am to 4pm on the two indoor courts.
• April 30th Women & Mens Doubles -10am to 4pm on the two indoor courts.
• May 21st Girls & Boys 14U Singles - 9am to 4pm outdoors.
To enter the events you need to have a World Tennis Number of 20.0 - 40.9. It is free to enter.
If you would like to enter please contact Andrew Evans before the end of April - firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Inter Club
This year there will be an inter club event run for all clubs in Jersey and this will be played at the Tennis Hub in May & June with the finals taking place in October.
There will be a 9U singles event taking place on May 7th at the Tennis Hub with a start time of 12pm and the cost per person is £5. Then there are two team events and 12U Girls and Boys and a 16U girls and boys.
Teams will consist of four players , playing four singles matches and two doubles matches and we need to select the teams by next week.
If you would like to sign up please can you email Andrew Evans email@example.com by April 17th to guarantee your space.
Ladies Team Tennis
The Ladies (Tuesday) Tournament has been re-vamped, commencing on 6th June 2023 at 6pm for approx. 6/8 weeks. This year, in order to spark more interest and retain players who sign up each year, the format will be slightly different.
Click here to find out more
Artificial Clay Courts- Update
The order has been placed with 1st Surface for the installation of the new artificial clay courts. We are awaiting feedback from the suppliers and expect to be able to confirm installation dates next week! Painting of the fence posts and hitting wall will take place w/c 17th April.
We have been advised this week that Tony will be leaving us at the Caesarean at the end of next week to pursue other opportunities. Please wish him well when you next visit the clubhouse.
We will provide a further update next week on the new bar arrangements.
Tree Work and Landscaping
The tree surgeon, Jonathan Le Maistre will be commencing work on Monday 17th April to remove the invasive leylandii from around the bubble to improve the appearance of the club and reduce the risk of falling trees and branches. Maintenance on our lovely oaks and London plane tree will be carried out at the same time to improve their health and remove deadwood.
Note there will be road closures in place from time-to-time and the tree surgeons will be working around the club. Barriers will be in place for your safety.
Following removal of the leylandii, we are looking to introduce a new security fence to protect the club – quotes are currently being sought for this. Later in the year, hedges will be planted to improve the appearance of the club.
New tenants have been found for the bungalow and will be moving in shortly.
Quilter Cheviot Mens’ Tennis
The much-anticipated Monday night Mens’ Tennis will commence on June 5th. Details to follow…
Court 1 Fence
Unfortunately, the tennis fence at the back of court 1 has been damaged by the high winds this week. Please take care when walking past. Weather permitting we will be having this fixed next week so there may be some changes to the court bookings.
If any members can recommend a handyman/woman to undertake some minor repair work around the clubhouse, please let the office know.