• Club News

    MTC 2018

    Another great season for our league teams in all the 3 competitions we participated in.

    Following promotion from Division 6 last year, we were perhaps apprehensive about how we would fare in a higher league. In the end we more than held our own. Starbeck had long since wrapped up pole position before it came down to the last week, when 3 teams – Ripon, Northallerton and ourselves – were in a position to take the other promotion slot. We were disappointed to come up against a very strong Racquets side in our final match and duly lost, while Ripon won their match convincingly (Northallerton also lost) with the result that we were pipped by Ripon by the smallest of margins. Each side finished on 17 points but Ripon had a superior sets difference.

    In the Vale of Mowbray League we had mixed results. We decided to field a second team so that more members could experience league play but unfortunately this experiment did not work due to injuries and other commitments and only 2 full matches were played by this second four. In contrast, the first team almost repeated their success of the previous season when they lifted the trophy, but were beaten by Richmond in a pulsating final at Masham

    In the Thirsk Winter League there is no table as such, clubs playing for the fun of it, but with a strong element of competition. With more experience under our belts we are now winning matches and finding the whole experience very enjoyable. Our participation allows us to field as many members as want to play.

    We will continue in all 3 competitions next season with our usual endeavour!



    Annual Social Evening – Saturday 13th October 2018

    Did somebody drop a penny? No it’s near the end of a closely contested horse race, which was one of the more energetic activities on the night of our annual social gathering. The evening took place in the MSA Club House, which provided a warm and welcoming environment for the 42 members, friends and family who attended.

    For 2018 we had all the usual activities, bingo, quiz, horse racing, and raffle, plus for the first time a musical quiz that tested the minds of us all.

    Our thanks go to all those who attended, plus all those whose input to the event made it a very successful and enjoyable evening. Of course as well as all the enjoyment, this event is our main internal fund raiser for the club, and as such I am pleased to report that a healthy sum of £258.50 was realised, in part due to the very generous raffle prize donations made by many.

    We’ll be starting to plan the 2019 event early next year so if you have any ideas for the format, or would like to be involved in the organisation of this event, please let one of the club’s committee know.




    Click below to see details of our latest Open Day:

    Open Day 2018 – Report