• Club News

    League matches are now underway and what a contrasting start for the club.

    Our opening match in the Harrogate mixed doubles league was against Northallerton A, who finished just behind us last year in Division 5. However, they proved very strong this time round and won 57-39.

    Our latest match also ended in a loss, this time to last season’s Division 6 champions Ripon C. The game was played indoors thanks to the appalling weather – a distinct advantage to the home team, who won 73-35.

    However, the men fared much better in their opener at Richmond, the reigning Vale of Mowbray champions. Masham won all 4 rubbers in a keenly-fought match.

    LTA Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend – Open Day Sunday 19th May

    For the third year running Mashamshire Tennis Club opened its courts to the public for a free of charge sampler day. As before the event was part of the UK wide LTA sponsored event and as in previous years the sun once again duly turned up and shone on our event.

    On the day we were visited by a number of families and both adults and children enjoyed their time on court being engaged in a variety of activities, ranging from being fed the ball on a one-to-one basis, through to some rallying and points based fun games.

    We also took the opportunity to use our Tutor Pro Ball Machine. This machine can feed a tennis ball in a variety of speeds and spins and is especially useful for perfecting new shots or refining old ones. It can be used individually or by a pair of players.

    Our thanks go to Hannah, Michelle, Lara, Norma and Tom, club members who supported the event and who also enjoyed a sunny afternoon of tennis with some very enthusiastic and promising children and adults. We do hope we’ll some of these on our courts again in the future.

    If you would like any information regarding playing tennis at Masham please contact the Chairman, Tom Johnson on 01765 603593, or any member of the committee. Details and contact forms are on our website www.mashamshiretennisclub.co.uk