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    August 2018

    Mashamshire Tennis Club – Handicap Singles Competition 2018

    We’re at the quarter-final stage and hope to stage the final sometime in September.

    League tennis 2018:

    In Division 5 of the Harrogate Mixed Doubles league we had 2 games remaining and were in second place, so were hoping to secure our second successive promotion.  In our penultimate match, against Ripon, we drew thus meaning that we had to win the final match, which was against Harrogate Racquets, a much bigger club than Masham.  Unfortunately despite some close and strongly contested sets, we narrowly lost to Racquets and thus finished the season in third place, equal on points with Ripon (who finished second) but one set behind them, this after a season of 14 matches comprising 131 sets, so a really close finish.  This means we will remain in Division 5 for 2019, but all those who played have thoroughly enjoyed the higher level of competition in this league, so we will look forward to more of that in 2019.

    The Men’s team play in the Vale of Mowbray doubles league and in 2017 we won the trophy for the first time.  This year we made it to the final, but narrowly lost to Riochmond after 3 tiebreak sets were required.  Once again all those who participated in this league thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and of course we will be back next year to try and reclaim the trophy.

    All this adds up to another really successful and enjoyable competitive season for the club, especially when you consider that only 5 years ago we were involved in no competitive competitions at all.  If you would like to be considered for these teams please let us know at the club’s social tennis sessions.

    Forthcoming events:

    Fun Doubles – Sunday 2nd September.  As announced previously this annual event starts at 1pm and is our longest running internal event.  Entries are looking good, so please let me have your name if you would like to join in.  We are particularly keen to get some of our Intermediates involved.
    Social Evening – Saturday 13th October.  Again as announced previously, the date has changed from September to October.  Tickets are going well, but please let me know if you would like to attend.  Tickets (£5 per person) are available at the club social sessions, or by contacting me or any member of the committee.  Don’t forget also that we would like your donations for raffle prizes on the night.
    Adult Coaching.  To add to our line up of coaching opportunities we are considering asking Chris Worwood (our Junior and Intermediate coach) to undertake some adult coaching.  Sessions would take place on Fridays after the Intermediate coaching sessions, so beginning at 6pm.  Likely cost is approximately £4 per one hour session.  If you are interested in this, then please let me know.

    Finally, we’re selling off used tennis balls, either for your own tennis use or even for your dog, what dog doesn’t like to chase a tennis ball!  Cost of the balls will be 4 for £1.  Balls will be on sale during club social sessions.

    Tom Johnson