Lizzy, Linda and Jane are again organising a Macmillan coffee morning raising monies for cancer care to be held at the Clubhouse on Friday 13th September 10.00am-12.30pm.
We will be selling raffle tickets over the coming few weeks for our many prizes.
If anyone can bake a cake/biscuits or produce for the day or donate a raffle prize please can you let Lizzy Austin, Linda Penn or Jane Laborda know.
Please come down and bring your friends and family to support this very worthwhile charity.
At last year’s event we made £1,505….with your help this year, let’s hope we can beat that figure.
Thank you for your support.
Lizzy, Jane and Linda
We are pleased to announce the wet-room now offers a shower for our members and visitors use.
A big thank you to the Awards4All Scheme and Test Valley Community Asset Fund for their support in the funding of the project.
This further complements the facilities of our Clubhouse.
The outdoor courts have been re-sprayed and will be available to use again from 8am on Monday 29th July.
Thank you to our members for their understanding whilst the courts were temporarily closed.
Happy hitting again on these very impressive ‘new’ courts…
Today, the outdoor courts have been re-sprayed and look like new again.
The courts will be available for use again once the surface drying process has been completed - hopefully in the next 4/5 days.
Updates to follow…
Meredith always turns up with a smile on her face and is incredibly ‘teachable’. She recently entered her first 3 red ball tournaments and her game has improved hugely in the last few weeks. She works hard and the coaches are glad to see that is being rewarded with a real improvement in her standard recently.
Captain Andrew Winnett was able to put out a strong team for Andover Lawn Tennis Club’s first Summer fixture against Hampshire Court A from Basingstoke.
Winnett and Coomer have played mixed doubles since they were teenagers and have a really good understanding and an array of strategies. On this occasion, playing the opposition first pair, they opted for patient maneuvering. Coomer’s accurate placement and ability to absorb pace gave Winnet a lot of opportunities at the net. Coupled with his ability overhead and speed to reach drop shots, the visitors had few chances to win a rally. The Andover pair won both sets 6-1 and 6-2.
Webb and Gailey are a much newer combination but Gailey has exemplary movement always putting herself in position to make a good shot and Webb has strong shots with a lot of topspin. Against the second Hampshire court pair, Webb gained a lot of volley and overhead winners after clever placement from Gailey. They came out on top by the same score 6-1, 6-2.
Winnett and Coomer moved on to win against the same pair by 6-1, 6-2.
Webb and Gailey had a battle against the first pair, who had more of the play this time and began to boss the rallies with carefully placed shots. With no pace coming at you, it is easy to overhit but the Andover pair got used to the new rhythm and won the set on a tie break, 7-6. At that point the Hampshire Court pair were unable to continue due to an aggravated injury and conceded the set 6-0.
A 7-1 win against Hampshire Court A was a very good result.
Every ‘first’ Friday of each month we plan to offer food during Club Night. There will be a different theme each month.
JULY’s THEME is PASTY NIGHT
Friday 5th July
Cornish Pasty (or veggie) with beans
priced at £3 per head.
Please text Glenys or Linda to confirm if you will be eating at the club -Glenys 07902351257 or Linda 07767031451.
Please bring your own drink…
Why not enjoy a game of social tennis followed by food whilst watching Wimbledon.
A great way to start to the weekend…
A ‘big’ thank you to Jamie G Sporting Trust for supporting the Club with a donation to buy additional mini nets for our younger players to use during their coaching sessions and social play.
It was great to see Jamie G Sporting Trust at this weekend’s mini/junior coaching sessions so we could thank them in person for supporting the Club.
***Entries now being taken. Closing date -31st May 2019***
The New Feature this year is the introduction of round-robin first rounds for events with more than 8 entries.
This will give everyone more tennis and make the championship more of a social occasion.
At the round-robin stage the top seeds will be absent and winners of round robin groups will progress to meet them in the final rounds.
Entrants must be available on the nominated days. These dates are all in June.
Seeded players will not need to be available on the round robin dates.
The Club Championship Committee; Trevor, Claire, Adrian and Josh will seed players…based on last year’s results.
Forms are also available at the Clubhouse.
If you have any queries, please contact any of the Club Championship Committee…
Please support this event - it is a great way to meet and compete against other members.
On Wednesday 22nd May, six Teams from four local Primary and Junior Schools competed in a Tennis and Skills Festival at the Club run by our Head Coach Josh.
There were 10 stations testing various Tennis shots, ball skills, racket skills and team-work. The children collected points for their teams and each team had one of our fantastic new Tennis Leaders from John Hanson School to accompany them and help with all the various challenges.
The festival was played in great spirits, even with a chance for the children to beat some of their teachers at the end in some fun matches!
Overall winners were St Johns Primary and everyone left with a smile on their face.
Entries are now being taken for the 2019 Junior and Mini Club Championships.
A few things to remember:
All current members are eligible to enter.
£5 per entrant.
Completed entry forms and payment must be received by 8th June 2019.
Finals Weekend – Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September - all finals must be played during this weekend.
Please click the button below to view more details/rules and an entry form. Forms are also available at the Clubhouse.
Please support this event – it is a great way to meet and compete against other members.
If you have any queries, please contact Margaret .
ALTC have three men’s teams in the Basingstoke League and all of them started their summer campaigns at the club’s Balksbury home.
The winter season saw the Men’s A narrowly lose the Division One title; by one set. The B team consolidated their position in Division One and the C team won Division 4.
For the summer season, Keith Robinson has taken over the B team. Richard Shipway is the new C team Captain and it was his team that were first to play. The opponents were Oakley C and although Oakley showed prolonged resistance, the Andover team was too strong all round and emerged victors by 8-0.
Shipway and Andy Taylor won both rounds 6-3, 7-5 and 6-3, 6-2, with superior shot making and movement. Ben Mead and Darren King kept the rallies short with accurate volleying and won 6-3, 6-0 and 6-2, 6-1. The team aim to gain promotion and this was a great start.
The Men’s A team, sponsored by KJM this year, also had a first victory in a close match against the B team.
It was a new look A team with an average age under twenty and the B team were determined to put up a good show.
The A team first pair of Gregor Corcoran and George Beare won against B team firsts, Dan DeMarco and Andy Snellgrove, 6-2, 6-2. They were playing with confidence and power, but found their second match against Keith Robinson and Harvey Stuart more tricky as Robinson’s accurate lobbing and sharp interceptions upset their rythym. Stuart’s strong backhand and sharp movement also made life difficult. They did emerge winners 6-4, 6-4, but it had been close.
Younger pair, Kyrill Kennett and Myles Cole had ensured a win for the A team by beating Robinson and Stuart 6-4, 6-2 with a strong combination of power and movement.
The B team gained a consolation win at the end when De Marco and Snellgrove plotted a win by 6-4, 6-4 against the youngsters, taking the initiative with accurate, forcing net play.
The overall result was a 6 sets to 2 win for the A team; a good start for them and an encouraging one for the B team who had competed well.
Ten boys and five girls competed this Saturday for the 14 and under Road to Wimbledon Singles Challenge at ALTC.
The Girls competition was played in one section with Egna Mutedzi coming third, Maria Sharova coming second and Flavia Zamfir proving too strong for the opposition as she emerged as the winner.
The Boys competition had the first rounds played in two groups with Jack Murn emerging as the winner of Section A and Leshawn Clarke as the runner up. Third place went to Louis Tanner, who is developing his game well, with Toby Liversidge and Joseph Horne also playing confidently. In Section B Harri Putt was the narrow winner from Isaac Robinson in second place and Archie Stepney third. Mattie Cooke and Harry Richmond played very well within this group and, as they are much younger, showed great potential for the future. In the semi finals, Jack Murn had the greater physical strength against Isaac Robinson, a great retriever of the ball with excellent concentration. In the other semi final, Harri Putt had a tight contest against Leshawn Clarke, with both boys testing each other for every point. Harri eventually proving the winner.
The final between Jack Murn and Harri Putt was a good match, both boys playing well and showing how much their game has improved through the club coaching. Jack was the winner 4-2. In the third place play off, Isaac Robinson beat Leshawn 4-2. Some really good tennis was played throughout the Afternoon with great sportsmanship between the players.
Jack and Flavia now represent the Andover Club at the Hampshire county round where we wish them every success on the Road to Wimbledon!