H&IOW Ladies Team promoted to Division 2...

The ladies have had an excellent season in Division 3b winning all their 5 matches (results below). The match on Saturday 5th August against Kingsgate ensured promotion to Division 2 next season.

The team won 9-0 but it was not all plain sailing and, in particular, Fi Strachan and Vicki Blewitt showed grit and determination by winning their matches over a mammoth 5 hours non stop! Ros Hursell and Kate Sloan played first pair and won all 3 of their rubbers in a calm and collected way, losing only 10 games in all. Lizzie Austin and Claire Reid playing in wind and rain, occasionally being interrupted by torrential downpours, secured their 3 rubbers ensuring a full sweep.

Thanks to all the ladies that have taken the time to play for Andover during the summer to ensure promotion for the team. Jennie Pope, Anne Brook and Nicky Hepworth have also made a huge contribution as well as the 6 ladies mentioned above. Ladies tennis at Andover goes from strength to strength and we look forward to the challenges that next season will bring.

vs Totton and Eling      Won 8-1

vs Wellow                      Won 6-3

vs Salisbury                    Won 5-4

Vs Victoria Park             Won 9-0

vs Kingsgate                   Won 9-0

Macmillan Coffee morning

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Our annual Macmillan coffee morning raising monies for cancer care will be held at the Clubhouse on Friday 1st September 10.00am-12.30pm.

Please come and support this very worthwhile cause.

We will be selling raffle tickets over the next few weeks for our many prizes. 

If anyone can bake a cake/biscuits for either in the day or for our produce stall please can you let Lizzy Austin,  Linda Penn or Jane Laborda know.

Look forward to seeing as many of you on the day or hearing from you to make a donation

Thank you for your support.

Lizzy, Jane and Linda

Road to Wimbledon U14 Finals - Mark reaches the County 'Final'

Mark Mackie, Club Junior player, reached the final of the County Road to Wimbledon Finals held at Southsea.

Every year, winners from their local Club's Road To Wimbledon tournament travel to play on the grass courts at Southsea. The winner of the tournament is then invited to play at Wimbledon.

 

After a close match, Mark just lost the final in a tie-break.

 

Well done Mark for reaching the final - an excellent achievement...

Adult Single League/Improve your game ... starts mid-July

Welcome to the start of the Adult "SINGLES LEAGUES"

Now the club is truly grounded at the new site it’s time to start focusing on playing and improving our games.

THE PLAN:

  • We will now be running singles leagues for all club members who wish to take part.
  • Each of the leagues will be set-up with 4 - 8 persons 
  • Everybody has the opportunity to play everyone in their league within the time period (2-3 months / depending on numbers)
  • At the end of 2-3 months period the top 1-2 players will progress to the higher league and the bottom 1-2 will be relegated to the lower league

Please can any member who is interested in joining the league express your interest to Adrian Shapter (Committee member) who will be running the leagues

email: Adrian Shapter adrianshapter@hotmail.com

Please express your interest by 14/07/17 so we can get playing

Further details available once interest has been expressed.

This is a great opportunity to everybody to really fast track your game whether it’s just for fun, fitness or whether you are looking to add a competitive edge; due to the nature of the singles league this really caters for all, points will be allocated fairly and if you can't make all the games it doesn't matter... there is no penalty if you don't play but, of course you increase your chances of promotion if you play all the games.

We look forward to receiving your interest ASAP

2017 Junior Club Championships

Entries are now being taken for the 2017 Junior Club Championships.

A few things to remember:

  •   All current Junior and mini members are eligible to enter.

  •   £5 per entrant.

  •   Completed entry forms and payment must be received by 9th June      2017.

  •   Finals Weekend – Saturday 16th September and Sunday 17th 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 .

2017 Adult Club Championships

Entries are now being taken for the 2017 Adult Club Championships.

A few things to remember:

  •  All current Adult members and ‘A’ Junior members are eligible to enter.
  •  £5 per entrant.
  •  Completed entry forms and payment must be received by 19th May 2017.
  •  Finals Weekend – Saturday 16th September and Sunday 17th September - all finals must be played during this weekend..

Please view the Rules and Entry Form for more details.

Please support this event – it is a great way to meet and compete against other members.

If you have any queries, please contact John Chaffey or Margaret Winnett (margaretwinnett585@msn.com).

Summer Adult Club Nights begin w/c 3rd April ...

The Summer Adult Club Nights begin w/c 3rd April.

Please come along to weekly Club Nights held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm onwards.

Outdoor courts will primarily be used. Indoor courts will be used if numbers exceed 14 members and/or if there is wet weather. Indoor courts will also be used for the latter part of the sessions until the evenings become lighter.

Come along and meet fellow members of the Club whilst enjoying a game of tennis…

Interested in playing against other clubs in local Leagues ...

ALTC have a variety of teams (13 in total) in the Sarum League, Basingstoke & District League and H&IOW leagues. These include mens, ladies and mixed teams. We also have junior teams that play in the Aegon Junior League and the Basingstoke & District League. Matches take place at the weekends and weekday evenings. The teams cater for all levels of players.

Please contact info@altc.net, Trevor Blake or Martyn Isherwood if you are interested in participating and representing the club.

Please note, according to the League rules, only club members are permitted to play for the teams.

Club landscaping is looking good ...

The patio area between the clubhouse and outside courts is nearly complete. The area looks fantastic and will become an additional social area for members and visitors to use whilst at the Club. It will be great for a beer and a bbq in the summer…

Paths to the courts and further car park work will be completed over the coming weeks. Plus post and rail fencing will be erected to give our new facility real definition.

The majority of these works have been funded by Veolia Environment Trust, which was gained due to a successful grant application submitted by the Club earlier in the year.

Please also view the Gallery for the more photos of the Club … more to follow soon…

The Committee wishes to thank its members for their co-operation during this phase of the construction.

Working with Tesco 'Bags of Help' to raise funds for the outdoor floodlights

After being shortlisted for the Tesco BagsofHelp campaign, the Club is delighted to announce it has been awarded £8,000 to go towards floodlights for the outdoor courts.

The Club wishes to thank everyone who supported the campaign by voting in Tesco stores during the 2 week voting period.

The next step regarding outdoor floodlighting involves technical information being supplied to the local Planning Authority for their approval - this takes a minimum of 8 weeks and finalising costs with our preferred supplier. Inevitably, this takes time, therefore it is very unlikely that outdoor floodlights will be available for this Winter's season.

The Club will give a further update over the coming months.

Thank you for supporting the Club.


For further information on the Tesco Bags of Help initative, please view www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

 

 

Hat-trick of wins for Will

Will Moon from Andover Lawn Tennis Club, has struck for the third consecutive time by recently winning the Salisbury Grade 4 U14 Open tennis tournament. This followed tournament wins at the Oxtalls (Gloucester) U14 Open and Portsmouth U14 Open. 

Fourteen year old Will is amongst a number of promising young players who play at the club, two former juniors have progressed tennis scholarships in the USA.

Andover Lawn Tennis Club is now enjoying their fantastic new Indoor Tennis Centre at Balksbury Hill on the outskirts of Andover. The club is currently operating two indoor and three outdoor courts and the construction of the clubhouse is underway.

Community engagement and growth of tennis is at the heart of the clubs ethos and the club warmly welcomes players of all ages and abilities to join in one of the many sessions ran by the clubs coaching team.  Please contact info@altc.net for further information – you may be the next Wimbledon champion!

Construction works

Construction work is due to be conducted in the car park from 31st August for about a week. This will involve trenching for the Club’s electrical supply to be connected. Please note there may be limited access to the Pavilion and part of the car park.  On no account should any members or visitors cross any barriers erected as part of this work. Thank you.

Furthermore, with respect to construction, the clubhouse structure has been erected and work will continue over the next few weeks to complete the clubhouse structure. Further work will then be required by the Club, to complete the internal fit-out.

The Committee apologies for any inconvenience caused whilst construction is carried out.

Construction re-starts

We are pleased to announce that we have finalised a further contract with Dove Construction to build the clubhouse structure with viewing windows to the indoor courts. KJM Windows has kindly sponsored ALTC in the form of providing the windows and doors for the clubhouse. This work will include a sewage treatment system and drainage plus landscaping of the site but does not include the internal fit-out of the clubhouse.

We are also pleased to announce that ALTC have been successfully awarded a grant of £14.2K from Veolia Envrionmental Services. This will be used to complete the landscaping and join the facility to the cyclepath/footpath to and from Andover.