Youngsters do well for ALTC

The Club’s winter programme of matches has resumed after a short  Christmas break.

In the Basingstoke League the men’s A team had a straightforward win over Old Basing B. Shaun McDonald and Al Williams won both matches 6-1, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-2. John Cadwell and Gregor Corcoran also proved too strong for the opposition winning 6-1, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-1.

 They then took on local rivals Goodworth Clatford. This was a closer match with Al Williams and Shaun McDonald winning three sets and Gregor Corcoran and Adrian Shapter winning two, to give them a 5-3 win overall.

 The men’s B team has relied on youth and has given first senior matches to several of the club’s talented youngsters. Brothers Tommy and Mark Mackie helped the club to promotion last season and Kyril Kennett has played a lot of matches. Myles Cole is the latest junior to join the team. Myles, Kyril and Mark are fourteen years old. They need to be consistent and strong to hold their own in a senior match as well as having to cope with styles less coached than their own.  Myles and Kyril played their part in beating Old Basing B at Old Basing. They won both matches 6-2, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-4. Gareth Banning and Jacob Webb halved one match 6-7, 6-2 and won the other 6-0, 6-0.

Myles, Thomas, Kyril and Adrian

Myles, Thomas, Kyril and Adrian

The team found it harder against Old Basing A at Andover’s Indoor centre, but they put up a good show. Myles and Kyril faced the Basingstoke Singles Champion in the first pair but had some superb rallies of professional quality. The Old Basing pair had more consistency at that level and won 6-0, 6-2. The boys were not downhearted, however, and had a close match against the second pair sharing the sets 6-4, 2-6.

Adrian Shapter and Thomas Foster did well against the second pair, winning 7-5, 6-2 and put up a good show against the firsts but went down 3-6, 3-6.  This was a loss by 3-5 overall, but a great effort against a good team.

The A team are due to play the Old Basing A team so this should be a good test for them.

Wimbledon 2019 Ticket Ballot

Each year, ALTC is allocated Wimbledon tickets which are balloted at a Club meeting, which normally takes place in April.

The registration process is now open for Adult club members (plus juniors aged 11 years old and above) to opt-in for the Wimbledon 2019 Ticket Ballot.

To be eligible to enter for tickets during the ballot meeting, you must:

  • be a current ALTC member at the time of the ALTC Ballot (all adults and juniors aged 11 years and above are eligible);

  • hold a British Tennis Membership*(free membership); and

  • OPTED-IN via the British Tennis/LTA website by 22nd February 2019

*Note - You must be a British Tennis Member as well as a ALTC Club Member to be eligible to enter the ballot.



Once logged in it will automatically re-direct you to the Wimbledon Opt-in page and then follow the instructions.

IMPORTANT - Please remember to check your ‘Personal Details’ are up-to-date plus ensure ‘Andover Lawn Tennis Club’ is selected under ‘Your Venues’ otherwise you will not be eligible to enter the ballot.


This is a 2-step process - first you need to ‘Become a British Tennis Member’ which is free for the ‘Lite’ category as you are an ALTC member. Then you need to ‘Opt-In’ to the Wimbledon Ballot’.

IMPORTANT - Please remember to check your ‘Personal Details’ are correct plus ensure ‘Andover Lawn Tennis Club’ is selected under ‘Your Venues’ otherwise you will not be eligible to enter the ballot.

Remember if you want to enter the ALTC Wimbledon Ticket Ballot you must ‘Opt-in’ by 22nd February 2019.

It gives you a chance of being successful in the Club Ballot to watch the World's top tennis players at Wimbledon.

Further information regarding the ALTC Wimbledon Ticket Ballot evening will be published in March… In the meantime, if you have any queries or experience any problems registering or ‘opting in’, please contact/email Tina, Margaret or Linda .


Great wins for local club players at LTA tournament..

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Josh, our Head Coach organised a LTA Adult Tournament on 19th January. Entries were received from across many counties and competition was strong.

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Our talented junior, Flavia, who is a team player for the H&IOW County Under 14 Girls squad, competed hard and won the Ladies event.

Sam, one of our Club coaches won the Mens Event after a long hard fought final against his brother!! A great match played by both.

Thank you to all the players, supporters and the volunteers who prepared refreshments throughout the event.

More tournaments for all ages are planned throughout the year. Please contact Josh for more details or have a look on the LTA website for local tournaments.

Busy weekend planned at the Club...

Wow… another action-packed schedule is planned for this weekend.…

This Friday evening (18th January) is Adult Members Club Night. Social play starts from 6pm onwards. See you on the court…


On Saturday morning the weekly Mini/Junior Coaching programme continues. All ages and abilities are catered for.  Have a look on our coaching page for more info. Adult Cardio Tennis is also available at 10.15am. Refreshments available too…

In the afternoon, why not pop along and support our Adult team who are competing against another local club. Play starts at 1.15pm. Refreshments available all afternoon… Alongside this, is an Adult LTA tournament being held from 2.30pm onwards – players from across the region are competing – some club members too… Apologies due to the busy court schedule, the afternoon member social play is postponed just for this Saturday.

On Sunday morning, another club team is competing – play starts from just after 10am. Pop in and support your fellow club members…

To complete the weekend, Club Member’s Social play is on Sunday afternoon from 3pm onwards…

It’s a great time to be a club member - if you know of a friend, family member or work colleague who would like to join please email Tina.

We look forward to seeing you at the club for a very ‘busy and active’ weekend…

Andover awarded H&IOW Club of the Year

The Club has been awarded H&IOW Club of the Year 2018.

A great achievement by everyone at the club - from members, players, parents, coaches, volunteers and the Committee.

Chairman, Margaret says “ this recognises the incredible hardwork put in over many years during our move from Brackenbury to Balksbury. All our members should be very proud of this achievement. We now go through to the Regional Round in the New Year. Good luck”.

Well done everyone…

The County’s Performance Manager, Chris Wilkinson (former British No1 tennis player) presenting Margaret with the H&IOW ‘Club of the Year 2018’ Award

The County’s Performance Manager, Chris Wilkinson (former British No1 tennis player) presenting Margaret with the H&IOW ‘Club of the Year 2018’ Award

GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESSIE IDEAS...Club Beanie Hats, Hoodies and Jackets



  • Great Christmas stocking fillers for all ages…

  • Available in 5 colours

  • Priced at £6 each.

  • Available from the clubhouse - NO NEED TO ORDER…



  • Great idea for a child/teenager’s Christmas present…

  • Just £25 embroidered with the club logo and personalised with the player’s name on the front.

  • More information on the Clubhouse noticeboard or email Margaret on



When you are next at the Club, have a look at the brand new jackets with club logo.

Order NOW … they will make great Christmas presents too…

  • With many colours to choose from plus they can be personalised with the player’s name on the front.

  • Prices start from £25.

  • For more information please email Jennie Pope on or Margaret on .

Andover win 'two' top prizes...

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Jennie Pope, captain of ALTC Sarum team, was delighted to collect the Winter League (2017-2018 season) Division 2 trophy and the summer league (2018) Division 1 trophy at the recent AGM for the Sarum League in Salisbury.

It is 9 years since Andover won the summer division 1, so many congratulations are due to Jennie and her team .

Welcome to Ben - new Club Coach

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Ben has recently joined the Coaching team assisting Josh (Head Coach) to run the coaching programme. He has a wealth of experience in providing professional and fun coaching sessions. Ben is currently taking the LTA Level 3 Tennis Coach qualification. He is fully LTA accredited, first aid trained and DBS checked plus a LTA Competition Organiser.

Ben looks forward to meeting you at the club soon.

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, 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.

Our '100' Club - sign up NOW

Each year, the Club organises a '100' club to raise funds for the new clubhouse. Please support your club - you could be a winner too.

For those of you unfamiliar with what a 100 Club is, it involves a payment of £12 per year which gives you a number for a year (you can have as many numbers as you like be it for yourself or family and friends) which will then be entered into a quarterly draw. There will be three cash prizes* drawn per quarter with 50% of ticket sales being paid out in prizes and 50% going to the club.  The first quarterly draw will be on 1st July. Thereafter on 1st October, 1st January and 1st April.

* If 100 numbers are sold first prize would be £75, second £50 and third £25.

If you would like to support this fundraiser, please view and complete the form below or contact Jane Laborda -

'100' Club Rules

'100' Club Application form

Schools Roadshow - a massive success

The Club held a successful week of introducing tennis to many local children.

Tennis sessions were held in local schools followed by an Open Weekend at the Club.

During the Open Event, local primary school children (and parents) enjoyed a fun tennis session, with tennis games, inflatables and activities, in our indoor centre.

Many thanks to Phil, a British Tennis Coach, who visited local schools and organised the sessions at the club. Many of our tennis leaders helped on both days too and were all amaxing. Also, a big thank you goes to all the club volunteers who helped throughout the weekend.


Basingstoke Winter League success

Great success from our teams during the Winter Season in the Basingstoke League:

The Mens 'A' team won Division 1

The Mens 'B' team came second in Division 2 and promoted to Division 1 for the forthcoming Winter season.  

Thank you to all the team players for representing the Club.

Plus a big thank you to the Captains for their hard work in organising the teams.