Posted 11th September 2017

Final League Positions for Summer North Kent Teams


Division One Ladies 1 came second
Division Six Ladies 2 came first and are promoted


Division One Mens One came fifth
Division Seven Mens Two came 1st and are promoted.


Division 1 Mixed One came 4th.

Congratulations to all members who played in teams. No one relegated and two teams promoted. North Kent presentation dinner at Danson Boat House Friday 20th October. Tickets from Dan House selling fast.

Other Adult Results:

NK Men’s 1 lost to Crescent.  Team comprised Dan House (Acting Captain), Rich Fay, Jack Andrews, Samir Elnawawy, Leo Phillips-Jacovides & Mylan Roberts.

NK Men’s 1 drew with Crescent.  Team comprised Martin Shishkov, Rich Fay, Dave McGonigle, Matt Snow, Rob Ratcliffe & Francesco Donadio.

NK Men’s 1 drew with Sundridge Park.  Team comprised Luke House (Captain), Rich Fay, Martin Shishkov, Emre Saridogan, Dan House & Matt Snow.

NK Men’s 2 beat Old Wilsonians.  Team comprised Jan Are Mo (Acting Captain), Daren Clark, Ricardo Pinheiro, Abhisek Paul, Aaron Ruby & Ozan Saridogan.

NK Men’s 2 beat Chislehurst.  Team comprised Phil Smith (Captain), Emre Saridogan, Ricardo Pinheiro, Abhisek Paul, Simon Williams & Rob Smith.

NK Men’s 2 beat Oakwood.  Team comprised Phil Smith (Captain), Daren Clark, Robert Smith, Jan Are Mo, Ricardo Pinheiro & Ed Spencer.

NK Ladies 1 lost to Sundridge Park.  Team comprised Maria Perfect (Captain), Karen Attard, Diana Roberts & Jane Zinopoulos.

NK Ladies 2 beat Sundridge Park.  Team comprised Jo Thomas (Captain), Holly Rowland, Julie Cooper & Julia Smith.

NK Ladies 2 beat Bromley CC.  Team comprised Jo Thomas (Captain), Julie Cooper, Karen Smith & Oksana Bokag.

NK Ladies 2 drew with Chelsfield.  Team comprised Jo Thomas (Captain), Karen Smith, Tracy Davey & Oksana Bokag.

NK Mixed 1 beat Meopham.  Team comprised Matt Perfect (Captain), Diana Roberts, Dave Harrild, Karen Attard, Dave McGonigle & Maria Perfect.

NK Mixed 1 lost to Blackheath.  Team comprised Rich Fay, Maria Perfect, Dave McGonigle, Diana Roberts, Dave Harrild & Karen Attard.

Kent Men’s 1 beat Gravesham.  Team comprised Luke House (Acting Captain, Dave McGonigle, Mylan Roberts & Martin Shishkov.

Kent Mixed 1 beat DL Kings Hill.  Team comprised Francesco Donadio (Captain), Diana Roberts, Matt Perfect & Jane Zinopoulos.

Kent Mixed 2 lost to Bromley Wendover.  Team comprised Karen Smith (Captain), Jan Are Mo, Marion Tourral-Hopkins & Aaron Ruby.

Kent Mixed 2 beat Kemsing (on games!).  Team comprised Rob Thomas (Captain), Maria Perfect, Ron Cooper and Sandra Woodcock.

Well done to all members who represented the club and a special mention to any member who made their debut for certain teams.  A extra special mention to our new coach Martin who made a winning start on his debut!  The club were very successful this summer!.

New Coach Martin Shishkov:

As some of you know we have a new coach at the club.  Martin Shishkov!  Thanks to all those members who have made Martin feel so welcome over the past few weeks.  It has been great seeing him with the junior squads, adult groups and taking individual lessons over the summer.  I am looking forward to seeing Martin work with more of you over the next few months.  Good luck Martin!

SHLTC Finals Day 2017:  Although the weather tried its best to ruin the day we still managed to complete 17 out of 22 finals on the day!  A new club record!  The standard of play from our mini red 8&U to our adult finals was outstanding.  Well done to all members who played on the day, you are all champions!  A special mention to all the volunteers who made the day run so smoothly in very challenging conditions.  An extra special mention to Alison Miller (aka Miller the Killer) for doing her very own Sir Cliff Richard impression and serenading us with her very own karaoke!

Adult results as follows:

Main Men’s Singles Final:
Rich Fay beat Dave McGonigle 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
Main Ladies Singles Final:
Ros McKeown beat Veronica McNamee 6-0, 6-1
Plate Men’s Singles Final:
Dan House beat Jaro Lukov 6-2, 6-2
Plate Ladies Singles Final:
Jodie Cox beat Alison Miller 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Main Men’s Doubles Final:
To be played on Saturday 30th September at 6pm.  All welcome to come along to support Dan House & Matt Snow vs Dave Harrild & Dave McGonigle.
Main Ladies Doubles Final:
To be completed between Maria Perfect & Karen Attard vs Jane Zinopoulos & Diana Roberts.  Score so far 6-1, 1-0 to Maria & Karen.  As soon as I get a date confirmed from the ladies I will let you all know.
Plate Men’s Doubles Final:
Phil Smith & Emre Saridogan beat Ben Payne & Jaro Lukov 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6).
Plate Ladies Doubles Final:
Julie Cooper & Julia Smith beat Veronica McNamee & Karen Smith 6-0, 7-6 (5).

Main Mixed Doubles Final:
Dave McGonigle & Jane Zinopoulos beat Dave Harrild & Karen Attard 6-3, 6-2.
Plate Mixed Doubles Final:
James McKeown & James McKeown beat Ed Spencer & Gail Youd 6-3, 6-1.

Well done to all members who took part and good luck to the ladies who have to finish the doubles final.

NK Cup Finals 2017:
Congratulations to everyone who helped make the NK Cup Finals Day such a huge success. It was a fantastic turnout & there have never been as many people on the club premises! Luckily the weather was kind & the tennis was first class. Unfortunately our 2 club representatives lost their respective finals (Rich Fay in the men’s singles & Diana Roberts & Karen Attard in the ladies vets doubles) after a great effort on the day. They certainly did us proud, as did all the volunteers throughout the day who helped things run so smoothly. In fact, the day went so well the President of North Kent asked if we’d host it again next year?! Watch this space

Many thanks,

Club Captain Phil Layfield


Dear Members

Here is the notification of the AGM to be held on Monday 25th September 2017 at the SHLTC club house, Eaglesfield Road commencing at 8.30pm. The minutes of last year’s AGM are up in the club house for members to read with a provisional agenda.

As the club is a limited company by guarantee, anyone wishing to stand as a Director may apply and then be voted onto the board at the AGM. If you are interested, please contact Caroline Ratcliffe on 020 8850 2549, mob 07940562271.
Email:  for an application form.

A Director must be a full member and is required to attend a board meeting one evening per month, which provides the opportunity to present any new ideas to help move the club forward.

The application must be completed and received by Mrs C Ratcliffe, 118 Earlshall Road Eltham SE9 1PR by the close of Friday 15th September. If she has not received by this date the application will not be accepted.

Anything that any member would like to include on the agenda must be proposed beforehand (by the close of Friday 15th September) by sending or emailing to Caroline Ratcliffe at the above addresses. Only items submitted and on the agenda can be discussed at the AGM.

The full amended agenda for the meeting will be updated on 20th September in accordance with Companies House regulations and put up in the club from that date for members to read. This will include any items raised by members by the said date.

The Directors hope that as many members as possible will be able to attend the AGM and support the club as it moves forward in providing facilities for the membership.

Provisonal AGENDA for AGM Monday 25th September 2017 to start at 8.30:

1. Approval of minutes from last meeting (7.11.16)

2. Captain’s report

3. Membership Secretary’s report                                      

4. Treasurer’s report (Presentation of accounts 2016-2017. Dates   changed to be in line with membership year so a short year finishing 31.3.17))

5. Coaches report

6. Fixtures secretary’s report

7. Social report

8. Premises report

9. IT report

10. Election of directors: ( 3places)
Directors up for re-election: John Ratcliffe, Caroline Ratcliffe and Alison Saridogan)

11. Subscriptions for 2018-19
These are still to be decided and we may change the children’s categories.
Hope to do on Club spark

12. Proposal by Board
The Board propose the following amendment to the Memorandum of Association:

Memorandum of Association Article 14

Team captains will be asked to stand for election at the AGM on a biannual basis commencing in September 2018. Their term of office will start in the summer season 2019 and run to the end of the winter season 2020.
Team captains will be asked to stand along with any full members who may wish to do so as of 1st September in the said year.

13. Development of club and future plans.

14. Any proposals brought by members.

Yours faithfully

Caroline Ratcliffe
Company Secretary

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