Club Matches – Results:

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

NK Mixed 1 lost to Bexley 1.  Team comprised Matt Perfect (Captain), Diana Roberts, Dave McGonigle, Karen Attard, Mark Plonka & Maria Perfect

NK Men’s 2 drew away at Chislehurst.  Team comprised Daren Clark (Acting Captain), Jan Are Mo, Aaron Ruby, Leo Phillips-Jacovides, Abhisek Paul & Ozan Saridogan

NK Men’s 2 beat Old Wilsonians (walkover!)

Well done to all members who represented the club over the weekend.  2 mid week matches this week on Wednesday, plus quite a few over the weekend, so please check the noticeboard and website for court availability.

SHLTC Club Singles Tournament:

What a day!  16 men and 6 ladies battled it out to reach the semi final stage in the men’s tournament and the final stage in the ladies tournament.  The level of play did not disappoint, as did the weather. A massive thank you to all members who supported the club on the day and to all the volunteers who helped make the day run so smoothly.  A special mention to head chef Phil Smith, head bar manager John Ratcliffe and ball girl Gail Youd!  I hope you like the photos of our men’s quarter finalists and ladies semi finalists.

Mens Quarter Finalists:

Men’s Plate Semi Finalists:

Ladies Semi Finalists:

There are more photos which will be on our Facebook site soon for you all to view.  Thanks to Cherry for her professional looking photos.

Results as follows:

Ladies Main Final: Ros McKeown vs Veronica McNamee
Ladies Plate Final: Alison Miller vs Jodie Cox

Men’s Main Semi Final: Dave McGonigle vs Matt Snow (to be played on Friday 7th July at 6.30pm at the club)
Men’s Main Semi Final: Rich Fay vs Mylan Roberts (to be played on Friday 14th July at 6.30pm at the club)
Men’s Plate Final: Dan House vs Jaro Lukov

Please support our men’s semi finals if you can.  Friday night club play will take place as normal.  All finals will be played on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd July.  The order of play will be published shortly.  May I take this opportunity to wish all finalists good luck on the day!

LTA Volunteer of the Year – National Awards:

Unfortunately Club Secretary Caroline Ratcliffe narrowly missed out on winning this prestigious award but still managed to have a wonderful day out at Wimbledon on Tuesday 4th July on centre court.  The ground staff took great care of Caroline in her wheelchair and she enjoyed the fact she was nominated in the top 3 volunteers in the country by sipping Pimms and enjoying the tennis.

Pimms Day – Sunday 9th July 2-4pm:

All members are invited to join club play this Sunday as there is an added twist or should that be a drop of Pimms!  It’s that time of year again when we all get to wear our pristine white outfits, watch the wonderful tennis on offer at SW19 and sip Pimms into the evening! It’s our club Pimms Day this Sunday, so please all turn up to enjoy a day playing tennis and drinking Pimms!  The perfect combination!

Many thanks,

Club Captain

Phil Layfield.

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The club is collecting old used tennis balls so could people not throw them away but give to Phil or Luke.

For information about membership, email the Club Secretary. For information about coaching, email the Head Coach