Club Squash Tournament Results 2019

Published on October 20, 2019 by in SLTCC news


The Finals of the annual tournaments were held on Saturday 19 October.

Group A:
Final – Anthony Burgis bt Chris Brett 3-0 (9-1, 9-2, 9-3)
3rd Place – John Rowe bt Andy Chandler 3-1

Group B:
Final – Bradley Sawyer bt Alastair Putt 3-2 (9-7, 1-9, 3-9, 9-3, 9-7)
3rd Place – Tom Shipperlee bt James Grey 2-1

Group C:
Final – Tom Armitage bt Dave Roberts 3-0 (9-2, 9-1, 9-5)

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Newsletter – 18 October 2019

Published on October 19, 2019 by in SLTCC news


New Focus 2020
Further to the Annual General Meeting last month, there will now be a new focus on the Clubhouse development project. We are looking into options to include two squash courts into the development, which will replace the existing squash court building as this is no longer fit for purpose in the long term. This new focus will kick start a fundraising campaign – more of which to follow over the next few weeks, apart from the following…

We relaunched our Easyfundraising account a couple of months ago, but the uptake has been very disappointing. All you have to do is register and support our cause, then when you purchase from your favourite retailers through Easyfundraising the Club will receive a donation. It’s free to use and does not affect the way you use your account – so it’s win-win! You can buy from thousands of major retailers, such as Amazon, Argos, CurrysPCWorld, ebay, M&S, etc. We have only FIVE subscribers so far who have raised over £30 – we have in excess of 500 members so think what we could raise! More details and the link to our page can be found here.

Guess the weight of the Pumpkin!
As a bit of fun for Halloween, Peter Lewis has donated a pumpkin, grown by his own fair hands, to award as a prize for a competition. You will be able to select a weight from the sheet behind the bar for £1 until 31 October. As well as the pumpkin, the winner will win a bottle of wine! All proceeds go the the fundraising project, and the winner will be announced at the American Tournament on 1 November.

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Newsletter – 11 October 2019

Published on October 12, 2019 by in SLTCC news


Croquet Finals Results 2019
The Finals of the Annual Club Tournaments took place last weekend and heralded the closure of the lawn for the Winter. The results and photo of the finalists can be found here.

Squash Annual Tournament Finals – Saturday 19 October 2019
Following hot on the heels of the Croquet Finals, the Squash section will hold their Finals next weekend. Matches will commence at 10.30am and conclude around 2.45pm.
Come along and see the players in action – did you know that tennis members can add Squash to their membership for just an additional £60 per year!?

Tennis Teams
The Club enters teams in Kent and North Kent tennis leagues for both the Summer and Winter seasons. The Winter season is just getting under way, so if anyone is interested in trying out for teams please let me know. Follow the link here to see how the teams got on in the Summer.

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Just a last reminder to purchase tickets for the Jazz Night this weekend. We would like to know how many are attending, so that we can lay out the room accordingly, and there may be limited access on the night.

The event is to celebrate 120 years since the foundation of Sydenham Tennis Club.

The evening consists of two excellent musical acts who will entertain us from 7.30 – 11.00pm. The bar will be open from 7.00pm. First up is the THIRD AGE FOLK BAND, followed by the amazing CHEBETO JAZZ QUARTET.

Tickets are only £10 and the night promises to be a wonderful evening of music to celebrate our 120 years as a Club. 

We want to put on more events like this, but really need your support!

To purchase tickets, please pay by bank transfer as follows: SLTCC, Co-op Bank, Sort code 08-92-99, Account number 65102590, Ref. Jazz (followed by your surname).

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The Finals were held on Saturday 5 October.

Simon Carter bt Priscilla Sowan 2-1

Claire Bowden-Dan & Michael Relevitch bt Margaret Twaddle & David Hamilton 2-0

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Newsletter – 4 October 2019

Published on October 4, 2019 by in SLTCC news


Croquet Finals Day – Saturday 5 October 2019
The Croquet season draws to a close with the Finals of the Annual Club Tournaments. The Doubles Final will start at 11.00am, followed by a lunch break with refreshments available. The Singles Final will take place in the afternoon. All members are welcome to watch and find out more about the sport.

Adult Tennis Training Camp – Saturday 26 October 2019
Senior coaches Toby and Toussaint will be on hand to deliver a full day of coaching, matchplay and tactics.
The day begins at 8.30am with tea/coffee before the first session starts at 9.00am. Lunch will be provided between 12.00-1.00pm and the programme ends at 3.00pm followed by the opportunity to review the day in the clubhouse bar afterwards. Cost – £40.00: Now open to Non-members. Follow the link to book your place.

American Doubles Tournament – Friday 1 November 2019
The next fun tournament will have a Halloween theme! You don’t have to dress up, but the food and refreshments will be traditional Halloween fare. In American tournaments you get to play with and against a wide range of players. Book your place online here.

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Fun Friday Tennis – Cancelled

Published on September 27, 2019 by in SLTCC news


Unfortunately, due to the court and weather conditions this afternoon, Fun Friday Tennis is cancelled.

Apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience.

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Tennis teams – Summer results

Published on September 25, 2019 by in SLTCC news

The Kent and North Kent Tennis leagues are about to start for the Winter season.
Here are the final results of the teams from the Summer season:
Ladies teams:
Ladies 1 – Kent Division 4B
2nd out of 6 – narrowly missed being promoted
Ladies 2 – North Kent Division D
5th out of 6
Ladies 3 – Kent Division 7B
4th out of 5
Men’s teams:
Men’s 1 – Kent Division 2B
6th out of 6 – relegated
Men’s 2 – Kent Division 3B
5th out of 6
Men’s 3 – Kent Division 5B
1st out of 6 – won the play-off for the league title
Men’s 4 – Kent Division 8A
2nd out of 5
Men’s 5 – Kent Division 10B
2nd out of 6
Mixed teams:
Mixed 1 – Kent Division 3A
2nd out of 6
Mixed 2 – Kent Division 6B
Withdrawn from the league

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Newsletter – 21 September 2019

Published on September 20, 2019 by in SLTCC news


YouTube – SLTCC channel
We have been putting together a Club video over the last few months. You may have been around when filming was taking place under the direction of Nick Turner, a member and filmmaker. Additional drone footage was supplied by another member, Vikki Courtney.
The Club has launched a YouTube channel where you can view the film here. Can you spot yourself!? Further videos will be uploaded every couple of weeks so please remember to subscribe to SLTCC on YouTube!

Club Annual Tennis Tournament 2019 – Results
Many thanks to all competitors and congratulations to the Champions! Over the last two weekends all tournaments drew to a finale. You can find a full list of results and winners here. All trophies will be presented at the Club AGM, talking of which…

Annual General Meeting – Thursday 26 September 2019
Remember that the Club AGM is next week. Follow the link below for the agenda and all relevant documentation, which is also on display in the Clubhouse foyer:
There will be a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink for all those that attend – meeting starts at 8.00pm.

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Club Tennis Tournament Results 2019

Published on September 15, 2019 by in SLTCC news


After play over the last two weekends, here are the results of the Annual Club Tennis Tournaments this year.

Men’s Singles:
Jimmy Callus bt Stevan Jovic 6-0, 6-4

Women’s Singles:
Keren Pomerantz bt Katharine Beaudry 6-0, 6-1

Men’s Doubles:
Stevan Jovic/Paul Willman bt Jimmy Callus/Toby Yates 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Women’s Doubles:
Katharine Beaudry/Vikki Courtney bt Barbara Cavanagh/Keren Pomerantz 6-1, 7-5

Mixed Doubles:
Luis Perez/Katharine Beaudry bt Dez Lewington/Vikki Courtney 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Men’s 40 & Over Singles:
Paul Willman bt Dez Lewington 6-0, 6-2

Mixed 55 & Over Singles:
Rexie Hermano bt Paul Beaumont 6-1, 6-1

Improver/Intermediate Doubles (Roger De Klerk Trophy):
Simon Manners/Nicole Tecaru bt Jim Sutton/Carole Diker 6-1, 7-5

Other event Winners:

Beginners Singles – Amaia Astuy

Beginners Doubles – Jason Amarteifo/Alexandra MacMahon

Girls 17 & Under Singles – Akansha Andole

Boys 17 & Under Singles – Lukas Colledge

Boys 12 & Under Singles – Raul Toronjo-Hussain

Mixed 10 & Under Singles – Sebastian Sheard

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