Our AGM on February 24 proved an occasion to celebrate the success of a club with increased membership and a whole range of year-round activities. “I’m very pleased our club is in good shape,” Chair Eddie East told some 20 members gathered at the Bear. One pleasing statistic he mentioned is that 29 players, or
The courts are looking much improved following the recent annual maintenance of moss treatment and pressure washing. This should result in the courts drying out more quickly following rain – this will certainly be put to the test with all the downpours at the moment!
Against the background of a smouldering bonfire, Mary Hughes and David Face won the honours in the Winter Tournament blessed with unseasonal sun. Neither the smoke from the two-day-old fire, the previous day's heavy rain nor the leaves covering the courts deterred the eight teams of men and women from enjoying a splendid morning in the sun.
To celebrate our coach's "big" birthday, 12 players participated in a fun doubles tournament today. Sun glasses were required as play took place under autumn sunshine making a welcome change from all of the recent rain. The tennis was then followed by lunch and birthday celebrations in the clubhouse including an extremely chocolatey party cake
Our B team secured a resounding 9-0 play-off win against Minehead on 18th September to secure their place in Division 4 of the West Somerset League. Over 30 players from Wiveliscombe Tennis Club took part in competitive matches against other clubs in West Somerset this summer – a significant portion of the adult membership. The
The Club held its annual “Big Tennis Weekend ”which is now sponsored by Nature Valley. Following a historic Wimbledon men’s final this year, the courts were packed for over 3 hours with people of all ages trying out “Tennis for Free” and enjoying the great facilities the club has to offer. Overall, 6 adults and
Club members who gathered in the rugby clubhouse on Sunday 14th July witnessed one of the best Wimbledon finals for years - and still managed to keep up with the cricket. Torn between the World Cup, Grand Prix and (perhaps) Netball, a select group chose our own sport, with the added temptation of delicious cream
Sunday July 21st, 10.00am to 1.00pm, at Wiveliscombe Tennis Club Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekends (NVBTW) is an initiative to help tennis venues attract new people from the local community and encourage families to try tennis for free.Each year over a thousand venues sign-up to run Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekends with over 55,000 people
The heat was rising from the courts as 14 players battled for this year's Men's Doubles title on Sunday, July 7th. Having chosen partners in a novel self -selection process, introduced this year by Eddie East, the pairings worked out surprisingly well. In front of an enthusiastic crowd , dramas were enacted and a series