Chippenham and District League

Congratulations to Jenny Bishop on being awarded Chippenham and District League Rep of the Year for 2018.



Ladies Doubles Tournament 

The Corsley Tennis Club held its Ladies Doubles Tournament on Sunday 3rd June at The Memorial Playing Field.

The matches were keenly contested by the eight players with Jenny Bishop and Sue Newell emerging as winners with 12 points. Ann Walker and Diana Hale were chasing them hard with 11 points. All agreed that it was a most enjoyable event and the fine tea rounded the sunny afternoon off nicely. Thanks go to Jenny Bishop for organising the tournament.

The Mixed Doubles tournament is on Sunday 8th July commencing at 1.00pm. Spectators are welcome. I am pleased to report that we have picked up a few new members this year and some of them have made use of the opportunity to attend as a visitor at a fee of £2 for each of the first 3 occasions. After three visits newcomers decide whether to join the club or not. Typically there is a lack of confidence when people haven’t played for years but we soon convince them by our actions that we are not all Wimbledon standard but members of a friendly club with mixed abilities looking to keep active. If you would like to have a go we can arrange for a group to make up a doubles game with you or just meet one of us to have an informal “hit” to see how you feel, give us a ring.


American Tournament 

Corsley Tennis Club staged an American Tournament on Sunday 13th May at The Corsley Memorial Playing Field.

Eighteen players contested some close sets, resulting in Group A being won by Jenny Bishop and Sonia Glenn. Group B produced a tie between Ann Walker and Diana Hale, and Michael Clarke and Sue Kerfoot. 

This annual tournament raises funds for a charity. The £50 raised this year will be sent to research for Brain Cancer. At the conclusion of play we all enjoyed a 'bring and share' tea.   

 It will soon be The French Open and Wimbledon and these Grand Slams usually generate an enhanced interest in tennis. If your tennis is a bit “rusty” or you would like to learn to play then please come and join us. The club has players of all abilities and has a reputation for being friendly. We operate a system whereby adults may attend three times as a visitor at a cost of £2 per session before they decide whether to join or not. Adult Club sessions are on Tuesdays and Sundays from 10am and on Fridays from 5.30pm.


Racquet String Service

Clarke's Racquet Clinic offers a stringing service as well as advice on stringing, grommets, grips, etc. to give the Club a very useful service for the members.  To contact Michael send him a message on 

Racquet Stringing


Congratulations to our 2017 Champions

Ladies' Singles - Ann Walker

Men's Singles - Jon Dilena

Ladies' Doubles - Ann Walker and Sue Newell

Men's Doubles - Michael Clarke and Keith Glenn

Mixed Doubles - Ann Walker and Michael Clarke


Ladies and Mens Singles Tournament 2017

A very pleasant and competitive evening was held to complete the Singles competitions.  Congratulations to the winner of the Mens Singles - Jon Dilena; the runner-up being Michael Clarke.

The Ladies Singles semi-finals were held between Ann Walker versus Isobel Lewis, and Jenny Bishop versus Emma Fox.  The final remains to be settled with Jenny Bishop versus Ann Walker.

This was a very sociable evening with much good tennis and a tea held in Jenny's house.


Congratulations to the 2017 Ladies Team

Once again the Ladies Team have performed extremely well.  After promotion in 2016, this year they are runners-up in a higher division.  As can be seen in the League Division 4 table they have performed magnificently against clubs with larger memberships. 

Division 4  Points 
Marshfield B  12  64 
Corsley 12  58.5 
Chippenham B 12  57.5 
Biddestone C  12  49.5 
Frome B  12  39.5 
Chippenham C  12  31 
Calne B 12 0 2 10 21


Mixed Doubles 9/7/2017

Congratulations to the tournament winners - Ann Walker & Michael Clarke.  Joint runners-up were Diana Hale partnering Jenny Bishop, and Sue and Simon Bruce.

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An unorthodox shot


A family event




Passed again!


Congratulations to our 2017 Champions

Ladies Doubles:

After some hard fought sets Ann Walker and Sue Newell emerged as worthy winners.  The runners-up were Brenda Levitt and Emma Fox

Men's Doubles:

The Men's title went to Michael Clarke and Keith Glenn.  This was an absorbing contest which resulted in a tie-break in which Jon Dilena and Peter Barker had 2 match points.  Refusing to give in, Michael and Keith managed to save the match points and went on to win.  This final was watched by the ladies whose tournament had finished and was very much enjoyed.  The tea which followed both finals was, as usual, excellent.

Thanks go to Sonia Glenn for her hard work in organising all of our tournaments with superb efficiency.


From the Warminster Journal 7.7.17