Register your interest in playing Men's or Mixed Doubles
Maurice Flanagan is gathering the names of those men who might be interested in making up a Men's Doubles Team or participating in a Mixed Doubles Team. To contact him please click here.
Men's Doubles Tournament
The Tournament was played on Sunday, 24th June, in the afternoon. A lively and entertaining Event took place with plenty of skill on show. All players played against each other with the resulting winners being Maurice Flanagan and Keith Glenn with their consistency and spins; runners up - Jon Heaton and George Donkin. The afternoon was rounded off with tea in the Pavilion.
ClubSpark Booking System
Following a succesful trial period the Club has fully implemented the court booking system. The initial limitations have been relaxed and Adult Members may now make up to 7 bookings of up to 2 hours each in a 7 day period. The advance booking period is still 14 days. The new limits mean it is even more important that Members use the booking system to reserve a particular court.
Free Tennis Coaching
From 14th April there will be an hour of free coaching to all adults and older teenagers as part of our new Social Tennis sessions. Prospective members are welcome to come along. These sessions will be held on the second Sunday of each month from April to September starting at 10.00am
ClubSpark Booking System
The Club is now using a court booking system.
To use the court booking system Corsley Members must be registered with ClubSpark. When registered you will be able to make, check and cancel bookings and you will be able to see who has made a booking, whereas a non-registered viewer will only be able to see that a court has been booked. You should always use the same login details to get on to the booking sheet or ClubSpark membership facilities.
Invitations have been sent to all Club Members. If you find that you have not received your invitation then please check that the email address we hold for you is current, and that Club emails are not in your spam or junk folder.
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.
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 here