Racquets Director’s Diary

Tennis updates and latest information

New Junior LiveBall Tennis

Friday evenings, 5 – 6.30pm
23rd February and 8th, 15th, and 22nd March

Live Ball Tennis is a dynamic and fast-paced tennis format that combines skill development with live gameplay, designed to take your game to new heights while fostering a love for the sport.

These new, free sessions are ideal for players aged 10-14years looking to have fun on court and socialise with other Juniors. Taking place on Indoor Court 1.

• Dynamic drills and interactive play for skill reinforcement
• A fun and social atmosphere that makes learning enjoyable
• Develops tennis skills in a dynamic and engaging setting
• Enhances on-court strategy and decision making
• Fosters teamwork and sportsmanship

Click here to book

For more information please contact Dan Lott, Racquets Director
at dan.lott@roehamptonclub.co.uk or on 020 8480 4292

Tennis WhatsApp Community

Join the Tennis WhatsApp Community to receive tennis updates via WhatsApp.
Open this link on your mobile phone: https://chat.whatsapp.com/G9ogkasvgRHBIqic0Pu4AT

Junior Coaching 2024

Still some places avaialable on the Junior Coaching programme for 2024.

Click here for available sessions and book your Juniors’ places now

To enquiry about any coaching groups for Juniors please email nikolai.snapes@roehamptonclub.co.uk

Table Tennis

Sunday mornings – 10,30am to 12.40pm
28th January, 11th and 25th February 10th, 17th and 24th March

Free coaching for all ages and abilities with Coach John Paish
Turn up (Sports Hall Squash Courts) and join in for tips from the Pro and mix-in game play. Juniors have preference from 10.30 – 11am.

Internal tennis leagues

The tennis leagues are now up and running for the winter term. We run internal leagues for singles, men’s, ladies and mixed doubles. The usually consist of between 6-8 players in each league and you have around 3 months to organise and play matches.

If you are interested in playing in these please email dan.lott@roehamptonclub.co.uk

Adult Cardio Sessions

Saturday morning cardio sessions are proving very popular. Members can sign up weekly for these sessions. If you are interesetd in trying it please sign up here:  roehamptonclubracquets.as.me/?appointmentType=55861646

Adult Beginner/Improver

There are also some spaces left in the adult beginner session on a Saturday morning. If you are interested in signing up please email dan.lott@roehamptonclub.co.uk

Match Video Analysis

Have you ever wondered if you’re doing the right things tactically and technically in your matches? The match court is extremely different to the practice / coaching court, and players often struggle to transfer the skills learnt in their coaching sessions to their matches. Match analysis can greatly improve awareness of your court positioning and tactical decision-making skills. Using the Mojjo recording system on Court 1 Members can record their matches and then email them to me for match analysis. You will then receive a video analysis of your match for you to keep track of your progress and refer back to. Click below to book a match analysis – if you are unsure how to use the Mojjo system to recorder your match please contact dan.lott@roehamptonclub.co.uk Click here to book a match analysis 

Members using ball hoppers

If you use your own ball hooper to practice with your children, please ensure you only use courts 6 and 11 where netting runs across to separate the courts and stop balls going across and disturbing play on other courts.

Drinks in Indoor Courts

Please can all Members ensure only water is taken into the Indoor Courts. I have noticed more and more stains on the indoor surfaces from coffee and other drinks. Thank you.

Use of Ball Machines

Please note that the tennis committee have decided that the ball machine can now only be used on indoor courts at off peak times. Therefore between 9am and 12pm on weekends and 9am to 12pm and 4pm to 9pm on weekdays indoor court 1 should not be booked if you plan on using the ‘Slinger’ ball machine. The ball machines can be used at anytimes on the allocated outdoor courts which are courts 6 and 11.

 

Tennis Social sessions 2023

All social sessions have now resumed. Moving forward all social sessions (including Wednesday club night) must be booked online via this link: https://roehamptonclubracquets.as.me/.

Please note that sessions only become bookable 8 days in advance, therefore the session may not show until its within this booking window. The session will be live for booking at the session start time 8 days prior.

Success and Congratulations

National Champions

 

Late September, Roehampton Club’s Mens and Ladies’ First Teams headed to Bournemouth in the bid to be crowned National Champions.

 

The Mens Team managed to retain the title with a great performance defeating Sutton in a repeat of last years final.

 

Mens Team

Charlie Broom, Lloyd Glasspool, Arthur Fery, Nik Snapes (Capt.) George Houghton, Anton Matusevich

Unfortunately, the Ladies’ Team narrowly lost in the final to a very strong team from Sutton but put up a great fight in both the doubles matches and nearly took the match to a shootout.

 

Congratulations to all the players and captains for a great performance over the season.

 

Ladies’ team

Steph Cornish, Lucy Brown, Laura Deigman (Capt.) Georgie Axon, Amani Banks, Katie O’Brien

Hannah Klugman US Open Success

 

Roehampton Club Member Hannah Klugman continues to impress the tennis world by making it to the quarter finals of the US Open Girls Singles event earlier this month.

 

Unfortunately, Hannah had to pull out of the Quarter final match due to an injury to her stomach. Hannah is just 14 years old and is now ranked 14 in the ITF junior rankings.

AELTC Friendly

 

Roehampton Club players had the chance to visit the All England Club last week in a new vets quadrangular friendly fixture involving Roehampton Club, AELTC, Queens and Hurlingham. The age categories consisted of over 30, 40s and 50s in a fun mixed competition. All players were treated to a tour of the club followed by a dinner in the clubhouse.

 

Roehampton Club team : Joy Tacon, Andrew Wakely, Karen Cross, Mark Beim, Vanessa Walker and Cameron Hulett

CTC Irish friendly Competition

 

Roehampton members travelled to Dublin to compete in the Irish CTC Competition last weekend at Carrickmines Tennis Club. The CTC competition involves all Tennis clubs that are over 100 years old. Each year one of the clubs host various junior and adult competitions and friendly matches.

 

This year Roehampton Club competed against Winchester, Cumberland and Carrickmines. Overall the team finished second but more importantly had some fun evenings in Dublin!

Over 35 County Champions

Congratulations to Roehampton Club Members Blake Hutchins (Capt), Nik Snapes and Bojan Jelovac who helped the Surrey over 35 team lift the Division One title to become national champion’s last weekend.

They finished the weekend undefeated so was a great achievement.

Success for Roehampton Club Junior Teams

U11’s Surrey Team players and Roehampton Club members Bea Robson and Lola Brown won the County Cup National finals in Wrexham last weekend beating Avon, Lancashire, Middlesex and Kent in the final.

The event consisted of three full days of singles and doubles. This is the second year they have managed to win the event so it is a great achievement.

The Under 8 team also won the National League for the summer season. The team consisted of William Czyzyk, Harry Mclean, Leo Golding, and Sophie-Marie Hieber.

For a lot of the players it was their first taste of competitive team tennis so was an amazing effort to win the competition.

Congratulations to all the players.

Racketlon World Doubles Championship 2023

In July 2023, Roehampton Club hosted the Racketlon World Doubles Championship. The World Doubles had only ever been hosted once in the UK (fifteen years ago in 2008).

After the success of hosting two previous tour events, Roehampton Club proudly hosted the best players in the world for the pinnacle of Doubles Racketlon, as well as the annual London Open.

Racketlon is the combination of the four biggest racket sports in the world: Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash and Tennis.

Click the links below to read event reports:

https://www.racketlon.net/2023/07/21/2023-fir-racketlon-world-doubles-day-2-your-new-2023-elite-world-doubles-champions/
https://www.racketlon.net/2023/07/24/2023-fir-world-doubles-championships-junior-title-winners/
https://www.racketlon.net/2023/07/23/iwt-london-open-day-2-top-seeds-take-the-title/
https://www.racketlon.net/2023/07/22/iwt-london-open-day-1-semi-finalists-are-decided-after-some-exciting-matches/