Racquets Director’s Diary

This weekend’s matches

This Sunday, Roehampton Club Ladies 1st team take on Woodford Wells, while the Men’s 1st team is up against Reigate. The Men’s 4th team take on Cheam. Please come along and support!

Courts 15 – 18
10am Roehampton Club Ladies 1 v Woodford Wells
2pm Roehampton Club Men’s 1 v Reigate

Courts 11-14
2pm Roehampton Club Men’s 4 v Cheam 2

New Friday Tournament Fun

We are launching a new mixed round-robin tournament on Friday mornings at 10:30 till 12pm. It will take place on the grass courts and will involve tactical and technical tips for matchplay. There will be prizes for the winner each week and you don’t need a partner to enter as you will be paired up and mixed around by the coach. This is a great way to improve your matchplay in a fun competitive environment. The tournament is suitable for orange, green or purple players from the player standard guide that can be found on the website and tennis noticeboard.

The sessions are now bookable through the following link:  https://roehamptonclubracquets.as.me/tournament

Club Championships

The club championships are well underway, with lots of the draws progressing. The Men’s Singles event had over 60 entries and the bid to win the Men’s Singles will commence with the qualifying weekend on the 11th and 12th June. If you have entered this event the order of play can be found here.

I would like to encourage all Members to come and watch some matches over this weekend and the two weeks leading up to finals day. Order of play schedules for quarter-finals and semi-finals will be posted on the Tennis noticeboard.

Tennis Doubles Social  –  (13 to 17 year olds)

We are running some fun doubles socials for our younger members between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. These tournaments are fun round robin doubles competition where players will be paired together, and mix up each round, there will be prizes for the winners as well as other giveaways during the session.  After the tournament, players can go for pizza in the Club café. The first session will be on Friday 17th June at 5:30pm till 7pm.

For more info and to sign up click below:

https://roehamptonclubracquets.as.me/13-17

Finals Day Afterparty

The climax to the Tennis Club Championships will be on 25th June with a full schedule of Finals throughout the day for both adult and junior events. This year we are also hosting a finals day prizegiving and afterparty with music and plenty of food and drinks. The event is open to all tennis members and will take place in the outside pool area.  For more info and to sign up please see link below:

https://roehamptonclubracquets.as.me/finalsafterparty

Table Tennis 

Free, drop-in Table Tennis coaching sessions with John Paish are available every Sunday morning in the squash courts from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Click here for the poster

Team performance

Click the links below to find out how the Club’s tennis teams are performing this season:

National League

Mens 1, Mens 2 and Womens 1 National League Premier –

https://competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/clubstandings.aspx?id=E2EA0F63-39E8-47C5-883E-8991A4B7D7EA&cid=41

Mens 3, Mens 4, Womens 2, Womens 3 and All Juniors National League County-

https://competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/clubstandings.aspx?id=C1DC82F9-65AD-4B34-AFF8-FD7A7FDF9DA7&cid=35

Girls 14&U National League Premier-

https://competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/clubstandings.aspx?id=8DBD8BCD-C67F-4B98-9038-C90AB303EE30&cid=51

Mens O35, Mens 50, Mens 55, Womens 40 and Womens 50 National League-

https://competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/clubteams.aspx?id=DA9ACB73-7436-40D7-9AC5-E45B0899AA3B&cid=29

National Doubles League

Mens 1 and Ladies 1-

https://competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/clubstandings.aspx?id=B140071F-B239-4FDE-884A-F0D8AC5611D6&cid=45

Surrey League Doubles Summer

 Ladies 1, Ladies 2, Ladies 3, Mens 3, Mens 4, Mixed 1, Mixed 2. O45 Mens, O55 Men, O55 Men, Ladies Midweek 1, 2, 3 and 4 , –

https://competitions.lta.org.uk/sport/clubstandings.aspx?id=3618AEB0-DB72-4792-9785-18F87F74322E&cid=38

Grass courts

The weather is warming up and Roehampton Club’s prestigious grass courts are now open for the season. Grass courts will be bookable 24 hours in advance. The booking window will open at 8am each day for the following days play.

World Number One Joe Salisbury still representing Roehampton Club

Joe may be the world’s number one doubles tennis player at the moment, but his commitment to our Club was shown recently when he represented the men’s first team in the National Club League against Essex club Thorpe Bay. Joe put himself on the line in his first singles match for over two years in front of a crowd of supporting Members. Joe won both his singles and doubles runner and helped the team claim victory without losing a match.

Fixtures

The National Club League fixtures have begun. Both Roehampton Club’s men’s and ladies’ first teams include players of a very high standard, including the newly crowned WORLD NUMBER ONE doubles player Joe Salisbury!

The format consists of four players from each team and match rubbers consist of 4 singles followed by two doubles matches. This often makes these matches very close and are great to watch. All matches will take place on court 15 to 18. Please see the following link with this summer home matches on and come down and support the team:

https://www.roehamptonclub.co.uk/articles/national-league-1st-team-home-fixtures-summer-2022

New Saturday Afternoon Doubles Tournaments

Saturday Club afternoon has been revamped! John Paish will now run a social American Doubles Tournament every Saturday at 3pm till 4:30pm starting from 23rd April.

The American tournament is a fun round robin mixed doubles competition where players will be paired by the coach and mix up each round. Members must sign up each week online using the link below: https://roehamptonclubracquets.as.me/american

This session is limited to 12 players. The session is appropriate for orange, green or purple players from the player standard guide

To see guide, click:
https://www.roehamptonclub.co.uk/propeller/uploads/2019/01/Colour-Coded-Guide-2019.pdf

Dan Lott, Racquets’ Director – dan.lott@roehamptonclub.co.uk