After their successful Christmas performances the RLTCC Choir will be re-starting on Monday 15th January in the clubhouse between 6.30 and 7.45. They will be singing a variety of material that will hopefully appeal to all and which they will aim to perform in March. £2 per session to cover costs and contribute to club funds. New members will be most welcome and no previous experience is required. Please come along and maybe bring a friend.
The RLTCC Junior Christmas Party will be on Friday 8th December, 5.00 – 7.00pm. Cost is £8 – includes tennis, party tea and a visit from Santa. Age 10 and under – numbers are limited so please book early with Melissa/Diana.
This event was well received last year and it is planned to repeat the Improvers’ week in April covering some of the same topics and some new ones. Full details available nearer the time.
Well known croquet player and coach Cliff Jones, will be visiting the Isle of Wight to run a series of coaching events between May 14th and May 18th 2018. The exact programme will be available nearer the time
As we have done in the past, we will be holding two social lunches during the winter months, for croquet players and anyone else who would like to come. The first is onTuesday November 21st at 12 for 12.30 and will consist of a 2 course meal for £5.
The second of these is on Thursday January 18th 2018 at the same time.
Please sign up on the list in the Social events folder in the TV unit in the Clubhouse if you would like to come along.
There are plenty of social events in the Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Social Calendar for the coming months. If you would like to attend any of these events please add your name(s) to the sign-up sheets in the folder in the clubhouse. Please note that due to popular demand we have scheduled a second Learning Bridge session which will take place on Thursdays between 11 and 1 – see Carrie for further information.
Mini red juniors (age 4-8) will be be moving indoors for the winter season from Nov 4th and sessions will take place at Ryde School Sports Hall, Queen’s Road. Juniors age 9+ will continue outside at RLTCC.
After superb weather on the previous weekend very wet conditions were faced by the competitors on the Sunday of the second week of the Skoda IW tennis Championships at the Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
In the most hotly contested event of the first weekend Martyn Bailey (West Bay) took the mens singles title in his first time of entering overcoming a previous champion, Peter Reynolds (Ryde Lawn) 7-6, 6-3. He then proceeded to win the mixed doubles event partnering Ella Parsons (West Bay) overcoming the more seasoned pairing of Richard Hutchins and Christine Harrison in a closely fought final.
The ladies singles title was won by Maddy Clewett (Ventnor) who completed the round robin event without dropping a set.
The ladies doubles final was a one sided affair, Kahren Barter and Suree Russell (Ryde Lawn) dropping only one game in securing the title. Their opponents Sarah Moore and J – Lo Moore (Ryde Lawn) were pushed hard in both their preliminary rounds and deserved their place in the final.
On the very wet Sunday spectators were treated to fine mens doubles play. Ben Brading and Mikey Foulkes (Ryde Mead) easing out Simon Jenkin (Ventnor and Ryde) and Jack Stapeley (Ventnor) in a very tense affair 6-4, 7-6 to take the trophy.
In the 60 + events Ann Tapley and Tom Carter (Ryde Lawn) took the mixed doubles trophy. Robert Stead and Mike Munns (Ryde Lawn) winning the mens doubles event for the first time.
The presentations were made by sponsor Mark Winkles of Skoda Westridge Garage. Next years event has been provisionally scheduled for 17/18/19 and 25/26 August 2018.
We will be running a six-week beginners’ tennis course on Sunday mornings 8:30 – 9:30 starting on 10th September. Cost is £36 for members or £48 for non-members (who will receive a 50% discount on their first year’s membership after completion of the course). For more information or to book a place please contact Karen at the number or address on the poster.
Playstreet Lane will be closed for resurfacing between 21/08 and 24/08 – dates have reverted back to those originally advised by Island Roads! There will be no on-street parking allowed and no vehicular access between 06:30 and 18:00. Pedestrian access will remain open. Please use alternative parking on Partlands Avenue, Ratcliffe Avenue or Pound Mead.