Congratulations from all at Weoley Hill to Cliff on his award, presented to him recently at the WALTA’s annual awards dinner.
His Citation reads: Cliff took up refereeing a few years ago and has transformed the way people experience tournaments. He is enthusiastic and always happy to adapt to make sure everyone can participate. He runs events at West Warwicks, Weoley Hill and Kings Heath with great professionalism and dedication
Cliff gives juniors an opportunity to get started in competitions through organising team Challenge events for all abilities and ages. Players who have previously lacked confidence in competing have flourished under Cliff’s ability to create a fun and friendly environment.
Cliff also supports the county at the County closed and organises a team Challenge event ion the Wednesday to encourage lower rated players to experience this great week in the County Calendar. Cliff is extremely popular with players and parents alike.
Succesful Beer and Skittle evening!
Beer and Skittles was held on Saturday night at Weoley Hill Cricket Club – 29 attended 16 of which were tennis members, others were friends!! It was a lively evening with a good atmosphere! We had a vote to decide where the profit would go and St. Mary’s Hospice will be the recipients with a fine £205 raised! Stan Haycox was overall winner after a bowl off with Rob Spurling!!
Other local events
Weoley Hill Cricket Club are running an event at the end of the month – an afternoon tea on Saturday 30th March from 2pm at Cricket Club- £15 for 2 with unlimited tea and coffee or £20 for 2 with 2 glasses of Prosecco each!!
Held on a sunny afternoon on the 2nd of September, the new mens singles final format was played out over a series of rounds. The eventual finalists were Kenny and Cesar, with Kenny taking the title with a hard fought 6-4 6-4 win. Thanks to everyone who played and enjoyed the event and top stamina marks to Kenny and Cesar who deserved to have a long lie down after such a competitive series of games.
In the runners up competition Mehmet won through and
it was great to see new faces playing and enjoying competing.
As with the ladies competition we will review the format for next year and hopefully continue to grow the numbers involved.
The ladies doubles competition was held on Sunday 2nd of September. In response to our membership survey, we were trying a new format this year and it was nice to attract a larger entry than last. So on a warm, but not to sunny, Sunday morning the American style competition was run.
There was some great tennis and a very close finish – so close in fact, that 5 ladies were sharing the lead in the second tier group, so it was decided to go with a simpler points total to decide the winners and Linda and Rosie prevailed!
Our thanks to all who took part and to Cliff and Adrian for helping to organise in the morning. We will continue to develop the format based on everyones feedback, but as a first go it was an enjoyable mornings tennis.
A junior tournament event open to all mini red and mini orange players with an LTA rating took place on the morning of 20 May with a good number of entries. Our players did really well and congratulations a Weoley Hill player winning the mini red event. In the afternoon we held a mini-green Team Challenge in which twelve players participated. Congratulations to the aptly named Aces team of Weoley Hill who were the winners.
Congratulations to the players of the 2018 Spring League Competition which has now ended. We have finished third in Division 2, which is a great credit to the players since its a very competitive division.
We have set up a group email list so that we can contact all club members by email. The emails come from the club’s email address – Weoleytennis@hotmail.com
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I have ideas of my own for events but would welcome your thoughts as to what you would like – be it adult, children or family events.
I also intend posting details of events going on in the community which may be of interest – a Weoley Hill ‘What’s on!’ If you have any that you think might be interesting?
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Look forward to your suggestions and events!