Welcome to Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club

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One of Herts best Tennis Clubs:

- Great Facilities

- Top-class Coaches

Quick Links:
Junior Group Coaching - Book for Autumn Term 2017
Holiday Camps -Booking form for EASTER & SUMMER 2017 - Book here!
           
Senior Tennis -  Social Tennis or Team Tennis
                          Full Courts Schedule
Adult Coaching & Cardio Tennis - See here

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16/10/17

AGM to be held on Sunday, 19th November at 11:30 am. Refreshments available 11:15am.

The Club NEEDS YOU.  We have vacancies on the Committee for Chairperson, Secretary & Social Secretary. If you have some spare time and would like to take on one of these roles then please contact Sue Mcclymont susanannmcclymont@gmail.com

16/10/17

Court Bookings online.   The Club will be trialling Fastcourts, an online court booking system in Mar/Apr 2018 to potentially replace our previous system. In the meantime, to book a court please use the diary available in the Clubhouse.

05/05/17

If you know someone who wants to HAVE A GO AT TENNIS then tell then about the....

GREAT BRITISH TENNIS WEEKEND   -  Sunday May 14th and Sunday 23rd July.

Free mini-tennis and junior coaching. Adult free play. Family time play and social tennis for adults.

The link to book is 

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/SearchResults?location=sawbridgeworth

 24/04/17

 FIRST FRIDAY TENNIS starts May 5th from 7pm.  Also to be held on June 2nd and July 7th.

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL STANDARDS OF PLAYERS AND FOR POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS TO PLAY TOGETHER AND HAVE FUN.

Refreshments will be provided. Bring your own drinks. See here for your invite.

13/01/17

Summer Leagues 2017

Players interested in playing in Club matches this summer please contact

(For Mens) IainWagstaff  iain.wagstaff@Linklaters.com

(For Ladies) Felicity Rowe felicityrowe@mail.com 

14/04/17

American Doubles Tournament

We will be holding an Easter American Tournament on Friday 14th April, 2017.

Congratulations to the winner, Iain Wagstaff and to the runner-up Penny Latimer.

Thanks to Barry Concannon for organising this successful event.

 1/1/17

 Happy New Year to all Club members.

28/12/16

Sad News

Two of our long time members have passed away.

Joy Marshall died on 23rd December, 2016. Joy played at the Club since from an early age since her mother was the President of the Club and both her parents were founder members.  Joy devoted a considerable amount to Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club both as a player and a committee membe, making a huge contribution.

Simone Selway passed away in November, 2016. She was a long standing member and contributor to the Club.

15/09/16

Dutch Weekend THANK YOU

We’d like to  give a special thanks to Mark Penwill for organising a very successful exchange visit with our friends from the Aeolus-Oledo Tennis Club in Rotterdam and to all those members who offered their homes to our visitors and helped with food and assistance to Mark.

Thank you all – It was GREAT and we couldn’t have done it without you!  

15/09/16

 [images/clubmark] Clubmark    Congratulations to everyone at Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club on achieving Tennismark accreditation through the LTA Registration process. Tennismark is a Sport England approved accreditation that recognises our venue as safe, welcoming and inclusive.

 15/03/16

Members will be receiving membership shoe tags for the 2016-17 season, rather than membership cards. They will need to ensure that these are visible at all times. If they have more than one pair of tennis shoes, please remember to transfer the tag.

Juniors, Minis and Tots, have the square style to accommodate a variety of shoe fastenings.

2nd August 2016 

CHECK OUT THIS WICKED FUN FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE FOR THE CLUB! Tongue out

Join the fun competition for just  £10 and help raise funds for club projects whilst, standing a chance of scooping half the pot!

Simply register on this link below and register your choice of team each week!

I have chosen the English Premiership league on this occassion. Each round of matches, you will be prompted to choose the team you think is most likely to win. You can only choose each team once in any 1 competition. As long as your team wins, you stay in! If your team loses, you're out until the start of the next competion. That will happen when there is only 1 player left!  

50% of the revenue will go to the club, with the winner scooping nearly the remaining 50%. The more players you can encourage to join, the more money you could win and the more money we collect for the club. Give it a go! You dont need to be an expert......just lucky! Encourage your friends to join too!

CLOSING DATE 13TH AUGUST 2016 

Enter here: or copy into your browser:

 https://runlastman.com/competitions/3274-sawbridgeworth-tennis-club-sawbridgeworth-tennis-club-s-last-man-standing

 http://bit.ly/2aMGMNa

Any questions, please contact me in person or by phone: 07798 75 46 42 

In the next 3 years we are possibly looking to upgrade the 2 macadam courts, replace existing fencing with modern low level tubular fencing, upgrade the 3 astro courts, add floodlights to court 1 and upgrade the clubhouse.

2nd August 2016

Mollie & Kat shine for Herts Ladies

Mollie Crouch and Kat Whiteaway teamed up to help Hertfordshire Ladies gain promotion back to National Division 1 at Eastbourne next Summer. Kat played on the first 3 days with Mollie helping the County beat Middlesex 5-4, Yorkshire 6-3 & Berkshire 6-3. Kat was unfortunately being affected by a bug and had to return home. Mollie paired up with 16 year old Georgie Walker, winning 5 of their 6 matches to help the County beat Cheshire 5-4 and East of Scotland 9-0.

Some pictures from the event

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 23/06/2016

Strawberry Cream Tea Tennis Day 

£360 raised in aid of Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

 In addition, £30 was donated to the Tennis Club.

A massive thank you to all those who came along to support this event, despite the torrential rain just an hour earlier.  Thanks too for the generous donations from some who couldn’t make it and to those who baked amazing cakes and brought Prosecco and raffle prizes. 

The first prize in the raffle – an Andy Murray signed top – has been donated for display in the clubhouse 

30 minutes of Cardio Tennis, proved to be a fun way to get fit, whilst improving your tennis skills.

Contact Ian Zellner for more details.

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8th August 2014

Veterans Success - Congratulations to the Vets!

The Men's Over 45 Vets Team won their division in the Herts league last season. This is a great achievement and means that we will be promoted next season. Hopefully this will just be the start of our movement up the divisions. In the future we could enter more teams and perhaps even enter a team in the Over 55 league.

27th July 2014

 SAWBRIDGEWORTH TENNIS CLUB

INSTALL ONE OF HERTFORDSHIRE AND ESSEX'S FIRST EUROCLAY COURTS

THE SURFACE IS PERFECT FOR STROKE AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND CLOSELY RESEMBLES THE CLAY USED AT ROLAND GARROS AND AROUND EUROPE! THE COURTS ARE PERFECT IN THE WET AND CAN BE PLAYED ON ALL YEAR ROUND!

THE CLUB'S AIM IS TO ADD 2 FURTHER EUROCLAY COURTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

PLEASE CONTACT IAN - 07798754642 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT OUR NEW PERFORMANCE SURFACE

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 24th June 2014

 

                                                              Noisy tennis

We've had complaints from our neighbours of the noise levels and vocabulary used 

                                                       Please try to tone it down

22nd May 2014

Are you interested in finding out more about the Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club Annual Tournament to be held in September 2014?

Click here for further details  

 22/05/2014

 Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club invites you to a QUIZ

on Friday 6th June 2014

 6/5/2014

Check the results of the Wimbledon Ballot - have you won?

The Wimbledon ballot has been drawn and you should have received an email if your name was drawn.  Please do check online at the LTA website to ensure your contact details are up to date as you don't want to miss out!

In celebration of Wimbledon Winners all members and family are invited to a New Season BBQ and Social Evening  on Friday 9th May from 7pm at the Club. 

Come and play tennis early or come along just to catch up for the new season.  We are also raising funds to develop the facilities at the Club.

£10 contribution towards food and Club funds. Bring your own bottle.

21/04/2014
Friday 9th May BBQ at the Club
Members , family and friends are invited to a new season barbecue at the club to enjoy some social tennis and for Wimbledon ballot winners to collect tickets.

Barbecue tickets £10 per person and bring your own drinks.
 21/04/2014

The Wimbledon Ballot is here! 

Please email Joni joni.stc@btinternet.com if you would like to enter the Club ballot for Wimbledon tickets this year by Thursday 1st May.

In order to be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

1. Membership Fees for the new year starting 1st May must have been paid!  If you have not received your invoice by email, please email membership@sawbridgeworthtennis.org.uk to have it resent and also check your junk / spam email inbox.  Adult members will also benefit from the Prompt Payment Discount.

2. Junior Members must be over 9 years of age and Juniors under 18 must be accompanied to Wimbledon by an adult.

3. You must be a British Tennis Member and affiliated to Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club on the LTA website.  Check your membership online here.  If you are not already a British Tennis Member, sign up now. It’s free to join for all members of LTA Registered clubs.  Join British Tennis Membership

Tickets are allocated in pairs and only the named member and a guest may attend the event.  If you are unable to attend on the date allocated to you, you may decline the tickets but we are unfortunately unable to offer alternative dates.

Please email me by Thursday 1st May in order to enter the draw.

We will be celebrating Wimbledon winners at our barbecue and social evening on Friday 9th May so please put that date in your diary.

 06/04/2014

Junior weekly coaching Summer 2014

Click here for details 

06/04/2014

Wimbledon Ticket Ballot 2014

The Wimbledon ballot for British Tennis Members is coming up soon!  The LTA has introduced a new online system to help run the ballot so if you would like to take part please read this email!

We’ll be running our ballot on Monday 1st May and to be eligible for this, you need to be an Adult or Junior affiliated British Tennis Member and linked to Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club on the LTA website.  More info to follow regarding our Ballot Social Evening and Barbecue on Friday 9th May.

If you are not already a British Tennis Member, sign up now. It’s free to join for all members of LTA Registered clubs.

Join British Tennis Membership

If you are already a British Tennis Member, please log in to the members’ area of the LTA website to check your membership status and link yourself to Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club.

Login to the LTA website

Once logged in, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Click on ‘Manage Account’ at the top right-hand side of the page.

Step 2. Click on ‘Membership Status’:  In order to qualify for this ballot, your membership package should be ‘Affiliated’ and either Adult or Junior.

Step 3. Once you’ve checked your membership status, you need to make sure you are linked to our club. Click on ‘My Tennis Venue(s)’ on the right-hand menu:  Select the correct county from the drop-down menu then select the correct club from the next drop-down menu. You can link yourself to more than one club.

Step 4. If there are any tennis venues listed under Club/Park Membership that you are no longer a member of, click on the red cross icon to remove your link to that venue.

Once you’ve followed the above steps, you will be eligible for our British Tennis Membership Wimbledon ballot.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for the ballot and watch this space for info about the barbecue in May - friends and family all welcome!

 27/12/2013

Friends and Family Tennis

From 10.30am on Friday 27th December

Come and enjoy a post Christmas game of tennis. Snacks and Nibbles, tea and coffee available.  Bring your own booze

18/06/2013

Sawbridgeworth 12U's County Champions!

EDWIN CATTERMOLE, LOWENNA CLARKE, ELLIE GALE & CIARAN MOONEY won the Chiltern league trophy for 2012/13 seasn.

The team qualified for the final with athjrilling 3-3 (won by 2 games) victory over Harpenden. In the final they berat Letchworth 4-2, with singles wins for Ellie, Lowenna and Ciaran and a doubles win for thje girls.

This is almost the same team that clinched the Herrts 8U title 5 years ago with addition of Ciaran. The club last won the trophy in the 2007/08 season.

03/10/2013

Join the club's box leagues today! Clink on the link below and go straight to the Tennis Jeannie website.
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This is a great way to meet and play with other club members of a similar standard!

12/03/2013

Mollie takes 1st steps in WTA event

Mollie Crouch 15, took her first steps on the Pro circuit last week. Mollie was playing in the $10,000 pro circuit event in Sutton. The event was being competed in by players ranked up to 200 WTA. The draw included former Wimbledon semi-finalist Alexandra Stevenson USA.

In her 1st qualiying match, she comfortably beat fellow teenager Laura Eales from Gloucestershire 6/2 6/3. In her final qualifying match she took on former world No 282, 24 year old Anna Smith. Mollie was put under pressure in the first set with her opponents skill and early ball strikes. Mollie learnt quickly and took control in many of the points. In a very even contest Mollie lost 6/3 6/4 but, learnt so much about this and the next level.

Mollie reached her first British Tour final last month at Edgbaston Priory. In her semi final Mollie beat World ranked 1106 Eden Silva in 3 sets. This was Mollie's 2nd win over a WTA ranked player this season, having previously beaten former U14 world champion Jessicca Ren 6/2 7/5 at Paddington.

Mollie's next adventure is to compete in 2 18U ITF's in Malta over Easter!

Monday 26th March 2012 Finn Bass wins 2012 National 12U Boys title

Grade 1 Winter National Tour Finals ( formerly the Masters ) results : 
Beat Ivan Bennett (Middx ) 6-2 6-1
Q Beat Oliver Brown ( Middx ) 4-0 - retired hurt 
Semi Beat Aydin Caglayan ( Avon ) 6-0 6-1 
Final Beat Ewen Lumsden ( Scotland ) 6-4 6-3 

11/06/11 

Mollie takes International Player Plus title in Nottingham

Mollie Crouch competed in the prestigious 14U Player Plus tournament at the end of May and walked away with the title, a weeks training at the Elite tennis centre in Barcelona and a years racket and equipment deal with Prince.

On her way to the title, Mollie beat opponents from UK, Bulgaria, the Irish No.1 and in the final from Holland, beating Klara Moolman 6/0 6/0. The boys title has previously been won by Andy Murray and Tommy Robredo.

The event follows a Davis Cup format, with coaches along side the players at changeovers for tactical and emotional support.

Mollie followed the success with further success last week, taking the 14U & 16U titles in the Jack Petchey event in Middlesex.


09/05/2011

National Champions!!! Mollie shines in Nottingham for Hertfordshire!

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Girls left to right: Lucy Booth(Batchwd), Mollie(Sawbo), Emily Arbuthnott(Harpenden), Anna Popescu(Langley) Georgie Walker(Batchwd)

Mollie Crouch rounded off a fantastic couple of weeks by helping Herts 14U girls lift the National County Cup title. Mollie won all her 6 singles matches during qualifying and the finals without dropping a set. She also won all but one of her doubles matches.

In qualifying Herts beat Leicestershire, Suffolk and Norfolk. In the quarter finals, the girls beat favourites Surrey 5-1, then Warwickshire 4-2 in the semis and finally Kent 5-1 in the final. 

09/05/2011

Congratulations to Finn Bass!

Finn has moved to NO1 ranking in the UK in the 11U age group. 

09/05/2011

Herts retain Lionel Cox Trophy! 

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Ellie Gale and Finn Bass produced outstanding performances to help Herts to victory in the Lionel Cox trophy at Queenswood over the bank holiday weekend. Herts have now won the trophy for the past 3 years. Herts finished 2 points ahead of Essex, with Cambridgeshire 3rd, Bucks 4th, Norfolk 5th, Suffolk 6th, Northants 7th and Beds 8th.

The annual competition is run for 10U, 11U & 12U for boys and girls. Ellie represented the girls 11U team winning all her group singles matches against Suffolk, Essex and Bucks 6/2, 6/3. In the final she took on Cambridgeshire National player Anna Loughlan. After a nervous start, Ellie mastered her opponent and windy conditions, triumphing 3/6, 6/3, 10-8 to maintain her 100% record in the event. This victory helped the team to a 2-1 win. The girls 12U team captained by Ian Zellner also swept the board and finished first.

Finn Bass won all his 4 singles matches over the weekend, beating his opponents from Suffolk, Northants, Beds and Essex. He helped his team to gain 3rd place. Finn has now played 21 matches for Herts and won 20 of them.