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Ladies 5th team clear win against Westfields, Andrew Smith, 15 Jun 2019

Charnwood Ladies 5th team hosted Westfields on their clay courts on Thursday 13th June.

While other fixtures, including Charnwood men's fifth team away match were postponed due to heavy rain, this went ahead and the home side came out victorious by 7 sets to 2.

Photo (L to R): Ali Clarke (captain), Liz Watson, Jo Eggleston, Dawn Adkin, Christine Child, Kate King

Ladies 7th team success vs Carisbrooke, Andrew Smith, 15 June 2019

Charnwood Ladies 7th team travelled to face a formidable Carisbrooke side in Leicester on Friday 14th June.  They returned with both pride and points following a splendid victory by 5 sets to 4.

Team photo (L to R):  Fran Carruthers, Charlotte Chandler, Kate Hodgson, Chris Branford, Carol Kay, Deidre Chandler.

Ladies beat top of the league, Andrew Smith, 12 June 2019

Charnwood ladies 4th team were delighted to beat Kibworth who are top of the league 7-2 on Thursday, June 6th.
Players are Anna Ismair, Jennifer Coombs, Val Green, Gill Graham (Captain),Michaela Greck- Ismair (co Captain) and Mia Palmer.

Four-midable start to season for Charnwood Ladies, Andrew Smith, 5 June 2019

Charnwood Tennis Club's women's first team have started the season in spectacular fashion winning all 4 of their fixtures so far.

Currently topping the 1st division by just 1 point from local rivals, Loughborough Town, who they are scheduled to play in the last match of the summer season.

Captain Caroline Wilkinson is delighted with the team's progress, ' last year was a tricky year for us with injuries and so it is great to have all players back on court for the campaign this year. Every match counts.'

Next up is Ashby (away) on Thursday 6th June.

American Legends Social Tournament, Emily Rodbourne, 13 Apr 2019

Everyone had a great time at our pre-season American Legends Tournament on Sunday 7th April!

Big thanks to all that entered and to our tournament organiser. Looking forward to the next one already.

Ladies Doubles Charity Tournament 2019, Caroline Wilkinson, 15 Mar 2019

Charnwood Tennis Club hosted its annual Charity Tournament on a very windy Friday last week.  There were 26 competitors who battled it out for 2.5 hours and then sat down for a well deserved lunch.

We had joint winners: Vickie McCoy and Chris Branford. Chris being awarded the overall win as she achieved a biggest win during the 6 mini matches.

Proceeds from the day were split between Club funds and Comic Relief.

For further information re Charnwood Tennis Club contact Caroline Wilkinson on 07977 541210

Leicestershire Tennis Awards 2019, Jenni Beasley, 7 Mar 2019

Our summer Men’s II, Men’s over 45 Seniors I, Ladies over 60 Super Seniors and winter Ladies IV all won their leagues and were presented with an award by Anne Keothavong, Fed Cup Captain at the Leicestershire Tennis Awards evening in March 2019.

Charnwood Annual Awards 2018, report by Andrew Smith, 28 Oct 2018

Charnwood Lawn tennis club recently hosted their annual awards night.  It has been an extremely successful season for the Loughborough Club and the award winners were...

Women's Player of the year - Caroline Roe
Women's Team of the year - The 7th Team (Captain Fran Carruthers)
Men's Player of the year - David Bond
Men's Team of the year - The 2nd Team (Captain David Bond)
Women's Doubles - Gabriella Hay & Emily Rodbourne
Men's Doubles - Michael Forshaw & Chris Mears (photo left to right)
Junior of the year (Brian Lee Trophy) - Jamie Potts

Charnwood LTC Ladies Doubles Championships, report by Andrew Smith, 16 Sept 2018

Charnwood Tennis club recently held their annual ladies club doubles championships.  15 pairs entered divided into three groups of five.  The three winners and best runner-up proceeding to the knock out stages of the cup, the other pairs to the plate.

Gaby Hay and Emily Radbourne came out victorious in the cup defeating Holly Cheesman and Lucy Matthews by nine games to one.

The plate was played over a champions tie-break and saw Caroline Wilkinson and Eleanor Braithwaite defeat Lorraine Burlinson and Claire Elkington by ten points to eight.

Credit must be given to all thirty players, as well as Tournament Director, Mike Forshaw, for a splendid tournament played in great spirits.

Left pic: From left Holly Cheesman.  Lucy Matthews.  Gaby Hay.  Emily Radbourne

Right pic: From left Lorraine Burlinson.  Claire Ellington.    Caroline Wilkinson.  Eleanor Braithwaite

Charnwood LTC Mixed Doubles Championships, report by Andrew Smith2 Sept 2018

The format involved 16 teams of the club's players split into four groups of four playing on a round robin basis.  The winners and runner-up proceeded to the cup knockout stages while the third and fourth places teams entered the plate.

The plate was won by Ester Verspurj and Chris Barlow who overcame Michaele Greck-Ismair and David Defocatiis by nine games to seven in a thrilling encounter.  The cup final involved Gaby Hay and Chris Mears  against Anna Randall and Alex Zaman.  Unfortunately this has to be postponed due to a nasty injury to one of the players.

The whole day was played in a great spirit and saw some excellent tennis. Thanks to everyone involved, especially those that organised the event. Special thanks to organiser Kathy for coming back all the way from London for the day. 

Left pic: From left David, Ester, Michaela, Chris

Right pic: From left Chris, Gaby, Anna, Alex

County Closed tennis tournament 2018, report by Andrew Smith 26 Aug 2018

Charnwood Tennis club had great success at the recent high profile County Closed tennis tournament, the event features many of the best players from the County and the club had a number of players winning and receiving honours.

Rob Leck won the men's singles County Championships defeating ten times winner Tom Kisiel in the final, while Emily Radbourne was victorious in the ladies doubles.

Anna Randall was runner up in the senior mixed doubles, Mary Nevill and Kevin Leck were semi finalists in the men's / ladies over 50s, while Chris Mears made the last 16 of the Open Men's doubles.

Commenting on this club captain Caroline Wilkinson said "it is great that we did so well at the recent County Closed championships, we have a thriving club at all levels and ages.  I'm sure next year we will have even more success as the club goes from strength to strength".

Charnwood LTC Mixed Doubles Championships, 3 Sept 2017

The third of September saw a great turn out for the mixed club championships! The weather even held out despite some windy patches. A lot of matches were played throughout the day with a great atmosphere on the courts and in the clubhouse. What a lovely day! (visit our facebook page for more pictures).  Thanks to everyone involved, especially those that organised the event.

Charnwood Ladies Leicestershire Awards, 2017

Charnwood ladies tennis team picking up their awards at the Leicestershire awards evening. Well done team!

CLTC Club championships round up, September 2016

Caroline and Sue victorious in the Ladies Doubles, whilst Chris piped Alex in a tie break in the Men's Singles.

Lucy wins the Ladies singles title beating Michaela in the final, whilst Mike and James squeak a win over Mike and Chris in the Men's doubles winning the tie break 8-6. 

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all of you who entered!

Thank you also to people who baked and brought cakes for us to share, and a special thank you to Mike and Sue for their work on the format and scoring of all the matches, and Catherine for all the hard work in organising.

Club mixed champs event

A wonderful day was had by all. There was a great atmosphere at the club and some beautiful weather to make it even better. Thanks for getting involved.  Well done to Champions - Gaby Hay & Alex Zaman, and Runners up - Caroline Wilkinson & Russell Mayes

Leicestershire 2014 awards evening, 12th Feb 2015

A lovely evening with Charnwood picking up awards for winning the following winter events:

  • Ladies IV -winter 9

  • Ladies II - winter 3

  • Ladies I - winter 1

  • Ladies 1 - AEGON 1

Well done everyone!!

Charnwood Borough Primary Schools tennis tournaments

Charnwood Tennis Club recently hosted the Charnwood Borough Primary Schools tennis tournaments in connection with the school games. Both events had a fantastic turn out from the local schools and it was great to see so many young people playing tennis.

CLTC Champions

Our CLTC singles champions in their glory.