Tennis Club keeps busy through winter months

February 26 2018
Tennis Club keeps busy through winter months

Weather hampers Winter League tennis

Weather hampers Winter League tennis

After a strong start for Thornbury’s teams, the winter weather has led to a backlog of fixtures and the prospect of a busy  run in to the end of the Winter League season. 

Thornbury firsts, led by Sarah Hurley, Jo Hargreaves and Felix Boyes, sit two points off of top spot with a game in hand.  With just eight points separating first and last place in the division it’s likely to be a very close run contest for top spot.

The second team including Brendan Wilde, Susie Newman, Nick Mason, Rae Bezuidenhaut and Megan O’Connor, are in second place but 10 points behind the leaders – Bristol Central.  With three matches to play, including a match against Bristol Central, the title could still go to the wire.

The third team continue to fight for every point.  The team continues to provide valuable league experience for new and developing players.  So far, they have been represented by a total of fourteen different players. The teams play ladies’ doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles rubbers within a match.  Each match is worth up to ten points.


Tennis Easter Camps

The club’s camps are back this Easter.  The coaching team, provided by Taylor Tennis, is welcoming children on the courts for the Easter holiday break. Brian Jordan from the club told the Voice: “Each day will be lively, full of fun, games and prizes providing the opportunity to play the wonderful sport of tennis. The camps are a great introduction to tennis and a fantastic way to make new friends.”

The camps are for children of all ages, with a breakfast option from 8am for parents needing an earlier drop off.  More information can be found on the club’s website by phone on 07590024186 or email


Club debuts Burns’ Night Supper

The club holds regular social functions, but their Burn’s night was a first.  

The evening included a traditional Burns Night supper and also a Scottish themed quiz.