She Rallies a great success

Despite it being the hottest day of the year so far, Leek Tennis Club held a “She Rallies” morning for girls. These sessions, promoted by Judy Murray, aim to encourage young players and as well as providing fun, fitness and friendship, they improve ball and racket skills.

The girls who came all proved themselves very capable and enjoyed the games and activities. Some play regularly at the well- attended Saturday morning, informal club sessions while others had played at school. The club is hoping to run similar sessions in the future so watch this space!!

Wimbledon is coming to you!

A call to all Members and Non-Members, please join us on Saturday 14 July at 1pm at the club for an afternoon of Tennis, Strawberries & Cream and fun in the English sunshine.

It’s been quite a summer so far, with Football coming home (fingers crossed!), red hot weather and with Roger and Rafa destined to re-create the greatest tennis match ever from 2008 at this year’s Wimbledon Final!

So let’s celebrate and have another open American tournament up the club for our Wimbledon themed event. Our Aussie and French Open tournaments have been a tremendous success so far this year. Let’s make this one the best yet!

Everyone and anyone welcome, so please spread the word.

Any questions or queries please contact a member of the committee or Sam Bostock On 07795901941.

Summer Camp Dates

Leek tennis club are delighted to announce the summer camp dates for Leek 2018 are;

July 23rd 24th 25th

Aug 2nd

Aug 23rd 24th

Aug 31st

Times for al cams are as follows 9.30am – 3.30pm

With the Cost been on a daily basis is:

£40 3 days

£30 2 days

£17.50 1 day

Non Members of the club should please pay £5 surcharge.

To book please pay by bacs to:

Account no 13367991

Sort code 20-82-14

Please leave surname and Leek tennis camp as reference to payment:

Text your child’s name and Mobile no to Shaun Murray (‭07415 232192‬). He will then add each player to the register of attendance.

Leek Tennis Club announce Sponsorship deal with Maazi Restaurant Group

Leek tennis club are excited to announce a new sponsorship deal with local Indian restaurant group Maazi.

The restaurant whose Leek branch is situated in the Cross Street Mill complex, recently opened in Leek.

Maazi have as part of the deal provided a years worth of practise balls for the clubs growing coaching set up. The sponsorship also includes a number of offers and discounts for Leek Tennis club members including an exclusive 10% off for club members in the restaurant.

A club spokesmen commented ‘I am really pleased we are working with Irfan and all the team at Maazi. We would extend our thanks to them for their generous sponsorship. Two advertising banners will be been installed at the club as part of the deal and I hope his Tuc-Tuc will be a regulator visitor to the club over the next 12 months! The provision of 10% off for members also continues to expand the social offering of the club and will I am sure be very well received by many of us’

Junior coaching and open sessions continue on Monday Evenings and Saturday Mornings (10-12). Whilst senior introductory coaching also runs on a Monday evening from 6:30pm.

With any players interested in joining the club, of any ability should contact David Williamson on 07891372712 or email the club on leektennisclub@gmail.com

SHE RALLIES comes to Leek Tennis Club

We’re delighted to announce that SHE RALLIES will be taking place at the club on 26th July between 10am-12 noon.

The SHE RALLIES programme is headed up by Judy Murray and it aims to get more Girls and Ladies playing Tennis.

Our committee members Margaret Wilshaw and Penny Oakley attended a workshop at Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club on 21st June and met Judy Murray herself!!!

Margaret and Penny will now be running the event at our club on 26th July so please spread the word and come along. All are welcome.

Bostock & Pointon share French Open Tournament

Played over two and a half hours, with 15 players competing over 5 rounds in the hot Summer weather, Sam Bostock and Harry Pointon were tied together in top spot at our annual French Open tournament.

A truly fantastic afternoon was had by all which was capped off with a barbecue for players and family.

The next Grand Slam Social Tournament will be following a Wimbledon theme on Saturday July 14.

There will be strawberries and cream instead of a barbecue. Please come along and join the fun.

Refer a friend membership offer…

We hope you are all enjoying your tennis now that the summer weather has arrived. The turnout for recent events and club sessions certainly suggests we are!

In light of the warm weather and the summer now being fully underway we have a new offer we wanted to make every member aware of.

This year if an existing member refers a friend that member will receive a discount off their membership. With the discount ranging from £20-£5;

Refer a Full Senior Member – £20 discount

Refer a Retired Member – £15

Refer a Junior Member – £5

Please note the discount only applies to a new member i.e someone who was not a member of the club in either of the past two years. 

We’d also like to say a thank you to all members who have now renewed their memberships for the 2018/19 year, for those who have not yet renewed then please do this as soon as possible.

Enjoy your tennis.

The French Open comes to Leek Tennis Club

Following the success of our Australian Open event in January, we are pleased to say we are holding a French Open themed fun doubles tournament and social on Saturday 9th June at 1pm. We will draw partners on the day.

All members, friends and family are welcome so please spread the word and come along. There will be some french themed refreshments and a BBQ available on the day for you to throw your meat on! See you there, merci.

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Richard Edwards Memorial Tournament

It was fantastic to see such a great turnout for our annual Richard Edwards Memorial Tournament, which was played in the scorching Staffordshire Moorlands weather!

Good fun was had by all and congratulations to the winners on the day; Ian Sales, Toby Gayes and Sam Chandler.

See you all again next year!

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Road To Wimbledon 2018

We’re delighted to report that our Road To Wimbledon 2018 event was a great success played in beautiful May sunshine.

Toby Gayes pictured below with Noah Eaton contested the boys final, with Toby coming out on top in a close match. Krista McCartney won the girls event who along with Toby will now compete at the regional stage of the competition at Wolverhampton in July.

Well done to everyone who took part and good luck Toby and Krista in the next round!