Club News 2017
Wine Tasting results
The wine tasting evening was very well attended and most enjoyable. A selection of red and white wines were sniffed, swirled and sipped and members then scored them each out of 10. The winning wines will be available from the bar shortly:
Il Papavero Rosso NV
Black Stump Durif / Shiraz 2016
Fabre Montmayou Malbec Patagonia 2014
Il Papavero Bianco NV
Il Pino Pinot Grigio Venezie 2015
Louis Moreau Dom Bieville Chablis 2015
Surrey Knock Out Finals
Three of our teams have made the Surrey Knockout Finals and all matches will be played this Sunday:
10am - Mens Grade A KO Final Ė Westside v Limpsfield
11am Ė Mens Grade B KO Final Ė Brightwell v Westside (Away Match)
12pm Ė Ladies Grade A KO Final Ė Westside v Wilton
So come down to Westside to show your support and cheer on our teams!
Junior Success in County Championship Final
Head Coach Alison Taylor was coach to this years 18U County Champions. Surrey Girls, including Westside Juniors Iman Garshong and Jodie Burrage, defeated Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Yorkshire in Division 1 to claim the national title in Bath last weekend.
Semi-finals success for Westside
Westside Ladies A team beat Purley 3-1 in the semi-finals on Sunday in the Surrey Team knockout tournament. The captain was Kim Roberts and the other players were Katrina King, Caroline Joy and Aggie Hau.
The Westside Ladies A team will now play Wilton in the final after they beat the Westside B team 4-0.
The B team was captained by Alison Louw and the players in the semi-final were Raj Nijjhar, Nami Urata, Susan Gregory and Dani Crooks.
Both the Westside Mens teams have also reached the finals! The Mens A team beat Wilton 3-1, the Captain was Dave McCall and the other players were Marek Karas, Damien Rodriguez and Mark Eori.
The B team also won 3-1 against Purley Bury with the second two rubbers both going to champs tie-breaks which they won 10-3 and 10-4. The Captain was Clive Ashworth and the other players were Jason Foster, Gary Waterman and Lee Everett.
We wish our excellent teams the best of luck in the finals!
Congratulations to Nick Adams who made the finals of the British Senior Open Indoor Championships in Dudley in the Men's over 45s competition.
Even more congratulations to Alison Taylor who was a finalist in the Ladies Singles Open and won the Doubles competition with her partner Wendy Johnson - well done!
There is a group lesson for improvers at 1pm on Saturdays with Stephen or Marek £6pp so if you haven't played for a while or just want to improve your technique this is a dynamic, fun, friendly, coach led session and a good way to meet other players.
It's also a perfect time to practise before social tennis.
Club Championship 2016 Open Doubles Winners
The last match of the Westside 2016 Club Championships was finally played with Olivia Fery and Arthur Fery winning 6-1 6-0 against Katrina Hood and Austin Coventry.
Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who participated and help organise such a successful tournament.
Club News 2016
New Year - New Social Tennis!
A new era of social tennis sessions start in the new year with a lunch party on Saturday 14th January with free mulled wine, hot chocolate and soup for all those participating in social tennis to keep you warm and toasty.
In 2017 sessions will now be organised by one of our talented coaching team .
Social tennis is a great way to meet other members and a good time to play when you do not have a hitting partner.
Please register your interest by using the link Teamer.net , come and hear about all the new and exciting things we are introducing to social tennis at Westside!
New Ė Westside Social Bridge
Come and join our first informal, social bridge evening on Wednesday 7th December 2016, 7.30 p.m.
Many of our members play Bridge for fun and people have expressed an interest in developing social bridge at Westside on a more regular and formal basis. We hope to establish a regular social bridge evening on the first or third Wednesday of each month - starting at 7.30 and ending around 10.30.
We already have several people lined up who have signed up to this idea. The committee are keen to use the club house for a wider range of events and to encourage social use.
If you play Bridge and fancy a fun, social evening of Bridge please come along on 7th December for a festive session with mince pies!! This session will be open to members and also to non-members if they come with a member as their bridge partner. However, in the future the sessions will only be open to members. Any non-tennis playing people can join Westside as a social member and come along to future sessions on their own or with their partner. It is not necessary to have a partner Ė if you enjoy the game, come along and you will be paired up with someone.
If you are unable to make it on the 7th December, but are interested for future Wednesdays, please let Maggie Short (firstname.lastname@example.org) know and you will be informed about future sessions. We would also like to hear from anyone who is interested in playing social Bridge at Westside, but who would prefer an alternative time/day of the week (e.g. early evening or lunch time sessions) so we can consider sessions to suit a range of members.
If you can make the 7th, please sign up at the bar as for other social events. ď
The club are looking to increase their social media profile both on Twitter and Facebook in order to promote the club but also increase the interaction between members.
We are using Twitter to interact with local businesses, community groups and also to promote our sponsors. We have already had great success with the recent Ladies Night event.
So if you are on Twitter please follow us on @Westside_LTC. The more likes and retweets we can get for our tweets, increases our social media profile and makes us more attractive to sponsors.
Shortly we will be launching a new Facebook Group page. By having a group page it offers us more features which will allow more interaction with club members. We will be uploading pictures of club events, team results etc. But also members will be able to contribute. For instance if you are looking for a hitting partner or someone to play a match against. You will be able to post in the group and hopefully find someone to play with on your preferred date. Facebook is also a good way for potential members and new members to get a feel for our club so please join the group.
Tennis Drills and Box Leagues
As we approach winter, it's sometimes hard to get out there and keep fit. We have a number of sessions which will get you playing tennis through the cold season to help you stay in shape and get ready for the spring/summer season:
Tuesday mornings - 9.30 - 11.00am - coach-led drills - drop-in £6.00
Fortnightly Tuesday evenings - 7.00 - 8.00pm - coach-led drills followed by social doubles - advance sign-up at the bar - £5.00
Improvers session - Saturday 1.00 - 2.00pm - group coaching - drop-in £6.00 followed by social doubles
Cardio Tennis - Wednesday mornings - 9.30 - 10.30am - coach-led drills - drop-in £6.00
Regular social tennis - Monday and Friday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons - drop-in, free, all levels welcome.
Box League draws are up on the board so please contact your opposition and onece you establish a mutually convenient time to play book a court with me or via the bar staff.
AGM - 2016
The Westside 2016 AGM took place last night, many thanks to all those who attended. There were a few changes to the Committee: Paul Campbell-White, Katrina King and Jenny Hong have all stepped down - many thanks for all their contributions over the last year. The following members will now be joining the committee;
Claus Skrumsager - Treasurer
Annette Wilson - Social Secretary
Kirill Kutsenko - Social Tennis Rep
Ali Mafi - Non-Exec
Sophie Spallone - Non-Exec
Minutes from the AGM will be posted in the Members area of the website once they have been approved.
New Sponsors - Totus
Totus is a family-run construction firm, specialising in all types of high quality building projects.
We do extensions and renovations, basements and loft conversions, as well as new builds and commercial fit outs.
Please visit our website www.totus.construction to see examples of our work.
If you are considering doing a building project, please get in touch, we will be glad to discuss. t: 01932 988 500 e: email@example.com
Scott Hampton Foundation
We had a fantastic day at the club with 32 players joining in for the Scott Hampton tournament. Players were put in teams named after the Tennis Greats, so we had Roger Federer, Serena Williams, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Andre Agassi and our very own Roger Taylor!
The fast 4 format was played. We had some fantastic doubles and singles matches being played, some of our junior players put on a great performance on the day - fair to say that when given the chance to play singles, our junior players had won their matches. Funnily enough, the winning team was team Roger Taylor! We promise it was definitely not rigged! The scores amongst the teams were pretty levelled, team Roger Taylor just pulled through with great team effort!
Stephanie and Wade would like to thank Jenny for her time and amazing organising making the tournament so successful and great fun for everyone.Thank you very much to those who donated a prize for the raffle. Thank you to Alison for your continued support, to Liza, Sophie & Sarah for their delicious cakes and of course Joe's burgers. Most of all a very big thank you to the fabulous Westside players who made the Scott Hampton Charity tournament so special and important contributors to raising funds. Altogether over £1100 was raised for the Scott Hampton Foundation for Burkitts Research.
Club Championships Results 2016
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this year's Club Championships. It was a beautiful sunny day with so many great matches. Jo did a great BBQ and happy hour was certainly enjoyed by everyone too. Terry and Andrew from Totus sponsored and gave out the awards and pictures will soon be on our Facebook page - feel free to tag yourself and professional photographer Anne Trapnell from http://www.annewilliamson.co.uk took some awesome action shots https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kymhf8b0vb8wgtk/AAC5oW32u0KNQyo2wjourqcsa?dl=0
Results are as follows:
Mens Open Singles - Marek Karas beat Mark Eori 6-3 6-2
Mens 35+ Singles - Nick Adams beat Tinus Nortje 6-1 6-0
Mens 45+ Singles - Leigh Everatt beat Nick Williams 4-6 7-6(0) 10-8
Mens 55+ Singles - Tony Marshall beat Nick Williams 6-0 6-0
Mens Non Team Player Singles - Peter Csorgo beat Michael Thomas 6-3 6-2
Mens 35+ Plate Singles - William Smith-Osbourne beat Edmund Reid 6-1 6-3
Mens 45+&55+ Plate Singles - Tony Davies beat Sven Oestmann 6-4 7-6(5)
Ladies Open Singles - Olivia Fery beat Kim Roberts 6-1 6-1
Ladies 35+ Singles - Anthea Hurly beat Katrina King 7-5 7-5
Mens Open Doubles - Dave McCall & Lachlan Ferguson beat MarkEori & James Silvester 7-5 6-7(7) 6-1
Mens 45+ Doubles - Tony Marshall & Tony Tsoukkas beat Leigh Everett & Clive Ashworth 6-7(4) 6-2 10-4
Ladies Open Doubles - Olivia Fery & Alice Klugman beat Kim Roberts & Kim Johnson 6-2 7-6
Ladies 35+ Doubles - Caroline Joy & Tracey Cheffey beat Katrina King & Anthea Hurly3-6 6-2 10-8
Ladies 90+ Doubles - Liz Bingham & Mary-ann Hubbard beat Elaine Barker & Liza Roe 6-2 6-0
Mixed 90+ Doubles - Caroline Joy & Simon Porter beat Mary-Ann Hubbard & Peter Kosminder 6-3 7-6(1)
Adult & Child Doubles - Nick & Archie Adams beat Andrei & Edmund Reid 6-3 3-6 10-7
We still have a few matches left to be played so come down to the club on Saturday 1st October to see:
10.30am Men's 35+ Doubles Final Austin Coventry & Juan England v Andy Birse & Rob Conroy
12.30pm Mixed 35 Doubles Final Austin Coventry & Alex Venter v Katrina King & Juan England
Roger Taylor - Tournament Success
Well done to Roger Taylor who won an ITF Grade A tournament in Amsterdam yesterday and departed today(10th Sept) to represent Great Britain in the World Super Seniors Team Championships in Umag, Croatia - good luck Roger!
Far from relaxing over the summer holidays Westside's Head Coach, Alison Taylor, has been busy playing tournaments.
She won the St Georges Hill ITF defeating Monica Beccera in the final of the Ladies Singles over 50s, then last week she competed in the Canadian National Seniors Tournament in Ottowa.
Alison won the doubles with Erin Boynton and came third in the Singles.
Closer to home Hannah Klugman won both the 8U & 9U Girls Singles Surrey County Closed Tournament at Sutton last weekend. Way to go Ladies!
Congratulations to our boys 14U Premier league Aegon team who won the South East Region to qualify for the National finals on 16th/17th July at the National Tennis Centre.
We came 3rd in the country, losing to the winners The West Hants Club and then defeating the Shrewsbury Academy for 3rd/4th play-off.
The team was Arthur Fery, Jorge Beltrao, Max Basing and Josh Reynolds.
Westside 14U Boys in National Final!
Our Boys 14& Under Premier league team won the South East Region and will compete in the finals at the National Tennis Centre on 16/17 July.
We hope you can come out and support the boys: Arthur Fery, Jorge Beltrao, Josh Reynolds and Max Basing.
Alison Taylor is the captain of the team and will be there supporting the boys all weekend so go and cheer them on!
John Isner Photos
Annie Trapnell took some excellent photographs of John Isner at the club on Prince Player Day. To view them just follow this link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ntgiklfy55lwfz0/AACI7X-joP6aHeJqOEJ8o_aWa?dl=0 Thank you Annie!
John Isner Visit A Great Success!
Prince Player Day took place on 25th June was a great success.
Due to a passing shower John started with a Q&A session in the clubhouse with Stephen Ellis-Smith then the sun came out, Jo fired up the BBQ and Isner had a hit with our tennis pro Pete Mojzis.
Five lucky raffle winners then got the chance to return Isner's serve and after that he kindly signed lots of autographs and posed for photographs. We wish him well in this year's Wimbledon Championships and thanks to Prince who were handing out free T-shirts and water bottles.
Social Tournament With Putney
We had a very successful friendly social tournament with Putney even though Magdalen had pulled out the week before. 12 players from Putney came to our club and we had 16 players from Westside join the tournament. We played our popular 7-games American Tournament format with 2 rounds of mixed doubles and 1 round of men's and ladies' doubles. Putney LTC won by 71 points to 55. However, there should be a special mention for Stephanie Hampton and Jenny Irvine who beat Putney in their ladies doubles with a score of 7-0!
After the friendly match, both Putney and Westside players mixed in, paired up and played a further 2 rounds before we announced the winners and served the BBQ. The winners were as follows:
Overall Winner - Russell Brown from Putney LTC
Putney Men's Winner - Russell Brown
Putney Ladies' Winner - Marlise Mundy
Westside Joint Men's Winner - David Coe and Michael Kushyk
Westside Ladies' Winner - Jenny Irvine
Well done to all the social tennis players for their fun and friendly on and off court spirit which made the tournament a huge success. The BBQ also went down very well, the sun did come out after a small drizzle before the start of the tournament, so we were lucky with the weather.
Many thanks to Sophie Spallone, Trish Saunders, Elizabeth James and Jenny Hong who helped with the organisation and the BBQ.
Keith Harrison Day
The Keith Harrison day went extremely well - in fact we don't think could have gone better!
We had 66 people for the tournament and also had lots of other people popping up during the day, We had a really good turn out from both the teams, social players and also former members (many past champions and first team players) who had been members when Keith was manager.
It was really nice to see that Robert Holmes and John Phillips from Surrey LTA both popped up in the afternoon to support the event. Lis Bingham, Elizabeth James and Alison Taylor jointly ran the tournament - and did an absolutely amazing job of managing the large numbers of competitors and keeping the tournament flowing in a calm and orderly manner.
Ben Causer and Katy Thompson were very worthy winners of the event and were presented with glass trophies which Lis and Mary-ann had organised and engraved.
We were blessed with fantastic weather, which certainly contributed to the success of the day. It was lovely to see so many people both on the courts and milling around outside during the day and after the event. Jo Kirby kindly volunteered to run the bbq which went down a storm!
The 'unveiling' went extremely well and all went off without a hitch. Needless to say, the post tournament cake and prosecco went down very well too! In the evening, Jose cooked up a delicious curry., there was a disco, dancing and even karaoke - it was a really lovely evening. Huge thanks goes to Katie Jonas who organised the whole event and made it all come together.
All in all, it was a fitting way to honour and remember Keith.
Team Tennis Update - Surrey League
The menís Surrey summer league matches started on 5th May with 5 of our 7 teams in action. Our newly formed 7th team had their first win against St Georgeís Hill 7th team which is a great start, though sadly our other teams werenít so successful on this occasion.
2 of our mixed teams had matches, with our first team drawing with Virgin Active and our fourth team beating Thames Ditton. Our Menís 45 team had a tricky match against Purley and unfortunately lost.
The ladies summer league starts Sunday, 15th May so courts will be busy again, but please come along to support our teams, if the weather is good the BBQ will be out!
Aegon Team Tennis
We had another busy Aegon weekend with 5 of our 6 adult teams in action. The ladies first team got a hard fought win against Parklangley after a nail biting shoot-out. Our ladies 3rd team was again triumphant against Pitt Farm, with our second ladiesí teamís match being postponed.
Our menís first team had a good win against Woking but unfortunately our menís second and third teams lost their matches against very tough opposition. The junior teams didnít fare as well this weekend as before except for our Boys U14 who had another great win in the regional division against Redbridge Complete, they are on course for making the regional finals due to be held at the NTC.
Aegon Team Tennis
We had a successful yet busy Aegon Team Tennis weekend with 12 matches being played either home or away by our adult and junior teams.
All three ladies teams had comfortable wins against Chandos, Bourne and Godalming, the menís 2nd team beat a strong Wilton team but unfortunately the menís first team lost a close match against Putney and the menís third team lost to Wigmore.
Our under 14s boys had another comfortable win against the Sutton Tennis Academy in the Premier division, which is a great achievement. The other junior teams (ranging from under 8s, 9s, 10s & 12s) had a mixture of success but still great to watch.
This coming weekend the Surrey League starts with a lot of menís matches being played on Sunday. Aegon Team Tennis returns the following weekend when courts, again will be very busy, especially on Sunday 8th. Please come down and support our teams if you can, there is some great tennis on display and if the sun shines the BBQ will be out.
Westside Enters The Social Media
What's that new Facebook icon on the welcome screen? Westside has a Facebook page where you can post anything interesting you'd like to share about Westside.