Works League – final league tables

The final league tables for the Works League has been published and are shown below.  As you will see the top two teams were just a different class in both divisions.  An AGM will be held at some stage and there are some issues over the structure of the leagues, number of players per team ( 4 or 6) and the quality of the top teams in relation to the others.  It has obviously been a hard season for our team and it is no real fun to suffer the type of heavy defeats to the Welbeck and Moorgate A teams, especially when we played them three times.  Thanks to all the players who took part and for Ben Kay in sorting out the team.

Finals Day results and report

The Club finals day was very successful on Sunday the 12th.  Four finals were played with the Men’s Doubles final being postponed due to injury to Cliff Andrews.

There were a lot of spectators there enjoying the tennis and the refreshments. The results were as follows:

Ladies singles:  Winner Lucy Mitchell who beat Lindy Payling by 6-0, 6-2

Men’s Singles:  Winner: Glyn Rudge who beat Rob Mitchell by 6-3, 6-3

Ladies Doubles: Winners: Vicky Hukin and Lindy Payling who beat Lucy Mitchell and Bernie Highfield by 6-2, 6-4

Mixed Doubles: Winners: Keith Hukin and Lucy Mitchell who beat Mark Firth and Lindy Payling  6-4, 6-3

Congratulations to the winners of course but well done to the runners-up too.. Big thank you to Mel Wright for organising the tournaments and to the ladies Wendy, Sheila, Judy and Mel who sorted out the refeshments.  Thanks to everyone who competed in the tournaments throughout the summer and, for those who didn’t win, this year, here’s to next year.

The trophies will be formally presented on Friday the 15th October 2021 when we will be having out usual quiz and pea and pie evening in the newly re-furbished Sports and Social Club’s Memorial Hall. Full details will shortly be sent to members.

Home defeat in last league match of summer season

The Men’s team rounded off the season with a 3-1 defeat to Welbeck C at Ridgeway.   Danny Lidster and Craig Watkins lost in three sets to the first Welbeck couple 3-6, 6-4, 5-7 whilst Keith Hukin and John Hallgarth lost to the seconds by 2-6, 2-6.  In the second round Danny and Craig beat the seconds by 6-4, 6-2 but Keith and John lost to the first couple by 0-6, 3-6.  Craig was making his league decut so well done Craig.

Final match score was Rubbers 1-3, Sets 3-6, Games 33-47.

Thanks to Danny for organising the teams for the Saturday matches and to all the players who have taken part in representing the club.  It has been a difficult season results wise but quite a few new players have gained some valuable match experience.  The full league tables can be found on the S & D LTA wesbite at

Finals Day – – the line up for Sunday the 12th

Finals  Day is almost here!!!

The culmination of this years club tournaments will take place on Sunday 12th September starting at 10.30am. The courts will therefore not be available during the day for any informal play.

Unfortunately the mens doubles final has had to be postponed due to an injury to one of the players, so there will be 4 finals taking place

Ladies singles

Lucy Mitchell v Lindy Payling

Mens singles

Glyn Rudge v Rob Mitchell

Ladies doubles

Vicky Hukin and Lindy Payling v Lucy Mitchell and Bernie Highfield

Mixed doubles

Lucy Mitchell and Keith Hukin v Lindy Payling and Mark Firth

Could all players please arrive for 10.30.

Spectators are welcome to come and support the event. We will be providing a  free barbecue, also teas, coffees and fruit cordial will be available. You may bring other drinks etc if you wish. We have a limited number of chairs so if you have a garden chair please bring one along.

Other dates for your diary

We will be holding a presentation evening on Friday October 15th in the newly refurbished Sports and Social club hall .There will be a licensed bar, pie and pea supper and quiz, further details will be sent out regarding this .

There is also an opportunity to see the refurbished hall  and find out about the activities which take place there on Sunday 19th September between 2 and 4pm. The hall is also available for private events.

Finals Day – 12th September


Sunday 12th September is Finals Day – the culmination of the Club Tournaments which have been run through the summer.
Matches will start at 10:30am.
Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles titles all up for grabs.
The tournaments were not held last year due to Covid but here we are back again.  Come and support all those who are taking part.  All spectators are welcome.
There will be a BBQ and hot and cold drinks available.

Men’s Late Summer League team lose to Hallam Grange B

In the penultimate match of this summer season the Men’s Late Summer League team lost away to Hallam Grange B team.  Keith Hukin and Jasper Patel ost to the first pair by 1-6, 0-6 whilst Rob Mitchell and John Hallgarth lost to the seconds by 2-6, 4-6.  In the second round of matches Keith and Jasper lost to the seconds by 2-6, 2-6 whilst Rob and John lost to the firsts by 1-6, 0-6.

Final match score:  Rubbers 0-4, Serts 0-8, Games 12-48

The team play the last match of the season at Ridgeway next Saturday against Welbeck C.

Coaching resumes 6th September

Don’t forget!   Coaching resumes this coming Monday – the 6th September. 

Junior coaching is from 5:00 – 6:00 pm (should be 5+ years old) £3:00 per session and

Adult session from 6:00 until 7:00 pm. £4:00 per session  (NB This session is for Members only)

Men’s team in narrow defeat on games countback

The men’s team lost its latest Men’s Work League match by a narrow margin against Ecclesall B at the Ecclesall club’s courts on Saturday.

Stev Bramall partnered Keith Hukin and they lost to the first couple by 1-6, 2-6 but then went on to beat the seconds by mirroring the scores at 6-1, 6-2.  Danny Lidster and Cliff Andrews beat the seconds by 7-5, 6-4 but then lost to the firsts by 6-3, 6-0.  it meant Rubbers were shared at 2-2, Sets at 4-4 so the result went dwwon to a countback on games and Ecclesall edged it by 36 games to Ridgeway’s 31.

Just two games remain for the team with no fixture next Saturday on the 28th.

Bank Holiday Monday tournament


All members are invited to take part in our August Bank Holiday Monday Doubles tournament.  This will be run on a handicap system so is suitable for all ability levels.  Players should arrive for 10.30 to register and warm up.You may wish to bring a chair or blanket, also bring your picnic lunch. Depending on numbers the event will run until mid afternoon.

Hope to see you there