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

Welbeck take the Works League Cup from Moorgate

The Works League cup knockout final provided some high quality tennis at Ridgeway last Wednesday (11th August).  It was a repeat of last year’s final between Welbeck A and holders Moorgate A but this year it was Welbeck who took the trophy with a 4-0 win.   Sets were 8-2 in Welbeck’s favour and games won were 52 to 34.  The match between Josh Bows and Mark Busby of Moorgate and Pete Etchells and Niral Nana of Welbeck produced some fantastic tennis decided by a third set victory for Welbeck.

Welbeck B beat Men’s team in latest Late Summer League match

Welbeck’s B team proved too strong for Ridgeway in the latest match in the Late Summer Men’s League played at Ridgeway on the 31st July 2021.

Glyn Rudge and Keith Hukin opened against the first Welbeck pair but lost 2-6, 1-6.  Rob Mitchell partnerred Tim Robinson as second pair but they lost in the first round to the second Welbeck pair by 1-6, 1-6.

In the second round of matchess Glyn and Keith lost by 3-6, 0-6 whilst Rob and Tim lost by2-6, 0-6.

Final match score was Rubbers 0-4, Sets 0-8 and Games 10-48.

Covid 19 update

In view of the recent guidance from the Government and the LTA in respect of Covid 19, the Club’s Committee has decided the following:

  • Test and Trace will not now be required for any members arranging their own social play.  However records will be kept of those attending coaching, matches and organised social sessions.
  • Members are asked to still follow the following:Covid-19 Advice
    –  High temperature, symptoms or positive Covid test result = NO PLAY.
    –  Please keep a respectful distance from others.
    –  Please use hand gel regularly to maintain good hand hygiene.
  • We will continue to monitor LTA guidanceand keep members updated when necessary.

Fulwood win at Ridgeway

A Fulwood Tennis Club team played at Ridgeway for the first time in many years and took the spoils in a convioncing 4-0 win.  Danny Lidster and Glyn Rudge led the charge for the home team but could only take a single game against the first Fulwood couple in a 1-6, 0-6 defeat.  Steve Bramhall and John Hallgarth lost to the seconds by 1-6, 2-6.  In the second round of matches Danny and Glyn lost by 2-6, 3-6 to the seconds whilst Steve and John lost 0-6, 0-6 to the first pair.

Final match score – Rubbers 0-4, Sets 0-8, Games 9-48.

Works League team finish with a defeat at Swinden House

The curtain came down on the Works League team’s season with the playing of the twice potsponed away match to Swinden House played in Clifton Park at Rotherham.  The home team won 4-0.  Ridgeway’s first pair of Danny Lidster and John Hallgarth just lost 8-9 against the first couple whilst Ben Kay and Cliff Andrews lost to the second pair by 5-9.  In the second round of matches Danny and John lost to the seconds by 4-9 whilst Ben and Cliff lost to the firsts by 3-9.

Final match score Rubbers 0-4, Games 20-36.

Thanks to all the players who have taken part in the Works League matches this season and especially to Ben Kay for sorting out the team for each match.


Ridgeway Sports Club hosts Active Summer Camp

Ridgeway Sports and Socal Club is hosting an Active Summer Camp from Monday the 26th July until Friday the 27th August.  The sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4.30 pm on Monday to Friday.  Amongst many other activities, the Camp will use the tennis courts during this time but will not interfere with members activities.  They will only use one court during the day unless there are no members there when they may use two.  The camp is OFSTED registered and all the young people attending will be subject the Camp’s test and trace system and any guidance that they are required to follow.  This camp will be providing a wide range of activities, both indoors and out, and it may help attract new members to the local sports clubs as well as providing organised entertainment and education for local youngsters. The camp will use the cricket and football grounds above the tennis courts for other sports activities.

More court time freed up

The Midweek Mixed league fixtures on Tuesday nights and the Works League matches on Wednesday nights have now concluded.  This means that Tuesday and Wednesday nights are available for members to play some social tennis or to play those tournament matches.  Please concentrate on tournament games wherever possible.