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.

Latest LTA Covid guidance

The LTA issued new Covid guidelines on the 15th july in view of the recent Governemnt announcement.  Details can be found as usual on the lnks on the home page. The club’s committee will be discussing the implicatioons of this shortly and any changes to our current operations will be notified to members shortly after.

Ridgeway feel the heat in the Late Summer Men’s league

With air temperrature at 30C Ridgeway hosted Barnsley A in the opening round of matches in Division 2 of the Late Summer Men’s League.   The visitors proved far too good for the home team as the visitors won all four rubbers.  Rob Mitchell and Cliff Andrews lost to the first Barnsley pair by 0-6-06. whilst Mick Mason and John Hallgarth lost by 2-6, 0-6 to the second pair.  The heat did not let up for the second round either as John and Mick lost to the firsts by 1-6, 0-6 while Rob and Cliff lost to the seconds by 3-6, 1-6.  Final match score was Rubber 0-4,  Sets 0-8, Games 7-48.

Midweek Mixed last match with Rustlings B ends in defeat

The Midweek Mixed team finished the season with a re-arranged match at Ridgeway against Rustlings B.  The team was Rob and Lucy Mitchell and Jasper Patel and Sheila Goodwin.

In the first round of matches Rob and lucy beat the first pair by 7-6, 6-4 whilsJt Jasper and Sheila lost to the seconds by 4-6, 1-6.  In the second round Rob and Lucy lost by 3-6, 4-6 top the seconds whilst Jasper and Sheila lost to the first by 0-6, 1-6.

Final match score was Rubbers  1-3, Sets 2-6, Games 21- 46.

The team has won four and lost four over the season.. Thanks foto Rob for sorting the teams out and to all the players who have represented the club in this first season back in the Mixed League for many years. Long may it continue.

Works League match postponed again!

The club’s last Works League fixture has been postponed for the second time.. Originally fixed for the 7th July it was put back to the 14th to enable everyone to watch the Euro 2020 semi final.   Unfortunately, it has now had to be postponed due to Covid issues at opponents Swinden House.  A new date will be confirmed as soon as possible.