Mixed fortunes for Works League teams

On the 17th July there was mixed fortunes for the Works League teams with the A team beating Hackenthorpe 3-1 at Ridgeway whilst the B Team lost by 4-0 awat at Swinden House at Clifton Park in Rotherham.

At Ridgeway, on a perfect evening for tennis, John Firth and Jamie Macefield won both their rubbers comfortably, by 9-1 in their first rubber and by 9-5 in the second one. Harvey Marsh and Mick Mason lost their first rubber by 3-9 but won their second one by 9-3.  Final match score was Rubbers 3-1, Games 3–18.

Meanwhile, in the B match Jarek Dorozsko and Ben Kay lost both rubbers by 4-9 and 3-9 whilst Tim Robinson and Cliff Andrews lost by 1-9 and then by 2-9.  Final score – Rubbers 0-4, games 10-36.

Works League teams in defeats

On the 10th July both Works League teams were in action but it was a double defeat with the A team losing in the Cup Knock Out semi-final at Stocksbridge A by 1-3 and the B team suffering a 0-4 defeat to Swinden House at Ridgeway.

At Stocksbridge John Firtha dn Jamie Macefield had two very close rubbers with both going to three sets.  Against the first couple John and Jamie lost by 6-3, 3-6, 6-5 but beat the seconds by 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.  Ben Kay and Lindy Payling lost 2-6, 3-6 to the seconds and by 1-6, 1-6 to the firsts. Total match score: Rubbers 1-3, Sets 3-7, Games 337-50.

At Ridgeway the Jack Lee and John Hallgarth lost to the first pair by 4-9 and then by 2-9 to the seconds whilst Cliff Andrews and Jarek Doroszko lost by 3-9 and then ny 7-9.  Final score Rubbers 0-4, Sets 0-4 Games 16-36.

Works League updates

The Works League B team has been in action on the 26th June and the 3rd July. The team played Moorgate B at Ridgeway on the 26th June but lost 1-3 and then played Moorgate C away on the 3rd July but lost by the same score of 1-3.

On the 26th Tim Robinson and Lindy Payling lost to the first Moorgate pair by 3-9 but beat the seconds by 9-8.  Cliff Andrews and Ben Kay lost both rubbers by 6-9. Final score was Rubbers 1-3, Games 24-35.

On the 3rd July Mel Wright and Cliff Andrews beat the first Moorgate pair by 9-4 but lost the second rubber by 4-9.. Ben Kay and John Hallgarth lost their two rubbers by 4-9 and then by 6-9.  Final score was Rubbers 1-3, Games 23-31

On the 3rd july the A team had a home match v Welbeck A.  Welbeck were the winners by 9-0. Jack Lee and Alin Carnariu lost 1-9 to the first couple having had to concede the other rubber 0-9.  John Firth and Harvey Marsh lost 4-9 to the first We;lbeck pair and by 3-9 to the seconds.  Final match score Rubbers 0-4, Games 8-36.

Men’s Late Summer League fixtures released

The fixtures for the Men’s late Summer League teams have now been released and are available for viewing on the Fixtures page on this website or on the S & D website which takes you to the LTA site.  Fixtures start on the 20th July and run through to the 5th October 2024.

The club has entered two teams this year. There are 4 players in a team and there are a total of 20 matches across thr two teams.

The Calendar on the website has also been amended to show that there are fixtures on Saturdays from 20th July through to October the 6th with one or two exceptions.

Men’s team round off Div 6 fixtures with a win

Ridgeway Men’s team had a greaty win against Moorgate C by 7-2 to finish off the Div 6 fixtures.  The match was much tighter than the scorline may suggest with two of the key first round matches being decided on the long tie-breaks after sets had been shared. After round one Ridgeway were 3-0 up.

Jamie Macefield and John Firth beat the first couple on the long tie break after sets of 6-4, 1-6 while Jack Lee and Mick Mason won their long tie break after sets of 7-6, 5-7. Jasper Patel and Harvey Marsh roounded off round one with a 6-4,6-4 win against the thirds.  All these were long matches with Jack and Mick’s rubber taking almost two hours.  In the second round Jamie and john beat the seconds by thirds by 6-2, 6-2, Jack and Mick lost to the firsts by 2-6, 1-6 but Jaasper and Harvey beat the seconds by 6-4, 6-4 making the core after two rounds 5-1.  With a win already confrmed Harvey and Jaspeer had to concede the third rubber 0-6, 0-6 but Jamie and John beat the second pair by6-2, 6-4 whilst Jack and Mick beat the thirds by 6-4, 6-2 to round off the final 7-2 victory..

Final match scoe was Rubbers 7-2, Sets 14-6 and ganes 82-79. The team now wait on results eleswhere to see if promotion is achieved.

Works League A team in the narrowest of wins

The Works League A team had the narrowest of wins against Hackenthorpe in the knock out cup on the 19th June. Im a different format to league matches with each rubbere being the best of three sets, no tie breaks and a set being won by 6-5 the match proved to incrdibly close,, Rob Mitchell and John Firth won their first rubber by 6-0, 6-3 whilst Alin Carnariu and Mick Mason lost theior first rubber by 0-6, 2-6. In the reverse rubbers Alin and Mick won by 6-2, 6-4 whilst Rob and John lost by 6-4, 7-5.  At 2 rubbers each and 4 sets each the match went to a gemes countback with Ridgeway winning by the narrowest of margins by 35-34.

Works League latest

12th June the two Works League teams had contrasting results. The A team lost at home to Moorgate A by 0-4 but the B team beat Stocksbridge B away by 4-0.

At Ridgeway Rob Mitchell and Jack Lee lost by 7-9 and 6-9 whilst John Firth and Harvey Marsh lost by 1-9 and 4-9. Games totals were 18- 36.

At Stocksbridge Jasper Patel and Richard Atkinson won by 9-4 and 9-8 whilst Danny Lidster and Ben Kay won by 9-2 and 9-4. Games totals were 36-18

Saturday Men’s team win again

The S & D Men’s team gained a 7-2 win against Ecclesall C team at Ridgeway on Saturday 8th June. It was the team’s third consecutive win.

With Ecclesall only fielding two coupleit made the task a little easier although the visitors two couples put up a tough fight. With effectively a 3-0 start only two rubbers were needed for a victory.

John Firth anmd Jaamie Macefield had a good battle in theri first rubber and won on a decidong tiw break after sets of 3-6, 6-4.  Rob Mitchell and Jack Lee also won their first rubber on a deciding tie-break after sets 6-3, 4-6.  Those two rubbers meant the points were safe but rubbers were also vital. Mick Mason and Aaln Carnariu lost to the first couple by 2-6, 2-6 but went on to beat the second couple by 7-5, 6-4.  John and Jamie beat the seconds by 6-1, 6-1 and Rob and Jack lost to the firsts by 3-6, 4-6.

Final match score was Rubbers 7-2, Sets 14-6, Games 91-54. It leaves the team third in Div 6 with 1 match to play on the 22nd June.

Match results

Apologies for the recent lack of match results apperaing on the fixtures page.  Thees have been now updated to include Works League matches on the 5th June.

Sunday Social 12th May cancelled due to Farmers Market

The wekkly Sunday morning social session on the 12th May will be cancelled as the grounds will be taken over for the Farmers and Craft Market. Access to the grounds by traders starts from 8.00a.m.  The market starts at 11.00 a.m.  There will be parking for those members who will be helping and there will be public parking only for the market itself although this may be limited due to condition of the grounds.  The market finishes at 3:00 pm and the grounds are normally clear by 4.30 pm.  Please support the market if you can as all funds raised go towards the maintenance and upkeep of all the facilities on the grounds.