Welbeck A win Works League Cup Final

Welbeck A won the Works League Knock Out Cup Final which was played at Ridgeway on the 3rd August.  They beat Stocksbridge in a one sided final as Stocksbridge were hit by the absence of key players due to holiday commitments.  The match ended in a clean sweep for Welbeck by 4 – 0 on rubbers, 8 – 0 on sets and 48 – 6 in games.

Ridgeway men lose to Rustlings

The Men’s Late Summer League team lost on Saturday 30th July with a heavy 0-4 defeat to Rustlings.

The visitors were far too strong and Dave Bramhall lost by 2-6, 1-6 to the first pai and by 0-6, 3-6 to the seconds while Mick Mason and john Hallgarth lost 0-6 , 1-6 to the second couple and by 0-6, 0-6 to the firsts.

Final match score was Rubbers 0-4, Sets 0-8 and Games 7-48.

Active Summer Camp at Ridgeway – from 25th July

An Active Summer Camp is going to held on the Sports Club grounds again as from the 25th July until 31st August.  This event has been held previously but like everything else did not run during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.  As part of their activities they will have access to the tennis courts but this should not interfere with members.

The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Last time they used the top court and sometimes the middle one but not all the time.  This didn’t interfere with members and the Camp players will move off if required.  The Active Summer camp is an OFSTED approved event and all helpers have met all the relevant safeguarding standards and have had DBS checks.  The organiser is aware that members may come and go during the day and is aware of the Ladies session on Friday afternoon.

This camp brings in substantial revenue for the Sports Club and we may attract new members as a result of it.   It also fits in with the main objective of the Sports Club which is the provision of recreational and educational activities for all sections of the community.  It also ensures the facilities generally are used during the realatively quiet school holiday period.

Early win for men’s Late Summer League team

It was an early and easy win for the Men’s Late Summer League team as oponents Beauchief B conceded their match on Saturday 23rd on Thursday night.  It means the team get the win, two points and  maximum scores of Rubbers 4-0, Sets 8-0 and Games 48-0.

Ridgeway’s team was going to be Glyn Rudge, John Firth, Dave Bramhall and Jarek Doroszko.

Late Summer Men kick off with a win

The Men’s Late Summer team kicked off the season with a 4-0 win over Thorncliffe B.  The team of Dave and Steve Bramhall plus Danny Lidster and John Firth were just too good for the hosts who played thaa match at High Hazels park at Darnall.  Dave and Stevv didn’t drop a game in their two rubbers and Danny and John lost just 6 games in beating the seconds by 1-6, 3-6 and then the firsts by 1-6, 1-6.

Final match score was Rubbers 4-0, Sets 8-0, Games 48-6.

Works League team lose to Hackenthorpe

In the final match in the Works League season the mteam lost 1-3 to Hackenthorpe at Millhouses Park.

Danny Lidster partnered Ben Kay and they lost 9-0 to the first pair but won their second tand by rubber 9-6 having been 6-0 and 7-2 up. A win is a win though!

Steve Hill partnered Jasper Patel and they lost by 5-9 to the second pair and by 3-9 to the firsts.

Final match score was Rubbers 1-3, games 17-33.  Thanks to everyone who has taken part in the matches and to Ben Kay for arranging the teams and captaining the team.

The last Works League match of the season is the knoclk out cup final and this will be played at Ridgeway on Wednesday 3rd August starting at 6:00 pm.

Wimbledon public ballot

The Wimbledon public ballot for tickets for Wimbledon 2023 resumes after the hiatus over the pandemic. See the details below but visit https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/tickets/the_wimbledon_public_ballot.html  for more details and the the link to myWIMBLEDON.   NB members will be notified when the BT members ballot procedure opens

2023 Ballot

The Wimbledon Public Ballot will return for 2023, and will be run fully online.

The Wimbledon Public Ballot, first launched in 1924, is intended to be the fairest means of obtaining tickets for The Championships. Entry into the Ballot does not automatically entitle applicants to tickets, but to a place in the draw.

To receive information on the 2023 ballot, please join myWIMBLEDON and ensure you have selected you are interested in Tickets and Ballots in your Consent and Preferences area.

Mixed team lose final match to Rustlings

In the final league match in the Midweek Mixed League the team lost at home to Rustlings by 0-4.  Dave Bramhall and Wendy Robertsonmn lost to the firsts by 0-6, 0-6 whilst Ron Mitchell and Lindy Payling lost to the seconds by 2-6, 2-6.  In the second round of matches Dave and Wendy lost to the seconds by 3-6, 1-6 whilst Rob and Lindy lost to the first by 3-6, 4-6.

The final match score was Rubbers 0-4, Sets 0-8, Games 15-48.

Close match v Grove C ends in narrow defeat for the men’s team

In the last match of the Men’s season in Div 5 of the S & D league the team suffered an agonising defeat to Grove C by 4-5 at Ridgeway.n It was along afternoon and lots of close tennis

The team comprised Dave and Steve Bramhall, John Firth and Tim Robinson and Danny Lidster and Mick Mason.  In the first round of matches Steve and Dave lost on a long tie break after sets of 7-5, 3-6 against the first Grove pair whilst John and Tim lost to the seconds by 0-6, 2-6 and Danny and Mick beat the thirds by 6-3, 7-5.  In the second round of matches Steve and Dave beat the seconds on a long tie break after sets of 6-3, 3-6; Danny and Mick beat the firsts on a long tie break after sets of 7-6, 0-6 whilst John and Tim just lost to the thirds by 4-6, 6-7.  After two runds the match stood at 3 rubbers each with all to play for in the last round.  Grove eventually edged it as although Steve and Dave beat the thirds by 6-4, 6-0, Tim and John lost to the firsts by 3-6, 5-7 and Danny and Mick lost to the seconds by 1-6, 1-6.

The final match score was: Rubbers 4-5, Sets 7-11, Games 75-95.

The late Summer league starts on July the 16th when the format changes to four man teams.