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Club Tournament Draw

The Club Tournament Draw is now complete. The draw is displayed on the notice board in the club. A copy can also be found on the Forthcoming Fixtures link

The fixtures page also has direct links to follow our teams in 2016 Middlesex Tennis Summer League.

Sports Psychology Talk

Merlin Talking. Hatch End Lawn Tennis Club was the venue for a recent talk by tennis psychologist Merlin van Den Braam who has a Masters in sports psychology from Loughborough University and has worked with the International Tennis Federation, having been a member of the coaching team for the 2012 and 2014 ITF international touring teams travelling to Grade 1 events on the ITF Junior Tour.

Merlin’s talk to a packed clubhouse covered the mental game of tennis and gave members strategies to elevate their levels of commitment, confidence, concentration and control of emotions.

Friday Club Night

Newly introduced Friday Club Night has been running successfully for the past few weeks. Social Tennis is from 7pm until lights out. The bar is open from 7.30 pm until 11pm.

Details can be found here Social Tennis

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held at the club on Saturday 5 March at 4pm. Last year's Minutes and Accounts are on the Club Noticeboard.

The Clubs 90th AGM was the final one for Stephen Kerridge in his role as Treasurer after an extraordinary 33 years in the role. He hands over the reins to Adam Davies with the club in very good financial health. At the close of the meeting, Chairman Ian Price presented Stephen with an engraved whisky tantalus from the club as a gesture of thanks for all his work over the years.

Easter Holiday Camp 2016

Easter holiday sports camp details (for 4-15 year olds) have been announced and can be found here easter_camp_2016_312886_.pdf

To book a place please use the Junior Booking Form in the ” Coach ” section here Coaching Details

Diary Dates (future events only)

Here are the main tennis club diary dates for 2016: (Minor Social events are listed separately here Social Tennis)

Clean up day - Sat 18th June

Open day - Sat 2nd July

Finals Day - Sat 16th July

Veterans Finals day - Sun 11th September

October closed tournament - Sat 2nd October

Christmas Party - Sat 17th December

Winter Handicap Draw

Details of 2015/6 Winter Handicap Tournament can be found here Forthcoming Fixtures

Hilary Lewis is organising this tournament.

October Closed Mixed Tournament

The October Closed Mixed Tournament was held on 5 October in glorious weather with ten pairs taking part. Sally Witham/Waqar Bukhari beat Hilary Lewis/Sami Shaba in a closely fought final.

Hatch End Ladies Charity League

Hatch End Tennis Club run a Charity League every year during the spring, there are 4 divisions and the winners of each division receive £100 each for charities of their choice. A fun tournament was held at the club when the winning teams were presented with the cheques and shields. Ian Price, the Chairman of the Club and Sami Shaba, the coach, are photographed here with representatives of the winning clubs.

Singles Ladder

It’s that time of year again. We are restarting the singles ladder but reversing the rankings from last time so the top players will have to fight their way up with the winner being awarded the Bernard Dokelman Cup at the Winter Social in December.

This is open to all full members that would like to play some singles over the winter in a fun environment. If you feel you’d like to take part and can commit to playing one match (first to 9 games) every four weeks, then email Ian Price at ianjprice99@hotmail.com by close of play Monday, 5 October.

Veterans' Finals Day 2015

The Veterans Finals was held on Sunday 13 Sep. Congratulations to all the winners. What an entertaining day's tennis for the spectators! Here are some photos from the day.

The winners & runners up were:

Ladies' Singles : Hilary Lewis (Runner Up: Gill Gibbs)

Men's Singles: Waqar Bukhari (Runner Up: Bernard Dokelman)

Ladies' Doubles: Hilary Lewis & Valerie Piper (Runners Up: Sally Witham & Anne Craig)

Mens' Doubles: Bill Wyon & Waqar Bukhari (Runners Up: Alan Groves and Colin Boyle)

Mixed Doubles: Janette Reubin & Alan Groves (Runners Up: Sally Witham & Waqar Bukhari)

Plate Finals were also held on the same day.

Mixed Doubles: Janette Hardwidge & Ian Wright (Runners Up: Tasha and Nigel Allery)

Mixed Doubles Vets : Valerie Piper & Robin Guojah (Runners Up: Wayne Green and Valerie Green)

Floodlight Tokens

Floodlight meters have now been amended to take £1 coins, which will give you one hour of play.

Anyone who has unused tokens can obtain a refund from either Stephen Kerridge or Valerie Piper.

Finals Day on Saturday, 18 July 2015

Fabulous food, wonderful weather and tantalising tennis! Thanks to Robin Guojah the chief organiser, the committee and the volunteers that helped out.

The winners & runners up were:

Ladies' Singles : Sarah Williams (Runner Up: Gill Gibbs)

Men's Singles: John Fienberg (Runner Up: Sami Shaba)

Ladies' Doubles: Sara Reeves & Sarah Williams (Runners Up: Hilary Lewis & Sally Witham)

Mens' Doubles: Sami Shaba & Bernard Dokelman (Runners Up: John Fienberg & Wayne Green)

Mixed Doubles: Sami Shaba & Iyabo Price (Runners Up: Valerie Piper & John Fienberg )

Additional photos from the finals day can be found here :Amazon Cloud

Middlesex Cup Final 19 Jul

Congrats to the Ladies team for reaching the finals of the Middlesex Cup on 19 Jul

Team Photo (Missing Jean Yeoh)

Open Day on Saturday, 4 July 2015

Open day was held on 4 Jul. All courts were in use while the clubs resident entertainer Mr Picot entertained kids with his card tricks off court. The club thanks everyone that visited and we look forward to new members joining us.

If you are interested in joining the club kindly contact the Membership Secretary: Belinda Harrison.

NEW - Kids summer coaching camp details

Our coach has announced details of the kids summer coaching camp.

For details about Sami's Kids summer camp, Junior and Adult coaching programme and booking form please go to our Coaching Details page.

'Start of Season' 2015 Ladies Doubles Tournament

Our annual Ladies 'Start of Season' tournament was held in lovely Spring sunshine on Thursday, 9 April - let's hope the season's matches are played in similar conditions! The tournament was won by Janette Hardwidge and Janet Grannell and a very enjoyable day's tennis was had by all.