The club hosts an annual tournament, between May and July, and all members are encouraged to participate. There are 5 categories: Men’s and Ladies’ Singles (with first round losers competing for the Men’s and Ladies’ Plates) and Men’s and Ladies’ and Mixed doubles. Entries are invited via the membership website when membership is renewed in March/April and organisers are happy to pair you with a doubles partner if you don’t nominate anyone.
Surrey LTA Club Leagues
Currently we enter five men’s and three ladies’ teams who play in the Winter and Summer Leagues and three Mixed teams in the Summer only. Selection is based on both merit and commitment and all standards are catered for as much as possible. If you wish to play for the teams in the first instance speak to a committee member or the Club Coach, Keith Brogan, or any of the team captains below:
Men’s Captain: Richard Jervis – Email
1s – Andrew Medhurst (Men’s Club Captain)
2s – Duncan McCrae
3s – Rob Richman
4s – Joe Meilak
5s – Andrew O’Donnell
Ladies’ Captain: Julie Leadbeater – Email
1s – Julie Leadbeater
2s – Shabana Dehlavi
3s – Sarah Groves
4s – Cindy MacDonald
Mixed Teams (Summer only):
1s – Moira Slevin
2s – Sarah Hickling
3s – Kate Medhurst
Box Leagues – Singles
For members wishing to play singles, the box league system groups four or five members ensure you get at least three competitive matches to play over a period of approximately 6 weeks. Finish top (or bottom) of the box and be promoted (relegated). Member, Perry Stimpson co-ordinates the Box League via this website. To participate in the next box league series email Perry ASAP.
These are fun tournaments lasting a few hours and are held several times a year. A handicap scoring system gives most players a chance of winning and these are an excellent way to meet new members.
External Surrey LTA Competitive opportunities
Finally check out the Surrey LTA website for further singles and doubles competitive play opportunities. At last glance, there were over 20 events available for adults and 8 for juniors as well as a Mini Tennis Junior League and the Little Hitters League. Other LTA initiatives also exist e.g. www.allplay.com