There was a superb turnout for our Tennis Club Championships Finals’ Day on 8 September. Twelve competitive matches were played throughout the day, with some great tennis for spectators to watch.
Finals’ Day was the culmination of several rounds of adult events played between May and September. The junior events were completed on one day at the end of July and a Family Handicap Doubles event on 15 September. The competition attracted more than 100 entries with around 170 matches being played throughout the competition.
Our thanks to our sponsor, MHA Carpenter Box for their support throughout and to everyone who took part in this year’s competition. Every event supported local charity, St Barnabas House, in total raising around £200.
Congratulations to all our winners. Prizes and trophies were presented by Kira McKinney from MHA Carpenter Box.
Open Men’s Singles
Winner: Dominic Fritche. Runner-up: Thomas Hearn
Winner: George Naunton. Runner-up: Simon Ostler
Open Ladies’ Singles
Winner: Kierrer Jarman. Runner-up: Pippa Pinn
Open Men’s Doubles
Winners: Chris Lawson & Charlie Pycroft. Runners-up: Dan Bartlett & Ryan Young
Winners: Peter Fritche & Dominic Fritche. Runners-up: Dean Whyteside & James Hurley
Open Ladies’ Doubles:
Winners: Julia Searle & Kierrer Jarman. Runners-up: Pippa Pinn & Ali Pycroft
Open Mixed Doubles:
Winners: Emma Naunton & Ryan Young. Runners-up: Helen Skingley & Gary West
Winners: Angela Boyes & Dean Whyteside. Runner-up: Rachel Lawson & Alan Lawson
Over 45 Men’s Singles
Winner: Gary West. Runner-up: Steve Line
Plate draw – tbc
Over 45 Men’s Doubles
Winners: Peter Boorne & Colin Sweeney. Runners-up: Pierre Stent & Gary West
Over 45 Ladies’ Doubles
Winners: Jenny Line & Vicki Higgins. Runners-up: Judy Harris & Carole Naunton
Over 45 Mixed Doubles
Winners: Angela Boyes & Pierre Stent. Runners-up: Pippa Pinn & Ray Chang
Family Handicap Doubles
Winners: Pippa & Joseph Pinn. Runners-up: Ali & Charlie Pycroft
9U Mixed Singles
Winner: Logan Bridgman. Runner-up: Frankie Lesishin
10U Mixed Singles
Winner: Ethan Clark. Runner-up: Logan Bridgman.
14U Girls Singles
Winner: Ellie Sparkes. Runner-up: Mia Faris.
14U Boys Singles
Winner: Morgan Steel. Runner-up: Archie Finch.
West Worthing Club Junior, 14 year old Lui Maxted, has triumphed in both singles and doubles events at the Junior National Championships in Nottingham to conclude a successful 2017/18 season. This secures Lui’s position as No.1 in the 14U GB Rankings List.
Lui, first picked up a racquet at the age of 3, joining West Worthing back in 2009 at the age of 5. Coached by Tom Pocock, Lui started competing at the age of 6. With Tom’s help, Lui’s game developed quickly including mastering a highly effective single handed backhand by the age of 8.
Lui has kindly thanked the Club for its continuing support and hopes his achievements will encourage and inspire other young players to get involved in the various programmes at the Club.
Our congratulations to Lui on his fantastic results this year and we wish him all the best with his progress over the coming months.
Lui’s successes in national events are plentiful this year, here are some of the highlights:
August WINNER 14U Grade 1 Junior National Championships Nottingham August SF 16U Grade 1 Junior National Championships Nottingham August WINNER 14U Grade 2 Road to Wimbledon Finals Wimbledon July WINNER 16U Grade 2 21st TeamBath Compete Bath June RU 16U Grade 2 Scottish Junior Open Edinburgh June QF 18U Grade 2 Scottish Junior Open Edinburgh April WINNER 14U Grade 2 Notts Junior Open Nottingham April RU 16U Grade 2 Notts Junior Open Nottingham March WINNER 16U Grade 1 Winter National Tour Finals National Tennis Centre February WINNER 14U Grade 1 Winter National Tour Finals National Tennis Centre
Join us on Saturday 8 September for the finale of this year’s Tennis Club Championships.
Relax and enjoy watching one of our 13 finals matches starting from 9:30am. Maybe join in a fun game of speed croquet or try our delicious lunchtime hog roast, freshly spit-roasted by local professional caterers, ‘The Hungry Hog’. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options available – please advise any dietary requirements when purchasing tickets)
For those feeling energetic, we’ll be setting aside some of our grass tennis courts for informal play. Members, guests, their families and friends are welcome to get on court. We’ll have racquets and balls on hand to borrow.
This year we are delighted to announce that two of our final’s day match courts will be adorned with tennis nets from this year’s Wimbledon Championships, including the Centre Court net last used by Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka. Our thanks to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for their generous donation of these nets.
Play will be on our indoor courts if the weather is looking damp.
Details of the day may be viewed or downloaded using the link below.
Hog roast tickets, priced at £10 for adults and £6 for children under 12. Please contact the club reception to buy tickets.
The Tennis Club Championships 2018 are proudly sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box and support St Barnabas House Hospice.Finals-Day-Hog-Roast
On one of the hottest weekends of the year, some of the club’s most enthusiastic junior members competed in the finals of our 2018 Junior Club Championships.
Between them they played a total of 59 matches across four age group events. The club’s indoor tennis courts offered some welcome shade away from the blaze of the scorching July sunshine. All events were played in great spirit with some extremely good tennis on show.
Congratulations to all our winners and well done to everyone who took part.
The Junior and Adult Club Championships 2018 is proudly sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box and supports local charity, St Barnabas House.
Pictured clockwise from top left:
9U Mixed Singles Winner: Logan Bridgman. Runner-up: Frankie Lesishin (with Head Coach Tom Pocock)
10U Mixed Singles Winner: Ethan Clark. Runner-up: Logan Bridgman.
14U Girls Singles Winner: Ellie Sparkes. Runner-up: Mia Faris.
14U Boys Singles Winner: Morgan Steel. Runner-up: Archie Finch.
We are delighted that our grass courts have been given the spotlight in the June edition of Turf Business Magazine, the leading publication for turfcare professionals.
The article was written by the magazine Editor and WWC member Lisa Crowther. It details the care that our grounds team and volunteers lavish on our grass courts throughout the season in order to ensure a good standard to playing surface.
It’s an excellent read, please follow the link below to view the article.
The late May Bank Holiday saw the much anticipated return of the Club’s Superstars Weekend. The two day event, which is into its fourth year, was this year organised by team captains, Darren Hopping for Tennis and Neale Gatenby for Squash.
Between them, Darren and Neale gathered together 40 or so members who competed in not just tennis and squash, but petanque, croquet, racketball, touch tennis, volleyball, rounders, darts and a nearest the pin golf pitching competition. As with every year, the atmosphere was fiercely competitive but friendly and enjoyable for all involved.
Once the scores were totted up, the Squash Section,who have been runners-up in the previous three years, were victorious, with a much deserved win.
The weekend concluded with a live music event featuring local band, Synthony 101, in the Club’s bar/lounge.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Squash Section. Here’s to next year’s rematch!
Enjoy an evening of fantastic live music with local 80’s tribute band, Synthony 101. See them performing at the West Worthing Club Bar/Lounge on Sunday 27 May.
Doors open at 7pm. Live music from 8;30pm. Tickets: £10 per person, available from the club reception.Pinot noir
Entries are now open for the Tennis Club Championships 2018. This year, we are proud to be sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box Accountants whilst supporting St Barnabas House Hospice by donating a minimum of 50% of any surplus made by the competition.
The ‘Club Champs’ are open to all racquets members with the emphasis on friendly, competitive play. It’s a great way to meet other club members and play a few matches.
Adult Club Championships 2018
Events on offer in the adult section of the competition include men’s and ladies’ singles, doubles, mixed doubles as well as similar categories in the over 45 age group. A family handicap event will follow on Sunday 15 September.
The competition is open to club members only and will run from Monday 21 May, with Finals’ Day being held on Saturday 8 September. Prizes will be awarded in every category.
Where the draw size permits we will offer a main draw for first round winners and a plate draw for first round losers. Both draws will lead to a prize so even if you feel you’re not in contention to win the Cup, we encourage you to give it a go. We’re sure you’ll get some great games with fellow members.
If you’d like to take part, please download and complete the entry form and return it to the Club Reception with your entry fees. Entry deadline Wednesday 16 May at 8pm.
The Draw Sheet and full Competition Rules will be published on the Club noticeboard by Saturday 19 May.
Junior Club Championships 2018
Our Junior Club Championships will take place on Saturday 21 July 2018, with 9&U, 10&U and 14&U events taking place. Juniors older than 14 are encouraged to take part in the adult events.
There will be prizes awarded to the winner and runner up in each category and there will be something for all participants to take home.
If you’d like to take part, please download and complete the entry form and return it to the Club Reception with your entry fees. Entry deadline Wednesday 18 July.
Good luck everyone!
Congratulations to West Worthing Club (WWC) coach Kelly Eastment, who was named England Squash’s Coach of the Year for her outstanding commitment and contribution to the sport. Kelly’s coaching talent was honoured in the Polar Squash Workforce Awards at the 2018 Dunlop British National Championships which were held in Manchester.
A leading light in grassroots squash, Kelly has been coaching both junior and senior squash players at WWC for 18 months and was delighted to receive her award, saying: “I feel privileged to have won and was very shocked as I didn’t know I had been nominated.”
Her unique coaching style has not only won her praise personally, but has worked wonders for the club with a boost in the popularity of the game. Club Chairman, William Naunton, is delighted with the impact Kelly is making, commenting: “This is a thoroughly justified award and we are delighted to have the country’s top squash coach at West Worthing Club. Kelly is a key member of our coaching team and works with players of all abilities, from beginner to county level and beyond.”
As club coach, Kelly’s passion for the game is clearly infectious, as she adds: ”I love the psychological side of the game, building rallies, experimenting on new shots, seeing how every player plays differently. How a game can be altered by how you feel mentally, whether you have had a hard day or walk into the game feeling confident.”
Kelly balances the competitive and friendly aspects of the game with her successful range of training drills, fitness classes, drop-in sessions, as well as half-term and summer camps for juniors. Her top tips for new members taking up squash, include: have fun, work hard, play lots, work on positioning and keep focused.
Thanks to Kelly’s efforts, the club has seen a particular spike in interest at the junior level too. Kelly’s determination to support the county’s younger players has also helped to increase junior participation across West Sussex and beyond, with Kelly cementing partnerships with local schools, colleges and groups of children with learning difficulties. Kelly’s approach to coaching has also translated into more tournaments for the club too with participation in eight squash leagues.
Kelly, who lives in Worthing, has a well-established background in squash having played nationally until the age of 17. She has been a coach since she was 16, achieving her level three qualification before she turned 20 and has trained British Juniors at the Olympic stadium.
West Worthing Club is recognised as one of five Hub squash centres in Sussex. There are currently three men’s teams, one ladies team and two junior teams. Squash members can play on six courts, one of which is glass backed with a viewing area for 100 people. William Naunton concludes: “At West Worthing we are lucky to have some of the best squash and tennis facilities in the south of England and strongest group of coaches any club could wish for.”
For more information on Kelly’s award, see: www.englandsquash.com
West Worthing Club is delighted to be hosting its Junior Squash Open Tournament this February half term. The competition will be on Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th February, with events for boys and girls in the U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19 age groups.
This is a good opportunity to play in a tournament and even if you have never played competitively before, we hope to give everyone the chance to play and watch some great matches.
Entries cost £15 per player, per event (With every player receiving a tournament T-shirt)
Closing Date for entries: Saturday 10 February 2018
If you would like further information, please contact our Head Squash Coach and Tournament Organiser, Kelly Eastment (details below)