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  • Tennis Club Championships 2019

    Entries are now open for the Tennis Club Championships 2019. We are delighted to be sponsored, for a second year, by MHA Carpenter Box Accountants.

    Once again, the competition will support a local charity by donating a minimum of 50% of any surplus made. This year’s chosen charity is Chestnut Tree House, Children’s Hospice,

    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 Event 2019

    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 Saturday 14 September.

    The competition is open to club members only and will run from Monday 20 May, with Finals’ Day being held on Saturday 7 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 15 May at 8pm.

    The Draw Sheet and full Competition Rules will be published on the Club noticeboard by Saturday 18 May.

    Download & Print Adult Entry form

    Junior Club Championships Event 2019

    Our Junior Club Championships will take place on Saturday 20 July 2019, with 10&U, 14&U and 18&U events taking place. Juniors older than 14 are also 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 17 July.

    Download & Print Junior Entry Form

    Good luck everyone!

  • Live Music at WWC

    Enjoy an evening of fantastic live music from local Sussex band, Jukebox Junkies. See them performing at the West Worthing Club Bar Lounge on Sunday 26 May.

    Doors open at 7pm. Tickets: £5 per person, available from the club reception.

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  • Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend and Club Open Day

    Join us on Sunday 19 May for our Club Open Day and LTA Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend.

    We have lots of free sports taster sessions available for you to book online for a range of sports. So if you would like to try your hand at tennis, squash, table tennis, snooker, croquet or petanque, you’ll find these all on offer. No experience is necessary and all ages and abilities are welcome. Equipment can be provided.

    If you don’t fancy an organised session, why not book yourself one of our mini and full sized grass tennis courts and enjoy a game with family or friends.

    If you’re feeling up to a competitive game, our afternoon member and guest tournament will offer the chance to play some friendly games of doubles with some of our members. There are some fantastic prizes on offer and tea will be served in the club lounge afterwards. Entry is free.

    Why not book your free place now?

    Book here

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  • EASTER WEEKEND OPEN DOUBLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT

    Once again, this year sees the return of our highly popular Easter Open Doubles tournament. Ladies’ and Men’s Doubles events will take place on Good Friday 19 April whilst the Mixed Doubles Event runs on Saturday 20 April.

    The tournament is a fun, friendly competition, with a shortened format meaning everyone gets to play plenty of matches. The first round is a group stage which leads onto the knockout matches after lunch. There are main draw and plate draw knockout stages for all players to enjoy. Whilst the emphasis is very much on fun and enjoyment, it has been known for the competition to intensify in the pursuit to win best Easter egg prize!!

    The events start at 10am and will run throughout each day, on the indoor and outdoor courts (weather dependent). Your entry fee includes a buffet lunch.

    Last year entry numbers were really buoyant and whilst we try to accommodate everyone who wishes to play, entries will be limited to 16 pairs in all events to ensure the smooth running of the competition. Where an event ia over-subscribed we will, as with previous years,  form a reserve list. We encourage you to enter early to avoid disappointment.

    Just fill out the entry form and return it to us with your entry fee to secure your place.

    Download entry form

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  • February Open Squash Tournaments at WWC

    Our Head Squash Coach, Kelly Eastment, has organised two 0pen tournaments which will take place during February.

    The Squash Academy Open Graded Tournament – Sunday 3 February 2019

    This new one day graded event that has various entry categories suitable from County Premier / 1st Division League players through to beginners (including juniors), Players are guaranteed a minimum of three matches.

    Entry fee £10, cash on the day. Entries close 17 January 2019

     

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    West Worthing Junior Open – Saturday 16 / Sunday 17 February 2019

    We are pleased to see the return of the popular West Worthing Junior Open this February half term. The tournament is an England Squash sanctioned Bronze event offering boys and girls age group categories including U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19.

    Entry fee: £20 to include souvenir t-shirt. Entries close 3 February 2019

     

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  • West Worthing Welcomes Top Ranked Squash Masters

    The England Squash Masters South of England event came to West Worthing Club over the weekend of 11-13 January 2019. The competition was the final weekend in a series of six regional events held during the 2018/2019 squash season.

    The South of England event was new to Sussex and attracted more than 160 entries.

    England Squash Masters came to fruition in 2004 in response to requests to provide more opportunities for Masters Players seeking international selection. England Squash Masters now boasts the largest and most successful network and circuit in the World offering age group categories from Over 35 to Over 80 for men and Over 35 to Over 70 for women. 

    We were pleased to welcome some of the country’s top ranked Masters Players over the weekend and were assured of some thrilling squash matches for spectators. Many players were looking to boost their ranking points to gain access into the forthcoming national and international events.

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  • Charity Quiz Night

    Join us on Saturday 10 November 2018 for a Charity Quiz Night with raffle in aid of St Barnabas House. Teams of up to 6 people.

    Tickets £5 per person to include a light supper. Please contact the Club Reception to purchase tickets or for further details .

    Doors open 7pm. Quiz starts 7:30pm.

    Everyone welcome

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  • Free Squash 101 and Squash 57 Taster Sessions

    To kick start the new season, we are offering a couple of free taster sessions for squash and racketball (not know as Squash 57).

    The sessions run on Thursday 18 October during the evening. Places are limited so we advice you reserve your space be coming along.

    Free Ladies Squash 57 Taster Session

    Are you looking for great workout ? We might have the answer. Squash 57 (formerly known as racketball) is growing game that is easy to pick up and is as much fun for adults as it is for children – no matter what standard you are.

    With a bigger racket and a bigger, bouncier ball, we’re sure you’ll find this lots of fun and a great way to meet others with similar interests.

    We can provide all the equipment, just come wearing comfortable sports clothing, clean trainers and bring a water bottle.

    BOOK LADIES SQUASH 57 TASTER

    Free Squash 101 (Beginners) Taster Session

    You‘ll love the fast-paced, intense workout you get from squash and enjoy the social side, but it’s not always easy trying to find someone to play with or find the time. That’s where Squash 101 can help.

    Squash 101 is a new, alternative way to play squash that gets groups of people on court together more regularly. Squash 101 is fun, inclusive, social and easy to get started. Groups are open to everyone.

    What’s involved?

    Squash 101 is run by our head squash coach who’ll put you through your paces with fun, challenging activities together, honing your racket and ball skills then put them into practice in game situations. The sessions are fun, informal, social and different every week. This is social fitness at its best!

    We can provide all the equipment, just come along wearing comfortable sports clothes, clean trainers and bring a water bottle.

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  • Superb turnout for finals’ day

    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 £251.83.

    Congratulations to all our winners. Prizes and trophies were presented by Kira McKinney from MHA Carpenter Box. 

    Competition results:

    Open Men’s Singles

    Winner: Dominic Fritche. Runner-up: Thomas Hearn

    Plate draw

    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

    Plate draw: 

    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

    Plate draw:

    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 Junior becomes National Tennis Champion

    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:

    AugustWINNER14UGrade 1Junior National ChampionshipsNottingham
    AugustSF16UGrade 1Junior National ChampionshipsNottingham
    AugustWINNER14UGrade 2Road to Wimbledon FinalsWimbledon
    JulyWINNER16UGrade 221st TeamBath CompeteBath
    JuneRU16UGrade 2Scottish Junior OpenEdinburgh
    JuneQF18UGrade 2Scottish Junior OpenEdinburgh
    AprilWINNER14UGrade 2Notts Junior OpenNottingham
    AprilRU16UGrade 2Notts Junior OpenNottingham
    MarchWINNER16UGrade 1Winter National Tour FinalsNational Tennis Centre
    FebruaryWINNER14UGrade 1Winter National Tour FinalsNational Tennis Centre