We had a fantastic Wine and Cheese Night on Saturday 11 November, themed around Remembrance Day. There were some tasty wines from Waitrose and scrumptious cheese, chutney and biscuits from Borough Market (Neal's Yard and Le Marche de Quartier).
Our Mixed Drawn tournament took place on Sunday 15 October. Six pairs were drawn and it was all to play for on the day. In the end, it was the experienced partnership of Tom Lockie and Steph Cochrane that took the title, beating Boris and Rosita 6–3 in the final .
We had some fantastic games in the Men's and Ladies' Drawn Tournaments on Sunday 1 October. The Men's ended in a tight final between Petr & Ryan and Kevin & Kristian, and the Ladies' Final between Hannah & Rosita and Maggie & Tasha saw deuce galore.
So much has happened since our last newsletter, including summer tournaments, team matches, Open Day, Finals Day, Junior Tournament Day, various BBQs, junior camps… SO MUCH. So let’s have a read about just a snippet of the goings-on at HWLTC in our Autumn newsletter.
A beautiful morning on Sunday 27 August set the scene for the final American tournament of the Season. Going into it, Margaret led the Ladies' competition by one point over Reena, and Steve led the Men's competition by one point over Kevin - all to play for for the American Tournament Cup!
Our Men's Singles finalists have been itching to finish their Final after ending it on 6-4 before the rain got too unbearable to play in on Finals Day, and on Saturday 12 August, they finally got the chance to do so. Congratulations to Henry on becoming Men's Singles champion, claiming his first Harrow Weald title in style by coming back from one set down to beat Simon 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Simon and Danny are our new Men's Doubles champions, beating Lewis and Kevin in a final full of volley rallies, crosscourt winners and smashes. The final result was 7-5, 6-7, 10-3 - the final chapter ending in a championship tiebreak, as agreed by all participants, as the lights were soon to fade.
The rain held out on Thursday night for our Mixed Doubles Final and we bear news of our Mixed Doubles champions: congratulations to Kevin and Julia who beat Boris and Steph 6-3 6-2!
Thanks to all that came to our Finals Day on Saturday 22 July, bearing sandwiches, cakes and cheer! Unfortunately there was little tennis due to the rain, for the first time in many many years, and the majority of finals have been rearranged - but we did have some tasty food.
We're holding an Open Day this Sunday, the middle Sunday of Wimbledon, featuring lots of fun and games for all standards and ages. Whether you're new to tennis, are part of another club, have moved to the area, play another sport, or are just getting back into the game, you can come try out our 4 artificial grass courts and hard court (with mini tennis lines), talk to our coaches and try the rest of our facilities, including a fully licensed bar and a kitchen full of tea and cake. Come join the fun at Harrow Weald Lawn Tennis Club!
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