1pm – Mixed Doubles
Craig Longman & Vicky McNeight vs Dave Callanen & Liz Mason Home
2:30pm – Men’s Singles & Ladies Doubles
Mike Meagan v George Watts
Liz Stringer & Claire Willis v Helen Roberts & Anne Davis
4pm – Ladies Singles & Mens Doubles
Vicky McNeight v Charlotte Westhead
Simon Stokes & Chris White v Callum Leach & John Miller or George Watts & Ed McIntyre
10am – u8s Tournament
12 o’clock- u10 singles, u14 Doubles and u18 boys Doubles
Dominic Poulston vs Nathaniel James
Ainara Mielgo vs Gabrielle White
Spiros Aristodemou & Sam Goodall vs Sean McGrath & Terry Smith
Jessica Barr & Poppy Crouwel-Welburn vs Emma Hughes & May Sadler
Luke Poulston & Oliver McGrath v Matthias & Luka Matellini
2pm – u14 singles & u10 boys doubles
Spiros Aristodemou v Luka Matellini
Jessica Barr v Poppy Crouwel-Welburn
Dominic Poulston & Sean Cooper v Harry Payne & Sebastian Saviermutto
4pm – u18 singles
Arthur Cooper vs Matthias Matellini
Penelope Ellice-Clark v Jessica Barr
The arrangements for Saturday are as follows:
10am Day starts with U8 events
12noon Rest of Junior events
1pm Senior events start. These will be a good standard so we recommend the juniors and parents stick around to see what to strive for!
The bar will be open from 12noon, with Pimms being served chilled.
A BBQ will also be on from 12 noon with burgers, sausages and vegetarian option, with strawberries & cream for dessert.
Tea & coffee will be served all day.
Our quarterly 100 club draw will follow the final presentation.
Please support your club in this annual showpiece event!
Please book in with Craig ASAP, you can find these forms in the clubhouse.
After 6 matches, Hoylake Men’s 1st team are in a respectable 5th place in the table just 2 points behind Neston 1st team.
Solid performances have continued with a convincing 20-4 win away to Prenton 2nd team on Sun 26th May. Chris White and Paul Cottam beating Prenton’s 1st pair 6-3, 6-1 with ‘Whitey’ putting on a display of his Jedi like skills to which the bewildered opponents had no answer. On the other court Dave Challener and Dave Cottrial doing the business finishing their match against Prenton’s 2nd pair, winning 6-3, 6-4.
After the switchover, there was no stopping Chris and Paul who overcame their frustrated opponents with a score of 6-1, 6-0. Meanwhile, the two Daves engaged in an almighty battle with Prenton’s 1st pair, narrowly missing out on the win in a 3rd set tie break, finishing 4-6, 6-4, 7-10.
On Thursday 6th June Hoylake faced their biggest challenge yet, against the mighty Prenton 1st team at Hoylake, where they avenged their more junior team mates. Even with Dave Callanan drafted in, partnering Simon Birchall, they were no match for Prenton’s 1st pair who won 6-4, 6-2. Similarly on the other court, Dan Rothwell and Paul Cottam lost out 6-3, 6-1 despite a Nadal-like start by Dan in the 1st 3 games.
In the 2nd half of the tie, Dave and Simon secured a memorable victory against Prenton’s 2nd pair, playing some excellent net play, finishing 6-2, 7-5. Meanwhile, Dan and Paul slugged it out with their 1st pair, finishing with a respectable defeat 4-6, 3-6. The tie finished 18-6 to Prenton which is no mean feat against the 10 times consecutive 1st division Champions.
It was pleasing to see a good number of entries for the Club Championships, especially the Men’s singles. The draw has been made and first round matches should be being organised.
Finals are on 6th July when a full programme of tennis, Senior and Junior, will be staged, supported by a barbecue, Pimms, strawberries & cream and other delights.
During the course of the day, the quarterly draw for the 100 Club will be made. In addition to the established prize allocation of two cash winners, we are introducing a third prize of £25 in the form of an accumulator. To win the prize, the owner of the drawn number has to be present. If he or she isn’t at the draw, the money is carried forward to the next time and added to any existing accumulated pot.
Reserve your place at this popular event by contacting Lynda Arnold (07890 496644 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and confirm by sending £25 per person to the club account:
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Calling all members…..
We have organised a work party for Sunday 21st July when we will paint the fence between the Club and Meols Drive. It’s a long fence so the more volunteers the better!
Materials will be provided, but if you have your own brushes it would help. Start at 10am and finish by lunch.
From now until the end of school term, Hoylake are offering children of primary school age the opportunity to take advantage of the facilities without first becoming members!
You are invited to bring your child to the club on Eddisbury Road, Hoylake between 4:45 and 5:45 each Friday for an hour’s “taster”. Cost per child per session will be £2.50 and there will be hot dogs and soft drinks for sale too!
This is an ideal opportunity to experience what we have on offer for children and see whether your child might be interested in playing this wonderful sport.
Martin Adams’ and Dave Gwynne’s band “Like a Hurricane”, are playing a free charity concert in Ashton Park, West Kirby, on Sunday between 2pm and 4pm.
The event takes place in the upper park which used to be the venue of the Hoylake open tennis tournament! The band plays a variety of guitar rock and melodic songs from the seventies and later.
4 matches in and Hoylake men’s team are positioned 4th in the division behind Prenton, Wallasey Manor and Thorndale 1st teams.
Thurs 16th June proved a very difficult tie on hard court away to Wallasey Manor men’s 1st team. David Challener, Phil Cutts, Paul Cottam and Dave Thomas were outplayed by Wallasey Manor’s 1st pair. However, both matches against their 2nd pairing resulted in 3rd set tiebreak losses. Unfortunate, and happening a bit more frequently than it should, but we still walked away with some useful points, the tie finishing 20-4 to the home side.
This week’s fixture against Thorndale 2nd’s at Hoylake saw the ‘big guns’ wheeled out for a masterclass in men’s doubles tennis. Chris White and Dave Callanan smashing the opposition in both matches with scores 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0. This was despite Thorndale’s 1st pair being talented youngsters and previously players of their 1st team.
Meanwhile, our 2nd pairing of Simon Birchall and Phil Cutts fought valiantly to a third set tie break in both their matches, losing narrowly in each. Still, a great victory with points finishing 16-8 to Hoylake.