Woodthorpe Tennis Club

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News Round-Up 10/03/15

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Summer League Match Format

Following consultation with Club members and captains last autumn, Woodthorpe TC looked to bring about a change in the Notts LTA Summer League format from 3 rubbers of 2 sets each, to 3 rubbers of 16 games ie as per the Winter League but with 12 more games in total per pair.

Despite a 36-19 vote in favour of the proposal at the EGM on 03/03/15, sadly the two thirds majority required to secure change wasn't achieved. As a result the format will remain as it is now with one significant change - a tiebreak will be played at 5-5 meaning sets cannot now be 'halved'.

The Short Format league will continue to run, so let the Club and team captains know if you're interested in representing the Club and in which league.

Notts LTA Awards Night

The annual awards evening was held on 06/02/15, and saw our Ladies 1st team pick up their Summer League Division Two trophy; Carol, Sue, Wendy and Rachel represented the Club and team at the event. Congratulations to all the team on an outstanding season: P6 W6 D0 L0!

For further details of the event please visit the Notts LTA website.

Winter League 2014/15

The season draws to a close, and the current positions are:

Men's 1 - Division 2 - P4 W2 D0 L2 (3rd)

Men's 2 - Division 3 - P5 W3 D0 L2 (3rd)

Men's 3 - Division 4A - P3 W2 D0 L1 (4th)

Men's 4 - Division 4B - P5 W1 D0 L5 (7th)

Ladies 1 - Division 2 - P3 W3 D0 L0 (2nd)

Ladies 2 - Dvision 2 - P5 W2 D0 L3 (5th)

Ladies 3 - Division 6A - P6 W2 D0 L4 (5th)

Mixed 1 - Division 2 - P3 W1 D0 L2 (5th)

Mixed 2 - Division 2 - P3 W0 D0 L3 (7th)

Mixed 3 - Division 4 - P3 W2 D0 L1 (3rd)

Good luck to all involved in those final key fixtures!

The Nottingham Open 2015

Top flight tennis returns to Nottingham this summer, with both ATP and WTA events. Tickets are now on sale so visit the offical website for more details.

WTC Awards Night: 05/12/14 6.30pm

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:15 AM

Woodthorpe Tennis Club Awards Night 2014

Friday 5th December 6.30-7.30pm

Everyone is welcome to join us in the clubhouse for our 2014 Awards Night. Adult and Junior players will be receiving trophies in recognition of their efforts in the following categories:

Emerging Male Team Player

Emerging Female Team Player

Players' Player

Captain's Pick

Social Player of the Year

Senior Player of the Year

Special Club Award

Junior Star players (Red/Orange/Green and Yellow levels)

Light refreshments available on the night.

Match Fixtures: Winter League 2014-15

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Despite the lovely September, autumn and winter are fast approaching; check out when and where your teams will be playing in the Winter League 2014-15.

Match Fixtures: Summer 2014

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Notts LTA Summer League 2014 is upon us; download the fixtures to see when your team is in action.

We've had a couple of fixtures so far: mixed 1 beat mixed 2 to kick off their Division 2 campaigns, and Nigel's men's 3 team were defeated by promotion candidates East Bridgford 1 in Div 4A.

Winter league round up

Posted on May 28, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Congratulations to our mixed 1st and mixed 2nd teams both of whom won promotion from Division 2 into Division 1.  The mixed 3rds also had a good season, maintaining their place in the middle of Division 4.

The ladies 1st also achieved promotion from Division 2 to Division 1, and the ladies 2nd team won the Division 4 title. 

The mens 3rds picked up promotion back to division 4, whilst the mens 2nd team pushed themselves up from Division 2 to Division 1. The mens 1st team encountered a tough season in Division 1 and have been relegated.

Team news and updates

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 7:35 AM

A quick run down as the winter season finally starts to draw to a close.

Congratulations to ladies 2nds who have comfortable won division 4.

Mixed 1sts looking likely to have secured promotion back to division 1, the Mixed 2nds have also had a good season and should finish in 3rd place in division 2.

Mens 2nds also look likely to have gained promotion from division 2 to division 1.

Results round up

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Mixed 1st team look odds on to secure their 1st division status for another year - wins against our mixed 2nd team and West Bridgford 2nds leave the team with 2 wins from 4 in a tough division 1.

The Mens 1sts struggled with the weather and holidays on Saturday, going down 12.5 - 5.5 to Farnsfield.... the mens 2nds however have made a good start to their season in division 3 with two wins in three matches.

Don't forget - mens and ladies team practices run throughout the year (unless the weather is terrible) - ladies night is on a Monday from 6.30pm, men's practice night starts at 7pm on a Tuesday night.

Indoor league round-up

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM

We currently run 3 teams in the Nottingham Indoor league.

The 2nds who are currently sat in Division 2 secured their status in this division for next year with a 1 game win over Farnsfield this weekend.

Our 1st team are looking to get themselves back into Division 2 and are well on there way after winning their first 5 games, so look set to join the 2nds in Division 2 next year.

The 3rd team, with two fixtures left are in need of a win to lift themselves out of the relegation zone in Division 4 but with two matches left against teams in the bottom half of the table securing status in Division 4 next year looks a realistic possibility.

Mens 1st win promotion to Division 1

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 7:05 AM

The Men's team were promoted back to summer league division 1 following the conclusion of their protracted summer league fixture list. A fine win over West Bridgford 2nds pushed Woodthorpe back into division 1 next summer. Jack Bramley and Gary Bearman led the way with an impressive 6 sets backed up by Steve Small and Mick Harris with 2, and Simon Williams and Dave Wright with 2.5


Thanks to everyone who has played in the team this year - a great team and club effort with some very tough and very long matches.

The Miracle of Woodthorpe

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 4:25 AM

The final games of summer league are still rumbling on. Mens 1sts push for promotion continued with a match against Magdala last week - at 10pm the lights went out with Woodthorpe 9-8 up and 5-4 up in last set but 40-0 on oppositions serve.

LTA rules dictate the set has to be finished, so last night (some 9 days later) the set restarted with Mick Harris and Neil Collishaw receiving serve. Mens team practice came to a halt to watch the conclusion of the set - "wouldn't it be funny if they won 5 points in a row to win it" someone whispered.

A double fault from Magdala, an exocet inside out forehand from Neil and some canny slicing and lobbing from Mick got the score from 0-40 to advantage to Woodthorpe. A missed volley from Magdala, a roar from the crowd and the miracle was complete. 9 days to organise it, 10 minute warm up and 3 minutes on court to seal the win. Marvellous.

The team (finally) finish their summer campaign at home versus West Bridgford 2nds on Thursday of this week, a win will seal promotion to Division 1 for next summer.