Rocking with the Ribblebeats

Another great night organised by the social committee – well done!  Proceeds from the bingo, raffle and jams & chutneys sale are being donated to the Blackpool Salvation Army appeal.  Happy Christmas everyone!

 

 

 

Summer Ball 2023

What a great night at the Clifton Arms last night!  Everyone glammed up and ready to party……………………………

Another successful Summer Ball – thanks to our wonderful Social Committee for organising.  Most improved player was won by Charlie Bennett and club member who has contributed most to the club this year was won by Anne-Marie Hessey – congratulations both!

             

 

Handicap Tournament 2023

What an amazing afternoon & evening.  Some fantastic matches and a marathon game in the men’s singles.  Congratulations to all – winners and runners-up – some great tennis, despite the slightly threatening weather.

Well done to the organisers too – the handicap system obviously worked well and created some very entertaining and enjoyable tennis for the spectators.

Pimms Tournament 2023

What a fantastic afternoon on Friday August 4th.  32 players made for an exciting American tournament played in brilliant sunshine (for a change!), culminating in a finals match on one of the beautiful grass courts.  The Pimms flowed well afterwards accompanied by some delicious food provided by the players and supporters.

Another great LTC social tennis event!

     

                  

 

End of Season Update

Now that the Fylde league matches are more or less finished, bar 1 or 2, we’d like to share what a fabulous season we’ve had…. The 1st team have come 3rd in the 1st division, a fantastic achievement and well done Judith for looking after the team and involving some of our very talented juniors. The 2nd team have finished top of their division and will be promoted to the 2nd Division, well done Jenny and the team. The 3rd team have managed to escape relegation and will remain in the 4th div, fab news for Angela and the girls and finally our rookie 4th team captain Christine Smith has managed to steer her girls to the top of Div 5 and will also now be promoted. Brilliant season everyone, thanks to all the captains and their players for the great results.

Open Finals Day(s) 2023

The 2023 Lytham Tennis Club Open Tennis Championships was a thrilling event that showcased some of the best tennis skills and sportsmanship in the region. On the 9th of July blue skies, sunshine, and immaculate grass courts greeted an excited crowd and our talented finalists. First up on centre court were Willow and Rebecca competing for the women’s singles crown. Two friends, one trophy! Who would be the Queen of the court? After some exciting tennis, congratulations go to Willow.

For the men’s title the defending champion Steve faced the young sensation Harry, in a classic contest of experience vs youth! Who would come out on top? This clash of generations did not disappoint, a thrilling match that showcased the best of both worlds. From the very start play was intense, with the savvy veteran drawing on his vast match play experience to neutralise the energy of the younger player and taking the first set 6-4.

The second set was sensational with four games going to deuce point! While the crowds lapped up the sunshine, the players continued to battle in the sweltering heat. Steve pushed Harry from corner to corner, but the young Harry would not be beaten. This was now a test of both skill and stamina. Harry clicked up the points and took the second set 6-2.

Steve and Harry gave it their all in the final set, but the winning momentum was with Harry. Now a tiring Steve was defending against an increasingly energetic Harry. As the match approached its exciting conclusion it was Harry dominating the court and he comfortably won the final set 6-3. Congratulations to Harry for clinching the men’s crown.

The drama and excitement of the tournament did not end there, as within a few minutes the heavenly blue skies were replaced with thunderstorms. Unfortunately, the doubles matches had to be cancelled due to very heavy rain. Thank you to all the players, spectators, and volunteers who made this event possible. We hope you had a great time and enjoyed the incredible tennis.

The Open mixed doubles finals was finally played after being rained off previously. It was a great match to watch with many long rallies. Steph and Johnny triumphed over Olivia and Marc in the end.  Congratulations!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2023

As we start the new season, please take note of the following events happening throughout the rest of this year:

Sunday 23 April               Grass Courts open

Sunday 30 April               Opening Day Lunch (12.00pm) followed by an American Tournament

Sunday 14 May                American Tournament

Monday 15 May               Open Tournament begins

Monday 5 June                Handicap Tournament begins

Friday 23 June                 MNDA Golf Day Green Drive Golf Club

Sunday 2 July                  American Tournament Progressive Handicap scoring)

Sunday 9 July                  Open Finals Day

Friday 4 August                Pimms Afternoon

Sunday 3 September        American Tournament (pick a partner!)

Sunday 10 September      Junior Tournament Finals in the morning

Sunday 10 September      Handicap Finals in the afternoon

Saturday 30 September    Summer Ball @ Clifton Arms

Sunday 1 October             Winter Ladder commences

Wednesday 6 December   Wreath Making Evening

Tuesday 26 December      Tiebreak Tens Tournament

Please note that some dates may change and additional events may be planned. Check the notice board/website (lythamtennisclub.com). Emails will be sent out accordingly.

The Ribblebeats Return – Saturday April 1st!

SOLD OUT!!   *****   SOLD OUT!!

This time it’s back to the 70s – an evening of great music, fun quizzing & Terry’s fabulous hotpot!

Tickets are £15 person.

Book as soon as you can by sending payment to the Tennis Club account, quoting Ribblebeats and your name in the reference field.  Numbers are limited.

Put your 70s gladrags on and we’ll see you on the night!

Summer of Luurve – November 12th

SOLD OUT

Another fun filled night coming your way

The Beatles night in March was a very popular event so get your ticket(s) early to avoid disappointment.  Purchase tickets by bank transfer – to account ending 9941.  Please contact us if you don’t have the full bank account details.

Please put Ribblebeats (& your name, if there’s room) in the reference field of your bank transfer.

Tickets cost £15 – see below for more information.