What’s On! Winter Diary Dates

Current events

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“FIZZ FRIDAYS” & “THE DIRTY DOZEN” DRINKS OFFERS 

Bar opens 4pm.

Watch out for “pop up” guest food firms & Tezzer’s “Basket Case” menu (you’ll think it’s 1986 again!)

Sunday 20th November – (7pm, club open from noon in any case) WORLD CUP kicks off (we have a new GIANT TV in the function room which will be made available for key matches)
Monday 21st November (1pm) – ENGLAND v IRAN (doors open 12 noon)
 
Wednesday 23rd November – Tennis Club AGM (7.15pm, doors open 6.30pm) – this AGM is for the Tennis section only.
 
Friday 25th November – ENGLAND v USA (Doors open 4pm. match 7pm)
 
Tuesday 29th November – ENGLAND v WALES (doors open 6pm, match 7pm)
(we’ll keep you posted on England’s progress – play off dates etc. but for now….SEMI FINALS played Tues 13th & Wed 14th Dec, with FINAL on Sun 18th Dec at 3.00pm)
 
Sunday 3rd December – Tennis Juniors Christmas Party (12 to 2pm, club bar open from noon in any case) – contact Julie Knowles/Greg Porter for details
 
Thursday 8th December – THE FESTIVE “PIES & PUDS” QUIZ NIGHT 
(all the usual hilarious shenanigans, but with a Christmas “feel”) Play Your Cards Right AND festive supper (bar open from 6pm usual times, usual rules PLEASE BOOK as detailed ABOVE – £5pp)

Then a special event….

Sunday 11th December – JAZZ SUNDAY LUNCH – (doors open at noon, event starts at 2pm)

We present….

The Wonderful “Wyre Levee Stompers” – delighting you with “cool tunes played in a “hot Jazz” style with “SUNDAY ROAST IN A BOX” from LE ROTI and a drink included (£15.00 per person)

SPACES ARE LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT so BOOK EARLY – contact Terry with a new email to: terrybattyjnr@gmail.com OR text: 07730 650057 to Book. Groups of up to 12 people can book. Smaller groups can share tables. YOU MUST BOOK by Monday 5th December latest.

Friday 23rd December – The return of the “Club Christmas Night” (RAFFLE PRIZES NEEDED PLEASE!!!)

Jacob’s Join buffet (everyone brings something down for the buffet OR BRING YOUR OWN food for your group).

Christmas Music, Club Raffle, Champers Bingo, GIANT pass the parcel, CASH draw, 200 CLUB FESTIVE DRAW

Plus… THE STONEY AWARDS – celebrating our members’ efforts as well as unsung heroes.

Doors open at 6pm (who knows when it will all start!!FREE (well, you may be asked to spend a tenner on games, raffles and for the madness of our infamous “stand up-sit down bingo”) ALL WELCOME no need to book!

It’s a great excuse to get together ONE last time before Christmas AND a VERY important fundraiser for the club.

 
WATCH OUT FOR OUR FESTIVE WEEK OPENING HOURS COMING OUT IN A FEW WEEKS.
 
Sat 31st December – Club “New Year’s Eve Black-tie Ball” 
(doors open 6pm for 7.30pm dining)
Fabulous four course dinner (with wine included throughout dinner) by Paul Rowley.
Music courtesy of “One Fine Day Entertainments” – NEW D.J.
Dancing through to the “bells and beyond”. £55.00 per person
Black tie dress code. You can book singly or couples or larger groups
Group bookings up to 12 people, to book send a NEW email to: terrybattyjnr@gmail.com
THE EVENT SELLS QUICKLY, SO BOOK SOON!

Quiz Night will return in February.

WE ARE OPEN THROUGHOUT THE WINTER TO ALL CARD CARRYING MEMBERS – PLEASE POP IN AND VISIT US.

DON’T FORGET DONATIONS FOR BOTH RAFFLES ARE WELCOME.

WINTER OPENING:

**Closing may vary, dependent on members’ use of the bar, but NOT before:

8.30pm Mon – Thurs, 9.30pm Fri, 10pm Sat and 8.30pm Sun**

MONDAY to THURSDAY open 6.30pm

FRIDAYS open 4pm

SATURDAYS open 11.30am

SUNDAYS open 12noon

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.

Junior Event and Presentations – October 9th

Thank you to all the parents and junior helpers and to John for the ball machine and Amy for cardio tennis.  All was a great success.

Huge thanks also to AKS for sponsoring the Junior presentation event with a new award this year for the “Spirit of Sport Award”, which was given to Leo.

Thanks also to our Chairman, Paul Finnerty, for presenting all of the awards alongside Greg.  The Club obviously has a plethora of junior talent which will maintain the success of Lytham Tennis Club over the coming years.  Another great year for the Juniors. Well done to all!

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Lytham Cup 2022

This past Sunday social, to commemorate the Laver Cup in London and Roger Federer’s retirement, we did our own version, the Lytham Cup.

It was a battle between Lytham and the Rest of the Fylde.

We had Team Captains Ed Sawer (Lytham) and Rachel Smith (Poulton), who organised the games to ensure competitive balanced games and an exciting competition. There were 4 rounds. Each round was worth 1 more point than the previous round.

We had 15 participants and an evenish split in players.

The final score was 25-23 to Lytham!

The prize-winning box of chocolates hasn’t been finished and will be brought to the next Sunday social to be shared by all.

Well done to all players!

Summer Ball 2022

What an amazing night at the Clifton Arms!  Terrific meal, annual awards, unbelievable Auction, superb music from the Dead Beats – you can see from the photos how much this night was enjoyed by all.  As always, the Club thanks our Social Committee for arranging this momentous occasion in the annual calendar – Gill, Liz & Helen.  The pictures tell the story!

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Final Fylde League Update

Week 12
  • The firsts finished their season with a 2 2 draw at home to Leyland. A solid 3rd place finish with 27.5 points.
  • The seconds got a 22 draw at Home (again) to Norbreck.
  • The fourths lost 40 away against an experienced Longton side after experiencing chaos in the M6 trying to get there.
  • Bowerham got stuck in the other direction to face the 3rds and the Lytham lads took advantage and got a 31 win.
Week 13/14/15
  • The fifths finished 8th with 15 points.
  • However, due to the rain, the 2nds had 2 more results to play. They, unfortunately, lost 40 in both against 2 strong teams (Away to Fairhaven and Home to Thornton) finishing the season in 5th with 12 points.
  • The fourth team had a bit of drama in their final game. Captain Ed, after testing negative for corona in the morning, did a final pre match check, found he’d turned positive and drafted in young Leo with 10 minutes to spare. Not tired from an earlier game and cycle ride he helped his team mates secure a 22 draw at home to Leyland with great tennis all round and epic crowd support. They finish the season 6th on 17 points.
  • The 3rds lost 40 away at an incredibly strong, Fulwood side.
  • They then finished the last rubber of the season where they needed 3 points to win against Broughton. It took them 4! They finish in 6th place with 22 points.

Winter Ladder 2022

The nights are getting shorter, the grass courts are being put to bed so …….the Winter Ladder is about to begin!

This year there will be Men’s Doubles, Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles, taking place over 2 rounds – October 1st until December 31st and January 1st to March 31st.

Ed Sawer and Linda Haworth will be organising the Ladder – more information will be sent out very shortly.

Handicap Finals – September 11

The Handicap Finals took place last Sunday with fantastic matches being played to determine this year’s winners.  The results are as follows:

Ladies Singles – Kim Morris

Men’s Singles – Chris Wilson

Ladies Doubles – Sarika Passi & Tracy Fenton

Men’s Doubles – Will Wood & James Dallow

Mixed Doubles – Tracy Fenton & James Hough

Congratulations to the winners and to the runners up!

         

                               

               

           

The Dome

The Dome is up!

Block bookings until December are now in the calendar.  Ad-hoc bookings can be made via Clubspark (up to 7 days in advance, including same day slots if available).

There is a brief guide to Clubspark in the GENERAL section of the LTC website.

If anyone has any problems with logging on or using the booking system, please email lythamtennis@gmail.com for assistance.

Please note:  Although the Dome was inflated on a dry day, the carpet was damp and this will cause some condensation issues which will be resolved.  It is important that the Dome surrounds remain flat to the ground so please do not be tempted to fold them over to stop balls reaching, what may be, damp areas.

Open Finals Day July 17th

Our Open Finals Day was held this past Sunday and as usual it was well supported. Four fantastic finals with some exciting rallies and great tennis in some very hot and sunny conditions.
It was nice to see new finalists plus finalists looking to increase their tally.
We also raised £150 for the Boathouse charity beating last years total.
A big thank-you to all fundraisers, organisers, umpires, supporters and bar staff for a well organised afternoon.
Our winners of the trophies
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Mens Singles
Steve Riley
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Ladies Singles
Steph McPheeley
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Mens Doubles
Simon Keelan and Anthony Mulligan
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Ladies Doubles
Judith Buckley and Steph McPheeley
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Mixed Doubles
Jonathan Ash and Steph McPheeley
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