Wythall Mini Red

Mini Red _2017

Wythall 8U mini red team finished 2nd in the indoor Warwickshire tournament which was an indoor league played in October and November 2017.

It was an impressive result as Wythall fielded the youngest team with the average only age being 7 yrs. For all of the squad this was their first experience of an external event. There were excellent wins over Tudor Grange, Beechcroft and West Warwicks. Their only defeat was against eventual champions Henley. Even then a number of matches were very close.

The squad were Nirujah Shenthuran, Matthew Powell, Zachary Christoforou, James Tonks and Alex Willett. The team captain was Warren Tonks who did a splendid job.

Team Challenge

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On Sunday November 12th the Wythall 14U mixed squad won the latest Team Tennis event. The tournament was hosted by Weoley Hill Tennis Club. Team Tennis is an LTA initiative for boys and girls aged between 11-14 yrs. The format gives the opportunity to experience competitive tennis in a relaxed atmosphere. Team Tennis events have run throughout the year and are all organised by Cliff Allum. Previously, Wythall have come close but finally their overall consistency saw them over the line.

Our squad of 5 were Mia Enright, Nithusha Sacitharan, Charlie Spencer, Alfie Newbold and Thomas Csincsi. Their opponents were 2 teams from Kings Heath and 2 from Weoley Hill.

Fortunately weather was kind to us, everyone enjoyed the afternoon and tennis was excellent. Just as important the sportsmanship and fair play was exemplary throughout the event.

 

Wythall 12U Boys & Girls enjoy success in AEGON Leagues

Earlier this year Wythall 12U Boys and Girls were champions of their respective leagues.

12U Girls

Our team of Boo Vale and Mia Enright were unbeaten throughout the summer. The format is both girls play a singles match followed by the girls teaming up for a doubles. In two of their matches it was 1-1 after the singles so the doubles decided the tie, which Wythall won. This is where the experience Boo and Mia have gained by playing in adult tournaments proved vital. In the final match Wythall won 6-0. Without doubt the key match was versus Redditch and again the doubles decided the tie. Wythall won the first set but were 2-5 down in the 2nd set but reeled off 5 games to claim the title.

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12U Boys

As with the girls the format is both boys play a singles match followed by a doubles.

Our 12U Boys squad were also unbeaten throughout the campaign. For the first two matches the team was Jacob Cheal and Charlie Spencer. In the first match we won all 6-0 and in the 2nd Wythall won the deciding doubles. For the remaining ties Charlie was unavailable so Thomas Csincsi stepped in. The boys won 6-0 in the 3rd match so the final tie was a straight shootout between Wythall and Belbroughton who were both unbeaten. Again the doubles decided who would be champions. Wythall won the championship tiebreak 10-8, after being 5-8 down at one stage. Jacob was unbeaten throughout the season.

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Boys road to Wimbledon

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Wythall held their annual R2W Boys 14U tournament on Sunday May 7th. Seven boys entered they included: Daniel, Thomas, Charlie, Lockie, Ethan, Alfie and Jacob.

The standard of pay throughout the afternoon was impressive with so many matches being decided on the last point. Although not everyone can win, there were notable performances from Ethan, Alfie, and Thomas who only just missed out on semi final places.

The first semi was between Daniel and Lockie. Daniel made a decisive break early in the match to qualify for the final. Jacob played Charlie in the 2nd semi with Jacob winning against a very determined Charlie.

As expected the final did not disappoint with high quality tennis throughout from these two talented players. So many rallies were 10 points but in the 3rd game Daniel broke Jacob’s serve and held his to take the title.

Both Daniel and Jacob now represent Wythall on the weekend of July 15th – 16th and everyone at the club wishes them well.

All of the boys at sometime have been part of our junior tennis academy and if anyone is interested in their child joining us details are on the coaching page of our website.

Girls road to Wimbledon

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The annual road to Wimbledon girls under 14 tournament took place Saturday 29th April 2017. We had a total of 7 young girls to have to opportunity to go on to represent our club in July. They were Boo, Mia, Elise, Isabelle T, Thalia, Nithusha and Isobel G. The day consisted of each player having 6 matches best of 3 sets, all games were well battled with many deuces.

There was 2 semi finals: Mia vs Elise and Boo vs Isabelle T. Mia and Boo won to play each other in the final. Boo won the final on a championship tie break 10-6. The final was brilliant to watch with many great shots by both players.

Both Boo and Mia will represent Wythall on 15th/16th July at Malvern and everyone at the club wishes them well.

All of the girls are part of our junior tennis academy and if anyone is interested in their child joining us, the details are on the coaching page of our website.

Come along to Saturdays pay & play

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A huge thank you to our Saturday Volunteers, the pay & play sessions wouldn’t be such a hit without you all.

Our thanks goes to Ryan Dougan, Cameron Garland, Liam Harris, Sam Cheal, Liz Weatherup and Ruby Lee.

If you would like to play some tennis then Saturday is your day…

  • 10am -11am – Juniors (5 – 11 years olds) – £2 a session
  • 11am -12.30pm – Improved juniors & adults – £3 juniors / £4 adults.

Wythall men celebrate the League & Cup double

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Wythall men did the double in the Stratford & District winter league.

They were champions of division 6 in the winter league. They played 12 matches over the winter, winning them all and only dropped 1 point in doing so. The captain was Tom Bick ably supported by Rob Turner, Oliver Howarth, Connor Williams, Ben Wheeler, Cameron Garland, James MacKinlay, Tom Suttle and Jack Suttle.

Wythall followed their league victory by winning the Floodlit Plate final. The format for the floodlit plate is on a knock out basis. Tom & Rob played 4 matches around the county before qualifying for the final at Littleton on Friday April 7th Wythall defeated Alcester in a close final 6-4 6-4. Considering Wythall was 1-3 down in the first set they recovered well.

Appreciation goes to Rob Spencer

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Rob Spencer has been a member for WTC for over 17 years. In those years he has been our: Secretary, Treasurer & finally Chairman since 2008. Rob has not played so often this year due to moving out of the area.

But Rob was determined to complete the project he started which was to see our 2 splendid artificial grass courts laid before he retired as Chairman.

Before our Christmas tournament, Rob was presented with an engraved pocket watch from our longest serving member Helen Hill. In recognition of his contribution to the club while being our Chairman.