Ladies Singles Draw

Group 1PlayedWonLostPoints
Lucy Wright
Suzanne Harte
Rachel Woodward
Iris Greaney
Group 2PlayedWonLostPoints
Charlotte Todd
Anne Lillywhite
Sophie Hunt
Judith Crossley

Each player will have three group games with the winner and runner up of each section advancing to the Semi Final. The winners of each Semi Final advance to the Final. If there is a tie at the top of a group, the winner will be determined on head to head record. If still unresolved the player needing the least number of individual games will advance (for example a player winning in two sets would beat a player winning in three sets etc)  Each match is best of three sets with a championship tie break to ten played as set three. If players want to play a full final set that is fine if both agree. (The fitter ones amongst us perhaps!)

If players can arrange their group matches themselves and text me the scores I will update the tables thanks. I will forward each player a list of their opponents contact details shortly. I would suggest booking two hours for each match which will require reserving consecutive slots via the court booking system . Usual restrictions still apply so no spectators at present sorry. Any questions contact Mike Triffitt on 07508 057744

Men’s Singles Draw

Group 1PlayedWonLostPoints
Andy Roberts2114
Jamie Perkins1103
Jonathan Tyler1011
Richard Whaley
Andy Roberts beat Jonathan Tyler 6-2,6-3
Jamie Perkins beat Andy Roberts 6-1,6-0
Group 2PlayedWonLostPoints
Ollie Newsome1103
Adam Turner1103
Ollie Boyes Park1011
Richard Franks1011
Ollie Newsome beat Ollie Boyes Park 6-4,6-4
Adam Turner beat Richard Franks 6-2,6-3
Group 3PlayedWonLostPoints
Marc Bickers1103
Mike Abel1011
Mike Park
Ben Gold
Marc Bickers beat Mike Abel 6-1, 6-2
Group 4PlayedWonLostPoints
Bradley Triffitt
Kevin Duckenfield
Art Page
Sam Wileman
Group 5PlayedWonLostPoints
Dave Rowlands1103
Gabe Mead1103
Zak Watson2022
Tony Lewis
Dave Rowlands beat Zak Watson 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
Gabe Mead beat Zak Watson 3-6, 6-3, 10-7
Group 6PlayedWonLostPoints
Mike Triffitt2114
Philip Langstaff1103
Andy Howden1011
Tom March
Mike Triffitt beat Andy Howden 6-0,6-0
Philip Langstaff beat Mike Triffitt 6-3,6-1
Group 7PlayedWonLostPoints
Barry Johnson
David Rhodes
Tony Cutler
Lindsay Edgar
Group 8PlayedWonLostPoints
Tom Harrington2206
Bob Kirby1011
Brian Thomas1011
Will Dawson
Tom Harrington beat Bob Kirby 6-0,6-1
Tom Harrington beat Brian Thomas 7-5,6-3

Each player will have three group games with the winner of each section advancing to the knock out stages which will consist of a quarter final, semi-final then final. If there is a tie at the top of a group, the winner will be determined on head to head record. If still unresolved the player needing the least number of individual games will advance (for example a player winning in two sets would beat a player winning in three sets etc)  Each match is best of three sets with a championship tie break to ten played as set three. If players want to play a full final set that is fine if both agree. (The fitter ones amongst us perhaps!) 3 Points for a win and 1 for a loss.

If players can arrange their group matches themselves and text me the scores I will update the tables thanks. I will forward each player a list of their opponents contact details shortly. I would suggest booking two hours for each match which will require reserving consecutive slots via the court booking system . Usual restrictions still apply so no spectators at present sorry. Any questions contact Mike Triffitt on 07508 057744

Tennis Singles Competitions

With many members now enjoying singles, there is perhaps an opportunity to arrange competitive tennis in this sector. Depending on interest and numbers we can explore various formats in both Men’s and Ladies events. So in the first instance if this appeals send a text or WhatsApp to register your interest to Mike Triffitt on 07508 057744 and we will announce details thereafter thanks.

RETURN TO RESTRICTED PLAY AT WETHERBY CASTLEGARTH TENNIS CLUB

Wetherby Castlegarth Tennis Club (WCTC) Committee have had the opportunity to review the Government and subsequent LTA guidance of a safe return to restricted tennis play issued earlier this week. Against the backdrop of wanting to protect our members health, whilst providing a safe environment for all, we have decided that the Tennis Club can be open on a restricted basis from WEDNESDAY 13th MAY at 10am. This will be on the basis that members can play at their own risk, and that they take responsibility for adhering to the Government advice and the WCTC rules for play, then courts can start to be accessed by booking online.

At this stage, members who have pre-booked a court online are the only members allowed to play currently. Do not leave your home to play tennis if Government advice means you should stay at home because you or someone you live with has, or has had, symptoms of COVID-19, or you are in the most vulnerable category and have been advised to shield from the coronavirus.

A maximum of two people per court is allowed for singles play only. These players can be from different households. The only exception is where a group of four players are all from the same household in which case they can play doubles.

For the foreseeable future the Clubhouse will remain closed to all members and coaches. This will mean that the use of floodlights will not be available at this point. There will consequently be no toilets available for use at this time. Please plan and prepare accordingly.

Players should wash their hands with Soap and Water for at least 20 secs before leaving home to go to the Club.

Players should not share equipment/food/drink, bring tennis balls clearly marked with their own initials and their own supply of hand sanitiser

The Club will trial a method of selling tennis balls to local members for personal use.

A one-way system will be in place for court access to minimise individuals coming into contact.

Wednesday 13th May, the Club will endeavour to provide additional hand sanitisation stations to supplement (not replace) the individuals provision. This is not a substitute for individuals needing to provide their own hand sanitising supply. At the entry/exit to the Club. Some players may consider the use of gloves to and from the tennis court to minimise risk.

The online booking system has been amended to stagger court times and introduce a 15 minute changeover time. Please ensure that you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players.

During play, members should remain at least two metres away from other players at all times and either avoid changing ends or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net. Players should avoid chasing down balls onto another court if other players are using it. Only pick up your own, marked tennis balls and use a racquet or foot to return them to your opponent or another court. LTA Players Guidance can be found via https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-players—covid-19.pdf

The first member to open the Club should leave the gate open and sanitise their hands subsequently, and the last person should pull the gate behind themselves and sanitise their hands immediately.

New coaching protocols will be put in place by Angela Crossley and her team which will minimise contact and the number of balls and equipment in play. Please contact Angela if you have specific questions or an interest in booking lessons. https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/AngelaCrossleyCoaching/News/c635beb1-991d-4906-85b9-222fd9fc3250

Do not congregate after playing. Benches are not available to members at this time.

The First Aid Box will remain in the Clubhouse for genuine emergencies, where an accident will be recorded in the Accident book.

As stated you must be a member to play. Currently all 2019-20 members have had their membership rolled over until the end of June for free. This is a good time for members to encourage family members to try tennis – as new membership will also be free until the end of June – but you must have applied through our website https://wetherbytennis.org.uk/membership/

As a result of our partial opening, we are anticipating some peak activity as members are keen to get back on court, however the Committee are concerned that members stick to our current Car Parking protocols, where members can only park in our designated spaces during office hours. This issue should be mitigated to some extent by more availability than previous around Wetherby Town Centre Car Parks. Please walk or cycle if you can to minimise this issue. The Club will be undertaking some limited activity to modestly increase the number of WCTC car parking spaces in the coming months, which will not fully resolve this issue, however should help a little.

The Committee would like to be clear that we are following the guidance of the LTA, both as our governing body and our insurer. Should this advice be amended, we will react quickly to respond to changing circumstances, whether to tighten, or indeed ease the current restrictions.

We are relying on the discipline and good sense of all our members in allowing us all to maintain a safe playing environment under testing conditions.

Thanks for your patience, and your compliance in adopting the above practices. Please enjoy your tennis safely.

Regards

Steve Jones
Chairman,

on behalf of WCTC Committee


Wetherby Castlegarth LTC

Tennis Balls

Following the club’s recent notice regarding the re opening of the tennis club, one key aspect of the safe playing guidelines is Tennis Balls. During this time the club cannot provide balls for general play. The LTA recommend that when playing against someone who is not from your household each player should handle their own personalised tennis balls marked with their initials. Stray balls should be moved with the foot or your racket. 

The club does have some brand new Wilson balls that can be sold to members at a cost of £4 for a sealed tube of 4 balls. As we cannot access the clubhouse to issue these out by hand we are proposing our own mini home delivery system around the Wetherby/Spofforth area.

Step 1 – e mail butters1234@btinternet.com with your order

Your Name

Address and postcode

Mobile if possible

How many tubes you would like

Step 2 – Non contact Payment

Send the payment (no of tubes x £4 each) by BACS to

Wetherby Castlegarth Tennis Club

40-46-21

70217107

Please add your name as the reference

Step 3 Delivery

The balls will be delivered to your doorstep/back of house asap to avoid any face to face contact.

Please feel free to give me a call on 07740 773757 if you wish to collect.

Mike Butterworth

Club Secretary

Wetherby Castlegarth Tennis Club

Wetherby Castlegarth Tennis Club Help and Support

Being part of a club gives us a great opportunity to support each other, especially in difficult times, and never have they as challenging as they are right now. For some club members the lock down will need to be more severe and prolonged than for others. So as a club, the committee would like to reach out to all members to ask if they need any support. Whether it is directly with practical things such as shopping and errands or just socially, just to speak to other people and catch up on different news to break up the monotony.

To this end, we are looking at the viability of introducing a ‘Tennis Buddies’ system, putting those who are locked in or who might like some contact, in touch with those who can spare some of the time they may have spent on court helping out. At this stage, it would be good to understand if there is a need for such a scheme and if so, how many people would like to take part?

If you would like a buddy, or could be one, please simply drop us a line letting us know which and we will look at how we introduce the scheme. Please email: Wetherbyltc@gmail.com outlining what you would like or can offer. We’ll then review the need and look at setting something up.

Being in a club gives us all some common ground we can build on and a different community we are part of. So let’s not leave anyone out and get through this together.

Wetherby Tennis Committee

IMPORTANT – SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-21

Dear Members

IMPORTANT – SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-21

Your Wetherby Castlegarth Tennis Club (WCTC) Committee have been working hard to react to the changing restrictions resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. Our priorities have been to make the courts available as much as possible whilst keeping members safe. Currently the courts are closed, with little prospect of restrictions being lifted in the immediate term. As the period of time of closure is undetermined at this point, the Club’s Committee have unanimously decided to :

  • Extend all existing members 2019-20 membership by three months (until June 30th 2020) at nil cost.
  • Create a new membership tariff for the balance of the year once the courts are able to be accessed.
  • Welcome new members to join on a zero tariff until the end of June. 
  • Refund members who have already paid for 2020-21 membership.

These measures have not been taken lightly, and the financial implications of this approach on the Club has been modelled. Our objective is to face this challenge as a Club and maintain as many of you as WCTC members as possible once we are back up and running and able to play tennis again.

The Committee commits to continuing to keep the closure of the courts under review in line with Government advice, and we will of course continue to communicate with you through this process. Please feel able to contact myself or any of your Committee team for any clarification or comment.

Many thanks for your continued support. Please do all you can to keep yourself and your family safe through this period.

Regards and best wishes

Stephen Jones (chairman) and the WCTC Committee