Tag Archives: Tennis

Grant, Christine, James & Katherine attended the presentation ceremony for the Surrey LTA Club of the Year this week. Congratulations to all involved.

Cranleigh is very excited to announce a brand-new initiative, unique to Rutlish School, in association with Limitless Tennis and Cranleigh Tennis Club. Limitless Tennis are looking for the brightest local talent to join our Tennis Academy. Limitless Tennis are the coaching company based at Cranleigh Tennis Club in Merton Park, run by Grant Fellows, an LTA, Level 5 Coach; (the highest attainable qualification). Grant’s vision is to find Rutlish boys who have a talent for tennis and train them to the highest standard of tennis with the ultimate aim of having them compete nationally and beyond. We will open the Academy to players that attend different schools but they must be able to make it to Cranleigh for 3.30pm each day. Aims of the Academy: To identify and intensively train children who show genuine talent for tennis to allow them to pursue tennis to the highest possible level with intensive…

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Cranleigh Lawn Tennis & Social Club are thrilled and proud to have received the Tennismark+ accreditation from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), recognition of the great strides the club has made, and continues to make, in providing tennis for all ages and abilities . Tennismark+ is the elite tier of accreditation for tennis venues, recognising clubs as safe, welcoming and inclusive and providing a high quality tennis programme, alongside the right environment to ensure the welfare of members.

We are delighted to announce our much loved chairman Chris Roe and coach Grant Fellows have been awarded Surrey Tennis’ gongs for Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year respectively. The awards recognise the many, many hours they both put in for the club, going well above and beyond the call of duty, which has been shown in how the club has grown in membership and come up with lots of exciting new ideas and connections. Hopefully, it will stand us in good stead with the powers that be for financing for our new courts, which we are fundraising for now, including a skydive from Grant! This is great news for Grant and Chris and the club. Well done to them!

Cranleigh would love to see you, whether you’re a newcomer or existing member, at our open day this weekend! It runs from 10am on Saturday (9th) and Sunday and features many different opportunities to get on court and a chance to try pilates. Please take a look at this link to book your spot here. Food and drink will also be available on the day and we will be showing the men’s and women’s Wimbledon finals on our big screen (featuring Murray hopefully!).

This summer we will again be hosting our popular club tournament, with nine different categories. Players arrange their own games up until the final and the tournament culminates with the finals weekend on July 16 and 17, where there is a BBQ and people come to enjoy the sunshine and the tennis in the beer garden. The categories are: men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles, veterans’ (45 and over) singles, veteran’s doubles, star juniors (u18) boys, and star juniors girls. When entering, please bear in mind the possibility of playing multiple games in one day on finals day. If you do not have a partner for a doubles entry, please enter anyway and we will try to find you a partner. Please email your entries, or any queries, to club captain Joel Durston at joeldurston@gmail.com . The deadline for entries is the end of May.

Cranleigh Lawn Tennis and Social Club is glad to welcome new coach, Brian Griffen. Brian has been involved in tennis both as a player and a coach for over 30 years. With his friendly personality and relaxed attitude, Brian quickly builds rapport with the children and adults he works with.  

Head coach Grant Fellows will be developing the new coaching programme for September so that we can continue to deliver the high standards of coaching and also provide more sessions to cater for different standards. The new programme will be sent out to you by mid-August so you can book onto your classes for the Autumn term which starts on Monday 8th September.   Here is the coaching programme for the Summer Holidays which will start on Monday 21st July and run till the end of August. a brief description about the sessions to help you choose the classes you want to do. We are trialling a few new sessions and if they are a success we will add them to the autumn coaching programme.   Monday 10-4pm Tennis Camps Our Holiday Tennis Camps are for children aged 3-16 years. More information about times, prices and the booking form cane be found here http://www.limitlesstennis.co.uk/holiday-camps/ 6.30-7.30pm Cardio…

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We run holiday camps throughout the Merton school holidays at Cranleigh Lawn Tennis and Social Club. We work hard to create a great environment for the children to thrive in and build their love for tennis. The children will have lots of fun and play various games to improve their tennis skills.   Holiday camps are great to introduce children to the sport or if your child already plays tennis they can use the intensive week to improve their playing ability. At Cranleigh Lawn Tennis and Social Club we have a pool table, table tennis and board games to keep children entertained over lunch and if we incur bad weather.   Aims of the camp Build a child’s confidence and self esteem Improve a child’s tennis ability and love for tennis Have lots of fun in a safe, friendly environment   Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August 2014 Tuesday…

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Men’s Singles – John Sprinks beat Chris Chapman 6-7, 7-6, 3-5* *Chris had to forfeit at 5-3 up in the third with cramp Ladies Singles – Sarah Eiwanger beat Cherie Godsmark 6-2, 6-2 Men’s Doubles – Steve Wiggins & Doug Cruickshank beat John Sprinks & Alan Denman 6-2, 7-6 Ladies Doubles – Amanda Kotenko & Katherine Gillespie beat Chris Roe & Sharon Soliman 6-3, 6-3 Veteran’s Singles – Tony Kotenko beat Tim Jones 6-0, 7-5 Veteran’s Doubles – Steve Wiggins & Alan Denman beat Tony Kotenko & Greg Cooper 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 Star Juniors – Jack Davies beat Josh Conyers 2-6, 6-2, 10-5 (championship tie-break) Mixed Doubles – Katherine Gillespie & John Sprinks beat Alan Denman & Amanda Kotenko 6-1, 6-4 Girls U14s – Sarah Eiwanger beat Sophie Gallagher 6-0, 6-0 Juniors Mini Red Finalists: Lucinda Tribe, Nathan Mansfield, Ire Asagba, Vinicio Daniele. Winner: Vinicio Daniele Runner Up: Nathan Mansfield Mini Orange: Winner: Tiolu…

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