AGM – George Miller retires as Chairman

Last Monday evening Hexham’s Tynedale Tennis Club held its Annual General Meeting at Prior’s Flat. As well as the usual business meeting, this occasion marked George Miller’s retirement as Chairman of the club.

In the five years that George has been chairman he has achieved many things. He has overseen restoration and refurbishment of the Victorian tennis pavilion. He has made sure that the courts and grounds have been maintained to the highest level, and he has been unstinting in his efforts to attract new members to this thriving community club, making them feel welcome at the social tennis sessions on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. George has also been and will continue to be a valuable member of the mens’ and mixed veterans teams in the Northumberland and Durham leagues.

On Monday evening the club presented George with a pair of engraved crystal wine glasses. George will be ably succeeded as chairman by Vince Burini another well-known and committed sports personality in Tynedale in both tennis and badminton.

Photo(click “Read more”): George receiving his gift from Vince and handing over the role of Chairman to Vince.


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Finals Day 2017

A report on this years finals day is now on the Events page

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Match reports

A few recent match reports now available in the match reports section of this site

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Ladies Team Match reports

The latest Ladies team match reports are now available on the Match Reports page

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Automatic tennis ball machine

A new and exciting feature this coming season is an automatic tennis ball machine complete with remote control. This will be an excellent addition to the club and will provide a new dimension for individual and group practise. This is a state of the art piece of equipment and will be available to the coach and all members through a system of management which will be put in place. Many thanks to councillor Derek Kennedy for his support in making this happen and to Jim Buckley for his work on the grant submission.
March 2017

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Courts rejuvenation

We have just completed rejuvenation of all 6 artificial grass courts. They are now in excellent condition and this gets the season off to a great start.
We have also replaced all the floodlight bulbs on courts 1 and 2, so you can cancel the visit to Specsavers!
February 2017

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The club AGM took place on 9 February. The Chairman thanked everyone for a successful season and expressed his thanks to the committee and team captains for their work over the year. He looked forward to working with the newly elected committee in the forthcoming season.
January 2017

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Social/presentation evening

The club social and presentation evening took place on 12 November. An excellent buffet was followed by presentation of trophies to tournament winners, followed by the traditional dastardly quiz. A good time was had by all.
November 2016

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Club tournament

Our club tournament was again very successful and thanks are due to Mary Oliver for all her efforts in making this happen. We had around 50 competitors and the tournament added considerably to the competitive spirit around the club over the summer. Well done to the winners of the main competitions – Graham Auld (Men’s Singles champion), Francesca Bell (Ladies’ Singles), Graham Auld and Patrick Brooker (Men’s Doubles), Francesca Bell and Thomas Barnes (Mixed Doubles), Francesca Bell and Kate Wilson (Ladies’ Doubles). Well done also to the ‘plate’ winners (for players knocked out in the first round of the main tournament) and to all who participated.
September 2016

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Season 2016-2017

Season 2016-2017 has been a very active and busy one. Social tennis was much enjoyed as were the sessions organised by the individual team sections. On the competitive side we had 16 teams taking part in league competitions, enabling members of all standards to enjoy playing in a friendly but competitive environment. Many of our players were playing team tennis for the first time and we will continue to encourage such opportunities for all age groups and varying abilities.
October 2016

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