Tynedale Ladies III v. South Northumberland Churchill – 14th July 2016

On a fine evening, we played our final third team match at home.   The team was Melanie Winter and Trisha Gillespie, Catherine Whaley and Mary Williams, and Ingrid Jongman and Carolyn Murray.   We had a very enjoyable evening’s tennis and a good chat over tea, and  the result was a pleasing win for Tynedale III’s, 13 sets to 5.


Tynedale III v Virgin Active III – Thursday 30th June 2016

The Ladies third team played Virgin Active Wearside thirds at home. The team was Melanie Winter and Trisha Gillespie; Catherine Whaley and Mary Williams and Debbie Wilson and Ingrid Yongman.  After the first round Tynedale was in the lead, but the dry conditions were not to last. 

After delay due to rain, the captains agreed to resume the match when there was a lull in the weather, but the rain became more persistent and the second round was completed in wet conditions.  Due to the heavy rain, the match was concluded after two rounds, and the result was 6 sets all, with Virgin Active Wearside winning on games, so a very close result and sadly not in Tynedale’s favour.  The match was played in good spirit and it was a pleasure to welcome the team from Wearside. Supper was very welcome after all the rain 


Northumberland Vl v Tynedale III   – Thursday 13th June 2016


After a day of heavy rain showers, the sky brightened over Newcastle and by the time the first ball was struck it was a dry calm evening in the verdant setting of the county ground.

The team pairings for this match were Melanie Winter and Trisha Gillespie; Catherine Whaley and Mary Williams; and Jane Pesara Parker  and June Lomax. Tynedale got off to a good start, winning four sets in the first round and nine by the end of the second. Tynedale maintained the initiative with some great teamwork, winning the contest 12 sets to 6. We all enjoyed the tennis and some excellent hospitality.


 Wylam v Tynedale lll  – Thursday 23rd June 2016

On what must have been one of the hottest days so far, Referendum day, this midsummer fixture between Tynedale and  Wylam was played away at Wylam Tennis Club. Through the trees came the sound of the river Tyne below.  The team on this occasion was: Melanie Winter and Trisha Gillespie; Catherine Whaley and Jane Pesara Parker; and Debbie Wilson and Carolyn Murray.  This was a hard fought contest with many close games, which resulted in victory for Wylam 9 sets to 6 sets. Another enjoyable evening’s tennis with a friendly welcome from Wylam.


Northumbria 4 v Tynedale Ladies 2nds – 9th May 2016

Lovely evening tennis with Tynedale 2nds Ladies playing away at Northumbria 4ths. Despite being all equal 6-6 after the second rubber and some very close sets, the Northumbria first couple managed to beat all Tyndale’s pairings of Caroline and Rachel, Wendy and Fiona and Pat and Diane. Taking the final score to 11-7 to Northumbria.


Ladies First Team Vets versus Shotley Bridge – April 2016

Tynedale Tennis Club’s Hexham Ladies Veterans first team have started the season with a great win over a strong Shotley Bridge side.

In the first rubber, new pairing Barbara Laidler and Caroline Armstrong achieved a secure 6-1, 6-2 win over the competent Shotley second pair who found it difficult to deal with Armstrong’s ripping forehand and  Laidler’s all-round  experienced game.  Cath Reed and Mary Oliver gave a challenging performance against the superior Shotley first couple but sadly went  down 6-2, 6-3.

In the second rubber Reed and Oliver played some fast, skilful tennis, outwitting their opponents to a decisive 6-1, 6-0 win, whilst Laidler and Armstrong did enough to secure two games against the on- form Shotley first couple. Equal on sets at the end with Shotley, the Tynedale team won by a narrow four game margin.