Congratulations to the Maori-Oshott 1st XI who won promotion in the cricket leagues this summer and join the dizzy heights of the 4th division in 2018! Also to the 2nd XI who won a thrilling final match to ensure they stay in division 5 for next season.
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Congratulations to Daniel Hurst who won the Tennis Surrey Cup for his age Group this year. Daniel who is one of OVSC’s 12&U Performance Tennis Players, played his final at the National Tennis Centre at Roehampton and won in convincing style. He is also an integral figure in the club’s 12&U Boys Team who also won their age group in the Aegon Tennis Summer League.
All the junior teams had a brilliant year with the 8&U A Mixed, 8&U B Mixed and 9&U Mixed all winning their leagues and the 10&U Mixed being runners up.
Summer Tennis Slam – Nearly 50 tennis members enjoyed a hugely successful evening of Tennis, Prosecco and Pimms at OVSC last night as they took part in a Benenden Festival – Summertime Tennis Slam, with all 9 courts in use.
The tournament run by the OVSC tennis coaches, is part of a British Tennis initiative and was run on a quick paced Fast4 Tennis format. The coaches did a fantastic job of keeping the tennis flowing despite players enjoying the Pimms and Prosecco flowing!
Graham Woods won the event, with Samuel Barmby coming second and winning the “shot of the evening” with a forehand winner down the line. Steve Anderson came third with John Eady winning Most Aces – with 5 in one game! Although not sure if there were any witnesses.
The most entertaining player, as always was given to Pete Goodwin.
Congratulations to Henry Thorpe, 1st XI Cricket Captain, who was recently crowned Young Coach of the Year at the 2017 OSCAs at the Kia Oval. A fantastic achievement. Commenting on the news, Henry Thorpe was heard to say, “Could it be magic?! This is Amazing and it’s definitely my Greatest Day. I am so Happy Now, so let it Shine as I am definitely Back for Good! These Days it doesn’t take much to Relight my Fire. Giants Never Forget, so all I can say is Have Patience and Get Ready for it, as one day you too could Rule the World. Since I heard the news, I’ve been Up all Night Sleepwalking, with the result that I have to regularly avoid The Flood. In the end Everything Changes, and It only takes a Minute, but Hey Boy, you only need Eight Letters to make a Beautiful World.”
Absolutely Henry, we couldn’t agree more.
Andy Murray having a quick practice on the courts at Oxshott last week!
Keen eyed members at OVSC might have seen Andy Murray practising his serve last week at OVSC. He also had a hit against the practise wall at the club.
In his own Facebook page he asks “Which opponent has no weakness, never misses and has never lost?”
Answer – the Wall!”
To view the video of Andy hitting on the wall or watch in slow motion his service action, visit the OVSC Facebook page at OVSC Facebook
A Warm Welcome To Downs Solicitors – A New Principal Club Sponsor
OVSC are delighted to announce a new sponsorship agreement with Surrey based Downs Solicitors, who became one of our Principal Club sponsors on 1 August 2017. Downs replace Mundays, who, after a long and valuable relationship, ended their sponsorship last month.
With offices in Cobham, Dorking and Godalming as well as a presence in London, Downs Solicitors is a distinguished and highly trusted legal services firm respected for the exceptional quality of their work, their no nonsense approach and the calibre of their people. They offer the full range of legal services for both businesses and private individuals – check out their website –
Downs have been firmly established in Dorking since 1836. They expanded in 2005 by opening an office in Godalming and in October 2013 they arrived in Cobham following the merger with Julia Lowrie & Co. Their Cobham offices can be found on the High Street adjacent to Farrants.
Many of you may remember Julian Harvey, who has been instrumental in bringing Downs Solicitors to the Club, as he was for many years an active member of the squash section. We look forward to welcoming him back onto the squash courts and to seeing him and his colleagues around the club.
Keep an eye open for our new Sponsorship Benefits newsletter, which will come out in the next couple of weeks, outlining the very generous support we enjoy from our sponsors and the range of benefits available to all our members. In return, please help us show our appreciation for these partnerships by supporting the businesses in return whenever you can.
John Chapman, OVSC’s President, being presented with a cheque from Louis Winterbourne of Savills last week. Savills, a Club Sponsor, very generously gives a donation to the club if a member sells their property through the Savills Cobham office.
The Sun shone down on the OVSC Tennis Finals Day which took place recently. Members, family and friends enjoyed a great display of tennis as well as a delicious bbq washed down with a glass or two of prosecco!
Ali Anderson, the mens captain, came through a tough singles against youngster Nathan Richelle, eventually winning in an enthralling 3 sets. He then went on to win the Mens Doubles with partner Stephen Morris and completed his afternoon by winning the Mixed Doubles with Vikki Arkinstall. Vikki also won the ladies singles, but just missed out on the ladies doubles with partner Claire Mcintosh, losing to Nicky Lemon and Lynne Hunt.
As well as the annual tournament finals being played the afternoon also saw the finals of the Wallis Cup tournament, which has been running all winter, where Steve Anderson and Janette Dyson won beating David Young and Belinda Shawdon.