OVSC 2015 Tennis Finals

A packed crowd enjoyed some fantastic tennis at the OVSC Tennis Finals held in July. Club Coach, Alex Jackson, lifted the Men’s Singles Cup after defeating club stalwart, Jonnie Gabriel. He also then completed his afternoon by winning the Doubles, partnering Men’s Captain, Ali Anderson, against Brad Koen and Stephen Morris. Vikki Arkinstall, defending Ladies’ Champion, retained her title winning the Ladies’ Singles and also took the Ladies Doubles title, partnering Claire McIntosh against Sally George and Nicky Lemon.

The Mixed Doubles was won by Bob Gasston and Sally George, who defeated Larry Streeter and Nicky Lemon.

Many thanks must go to Savills, Club Sponsor, who so generously provided bottles of champagne for the winners and a fabulous spread for the spectators.

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Monthly Tennis Drive

Members enjoyed a beautiful morning’s tennis followed by an equally beautiful barbeque!

The first Sunday in the month brings together a group of members of varying ability to play some fun, social tennis and follow it up with a very pleasant afternoon, firing up the old barbie and chatting with friends, old and new.  If you would like to join the fun, contact Anne or Bob Mappley at mappleybrown@yahoo.co.uk.

The next drive is on Sunday 5th July, starting at 10am.

 

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Oxshott Tennis links to the Davis Cup Team

Congratulations to the GB Davis Cup team for their great success in beating the USA in the world group. There was some amazing tennis and a crowd whose support must have been worth a few games at least for our team. Next up is France, just after Wimbledon fortnight.

We have a couple of links to the team; apart from Andy living in Oxshott, our own Roger Dalton, stringer par excellence and a useful tennis player himself, is part of the team. Here’s a picture of him next to James Ward congratulating Andy on his triumph over John Isner on Sunday.

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U16 Girls Tennis Success!

Two Oxshott U16 girls, Christina Georgiou (on the left) and Annie Phillips, have won their tennis semi-final matches in the Surrey County Winter Junior Singles Competition, so will be facing each other in the final on Saturday 22nd March at St. Georges College in Weybridge.

Congratulations to both girls for reaching the final. We’ll let you know the outcome, but we have a sneaky feeling that someone from Oxshott might win the competition.

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Tennis AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Tennis Section will be held in the clubhouse at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th October.

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Tennis Champagne Drive

Where to start! 10 great years of Champagne Drives. 5 costume changes! All the worries about the weather disappeared as another splendid production got under way. Entering stage right with a couple of quick costume changes (there must have been at least 50 over the years), Mark Bunyan got the Musical themed show on the road. An amazing array of costumes were on display and plenty of the fizzy stuff from the secret sponsor helped get everyone in the mood for what could just about pass for tennis.

Once the tennis was out of the way, we could get down to the serious business of stress-testing the barbeques – a few anxious moments as one of them caught fire – and continuing the imbibing. As twilight came, Mark awarded prizes to some people who apparently had won some of the tennis and others who had really neat costumes.

It’s hard to imagine the energy, effort and enthusiasm (and sellotape) that Mark has put into not just the Champagne Drive but all the other social events he has organised over the years. We all sincerely hope that this will not be his last Champagne Drive.

We mustn’t forget the members who have helped get the show on the road over the years. Without them it would have been impossible to stage. Preparing the food, making the scenery, decorating the tables. Thank you.

Well done Mark. Please start planning next year’s Champagne Drive!

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