Club Play sessions take place on a number of days throughout the week/end. Over the last year with Covid restrictions in place members had to sign up before and play in small groups. This has now changed and everyone can mix in. However, we would still ask members to book on the relevant Club Play session via the Members' Area on Club Solution.
Club Play is a great way for new and existing members to come along and play sociable and friendly tennis, find out about other times when people play and of course after tennis have a chat over a drink on the balcony or in the bar.
We relaunched Club Play on Sunday 25th July and over 20 new and longstanding members attended. So come along and have some great tennis. Dates and times for Club Play are:
Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday 11am to 1pm
Friday 7pm to 9pm
All sessions are currently on outdoor courts.
Social Tournaments are organised throughout the year and a Calendar of events has been developed for 2021. Full details of the next Tournament can be found on the tennis events page. All tournaments
will be actively promoted to members on the website, by coaches and via email.
The next social tennis tournament is on Saturday 14th August. The event starts at 1pm and the £5 entry fee includes a drink, so it is a great opportunity to socialise afterwards. You do not need to sign up with a partner..
One of our upcoming social tennis events is Wednesday 25th August. Tennis starts at 11am, hopefully on the grass courts followed by lunch on the balcony. There will be prizes for winners.
This is a fab event for members and guests.
Mixed Social Tournament with Lunch - Wednesday 9th June
What a wonderful day's tennis and great friendly and sociable lunch on the balcony after. All 4 grass courts were in use and in fantastic condition after the year's rest in 2020. Groundsman James has done a wonderful job. The tournament was won by 2 guests - Brian and Bill. The long lunch included cake as we celebrated the 70th birthday of one of our members, Grant Young.
Next tournament on Saturday 26th June to celebrate (or not) the country re-opening. The tournament goes ahead whatever the PM decides!
Chapel A has men, ladies, mixed and juniors in external summer leagues.
Adult teams in Summer 2021 are as follows:
Matches in all of the above commenced in mid May and will complete during August/September
On Friday 23rd July the Barkston Ash B Team of Claire, Sue, David and Jonny won their penultimate match at Tadcaster and remain top of the division. One more match and one more win will seal promotion.
On Wednesday 28th July Chapel A ladies of the first and second teams played each other indoors as the rain came pelting down. The first team comprising captain Kasia, Audrey, Olivia and Selena completely outplayed the second team with their strong serves, great drives and of course from Kasia and Audrey superb lobs, slice and dinks.
On Sunday 1st August Leeds Medley Team maintained their top of the table position by beating Pool 6-0. New member Andy partnered Clare and they lost just 6 games whilst Christian and Sue had a difficult first match winning it on the tie break whilst their second match saw them lose just 1 game.
Team Practice sessions are run throughout the year and these are organised by captains/dedicated organisers. Ladies sessions are on a Monday evening and Saturday morning with a coach. Men's sessions are on a Wednesday evening but no coach. Sign up on Club Solution in the Members' Area of the Website.
If you are new to the club or would like to find out more about the teams and how you can join in please contact Chloe Pinkney (07708 171562) for Ladies Teams and Tristan Milner (07884 430722) for Men's Teams. Or you can contact Alex Thornton Tennis Manager.
Box Leagues are a great way to meet other members of similar ability and play competitive matches. Box leagues are open to all levels and abilities.
A set time is given to complete matches and the top two players are promoted to the division above and the bottom two are relegated to the division below.
Assuming there are sufficient numbers the following leagues will be running this year:
If you are new to the club or would like to find out more about the box leagues and how you can join in please contact Alex Thornton Tennis Manager.
The 2021 Chapel A Annual Tennis Club Championships were held in fabulous sunny weather on the excellent grass courts. Thanks to our groundsman James the courts are in tip top condition. Finals day, Saturday 17th July, was very hot and the large crowds on the balcony were very noisy applauding the great play on the courts accompanied by copious amounts of Pimms and Beer and a BBQ. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists who made this a very memorable occasion:
Men's Singles - Joe Jeynes
Ladies' Singles - Selena Kearvell
Men's Doubles - Christian Kaiser and Ben Harris
Ladies' Doubles - Selena Kearvell and Grace Newton
Mixed Doubles A - Claire Briggs and Charlie Swallow
Mixed Doubles B - Pete Tidy and Monica Di Gregorio