Bubwith Tennis club will be hosting the IT Too competition, with some matches possibly being played at Cliffe, should extra court space be needed. This event will be open to players from divisions 3 – 7 only.
Both competitions are not club based so a couple could be made up of players from different teams or clubs and even different divisions, though a player from division 1 or 2 could not compete in the IT Too, even if their partner plays in a lower division.
Also, the Beryl Bean Over 55’s tournament will be held at Wigginton on Sunday 25th September, details to follow……
York pair Margaret Whitehead and Christine Place retained the Beryl Bean over 55’s trophy by beating Poppleton’s Rosie Cantrell and Hilary Spencer.
Nine couples from various clubs and divisions of the Ladies League entered the event, competing in two groups. Dunnington duo Sue Sumner and Joyce Rhodes were undefeated so comfortably topped their group, but were defeated by the eventual winners in the first semifinal.
Bishopthorpe’s Andrene Watson and Kathryn Dickinson edged through their group stage, but went down 4-1 to Cantrell and Spencer in the other semi.
Finalists – L to R, Rosie Cantrell, Margaret Whitehead, Beryl Bean, Christine Place and Hilary Spencer.
This set up a final of division 1 regulars, which produced some great rallies involving all four players. Though the Popp pair battled hard, Whitehead and Place’s attacking play at the net ultimately proved too strong, resulting in a 4-1 victory and a second title for the York couple.
Tournament sponsor, Beryl Bean, expressed her thanks to hosts and organisers Poppleton, and to all the players that took part for providing some excellent matches.
This season’s IT Sports ladies tennis tournament saw twelve couples from eight different clubs contend for the trophy, now in its 25th year.
Players from divisions 1 and 2 of the ladies league competed in two groups with the top 2 couples in each group going forward to the semifinals.
Group match highlights included Rufforth’s Kate Lewis and Sue Yoward’s tight 3-2 win over Bishopthorpe’s Jane Parkin and Fran Critchley; Fulford’s Jo Middleton and Wendy Wong’s comprehensive victory over team mates Wendy Cook and Pauline Craddock and host club, York’s Kathryn Place and Faye Chapman’s defeat of Starbeck’s Ali Wales and Christine Nodding.
The first semifinal saw Pocklington mother and daughter team, Ruth and Rebecca Hill take on defending champions, Jill Rounce (Bubwith) and Jill McCreedy (Fulford) , who they defeated comfortably 5-2.
The second semifinal was an all York affair with IT debutant Jill Le Pla and former winner Siobhan Gilfillan overcoming team mates, Caroline White and Wendy Stirke.
The final produced some stunning rallies with the hard hitting fifteen year old, Rebecca Hill being ably backed up by Mum Ruth. Left hander Jill Le Pla and Siobhan Gilfillan proved difficult opponents, matching and returning much of what came at them. The Pock pair eventually triumphed however, taking the set 6-2 and so lifted the trophy for the first time.
Tournament organisers, York Tennis Club, would like to thank all couples that participated and everyone that took part in the raffle, which along with entry fees raised £145 which will be donated to the research charity, Breast Cancer Now.
This season’s Beryl Bean over 55 tournament will be held at Poppleton on Sunday 4th October at 10am. If you could please spread the word around your clubs and ask anyone interested in entering to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by e mail or phone on 01904 795222 (Rosie) or 01904 783505 (Hilary) , as Rosie Cantrell and Hilary Spencer will be running it. There will be an entry fee of £4 per couple to cover the cost of balls and refreshments; this can be paid on the day.
First time entrant, Margaret Whitehead, and partner Christine Place celebrated lifting this year’s Beryl Bean Over 55s tennis trophy.
Eight couples from various clubs and divisions of the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League competed in this season’s tournament.
The victorious York couple edged past Popp pair Sue Pauer and Jean Geraghty to top their group; whilst in the other half of the draw, trophy holders, Rosie Cantrell and Hilary Spencer just lost out to Dunnington’s Sue Sumner and Joyce Rhodes.
Place and Whitehead went on to defeat the Dunnington duo 5-1 in the final.
Tournament sponsor, Beryl Bean, expressed her thanks to hosts and organisers Poppleton, and to all the players that took part for providing some compelling matches.
The inaugural IT Sports Too Ladies Doubles Tournament was held on Saturday 6th September at Fulford Tennis Club and the tennis courts at the University of York. Bishopthorpe organised the event and initiated the introduction of the `IT Sports Too’ tournament for teams that play in divisions 3-6 of the ladies tennis league.
Nineteen teams participated in this competition and after some fiercely competitive matches, Chris Oldfield and Max Bailey (Wilberfoss), Maxine Gordon and Maddelena Moverley (David Lloyd 2), Denise Reilly and Kate Lewis (Rufforth) and Jane Harding and Jenny Davis (Cop) reached the semi finals. Division 3’s Rufforth couple beat Wilberfoss’s pair 4-1 in the final to lift the trophy for the first time.
Tournament organisers, Bishopthorpe, would like to thank all couples that participated and everyone that contributed prizes for the raffle, which along with entry fees raised £450 to be donated to the Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital, who work with Macmillan nurses.
The IT Sports Tournament was held at Bishopthorpe Tennis Club on Saturday 6th September. Players from divisions 1 and 2 competed for the original IT Sports Trophy. Nine couples took part with Sue Espiner and Denise Crane (Wig) just missing out on games difference to reach the final which was contested between host couple Fran Critchley and Jane Parkin and Jill McCreedy and Jill Rounce (Fulford). The latter retained their title in a comprehensive 6-0 victory in the final.
Tournament organisers, Bishopthorpe, would like to thank all couples that participated and everyone that contributed prizes for the raffle, which along with entry fees raised £450 to be donated to the Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital.