The IT Sports Ladies Doubles Tournament 2014

The IT Sports Ladies Doubles Tournament – reborn!

After an absence of a year, the ladies doubles round robin IT Sports Tournament returns in 2014 – with some enhancements.

The IT Sports tournament will be held on Saturday 6th September and follow the usual round robin format, but will take place all on one day. For those of you unfamiliar with this, it’s a league-wide trophy which couples from any club and all divisions can enter.  This will take place at Bishopthorpe Tennis Club (and other locations if numbers dictate).

In addition, there will be a new IT Sports Too handicapped round robin competition for players from leagues 3-6. This will be held on the same day at Fulford Tennis Club and University of York tennis courts.  The idea of this new tournament is to encourage participation and fun. There is a brand new trophy donated by IT Sports to be won.

For both events, there will be an entry fee of £5 to cover expenses. Any money left after covering expenses will be donated to the Cancer Care Centre at York hospital. There will also be a raffle to raise money for this charity. They provide information and support for anyone affected by cancer and require all the help we can give. Tickets are £1 and will be available on the day, but also in advance from your club and from Bishopthorpe Tennis Club.  Prizes already secured include a family day pass to Castle Howard, individual coaching sessions provided by coaches at University of York, a family day pass to Yorvik, cinema ticket for 2 at City Screen, tennis backpacks and more.

To add to the fun of the day, there is an optional theme for the event – wear something green. There are prizes to win for originality and ingenuity! Also throughout the events, spot prizes will be given for various categories – none of them serious!


Further information is available from as well as the the Entry form. Please ensure you have entered before 5pm on 23rd August as there will be a prize draw for all entrants then, for a day’s racing for 2 at York race course on Sunday 7th September, in the County stand.


If you have any questions, please contact .

Thank you!

Bishopthorpe Tennis Club


Beryl Bean Tournament 2013

This season’s Beryl Bean Over 55’s Tournament took place on the last Sunday of September at Poppleton Tennis Club.

Eleven couples competed on the day from a variety of clubs and divisions across the league.

Runners up in the two group stages were Rowntree Park’s Breeda Gallager and Jean Jaram and Dunnington’s Denise Bolam and Joyce Rhodes. The title was retained however, by Rosie Cantrell who this year paired up with her regular partner, Hilary Spencer, to defeat fellow Popp player Judith Evans and York’s Christine Place in the final.

Tournament sponsor Beryl Bean thanked all the players for taking part and providing some enthralling matches. She also acknowledged the successful organisation of the tournament by Popp and expressed her gratitude for their time and effort in ensuring that the contest went ahead.

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