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2017 Liverpool Parks Tennis Tournament

The 2017 Parks Tennis Tournament takes place on the new dates of 9th – 14th July on the new outdoor courts at Liverpool Tennis Centre.  All adults, junior and veteran players are invited to compete in singles and doubles events against players from across the Merseyside area.

All entries need to be made on an offcial entry form (click here) or on the LTA website at https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-9LI5F2S before the deadline of Monday 3rd July.  There are no scheduled fixtures in the Liverpool & District Group League during the tournament.

Liverpool Hope International Ticket Offer

Please see email below sent to Clubs with tciket offers for the International. Ther is also a request for volunteers. Can you help?

Hi everyone,
I hope you;re enjoying the tennis season!
I’m sure you are aware of the Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament, held at Liverpool Cricket Club.
I’d like to draw your attention to a couple of things.
1. Currently, there is a special offer, 50% off the corporate hospitality tickets for the Saturday and Sunday.
2. There are still tickets available for normal seating – discounted for Tennis members (code TENNIS17 through www.liverpooltennis.co.uk).
3. Finally, there is an opportunity for club members to volunteer to be officials (line judges) throughout the four days.
We would be grateful if you could circulate this information via email or any other social media.
Please feel free to contact me for further information.  More details on our website

www.liverpooltennis.co.uk

Thank You
Abbigail Coulthard

 

Liverpool Hope International Qualifying

If you would like the chance to play against WTA or ATP Tour players, the Qualifying Draw for the 2017 Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament is your chance!

The event takes place Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June outdoors at Liverpool Tennis Centre with the finals being played on Centre Court at Liverpool Cricket Club on Wednesday 14th June.

The winner of the Qualifying Finals will then play in the main draw of the Liverpool International, which takes place from 15-18th June on the grass-courts at Liverpool Cricket Club.  Please note, the Qualifying is an LTA Grade 4 Men’s and Women’s Singles.

Entry is online at

https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-BGP0NCF.

Fixtures Meeting

A short reminder to Clubs that the annual Fixtures meeting will be held at 8pm February 9th at Bohemians. This follows our informal policy of alternating Group meetings between north and south venues.

The 2017 fixtures will be circulated at the meeting and the Liverpool and District Tennis Steering Group. will give an update of progress following Tony McKee’s presentation at our AGM.

Thank you for your Club’s feedback at the AGM. The points raised have been discussed in Committee and we will report at the meeting.

Pauline will be sending out notifications by post in addition to emails and posts on this website.

Regards

AGM INFORMATION

The Group AGM will be held at Blundellsands Tennis Club at 8 pm on the 3rd November. Agenda and papers will be sent to Clubs immediately after our Committee meeting on the 18th October.

We will be trialling sending the paperwork by email as this has been requested by Clubs on a number of occasions. Previously, sending items by email has met with mixed success as when we ask for return confirmation we generally only get about 20 responses (from 25) and are never sure that the email has been received by all Clubs.

Could you please ensure that your contact email in the Group Handbook is live and monitored as this will be a great help.  The email will also ask for return confirmation so please take a moment to reply.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM

 

AGM Minutes now posted online

A brief reminder to all Clubs that you will be receiving the agenda for the Group AGM in the near future and all Clubs are requested to send a representative to the meeting.

As requested, we have put the 2015 AGM minutes online and they can be found by clicking this link. Could you please ask your representative who attended the 2015 AGM to check that these minutes are correct so they can be properly approved at the meeting.

Thank you

Eccleston Park win Chavasse Cup

Congratulations to Matthew Gibson and Beth Taylor who have won the 2016 Chavasse Cup after securing a two set win over last year’s finalists Ian Malabar and Tia Morris of East Wavertree. The final was scheduled to be played as the concluding event on the final Sunday of The Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament at Liverpool Cricket Club. Unfortunately the bad weather closed in just before the pairs were due to take their place on the main show court and the fixture had to be rearranged for the following weekend.

Chris Evans presents the Chavasse Cup to Beth and Matthew
Chris Evans presents the Chavasse Cup to Beth and Matthew

Fortunately Chris Evans was able to make the following weekend and personally present the Chavasse Cup and runners up trophies. As many will know, Chris was the instigator of the Tournament in memory of Noel Chavasse, a prominent member of Liverpool Cricket Club who was awarded the Victoria Cross twice for his service in the First World War. Once again we have to thank Chris and all at Liverpool Cricket Club and Northern Vision for generously involving the Liverpool Group in the tournament.

Ian Malabar and Tia Morris receive runners-up trophies
Ian Malabar and Tia Morris receive runners-up trophies

Well done to all Clubs that supported this event and worked with Peter Mattocks to get the fixtures played in the run up to the final. Peter puts a lot of effort into the organisation of the Cup and we are hoping that the competition will go from strength to strength.