TOUCHTENNIS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

*touchtennis club championship**

Saturday 22nd December 1pm-4pm.

Last year we saw Ben Bridge take home the massive touchtennis club champs trophy 🏆 for the first year. This year we have 8 fantastic courts to use.

The event will be a mixed open singles for all ages and abilities. A great chance to try touchtennis for the first time or come and battle away to be crowned club champion.

All entrants will be guaranteed at least 3 matches. Format is official touchtennis scoring. Equipment can be provided on the day.

Entry fee-£8 (open to all members at ALTSBC).

To enter please contact Ed on 07739711127 or

Ed_ace@hotmail.co.uk or

Edpercival@jgtennis.co.uk

November Squash News

League Review

 

Quick reminder for those newer to the leagues, the December leagues do not end on the last Friday of the month but Friday the 18th of January to give everyone a bit more time over the Christmas period.

The November league winners were: –

 

1 – Josh Davis – 21

2 – George Pace – 20

3 – Neal Thomas – 30

4 – Sunny Creasey – 36

5 – George McGregor – 29

 

There were high scores across all the leagues, with Sunny Creasey becoming the third person in league history to score a league maximum of 36 points.

 

Josh Davis returned to form regaining the league 1 crown after a brief hiatus in division 2.  My performance of the month goes to George Pace for his 3-1 win over Tom Nevitt, a pivotal result for George allowing him promotion to division 1, while simultaneously denying Tom.

 

The Champion of champions was Sunny Creasey who continues his relentless march up the leagues after a very impressive 36 point maximum against some strong opposition.

 

 

2018 Club Championship

 

The club championship finals are set to be held on Saturday the 15th of December, with the semi finals moved to Thursday the 13th due to there being a first team match on the Friday.

I’d like to thank everyone who has managed to get their matches played so far.  For those who are a little behind, all rounds prior to the semi finals need to be completed before Monday the 10th of December, if you are unable to get the matches played in before that time I need you to contact me to let me know.

 

The draws are all online at:

 

https://challonge.com/2018racketball

https://challonge.com/2018vets

https://challonge.com/2018mensa

https://challonge.com/2018mensb

https://challonge.com/2018mensc

https://challonge.com/2018ladies

https://challonge.com/2018racketballdoubles

https://challonge.com/2018squashdoubles

 

Thursday Club night

It’s been great to see such a strong turnout in recent weeks.  Unfortunately, due to the club championship semi finals club night will not be run on the 13th of December.  It will still be run over Christmas on the 20th and 27th of December.

Tennis – Match Report 11.11.18

Despite all the heavy rain, wind and hailstones during the night and early hours on Sunday, the call went out at 8.30am to confirm the Portsmouth & District Winter Division 5 away match was on against Ryde Mead.
1st up was Carl and Chris Titterington vs Ryde Meads 2nd team. I think they both wanted to get back in the warm as they quickly won 6-0, 6-0 in 35 minutes.
The same couldn’t be said for Tony Norish and Gordon Guttridge who lost there 1st match 6-3, 7-6 in approx 2 hours. Score now 1-1.
Carl and Chris started there 2nd match in the same way they played there 1st match, again winning 6-0, 6-2 in just over an hour. Now 2-1 up.
Tony and Gordon were now fully warmed up and went on to win there final match 6-3, 6-2.
Final score Alverstoke 3 – Ryde Mead 1 (6 sets to 2 and 45 games to 20).
Overall, a great day out and another win for Alverstoke. That’s 2 out of 2 and we are now top of the league.

October Squash News

League Review
The October league winners were: –

1 – Darren Packham – 13
2 – Josh Davis – 23
3 – Russell Parker – 12
4 – Michael Frisby – 23
5 – Paul Goulder – 19
6 – James Ash – 25

Darren Packham was winner of division 1, claiming his first league top spot position, narrowly edging out
Jason Green by 4 points after last month’s defending champion Richard Reed was forced to withdraw.

The champion of champions this month was James Ash who scored an impressive 25 points and wins a
free Squash lesson.

My result of the month goes to Sunny Creasey for his 3-1 win over Richard Harding.
Racketball Pyramid

 

David Traynor once again remains on top of the Racketball Pyramid scoring an unchallenged 28
points.  The best of the rest however was hotly contest with 3 players all tied on 10 points.  Alun lewis
took 2 nd  place by virtue of having the most wins; 3 rd place went to George McGregor, with Trevor McAllister
4 th .

Beyond the battle for second place, Steve Frankland was 5 th  on 6 points, Carol House 6 th  Sam Gilliland
7 th  Toni Lewis 8 th  Sue Grealish 9 th  and Barney 10 th .

Dave Traynor was the most active player for the most managing to fit in 4 matches.
2018 Club Championship
Quick reminder for players to check their opponents in the club championships.  The finals and semi finals
nights have been set as Friday the 14 th  and Saturday the 15 th  of December.  I’d like for us to aim to get all
first round and quarter final matches played during November to make scheduling for the semi’s and
finals nights easier.
The draws are all online at:
https://challonge.com/2018racketball
https://challonge.com/2018vets
https://challonge.com/2018mensa
https://challonge.com/2018mensb
https://challonge.com/2018mensc
https://challonge.com/2018ladies
https://challonge.com/2018racketballdoubles
https://challonge.com/2018squashdoubles
Marking course
Hampshire Squash is holding a referee and marking course at Winchester Squash club, on Sat 10th Nov,
between 11am and 2pm.

The course will be run by Peter Goldson, a qualified ES referee instructor. It is a classroom based course,
involving video displays, group discussions and Q&A sessions. The course is designed to give candidates a
good understanding of the required decision making process, and other responsibilities of squash
referees.  The course will also prepare candidates for taking a subsequent online test, within a month of
the course, the passing of which would gain them  a Club grade referee certification.

Hampshire squash fund the course, so there is no charge, but places are limited and will be allocated on a
first come first served basis.

Places can be reserved by contacting STAN THORNTON 07889288209,  belgraviacars@hotmail.com   giving
name and contact details.
County Closed
The county closed is to be held at Winchester this year on the 3 rd  and 4 th  of November.  Entry ends on the
29 th  of October and can be done online by filling in this form: –  https://goo.gl/XDa1RC

The tournament is graded with categories running from the A grade through to the D grade so no matter
your standard you will have the opportunity to have some good games, along with the chance to watch
some outstanding Squash played by some of the professionals in the A.

I know of at least 4 members from Alverstoke who will be attending so good luck to all those who have
entered.
Squash Chairman
At the upcoming AGM we have need to fill the slot for a Squash chairman.  If anyone is interested in the
role and want to know more about what it entails can you speak to Dave Traynor who has had many years
of experience in the position.

Thanks
Paul.

August Squash News

August News

League Review

The August league winners were: –

1 – Josh Davis – 29

2 – Richard Reed – 26

3 – Michael Frisby – 6

4 – Neal Thomas – 36

5 – Matt Dougherty – 13

6 – Ian West – 9

A new rule has been added for the September leagues.  Due to the Hampshire leagues changing the scoring from English to 9, to PAR to 11, players in the club leagues have the option of using either scoring system.  If both players cannot agree on the scoring system, then the default should be English scoring to 9.

PAR stands for point a rally, and means that every rally won, earns the player a point.  In this scoring if players reach 10 – 10, then to win you must lead by two clear points, so 12-10 or 13-11 for example.

Normal service was resumed at the top of division 1, with Josh taking a dominant first place, more than double the points of his nearest rival David Traynor.  He was prevented from taking the position of champion of champions however by Neal Thomas who scored the first maximum (36 points) for the year.

Scoring a maximum of 36 points is made especially difficult due to the fact it can only be done if you win your guest game against a player in a higher league 3-0.  This is clearly on its own a difficult task, but obviously is not possible for someone in division 1 to achieve, and in addition to that, roughly 50% of the time your guest games will be players in lower leagues, again making the achievement impossible; so double congratulations to Neal Thomas both for being this month’s champion of champions, and for achieving the maximum possible score.

My result of the month goes to Lou Thomas for her 3-2 win over Matt Dougherty.

Racketball Pyramid

 

For the third consecutive month David Traynor has maintained the top spot in Pyramid, scoring a total of 18 points.  Alun Lewis however wasn’t far behind and climbs to second place with a score of 16, Sue Grealish and Carol House were third and fourth and make up the remained of the second tier.

The most active player was tied between Alun and Tony Lewis, keep up the good work the Lewis family!

Team Squash

The fixtures are now out for the Hampshire league teams.  Anyone wanting to participate in either the men’s or the veterans (over 45) team please sign up on the Squash club notice board, to help the captains know who is interested in playing.

The first home match for the 1st team is on Friday the 14th of September against Five Rivers, while the Vets team play the following Wednesday on the 19th.  As always all support is welcome.

2018 Club Championship

Entry for the 2018 club championship is now open; please sign your name up on the Squash notice board.  The entry fee is £5, and once you have entered, you are allowed to enter as many categories as you wish.  The aim is to get the finals played just before Christmas.

Thanks

Paul.