The December league winners were: –
1 – Josh Davis – 27
2 – George Pace – 33
3 – Russell Parker – 24
4 – Jason Green – 31
5 – Alex Wilson – 13
6 – Sunny Creasey – 30
Josh Davis ended Neil Weston’s 2 month win streak at the top of the tables, with the deciding match being their head to head, which Josh narrowly won 3-2. The Champion of Champions for the second month running was a Pace, though this time it was Pace junior, with George picking up an impressive 33 point total, which coincidentally was the same as his Dad’s total the previous month.
It was an excellent month in terms of participation, with only 2 matches across the top 4 leagues not played. Divsion 5 & 6 were unusually not quite as good, in part due to some injuries.
My performance of the month goes to Sunny Creasey for his 3-0 victory over Fi Barnes.
Dave Traynor was the winner of division A with a record margin over second place Adrian Allsopp of 11 points. So far every month of the Racketball leagues has had these two battling it out for first and second, however with some new players joining the league, could this be about to change?
Trial & New members
The three month free trial is nearing the end of its first month and has proven to be very successful with roughly 40 people signing up. I’m sure you’ve seen the emails from the office, but if not, I’d like to encourage you all wherever possible, to publicise the promotion.
Hopefully you will have noticed some new faces about the club. Please if you can, take the time to say hello and introduce yourself to them. It can be very difficult for someone new joining a club, and a friendly face can make a surprising difference. Being welcoming is something that our club has generally been particularly strong at over the years, and it’s important that we all do our best to maintain this tradition.
With that said, I’d like to welcome 3 new members to this month’s leagues, Ed Barlow, Adam Robson, and Matt Dougherty. Best of luck to you all!
To coincide with the trial, I am offering a special offer of 3 individual lessons for the price of 2. The offer will run until March the 31st, if you are interested just email me to arrange.
Alverstoke team’s – Winter League
At the halfway point in the season the Men’s first and second team have both performed well to be in third and fifth places respectively. The ladies are also having a strong season and are currently in 3rd place after having two good wins either side of the holidays. Sue Grealish has been the player of the season so far with 4 wins from 5 matches, with Lou Thomas also having success with 3 wins from 6.
The top Men have been Jacob Harris with 5 wins from 6, Ross Goodwin with a 100% record after 4 games, and George Pace with 5 wins from 10.
Your support for the teams is always welcome, please come along and help cheer our players on for continued success for the rest of the season.
Upcoming Home fixtures: –
Friday 26th January – Second Team v Winchester
Friday 2nd February – Second Team v Nuffield
Friday 9th February – Second Team v Totton
Friday 23rd February – First Team v Winchester
All Matches start at 19:30.