Huntingdon & Peterborough Tennis League
Huntingdon & Peterborough Tennis League
Welcome to the Website of the Huntingdon & Peterborough Tennis League
Last modified on Saturday 07 April 2018
Huntingdon & Peterborough Tennis Association organises a local tennis league for clubs based in the Huntingdon and Peterborough and surrounding areas. The Mixed league runs in the months of May and June, with the Men's and Ladies leagues following on in the months of July and August.
In addition to the league, the Association also organises the Don Brace Cup competition, which incorporates mixed, men's and ladies doubles rubbers.
Huntingdon regained the Don Brace Cup defeating the previous 3 year winners Stamford 5 sets to 3 on Sunday 1st October at the indoor courts at the City of Peterborough Tennis Club. In an extremely hard fought encounter, it was Huntingdon's 2nd Mixed pairing of Tristan Bacon and Lydia Sivirentsava who wrenched the title from Stamford, defeating Martin Trawford and Lottie Buttler 7 - 5, 6 -2 in their mixed match. Huntingdon's 1st Mixed pairing of MIchael KIng and Natasha Scott drew their match against Stamford's Alex Smith and Pippa Bourne 6 - 1, 4 - 6.
Huntingdon's Michael King and Tristan Bacon drew their men's match against Stamford's Alex Smith and Martin Trawford in a hard hitting encounter. With Huntingdon winning the first set comfortably 6 - 1, Stamford clawed their way back into the tie winning the second set 6 - 3. It was then left to Huntingdon's ladies pairing of Natasha Scott and Lydia Sivirentsava to win at least one set to regain the trophy they last won in 2013. They relieved the pressure by winning the first set against Pippa Bourne and Lottie Buttler 6 - 3 to seal the win for Huntingdon. Stamford ladies won the second set 6 - 4 to end an extremely tight encounter between two closely matched teams.
2017 Annual General Meeting
The 2017 Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 30th November at 8.00 p.m. at Huntingdon Tennis Club's clubhouse. 21 members braved the cold to attend the meeting, representing 13 clubs.
Reports by the Chairperson, League Secretary, Assistant League Secretary and Treasurer were made during the meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting presentations were made by Kath Marshall, the Association Chairperson, to all the teams who had won their division. The presentation of the Don Brace Cup was also made to Huntingdon, who had defeated Stamford in the Final. Stamford were presented with the Top Club Award, their 1st teams won all three 1st Divisions of the league.
The 2017 AGM took place on Thursday 30th November at Huntingdon Tennis Club.
The presentation of trophies was made by Kath Marshall, Association Chairperson, to all divisional winners at the conclusion of the meeting.
Photos of the presentations are shown to the left.
2017 Don Brace Cup Final Link to Action Photos from Final
The two teams who contested the Final
Presentations were made by Chairperson Kath Marshall
Congratulation to City of Peterborough Tennis Club who were recently awarded the region's 2017 Club of the Year award by Cambs LTA. Dean, City's club coach, was also presented with the 2017 Coach of the Year award. City received the award on Wednesday 21st March. Bill Skead (Club Manger), Geoff Smith (Club Secretary) and members of the coaching team attended the presentation in Cambridge.
The award was very rewarding as approximately two years ago City was struggling on old courts with only about 25 members. Their new facilities comprising 3 outside tarmacadam courts and 3 indoor courts can now boast over 300 members, half of which are juniors. They hope to exten d the facilities in the coming years.
Please note - Ramsey "D" have had to withdraw their team from Mixed Division 5 due to a lack of female players. Matches against them are therefore void.
2018 Club Contact List Amendments
The Club Contact List for the new season can now be downloaded from either the Contacts or Downloads tabs above. Access is protected by a password available from your club secretary. Any Amendments will be updated on the files you can download from this website.
2018 League Fixtures
The 2018 league fixtures have now been posted on the website and will be posted to club contacts during w/c 19/02/18. Individual club fixture lists will be sent out with the divisional fixtures and are now also available on the website. These can be accessed as an Excel file from the Download menu and the file saved to your computer. All club individual fixtures are included in the Excel file, to locate your club fixtures click on the tab at the bottom of the open file. Some tabs are hidden, so you may need to use the arrows to the right and left of the tabs to see them.