Announcements

If you would like us to make any announcements please email Anne Wright (anne.wright200@ntlworld.com) or Lesley Clark (lesley.robb@ntlworld.com).

Jimmy Mitchell Handicap Doubles Tournament 17th June 2017 - Results

posted Jun 17, 2017, 11:30 AM by Fort Matilda

The Jimmy Mitchell handicap doubles tournament was held on Saturday afternoon, with more than twenty members turning up to play and watch. With a wide range of abilities the handicaps can be a lottery! We had some very close games and interesting tactics from some of the men!! The first rounds were timed, and this made all the players work very hard to accumulate as many games as they could to make it through to the semi-finals. In group one Calum and Dany won all their matches but failed to win enough games to get through to the next round. The final was a very closely fought match with Marlene and Kevin taking the lead at 4-2 against Adrienne and Adam, but the later pairing proved too strong and finally took the set to 6-5. A wonderful afternoon tea of sandwiches and cakes was enjoyed by all and even the weather was perfect for playing. Lesley had organised great prizes again and all our winners were delighted to take home the coveted keyrings! This is a relaxed tournament which can be enjoyed by all members of the club and it's great to see first team players partnering up with not so experienced players giving everyone a chance of winning.


(Above report written by Susan Soutar, who organised the draw, handicaps and the scores, along with help from Ross Patrick).

Jimmy Mitchell Handicap Doubles Tournament 2017

posted Jun 6, 2017, 11:33 PM by Fort Matilda

The Jimmy Mitchell Handicap Doubles Tournament will take place on Saturday 17th June 2017.  Registration is at 130-145pm.  Please note that registration will close sharply at 145, so please make sure you are in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.  

Susan and Ross will assign the handicaps and will do a draw for the pairings. Games will commence at 2pm. There will be trophies for the winners, and also medals for first and second place. There will also be some small spot prizes.

This is sure to be a fun event and all members are encouraged to take part!  

Coffee Morning

posted Jun 3, 2017, 3:19 PM by Fort Matilda

The annual coffee morning will be held on Saturday 10th June, 10am-12 noon. Tickets £3, pay on the door. 

There will be tea, sandwiches and home backing. There will also be a raffle, bottle stall, cake and candy, tuck shop and bottle stall. Any donations for these would be much appreciated, and can be dropped to the clubhouse the night before from 630pm to 730pm. 

Junior coaching will be on as normal.

Easter tennis camp

posted Apr 7, 2017, 3:24 PM by Fort Matilda

Fort Matilda Tennis Camp 10th April- 14th April

5-9yrs - 10am-12noon, 10-15yrs – 1pm -3pm.

Registration for each class 15 minutes before start time.

Members £5 per day or £20 per week, non-members £7 per day or £30 per week.
Second child or more (siblings) pay half price.

For more information regarding tennis camp at Fort Matilda, please contact Calum by e-mail on calum.rob@ntlworld.com or by mobile on 07950 577327.

Club Championships 2016

posted Aug 21, 2016, 8:35 AM by Fort Matilda

Despite the bad weather yesterday, our finals day when ahead, albeit a little bit delayed!

The men's singles was won by Mark McGrath, after an extremely close match with Calum Roberts. The match could have went either way, but Mark managed to see it out 7-6 6-4 to win the club championships for the first time!

The ladies singles was won by Diane Fung, after Adrienne Egan put up a good fight with many of the games going to duece. Diane was to strong in the end however and won the match 6-1 6-1!

The boys under 16s was a very close match, between Ross Murdoch and Dylan Crawford. The paid met in he Greenock and District final were it was extremely close and the match didn't disappoint. Dylan managed to win the match in a third set tie break. The score was 4-6 6-4 7-6!

The men's doubles was won by Calum Roberts and Mark McGrath. Alan Clark and Paul Brown were up against it from the start with Paul carrying an injury, but there was some close rally's, with Mark and Calum finally beating Paul and Alan to win the title. The match finished 6-0 6-3, however I think there will be an unofficial re-match when Paul is fully fit.

On Friday night the ladies doubles was played which was won by Alison Daisley and Fiona Riddell. This was a very high standard match going to a third set, were Diane Fung and Kath Gairns did what they could to win, but Alison and Fiona proved too strong winning 3-6 6-4 7-6!

Lastly, the mixed doubles was won by Anna Daisley and Cameron Hyde. They were a storng partnership the whole tournament and managed to convincingly beat Mark and Susan 6-2 6-3.

Well done to everyone who took part. 

Open(ing) Day

posted Mar 28, 2016, 3:37 AM by Fort Matilda   [ updated Mar 28, 2016, 3:40 AM ]

Fort Matilda Tennis Club will be having an Open(ing) day on Saturday 2nd April 2016.

There will be a kid's session from 1pm to 2pm, which will be delivered by Calum Roberts, the club coach. There will be refreshments and snacks towards the end of the session. This is a free session for all under 16s. 
Non members will be made very welcome!

From 2pm to 4pm, there will be a session for those who are 16 and over. Again this is also open to non-members who will be made very welcome. There will be the 'first balls of the season' at the beginning of the session, followed by some whistle-stop short doubles games. There will be afternoon tea around 3:15pm. 

It would be great to see the courts busy with folk playing tennis for the new season.
Good weather would be a bonus!
We hope you can all join us on the day.

Easter Tennis Camps 11-15th April 2016

posted Mar 28, 2016, 3:36 AM by Fort Matilda

Fort Matilda Tennis Camp - 11th April- 15th April

5-9yrs - 10am-12noon, 

10-15yrs – 1pm -3pm


Members £6 per day or £25 per week,
Non members £7 per days or £30 per week,
Second child or more (siblings) pay half price


calum.rob@ntlworld.com
07950577327

Pre-booking is advisable!

Quiz - Saturday 5th March

posted Feb 18, 2016, 10:05 AM by Fort Matilda   [ updated Mar 28, 2016, 3:42 AM ]

Fort Matilda Tennis Club will be holding a fundraiser quiz at The Wanderers Rugby Club on Saturday 5th March, 730pm. Tickets can be paid on the night and cost £6 including a glass of wine and sandwiches. Please contact Adrienne Egan (adriennegan@yahoo.co.uk) or Lesley Clark (lesley.robb@ntlworld.com) to confirm your space. The will be a raffle on the night and other fun prizes. 

The quiz is open to member and non members. Teams can be made up in advance or on the night. Please come along and join in! :)

Edited to add: The quiz night was a great success, raising £469.90 for club funds. Many thanks for all who attended, helped out or contributed in any way. It is very much appreciated. 

Court Maintenance

posted Feb 17, 2016, 4:35 AM by Fort Matilda

Please see below schedule for court surface maintenance and moss-killing. Please take extra care when handling balls after the weed/moss kill treatment, please be careful of ball-hand-mouth contact.


February Weed/moss kill treatment
Friday 26th 09h00 to 12h00


March Revive maintenance
Thursday 10th 08h00 to 12h00


September Revive maintenance
Thursday 8th 08h00 to 12h00


All the above are weather permitting.

Early 2016 Coaching Block

posted Jan 9, 2016, 12:24 PM by Fort Matilda   [ updated Jan 9, 2016, 12:24 PM ]

There will be a new coaching block, beginning on Saturday 16th January 2016. 

Bring a friend in January for the first time and both will get the session for FREE.

Saturday 16th January – 20th February
Monday 18th January – 22nd February
Spare dates in case of poor weather Sat 27th & Mon 29th Feb

For more information please go to the 'Coaching' section of this website, using the navigation panel on the left of this page. 


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