Club Tournaments

Club Championships 2016

We encourage you all to take part in this tournament as the willingness to participate will show that we have an active vibrant club. Entries to be posted on event sheets on notice board in clubhouse.

·        The deadline for entries is TBA

·        Ties will begin in May 2016 with dates by which they must be played.

·        Finals’ Day Saturday 27th August 2016

·        Entrants must be available for Finals’ Day

For further information and rules, see the club notice board or phone Raymond Norris on 07590 559483 or e-mail him at raymond_norris@hotmail.com


Raymond Norris returns as Tournament Convener for the coming season!


Jimmy Mitchell Handicap Doubles Tournament 
This will be held on Saturday 25th June 2016, registration will be strictly by 130pm. More details to follow, but pairings will be drawn at random. Susan Soutar and Calum Roberts will be doing the draw and arranging the handicaps, games and keeping scores on the day. This will be a fun event and it was very successful last year. We hope many of you will come along to take part on the day. There will also be afternoon tea and prize-giving after the event. 



Club Championships 2016

Gent's  Singles CHAMPION - 

Ladies Singles - CHAMPION - 

Gent's Doubles -  CHAMPION - 

Ladies Doubles - CHAMPION - 

Mixed Doubles - CHAMPION - 

Under 16's Girls - CHAMPION - 

Under 16's Boys - CHAMPION - 

Under 12's Boys - CHAMPION - 




Club Championships 2013

Gent's  Singles CHAMPION - Craig Brown and our RUNNER UP - Calum Roberts,  7-5  6-1

Ladies Singles - CHAMPION - Diane Fung and our RUNNER UP - Adrienne Egan

Gent's Doubles -  CHAMPION - Paul Brown & Alan Clark and our RUNNER UP - Craig Brown & Stevie Owens,  6-2  7-5

Ladies Doubles - CHAMPION - Kath Gairns & Diane Fung and our RUNNER UP - Anne Aitchison and Eleanor Henley  6-2  6-3

Mixed Doubles - CHAMPION - Alan Clark & Marianne Stetz and our RUNNER UP - Ann & Drew Watson  6-3  6-4 

Under 16's Girls - CHAMPION - 

Under 16's Boys - CHAMPION - Cameron Hyde and our RUNNER UP - Jack Sweeney  6-2  7-5  

Under 12's Boys - CHAMPION - Lee McShane and our RUNNER UP - Fraser Hyde 3-4  4-3  4-1


Fort Matilda Tennis Club Championship was greatly attended this year with 45 of our members participating in the annual competition which ran from May through to August.

Last year’s Club Champion, Calum Roberts, had been looking in great form throughout the season and as he made it through to the final once more many of the spectators believed he might just take home the trophy for a second year running. In the end he was beaten by the more experienced Craig Brown who had previously won this trophy (?) times before. Brown won in straight sets despite coming from behind early in the opening set.

Diane Fung was this year’s Ladies Club Champion, having already won several medals in this year’s Greenock and District Competition. While there was no official final played for the ladies’ singles since a round robin draw had been their format, acknowledgements go to runner up Adrienne Egan who won 4 of her 5 fixtures as well as entrants Heather Macintyre, Hazel Macintyre (16 &u Girls winner of 2012)  and Lesley Clark.

This year’s Mixed Doubles final saw Marianne Stetz & Alan Clark pair up for the first time. They were competing against duo Ann and Drew Watson. Stetz & Clark complimented each other’s game and this proved they were well matched and in the end they won comfortably.

The Gents’ Doubles Final was familiar to the one in 2013 with the repeat of Alan Clark & Paul Brown facing Stevie Owens & Craig Brown. A.Clark & P.Brown won in straight sets to regain their Gents’ Double title.

The Ladies’ Double final brought two new finalists to the court, Anne Aitchison & Eleanor Henley, against Kath Gairns & Diane Fung. The experienced Gairns and the on form Fung won comfortably, having only dropped 5 games in the entire match. This must have been the icing on the cake for Fung as she added more silverware to her trophy cabinet. 

In the boys’ junior section we had siblings Fraser Hyde compete in the 12&u final and Cameron in the 16&u. While Cameron had experienced success as 16&u champion last year this was Fraser’s first time in a final. He was up against the defending champion Lee McShane. This match was played with a lot of passion and was the only match to go to the wire in 3 sets. While Fraser took the lead in the first set, Lee responded all too well in the second and finished with a comfortable win in the final set.

16 & under finalists Cameron Hyde and Jack Sweeney knew each other’s ability well having played as doubles partners in the 16&u league this season and having had great success as a duo. But they had to put this all aside as they went head to head. Defending champion Cameron got off to a flyer in the opening set. While the second set came close giving the spectators and Jack a glimmer of hope of a comeback Cameron proved to be the stronger of the two youngsters and wrapped up the final in a tie break.

Special thanks go to all who participated in this year’s competition, and also to everyone behind the scenes who helped to organise the tournament, maintain the courts, provide baking and refreshments on Final’s Day and to the photographers. 


Club Championships 2012 - results 

Gent's  Singles CHAMPION - Calum Roberts and our RUNNER UP - Chris Fay, 7-6 (5-7) 6-3 

Ladies Singles - CHAMPION - Anna Daisley and our RUNNER UP - Alison Daisley

Gent's Doubles -  CHAMPION - Paul Brown & Alan Clark and our RUNNER UP - Craig Brown & Stevie Owens, 7 – 6, 6 – 2. 

Ladies Doubles - CHAMPION - Fiona Riddell & Allison Daisley and our RUNNER UP - Linda McDowell and Liz Gerrard, 6-2, 6-4

Mixed Doubles - CHAMPION - Anna & Andrew Daisley and our RUNNER UP - Fiona Riddell & Stevie Owens, 6-2 6-3 t

Under 16's Girls - CHAMPION - Hazel Macintyre and our RUNNER UP - Sophie Rew 6-0 6-1 

Under 16's Boys - CHAMPION - Cameron Hyde and our RUNNER UP - Niki Gordon 6-3  5-7  6-2

Under 12's Boys - CHAMPION - Lee McShane and our RUNNER UP - Jamie Nowell 4-1 4-1

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