Well done to Paul and Laurence on winning this years Autumn tournament. They played steadily throughout the tournament, only drawing in one game and beating the favourites early on. Playing against George and Andrew in the final, they were 0-2 down. They dug in and with steady base play and aggressive net work, they bought it back to a nail bitting 5th game. Both first time winners, they both had a look of shock when they took the win.

Spring 2017 Mixed Doubles Tournament Winners

The first tournament of the season was played on the 8th April. We had perfect Spring weather, a rarity for a BTA tournament, with blue skies and no wind or rain! Eight mostly mixed and very evenly matched pairs entered, contesting a competitive but friendly event with all pairs winning at least one match.

There were 4 pairs that were within touching distance of final but it came down to Pippa Sibley and David Waddilove, a rookie pair, playing against previous Summer tournament champions Claire and David Ventress. After a hard fought match with many long rallies and points that came down to very small margins, the tournament was eventually won by Pippa and David, who take home the trophy and more importantly, a bottle of red!

Thanks, as always, must go to Richard Flavell, superb at organising everyone on the day and keeping score, as well as umpiring the final. Notable guests were Jerry and Michaella Jacoby who were visiting from Michigan and presented the prizes to the winners.


Autumn Doubles Tournament – Winners

Congratulations to Neil and David who came out on top of five other teams after an excellent BTA Autumn Tournament on the 8th October. Their effective combination of a big serve and tricky net play saw them undefeated through to the final. Against them in the final were Jacqui and Roger who fought valiantly, with some excellent serving and well placed baseline shots, who took away the runners-up prize. Special thanks go to Richard who has been indispensable in his organisation of this tournament and many others.



We’ve got a new website!

Welcome to the new BTA website! First things first: a huge thanks to Jennie Routley, Claire Ventress and Pippa Sibley for all their help in getting the design and content together. Special mention to Neil for some of the photography.

Well… what’s new? The most important information for newcomers and members alike is front and centre on the home page: club nights, membership, and coaching. For members, our events will always be within reach, without you having to dig out your calendar. Our latest news and updates will always be available, without you having to search your email. Don’t worry – everything you expect from the booking system is the same as it ever was, just now a button press away at the top of the page.

For newcomers, we have tried to present the club in a concise, friendly manner – encouraging people to come to a Tuesday club night and meet us. We often find this is the best way for people to experience how the BTA works and our particular flavour of social tennis.

For those on social media, I have commandeered our Twitter account and will be maintaining it going forwards. Follow @BusbridgeTennis

I hope you like the new look – we welcome all feedback. We have big plans for the site to engage members, and make it easier for you to book courts and find members to play with. One step at a time…