Visit from the Dutch

Visit from the Dutch JDRTC welcomed a team from the Dutch Real Tennis Association on Friday 22nd November 2019. Kim and Huub arrived for some practice early afternoon on the Friday.  Unfortunately due to a minor incident on court Kim could no longer play for the rest of the weekend. So a JDRTC member filled…

MCC v JDRTC v Dedanists

JDRTC v M.C.C v Dedanists A super weekend of top class tennis with a three-way match between JDRTC, M.C.C. and The Dedanists. Emails had been toing and froing between Scott and Johnathan Ellis-Miller, team captain for both M.C.C and the Dedanists but, who unfortunately was unable to attend at the last minute so captainship was…

Australian Jesters

Australian Jesters 2019 A very busy 36 hours for The Jesters who drove up from Cambridge on Sunday 8th August.  One car arrived at JDRTC at 8pm, and the other, after travelling via Prested Hall RTC (a rather indirect route!), at 9.30pm. Quick introductions where made between JDRTC and the Jesters with drinks and a…

Great North Doubles 2019

Great North Doubles 2019 Anniversary Celebration of Jesmond Dene Court 125 Years What a turn out we had for the event formally known as the Invitation Doubles. We had 22 visitors paired with 22 JDRTC members our biggest entry to date. Play commenced on Friday at 3pm to make sure we could get all the…

Northern Cup 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Northern Cup 2019 At Manchester Saturday JDRTC’s Tony Harrison started off the defence against Ken Townsend.  It was a battle for the service end as both players showed their wide variety of unique serves.  Tony fought back from 7- 5 down to get to 7 all but Ken played lovely tennis in the deciding…

Jesmond Dene Cup 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]  Jesmond Dene Cup 2019 It was great to see a young strong gathering for this year’s premier singles competition. Guests included: 2 former Durham University students Charles-Antoyne Hurstel a past winner in 2017; and Charlie Harries-Jones a past club champion.  We had 2 pro’s who happened to be both first timers.  Jack Clifton assistant…

Williamsons 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Williamsons is a great tournament allowing our highest handicapper’s compete with our lowest players, due to our handicap system which made the games very competitive. Starting on Wednesday 8th May we had 6 groups consisting of 4 players with the winner and runner up + 4 lucky losers going through to the last 16.…

Club Ladies Championship 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Club Level Ladies Championship 2019 What a milestone Jesmond Dene have held their first ever Ladies Competition This was enthusiastically received from our loyal lady players, with them all entering this level tournament. This was a round robin format. Our newest lady member Kerry Blaber took on the experienced Pippa Harrison and lost 0/8.…