Sir Andrew Noble Doubles

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 12 pairs signed up for this handicap doubles. Was great to see a few visitors attend from Newmarket, Hardwick and Queens. There was some great games throughout the group stages, with some strong pairings including James Wells and Arthur Newman, Will and Alex Robertson, Charlie Blades-Walker and Stephen Goodhart, Nick Thompson and Nigel Penna…

Club Handicap Doubles

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Another good turn out from our members with 12 pairs making up the order of play.  The club level double champions (Alex Dyter and Simon Johnston) and the Christmas doubles champions (Simon Long and Marcus Campbell) both competing and looking strong in the early legs. The last minute stand-in for the students Charlie Seddon…

50-59 Category

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Six members signed up to the level challenge.  With the students dominating the draw. We saw an all-Durham final between John Jillings and Seb Evans who were unbeaten through the stages. John won 10/4. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”1224″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

70+ Category

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 70+ Category Tournament This was the first of the category tournaments to be played. There was a good mix of old and new members. Group 1 This was a very close group going down to the last match between Pip Harrison and William Thompson.  William prevailing in a great match 6/5. Group 2 Rachel…

Field Trophy Semi – Final

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Field Trophy Semi-Final JDRTC v Petworth Second Doubles JDRTC Mark Dickinson and Darren Spurling vs Petworths Geoffrey Russel and William Bristowe started play.  Jesmond started strong winning the first set 6/3.  Petworth came back and took the second set 2/6.  Mark and Darren fought back and took the final set 6/4 Match Score 1-0…

Club Championship Doubles

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sunday 20th January Club Level Doubles This took everyone by surprise. With the number one pair making a very comfortable journey to the final they came up against, the youngest and oldest competitors in the competition. Paul Hetherington and Mark Dickinson took an early lead however Alex Dyter and Simon Johnston fought back to…

IRTA Visit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Play commenced on Friday 4th Jan with 3 players who flew in from Ireland. 1st match being close to 4 all but Duncan Edwards was to strong against Roland Budd.  Match finished 10/4. The next 2 matches could have gone either way with JDRTC winning one and IRTA winning the other. Match score 2/1…

Christmas Doubles 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A second successive victory for the excellent pair Simon Long and Marcus Campbell, was achieved at the expense of veteran pair Richard MacAlister and John Duns It could have been so different had Long and Campbell, not made a remarkable recovery from 1/5 down to Phil Ansell and Peter Scott in their morning match.…

Field Trophy 2018/19 1st Round

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Leamington team had all arrived in good time, however only Richard MacAlister of the Jesmond pair had appeared. There was no sign of Felix White, although desperate attempts were made to contact him. The first rubber had to be conceded. Match score 1-0 to Leamington. The second rubber was the “first singles” between Ollie…

Dutch Real Tennis Association

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We had visitors this weekend, when the Dutch came over to play. Huub and Kim who had not visited the club before arrived Thursday to play members from JDRTC with Lucie and Theo arriving Friday for more real tennis. Matches started on Saturday with the Dutch of to a flying start finishing the day…