Brodie Cup

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Brodie Cup is the national knock-out team competition for players with handicaps over 30. After early exits in both 2016 and 2017 away at Prested Hall, this year we were drawn a preliminary round match at the idyllic Hardwick House on the banks of the River Thames. Despite losing the first two rubbers,…

D of E Tennis Challenge with the Earl of Wessex

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Newcastle’s Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club is the only venue between Manchester and the Scottish Border where this ancient form of tennis can be played, and last October, the members of this unique sporting facility played host to a very special visitor… Though real tennis was invented by medieval Basque peasants, the game has been…

Visit from MCC

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What a great weekend of Real Tennis We had a mixture of doubles and singles. JDRTC had a slow start but came back with a vengeance ending the day 3/3. MCC didn’t go down without a fight and there was some very close games Sunday morning.  With our very own Dean Juric beating Simon…

Invitation Doubles 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The tournament included 16 pairs, each generally consisting of a Jesmond Dene member playing with an invitee from another club. We were delighted to welcome two guests from Holland, Theo Bollerman and Lucie Dekker. First round matches started on Friday evening, and continued throughout Saturday and Sunday morning, followed by quarter finals, semi finals,…

Great North Run Efforts 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rachel Bailey, David Chappel and Eddie Chappel along with their Daughter Lucy from  JDRTC decided last year to enrol for the Great North Run 2018.  Being non runners they followed the training programme and completed their run on Sunday 9th September in good times considering the weather they had rain and then the sun…

New Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We are very pleased to announce we have a  12 week Real Tennis Bronze award scheme for DofE starting on 13th September 2018 for 1 hr per week at 5pm. We will start with a little history on the game and progress to game play and rules. If you are interested please contact the…

Club Championship 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Finally the Level Club Championship 2017 was played on Saturday 28th July 2018 Once again we had a final between Paul Hetherington and Alex Dyter. Paul won in straight sets 6/4, 6/1. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”988″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Northern Cup 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Was great to have Manchester Real Tennis Club visit over the weekend 30th June – 1st July. Jesmond flew ahead on the Saturday leading 7/3 at end of play,  however Manchester came back Sunday fighting winning 4 out of the 5 games making it 7/7. It was all down to the last match and…

Jesmond Dene Cup 2018

Jesmond Dene Cup 2018   Some great play from the finer members of Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club. The reigning champion Charly Hurstle came over from Paris to defend his title. Unfortunately he was knocked out by Jesmond’s own duracel bunny Alex Dyter, who played all his 4 matches one after the other.  He lost…