COURT SIDE NEWS

LEAGUE RESULTS:

In addition to our ladies having won 1st league last season (September), Kelvin’s mixed doubles team also won first league this season without losing a match and both teams have been promoted to premier league!

Pictured from left: Julie Staples, Nick Kershaw, Eden D’Oliveira, Rich Mellon, Jackie Booth, Athol Hoets, Shani van de Merwe.  Not pictured, Ronel Pieterse and David Joustra.

Our men’s A and B doubles teams both won their respective leagues without losing a match and were also promoted.

The WP dinner and dance awards ceremony takes place at Kelvin June 15 where Kelvin teams will be snatching up a few awards.  Congrats to you all!

Morning ladies league results:

For the first time Kelvin entered two morning ladies league teams.  Both teams did exceptionally well.  Our A team did not drop a match and will be promoted to 2nd league, our B team only dropped one match with one match left to play. The spirit you have all created within your teams is what tennis is all about. Well done ladies.  Enjoy your celebratory breakfast on 17th May.

THE SENIORS INTERPROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT took place in Boland in mid April.  The WP shield team comprised mostly of Kelvin members took silver after a great week of tennis.  Well done to our very own Danie Appel (team captain), Bokkie du Plessis, Rob Nathan and Shirley Larsen.

 

CAPE TOWN SENIORS TOURNAMENT:

Kelvin hosted the annual Cape Town Seniors tournament during the week May 3rd – 6th.  A growing number of Kelvin members are entering these events and enjoying the competitive and social environment offered in the week. Good exercise and camaraderie and not to mention some top notch tennis!

CLUB CHAMPS 2018:

We are thrilled to be hosting our first junior club champs along with the adult’s tournament.  In fact, I think a few of the juniors could cause a few upsets if entered in the open division.

Champs commence the week of the 14th May with finals scheduled for June 16/17 weather permitting.

Players now have the option of playing singles in the under 50 age group or 50 plus age group categories.  The other categories are doubles and mixed.  The entries are coming in with enthusiasm so we expect a great tournament for both junior and senior members.

Draws will be posted at reception so come down to support some good tennis over the next few weeks or better yet get your entries in.

Good luck to you all!

TENNIS TIP OF THE DAY

Line calls and tennis etiquette:

Being a “gentlemen’s” game where we call our own lines there is a golden rule:  Unless you see the ball CLEARLY out, the benefit of the doubt goes to your opponent and the correct thing to do is award him/her the point.  So often we are unsure and offer to replay the point when in fact if you are unsure the point should be awarded to your opponent.  Once a player makes the call the opponent should not query their call but rather accept it with dignity.

Happy tennis to you all!

Tennis Manager

Jackie Booth