Team Report 2019

Team Match Report

Results for the previous winter and summer Surrey Wilson Leagues are summarised below:

Winter 2018/19

TeamDivision Played Finishing Position Division next Winter 
Men’s 173rd7
Men’s 2131st11
Men’s 3163rd16
Men’s 4222nd21
Men’s 5252nd 24
Men’s 6266th27
Ladies 1 145th15
Ladies 2156th17

Summer 2019

TeamDivision Played Finishing Position Division next Summer
Men’s 155th6
Men’s 2121st10
Men’s 3162nd15
Men’s 4213rd21
Men’s 5252nd24
Men’s 6272nd26
Ladies 1 116th13
Ladies 2195th20

Some main points are:

1. Olga is actively looking for committed team players as now is Lucy – we have 2 ladies teams and are hoping we can attract more team players to help us climb back up to where we used to sit in the tables.

2. Ashley took over the seconds and even though hasn’t always played owing to uni commitments, he has captained the seconds to 1st place finishes in both seasons making this team the ‘team of the year’ in terms of results. Keep it up lads!

3. The mens firsts have been making the most of our performance juniors – Robin has played several times and Ryan’s recent debut saw him gain a convincing 7-5, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-0 wins with Simon over strong players. We anticipate once Dominic and Ashley have finished Uni soon they will be well placed to help us climb again.

4. Well done to mens teams 3 and 5 for promotions both seasons and we think the 4ths will be adjusted to 2nd place in summer so well done too. The 6ths also managed a promotion in winter.

Team Tennis Results 2019:

Our Aegon teams were in action over the spring. The Men’s first team, having been promoted the year before, managed a very respectable mid-table finish in division 4 and will look to improve further next season. Well done to the players involved: Simon Burgess, Chris Keating, Mike Needham, Ashley Horsman, Arthur Ewins, Robin Mcalpine, Dominic Sandy & Shaun Malcolm.

For the first time, we also entered a new Men’s second team, competing in only one division lower than our first team in division 5. The season proved to be difficult, but we look forward to a more competitive league next year. Well done to all those involved: Taegun Kim, Chris Smith, Colin Jones, Russell Vovsey, Adam Tomes, Joshua Marshall, Ashley Horsman, Bryan Nielsen & Jack Harvey.

Final League Standings:

We also entered a U14 Boys team in the South East Premier Division. This is the highest possible level, with a 1st place finish giving qualification to the National Finals. Cheam LTC finished runners up in the division after winning 3 out of 4 matches. Well done to the team on a fantastic result, despite only just missing out on the National Finals. The players involved were Robin Mcalpine, James Beaven, Ryan Papazov, Arthur Ewins & Callum Dickson.

Final League Standings:

I do wish to thank everyone who plays and hope the experience is enjoyable for all concerned!

Simon Burgess

Tennis for Kids 2019

We are delighted to announce that Cheam LTC will be running the LTA Tennis for Kids this summer, starting on Saturday 1st June.

Tennis for Kids is a fun, introduction to tennis for kids aged 4-11.

This year, lessons are open to kids aged between 4 and 11. For just £30 every child will receive 6 high- quality lessons from Cheam LTC coaches Shaun & Ash, as well as a special Tennis For Kids Babolat racket, ball set, and personalised T-shirt delivered right to your door.

98% of parents have said they were happy with their child’s experience – why not find out for yourself?

What you can expect?

  • 6 tennis lessons from one of Cheam LTC’s coaches
  • A Tennis for Kids racket, ball-set, and personalised T-Shirt delivered right to your door
  • An opportunity for parents to get involved
  • A follow-on offer to encourage you to keep playing at the venue after the course is complete.

Maximum of 10 kids per group. Please click here to book your child onto a course.

  • Age 4-7 class – Saturday 12-1pm – NOW FULLY BOOKED
  • Age 8-11 class – Saturday 11am-12pm – ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT

Course is running from the 1st June to 6th July 2019 on Saturday Mornings.

Address – Peaches Close, Cheam, Surrey, SM2 7BJ

Open Day – Sat 29th June 2019, 12.30 pm

Come and play tennis for free on our brand new artificial grass and clay courts at our Open Day on Saturday 29th June from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

Anyone is welcome for a game of tennis: kids, teens, adults, and families!

Free Activities include:

  • Mini Tennis (12.30pm to 2pm)
  • Junior Coaching (12.30pm to 1:30pm)
  • Adult Coaching Intermediates (1.30pm to 2.30pm)
  • Adult Coaching Beginners (2.30pm to 3.30pm)
  • Free Play (3.30pm-4.30pm)

We have a great team of LTA qualified coaches on hand to run some dynamic sessions. Please register for a session on the LTA Club Spark website by clicking here: Open Day

We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

At our event, please look out for the membership offer that will be available on the day. 








Quiz Night

The Cheam Sports Club Quiz is back!

Thursday 13th September 2018 @ 8 pm. Your host is grandad!

Teams can have a maximum of 5 contestants.

Entry fee is £5 per team.

Cash Prizes!

First prize £50.

Second prize £10.

Third prize £5.

Just turn up with your team and grab a table!

Team Results

Latest Surrey Winter League results:

Congratulations to the men’s 2nd team who have finished 2nd in their division. They had to win at Norbury Pk 1sts to overtake them into 2nd place and gain promotion next winter. Won 3-1.

Congratulations to the men’s 1st team who have finished 2nd in their division and will be promoted to Div 05 East next winter.

Congratulations to the men’s 6th team who have won their division after drawing 2-2 at Raynes Pk Residents 3rds.

Congratulations to the men’s 5th team who have won their division after beating Sanderstead 3rds 4-0. Promotion should put them into the same division as our 4th team next winter.


Cheam 1sts finish the season in a safe 3rd place after losing 4-0 at Dulwich Ladies 2nds.


Cheam 4ths lost 4-0 at  North Dulwich 1sts and are 3rd with one match remaining.

Cheam 3rds lost 3-1 at Chipstead 2nds, and lie in 5th place with one match left.



Men’s and Ladies’ Teams

Men’s Team News

The Men’s Captain is Simon Burgess. Simon oversees the selection of the Men’s 1st team in particular but also assists the other captains with their team selection.

The Men’s 1st & 2nd teams won their Divisions of the Surrey Summer League in 2015. The team captains for the 2016 Summer League are:

2nd – Stephen Richard, 3rd – Joe McManus, 4th – Richard Spencer, 5th – Mark Smith-Lachie, 6th – Graeme Ironside.

Ladies’ Team News

The Ladies’ 1st team captain is Erika Geldenhuys.

Finals Day Results


Competition Winner(s) Runner(s)-up Score
Men’s Singles Mike Needham Simon Burgess 6-0, 6-1
Ladies’ Singles Erika Geldenhuys Keerti Sethia 6-2, 6-4
Men’s Doubles Mike Needham & Chris Keating Simon Burgess & Philip Thomas 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-2)
Ladies’ Doubles Erika Geldenhuys & Lulu Brown Keerti Sethia & Jane Cossins 6-2, 6-0
Mixed Doubles Erika Geldenhuys & Chris Keating Keerti Sethia & Philip Thomas 6-3, 6-2
Men’s Singles Plate Bryan Nielsen Colin Jones 7-5, 7-5
Men’s Doubles Plate Colin Jones & Ashley Horsman Richard Bennett & Mark Smith-Lachie 6-1, 6-2
Veterans’ Singles Richard Bennett Jeremy Cookson 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-6)
Veterans’ Doubles Richard Bennett & Richard Spencer Richard Thorpe & Shehzad Lilani 3-6, 7-5, 1-0(10-5)


Competition Winner Runner-up Score
Under 18’s Cameron Monteith Dominic Sandy 6-4, 6-4
Under 13’s Robin MacAlpine Daniel Nielsen 6-1, 6-4


Higgins and Handicap Tournaments

The Higgins and Handicap Tournaments were completed on Saturday 28th November.

Congratulations to Rainer Zimmann and Jonathan Holding for winning the Higgins Tournament.

Congratulations to Simon Burgess for winning the Handicap Tournament 6-4, 6-3 playing against Chris Keating in the final.

Both matches were played in excellent spirit – a credit to all the players involved.