Team Tennis & Tournaments

Cheam LTC Superteams 2021

Superteams is back at Cheam LTC on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021!

Open to all Adult Members & Older Juniors NOW FULL

Email secretary@cheamtennisclub.co.uk to join the waiting list

A fun team competition for all abilities – 8 teams will battle it out to be crowned Superteams Champions 2021!

Free to enter. No prizes. Just a bit of fun!

Please join us on Bank Holiday Monday from 2pm-4.30pm for a very enjoyable afternoon of tennis and a great chance to socialise with members. After the event, join us for a drink in the Cheam Sports beer garden adhering to the rule of 6.

This is a doubles-style event with 4 players per team. Each team will be assigned a colour for the day, so we encourage you to wear some clothing of that particular colour if you can.

There are only limited spaces so please sign-up quickly. Please only enter if you can definitely make the date.

Signup individually – teams will be assigned.

Please email secretary@cheamtennisclub.co.uk if you have any questions about the event.

Cheam LTC Club Championships 2021

Cheam LTC Club Championships 2021

We delighted to announce the return of the Cheam LTC annual Club Championships, running from May to July. This is a very prestigious event in the club’s calendar, and we welcome all members to enter some of the events listed below. This is a great opportunity to play some competitive internal matches against other members.

Entries for the Club Championships will be open from 1st April to 30th April. Finals Day is scheduled for Saturday 24th July (Save the Date). Any finalists are expected to be available at any time this afternoon. 

We encourage all members to enter at least one event! It is always good fun.

Events 

  • Men’s Singles
  • Ladies Singles
  • Men’s Doubles
  • Ladies Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Vets 45 Singles*
  • Vets 55 Singles
  • Vets 45 Doubles*
  • U18 Singles
  • U16 Singles

A minimum of 8 entries is required to run any event. Plate events for 1st round losers may also run in some categories.  You can enter multiple events.

*To be eligible for Vets 45 Singles and Doubles you must be 45 or over as of 1st April 2021

Entry Process

Entries now open and will close on Friday 30th April. Please Enter Here

Entries will be £3.50 per event, or £2 for a Junior event.

Match Format

All matches will be two tie break sets with a match tie break (to ten points) in a third set should it be required. You should provide your own tennis balls for a match, and they can be purchased from Dave Martin if needed.

Please read the rule sheet – Club Championships Rule Sheet 2021

Finding a Doubles Partner

Should you have any questions or if you’d like help finding a doubles partner, please contact secretary@cheamtennisclub.co.uk or reach out to Simon.

Playing the Matches 

Please agree a time with your opponent and book a court. The optimum times to play matches will be Friday evening, Saturday post-5pm or Sunday afternoons given court availability. Please consider these times in deciding whether to submit an entry. Good luck!

Wilson Surrey League is Back

Good luck to our 7 Men’s teams & 2 Ladies teams who are competing in the Wilson Surrey League this season. 


We also have 3 new captains! Dom Sandy is the new 1st team captain. Peter Hutton is in charge of the 4ths, with Ajay Gajree now running the 5ths. 


The winter/spring season starts officially next weekend. Good luck to all!


See league tables here


Squad training sessions take place on Monday & Tuesday evenings by invitation. If you are interested in playing team tennis, please contact Simon – secretary@cheamtennisclub.co.uk

Cheam LTC Club Championships 2020

Club Championships 2020

We delighted to announce the return of the Cheam LTC annual Club Championships, running from July to late September. This is a very prestigious event in the club’s calendar, and we welcome all members to enter some of the events listed below. This is a great opportunity to play some competitive internal matches against other members.

Our later than usual Club Championships will begin on Sunday 19th July. We are planning on running Finals Day on Saturday 26th September (from 1pm) so please keep this date free in your diary. However, at this time, we do not know in what capacity we will be able to run the day in terms of numbers, spectators, food etc. More to follow.

Events for 2020:

  • Gentlemen’s Singles
  • Ladies’ Singles
  • Gentlemen’s Doubles
  • Ladies’ Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Vet’s Singles (over 45)
  • Vet’s Doubles (over 45)
  • Plate Singles (1st round losers)
  • Plate Doubles (1st round losers)
  • Junior U18 Singles 
  • Junior U14 Singles 

Entries Closed. See draw here

Match Format

All events will be knockout only this year, with matches consisting of two sets plus a match tiebreak to ten (instead of a third set) to try and ensure matches can be played within a 90 minute booking slot. In popular events, there may be preliminary or qualifying rounds.

We are planning on running finals day on Saturday 26th September, from 1pm, subject to alteration if circumstances dictate. The format of finals day will follow, but please be available to play then if required. Last year we had an incredible day and we hope we can do what we are allowed to in order to make this year memorable too.

This period is a great celebration of tennis at the club, so we invite all of our members to give at least one event a go!

Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the above: secretary@cheamtennisclub.co.uk

New Cheam LTC Tennis Kit

Some exciting news. We have just launched our very own Cheam LTC tennis kit range!

 

Members can purchase a range of tennis kit including a blue tennis shirt, blue midlayer & navy hoodie. All the kit has Cheam LTC printed on the back and there is an option to get your initials on the top. We have men’s, women’s and kids tops available.  

 

The tops are high quality, nike branded and reasonably priced too.

 

If you would like one, please go ahead and purchase your kit here: https://www.kitlocker.com/surreytennis/clubs/cheam-ltc

 

Please email us if you have any questions: secretary@cheamtennisclub.co.uk

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: https://bit.ly/2NqPmUS

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: https://bit.ly/2NuHYYE

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

Simon Burgess

Team Report Spring 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: https://bit.ly/2NqPmUS


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: https://bit.ly/2NuHYYE


A huge well done to all the Aegon teams this spring!

Surrey County Cup Team

Cheam LTC are very proud to have 3 representatives of the Surrey County team.

Well done to two of our junior members, James and Robin, who have been competing for the Surrey U14 County Cup team. The team beat Hampshire on the 6th May to make it through to the finals in Nottingham.

And look who else is there! Our very own Shaun, who recently joined Amit’s coaching team, is the captain of the team.

We wish the team good luck in Nottingham on the 17th-19th May.

Team Report 2018

Team Match Report

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

Winter 2017/18

Team Division Played  Finishing Position  Division next Winter 
Men’s 1 6 6th 7
Men’s 2 11 6th 13
Men’s 3 17 2nd 16
Men’s 4 21 5th 22
Men’s 5 25 4th 25
Men’s 6 26 3rd 26
Ladies 1  12 6th 14

Summer 2018

Team Division Played  Finishing Position  Division next Summer
Men’s 1 6 1st 5
Men’s 2 10 6th 12
Men’s 3 14 6th 16
Men’s 4 22 2nd 21
Men’s 5 26 2nd 25
Men’s 6 27 3rd 27
Ladies 1  9 6th 11

Notable points:

  1. We lost several of our highest standard ladies a year or so ago and although interest is growing there is still a long way to go to get the ladies team back to where it used to be. Olga is doing a good job in getting matches arranged but we need more ladies to play and hope to be now in a position where some of the newer ladies will play for us soon.
  2. Josh and Jonathan continue to manage the 4ths and 5ths and are using junior players and young adults more now that it is apparent that their standard is improving rapidly – a testament to our coaching programme.
  3. Congratulations to Dominic Sandy who having won the club doubles championships finished the summer league undefeated in the first team and the official number 1 player out of the 32 players that played in the division.
  4. We face more than ever now an increasing demand for team tennis participation. Thanks to Amit for his coaching, a number of juniors and students now play and will be playing more. As ever we aim to include everyone who wants to play matches but it may mean you don’t play every match. Any concerns should be swiftly brought to the attention of the team captain and if not dealt with can be referred up to the committee.  Please seek to resolve any difficulties early and with the appropriate captain.

Men’s Aegon 2018

Cheam played in Division 5 West this year once again and ended in 1st place. We will re-enter division 4 West next year and hope to do better than last time we were there.

Players included Mike Needham, Simon Burgess, Chris Keating, Jack Harvey, Colin Jones, Dominic Sandy, Ashley Horsman and Taegyun Kim. I do wish to thank everyone who plays and hope the experience is enjoyable for all concerned. We look forward to next season when we hope to have enough players to enter a second Men’s team

 

Junior Aegon 2018

Cheam’s U16 boys finished 2nd this year and so will be promoted next year. Thanks again to Olga for arranging and to the boys themselves – I can certainly say witnessing the matches the standard has become very high. Well done to Matthew, Lewis, Tim and Daniel. 

 

Thank you to all our players and captains and I wish you all good luck with your matches over the coming season at Cheam LTC.

 

Men’s 5th Team Match Report v Purley

A glorious sunny day in Purley  saw the Cheam 5th team get a 4 -0 away win.

It was a closer affair than the result suggests with Peter Jones and Jonathan Holding making sure we got our moneys worth. They won the tie breaks in both matches. Plamen and Anton took the straightforward route with straight set wins. This gives Plamen the best ranking in the league, with 7 wins out of 8 rubbers. Will have to keep this pairing together for the winter season which kicks off next month, with the first fixture- against Purley away!

Cheam 5 finished second in the league, on the same points as the leaders but down on games difference.

Consistent pairings  and using only 6 players paid dividends in the end.  More players are welcome to make the team. Well done to Plamen, Anton, Peter, Michael and Richard, and we look forwards to the winter league which starts straight away.

Author: Jonathan Holding