MATCHES & TOURNAMENTS

For more information, feel free to contact our Match Secretary, Sandra Parsons

Tournaments

The first stages of our in-club tournaments took place between 22nd June and 3rd August. The finals will be played on Finals Day (which will include a BBQ!) on Sunday 15th September. This year’s Charlton Fete Tournament was held on Saturday 20th July, featuring a number of members and guests.

2019 In-Club Tournament Dates

Men's Doubles: 
Saturday 22nd June (afternoon)
Ladies' Doubles: 
Saturday 29th June (afternoon)
Men's Singles: 
Monday 8th July (evening)
Ladies' Singles:
Monday 22nd July (evening)
Mixed Doubles: 
Saturday 3rd August (afternoon)
Finals Day: 
Sunday 15th September (afternoon)

2018 In-Club Winners

Men's Singles:
Jack Shardlow
Ladies' Doubles:
Stephanie Browne / Helen Loggin
Men's Doubles:
Jack Shardlow / Russell Robinson 
Mixed Doubles:
Helen Loggin / Jerry Wright

TEAM MATCHES

KSTC has several teams in both the Banbury Tennis Leagues (BTL) and the Oxfordshire Lawn Tennis Association (OLTA) leagues:-

Match Reports

Saturday 10th August - KSTC A Men vs Goring A

King's Sutton Men A's promotion hopes were dented this afternoon, after a 6-2 defeat against Goring A. King's Sutton first pair, Jack Shardlow and Callum Fairbrother, beat the Goring second pair 6-4, 6-3, but were comprehensively beaten by the strong Goring first pair. Despite a battling performance in the strong wind, King's Sutton second pair, Matthew Allman and Jordan Robinson, were unable to add to the total. A big win is now needed in the last game to stay in with a chance of going up!

Sunday 4th August - KSTC A Ladies vs Wantage C

Kings Sutton Ladies boosted their chances of promotion to Division 4 of the Oxfordshire League with an outstanding 8-0 win over Wantage C.  First pair Carrie Hicks and Sally McAllister-Little saw off Wantage’s second pair 6-1 6-4 with Sutton’s second pair of Helen Loggin and Stephanie Browne beating Wantage’s first pair 6-1, 6-0.  In the second round Hicks and McAllister-Little took both sets against Wantage’s first pair 6-4, 6-3  while Loggin and Browne completed the victory with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Wantage’s second pair.  The result has propelled Kings Sutton from the middle of the table to first position in a fortnight. 

Sunday 28th July - KSTC A Mixed vs North Oxford D

King's Sutton Mixed A continued their good run in the Oxfordshire Babolat Division 5 with a crushing 8-0 win over North Oxford this afternoon. King's Sutton first pair, Sally McAllister-Little and Jordan Robinson, started the afternoon with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-2 win over the North Oxford second pair, before taking down the first pair 7-6, 6-2. King's Sutton second pair, Carrie Hicks and Callum Fairbrother, edged out the first pair 6-4, 6-4, before beating the second pair 6-4, 6-1 to complete the whitewash. The win keeps the team near the top of the league and in with a great chance of promotion!

Wednesday 24th July - KSTC B Mixed vs Deddington C

The march to promotion from Division 4 of the Summer League continued for King’s Sutton B team this week. They were victorious again, beating Deddington C a convincing 8-1. The team, consisting of Belinda, Caro, Anne, Callum, Struan and Robbie, notched up an average rubber score of 8-3, the one set they dropped being a close tie-break. Two matches remain in the season, against Hook Norton D and Brackley C, both of whom the team beat first time round. Division 3 beckons!

Saturday 13th July - KSTC A Men vs Thame C

King's Sutton Men usurped Thame at the top of the OLTA Men's Division 7 this afternoon, with a hard fought 6-3 win over their promotion rivals. King's Sutton first pair, Jack and Callum, got off to a good start, beating the Thame second pair 6-2, 6-1. King's Sutton second pair, Jerry and Johnny, lost to the Thame first pair 1-6, 2-6, but bounced back in brilliant fashion to take down the second pair 6-3, 6-1. In the match between the first pairs, Jack and Callum recovered from losing a tough first set to square the match, before taking the victory in a tense championship tiebreak, eventually running out 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-8) winners. The win moves King's Sutton to the top of the table and keeps them in with a great shout of promotion!

Wednesday 10th July - KSTC B Mixed vs Hook Norton C

King’s Sutton B continued their march towards promotion from Division 4 of the Summer League this week, trouncing promotion rivals Hook Norton C 9-0. The team, consisting of Jerry, Callum and Matthew for the men and Caro, Belinda and Sandra for the women, were hardly pushed by the away team, winning the majority of sets 8-3. Belinda and Sandra even won their 2nd/3rd ladies match 11-0. The team now have just three matches left in the season but appear untouchable at the top of the league!

Wednesday 4th July - KSTC B Mixed vs Deddington D

King’s Sutton B notched up another convincing victory in the Banbury Summer League, this time in the home fixture against Deddington D. The team won 9-0, with second lady Belinda Archer scoring 11-0 in her mixed with Callum Fairbrother, then 10-1 and 9-2 in her ladies doubles with first lady Caro Stacy and third lady Sandra Parsons respectively. Caro and Sandra won their ladies doubles 9-2, but first man Jerry Wright and third man Darrel Foulk had a tighter match against Deddington D’s first and third men, being pushed to 6-5. Jerry and Caro won their mixed 7-4. All in all another strong victory, with only four matches left to play in the season.

Monday 24th June - KSTC B Mixed vs Deddington D

King’s Sutton B recorded their second 9-0 win on the bounce with a clinical performance against Deddington D, keeping their place atop the Division 4 table. Callum and Jerry got the night off to a strong start with a 9-2 win over the first and second men, backed up by Matt and Anne, who took the first mixed rubber 8-3, with Caro and Tanya edging out the first and second ladies on the tiebreak. The strong start materialised into a resounding win, with the team taking the rest of the rubbers comprehensively to secure the whitewash and continue to push for promotion.

Sunday 23rd June - KSTC A Ladies vs Goring B

Kings Sutton Ladies match against Goring B in Division 5 resulted in a good 4-4 draw. The pairs of Caro Stacy and Stephanie Browne along with Carrie Hicks and Sandra Parsons both beat Goring’s second couple but the opposition’s first couple were too strong for both the Kings Sutton pairs. However the result means that Kings Sutton currently maintain a safe position in the division.

Wednesday 19th June - KSTC B Mixed vs Banbury West End D

King’s Sutton B trounced the opposition in their latest Banbury Midweek League match against Banbury West End D on 19th June. The score was a decisive 9-0, with first lady Tanya Gardiner and second lady Belinda Archer winning their rubber against the away team’s first and second ladies 11-0, and the third man Russell Robinson and third lady Gio Peart winning their mixed match 11-0 also. All the other rubbers were similarly decisive, with 7-4 being the worst score notched up against the opposition. Congratulations to the squad which also included Callum Fairbrother and Robbie Macrory. The win now puts the team top of the league.

Sunday 16th June - KSTC A Mixed vs Portcullis B

In Div 5 of the Babolat Mixed Doubles League, Kings Sutton enjoyed a fine 8-0 win over Portcullis B. First pair, Jordan Robinson & Stephanie Browne won 6-4, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-2. Second pair, Jack Shardlow & Caro Stacy, secured 6-3, 6-3 and 6-1, 7-5 victories.

Thursday 6th June - KSTC B Mixed vs Deddington C

Kings Sutton B kept up their good start to the season with a tightly fought away win over Deddington C in the Banbury Midweek League. The ladies, Caro Stacy, Tanya Gardiner and Sandra Parsons, were on top form winning all three matches, including a terrific comeback from Caro and Tanya, who rallied from 0-5 down to clinch the rubber 6-5 on the tie-break. The men, Callum Fairbrother, Darrel Foulk and Russell Robinson, had a more difficult night. Callum and Darrel won the first rubber 10-1, but Callum and Russell were agonisingly edged out in the tiebreak after recovering from 5-2 down, before Darrel and Russell lost another close affair late into the night. The mixed pairings won 2 out of 3 to secure a good 6-3 win and stay in the running for promotion.

Saturday 1st June - KSTC A Men vs Banbury C

Kings Sutton Men A recorded their first win of the season with a comprehensive 8-0 win over Banbury C in Div 7 of the OLTA Men's Doubles. Kings Sutton second pair, Jack Shardlow and Callum Fairbrother, led the way with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Banbury first pair, Rob Gray and Jacob Gray, following this up with a crushing 6-0, 6-0 victory over the second pair of John Hamer and Dave Sutlieff. Kings Sutton first pair, Jordan Robinson and Darrel Foulk, also recorded two solid wins. They comfortably beat the Banbury second pair 6-0, 6-3 and the first pair 7-6, 6-4 to secure the 8-0 win.

BTL

Summer Midweek League:
KSTC A (Division 1)
Team captain: Carrie Hicks
KSTC B (Division 4)
Team captain: Belinda Archer
Summer Weekend League:
KSTC Ladies (only one division)

Team captain: Caro Stacy

KSTC Mixed (only one division)
Team captain: Russell Robinson
Winter Floodlit League:
KSTC A (Divison 1)
Team captain: Carrie Hicks
KSTC B (Division 4)

Team captain: Darrel Foulk

Winter Weekend League:
KSTC A (Division 2)
Team captain: Jerry Wright
KSTC B (Division 3)
Team captain: Caro Stacy

To follow the progress of any of the above teams, please visit www.playwaze.com. Once you have registered on the site, choose Banbury Tennis Leagues as your community.

OLTA

Summer Weekend Leagues:
Mixed League:
KSTC Mixed A (Division 5)
Team Captain: Jerry Wright
Ladies League:
KSTC Ladies A (Division 5)
Team Captain: Stephanie Browne
Mens League:
KSTC Mens A (Division 7)
Team Captain: Matt Allman

For more information on league matches or tournaments, please feel free to contact our Match Secretary, Sandra Parsons.