Anyone for tennis?
In 1997 a dedicated group of tennis players and other volunteers from Ramsden decided to try to raise the necessary funds to provide the facility of a Tennis Court for Ramsden.
With the money they raised and with the assistance of additional funding from West Oxfordshire District Council and Sport England, the Ramsden Tennis Court was completed and opened in 2000.
When the idea of the village tennis court was first discussed, there was some doubt as to the usage it might enjoy and whether it could be sustained. However from the outset the court has been a great success. The club has getting on for 100 members, an active social programme, coaching and is a regular competition winner.
Ramsden Tennis Club remains completely self-financing, with all funds raised from membership and visitors fees, grants and the efforts of the Committee and supporters. New members are always welcome regardless of whether they reside in the village or not.
Tennis is played all year, by all ages and in virtually all weathers. In 2012, after nearly 12 years of continuous wear and tear, the court was resurfaced by the club for the next decade of use by its members. Space was reserved for a second court in 2009 and currently discussions are underway to move forward with this plan when funding allows as outlined at the Annual Parish Meeting in 2015.
The monthly ‘Ramsden Tennis Supper Club’ was launched in January 2017 to raise funds initially for a small Shelter/Clubhouse, the design of whichis still to be determined, when the target figure is reached. Repainting of the court surface is due this year.
So, if you're a budding Andy Murray or a Serena Williams in the making; or if you are a complete novice, who fancies a gentle knock-about, come and join us.
All are welcome.
The tennis court can be found at Ramsden Playing Field. From the centre of the village, proceed along Akeman Street with the Church on your left. The playing field will appear on your right.
Parking may be restricted to outside of the field gates in the event of exceptionally wet weather.
To join the tennis club, please complete the membership form and return to Joyce Parkinson, Membership Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
The court is available to both members and non-members alike if booked and paid for by a current member.
The Membership Year runs from July 1st to June 30th.
Students in full time education £20
Juniors (under 18) £20
Family (2 adults plus family juniors) £80
Non-members £3 per session (must be accompanied by a member and pass the fee to a committee member.
Fixtures and Results
RAMSDEN TENNIS CLUB - 2017 MATCHES WITH LOCAL VILLAGES
For this year only, two mixed pairs will compete in the following ‘Friendlies’. The long established WYCHWOOD LEAGUE WILL RESUME IN 2018 with the villages of Moreton in Marsh, Charlbury, Stonesfield and, for the first time with us, Bourton Vale. (Shipton under Wychwood have pulled out of this league). The usual format will be adopted i.e. 33 games on two courts per match.
If you would like to take part in the matches this year please contact Suzanne Tucker (email@example.com).
|APRIL 17th (Sunday)||Charlbury||2.00 pm||Home||WIN 36/30|
|APRIL 24th (Sunday)||Shipton under Wychwood||2.00 pm||Home||WIN 49/17|
|MAY 5th (Thursday)||Stonesfield||6.30 pm||Home||WIN 40/26|
|MAY 14th (Saturday)||Moreton in Marsh||2.00 pm||Home||WIN 35/31|
|JULY 22nd (Friday)||Moreton in Marsh||2.00 pm||Away||WIN 40/26|
|JULY 21st (Thursday)||Stonesfield||6.30 pm||Away||WIN 37/29|
|JULY 30th (Saturday)||Charlbury||2.00 pm||Away||LOST 25/41|
|AUGUST 14th (Sunday)||Shipton under Wychwood||2.00 pm||Away||LOST 27/39|
2016 end of Wychwood league table
|3rd||Moreton in Marsh|
|4th||Shipton Under Wychwood|
End of 2016 Season Tournament
The Ramsden End of Season Tournament on October 8th 2016 was won by Sue Tucker, runner up Peter Harris.
New Year Supper
We held the club New Year Supper for 26 diners in the Royal Oak, Ramsden on the 5th January 2017 and here launched the start of a supper club to raise funds for a shelter/clubhouse at some point in the future.
A draw for free membership 2017 was held (for prompt renewal of subscriptions in July) and won by Roz Danks.
Wimbledon ticket allocation
The club was allocated 3 pairs of tickets this year by the LTA. These were for Centre Court semi-finals, Court l and Court 2- another good reason to join your local club.
Spring Tournament on May 7th 2017
This tournament, for 12 players was reintroduced in 2017.
Winner Howard Searle, runner up Graham Ray.
The end of 2017 season Tournament
Will take place on Sunday October 1st 2017
The annual Okehampton Tennis Holiday
Has been booked for November again, with additional players coming this year.
The Ramsden Tennis Supper Club
The suppers will take place monthly and commence on February 24th. £10 per head.
Four of the monthly suppers have taken place with, so far, over £600 being raised towards a shelter/clubhouse. Very well supported, enjoyed and a lovely way to keep in touch with the wider membership and friends.
For further details contact Sue Tucker, Jane Ray or Leslie Barter.