Committee Meeting

Tennis Committee

Jim Pereira – Acting Chair

Mike Harradence – Secretary

Mike Pisarski – Treasurer

Trish Berry – Ladies Captain

Joe Singleton – Men’s Captain

Alison Issacs – Coaching Team

Richard Yates – Social Lead

Sarah Harrison – Welfare Officer


Members may know Sarah as a fulltime member of staff at the Club. On the committee, she fulfils an LTA requirement to have a Welfare Officer independent from the Coaching Team. 


Birmingham and Coventry Summer Leagues final standings

Perhaps not our best season but some excellent results from our Ladies Birmingham 4th, Men’s Birmingham 5th and Men’s Coventry 2nd who secured their third consecutive promotion.

Birmingham Area League

Men’s 1st Relegated from Division 1

Men’s 2nd Relegated from Division 3

Men’s 3rd Relegated form Division 4

Men’s 4th, 5th place in Division 7

Men’s 5th Promoted to Division 8

Ladies 1st Relegated from Division 2

Ladies 2nd Promoted to Division 4

Ladies 3rd, 4th place in Division 7


Coventry & District LT League


Men’s 1st Relegated from Division 1

Men’s 2nd Promoted to Division 4

Ladies 1st Relegated from Division 3


Junior Update


We entered red, orange and green teams in the Warwickshire leagues from September 2018 to March 2019


10 teams were entered into the LTA Team Tennis event this summer. Teams from 8U to 18U took part with the Boys 12U team winning their division. Congratulations to all those who took part.


LTA Team Challenges were held every month during squad sessions last term. Cliff Allum in conjunction with our coaching team ran LTA Sanctioned tournaments every term this year.



On a personal note Samuel Sitch and Samuel Jeffs are both members of the County coaching programme.


Upcoming events


Club Junior Tennis Tournament will be held over the weekend of 21st and 22nd September. It would be great if members could come along and show their support for our young players.


Holland & Baily mixed tournament on Sunday 13th October and the Helen Cole Ladies tournament


Presentation Night will be held on 25th October.


Other Tournaments planned include a social tennis event on a Saturday afternoon timed to finish for an early evening drink in the bar and a chat. We are also planning a 120 pairs tournament where the combined age of playing pairs must be equal to or greater than 120yrs. 


Sunday 13th October 10am Holland & Baily Mixed Doubles


Tuesday15th October Helen Cole Ladies Doubles


You can now opt in to the LTA members ballot for Wimbledon 2020. Please see the LTA website.


Other Matters


As I am sure that most of you will know, the Tennis Section have been left a very generous legacy by Richard Horsford. Richard was a Hon. Life Member of the Tennis Club having joined in the late 1940s. Richard provided the legacy primarily to purchase a new Pavilion to replace the existing one situated in the corner of lower courts. To fully meet Richard’s intent we are also purchasing a storage shed to be erected under the balcony. This will allow the club to keep the new pavilion for social use only. When it is erected we will purchase chairs and a table. The Bowls Section is to make use of the current facility and will move it onto a hard-standing area in the corner of the bowling area. best of luck guys.


The shed will be delivered and erected on the 17th and the new pavilion, a log cabin is scheduled for delivery on the 20th.  The pavilion will require some form of weather proving and we are hoping for some willing volunteers. Please let anyone on the committee know if you can spare an hour or two.


The committee feels that Richard’s wonderful legacy should not be lost on consumables such as tennis balls and tournament medals but on more lasting items for the benefit of all members of the section. We should therefore continue to raise money for the purchase of balls and tournaments should remain self-funding.


You may know the Section loaned the Sports Club money to improve the flood lighting of the top courts. The loan has been largely repaid with the outstanding balance due shorty. When the Club sold off land for property development, Sports England required that the Club to leave money in an account in order that the interest payments would be used to further develop the Club and secure its long-term future.  With interest payments set so low the Club requested that this money be released and Sports England have agreed to this.  When this money is received into the Club accounts our loan will be repaid in full.   


If you have any comments on the above, would like further information or would like to raise any issues you may have please let me know.