Entries by Nicola Bayne

Member Update 6th August

Dear Members:    Just a couple of quick ones from your Club today. Yorkshire County Tennis Championships The Yorkshire Champs are coming up at John Charles from 18-29 August. The closing date will be this Sunday 8th August, so not long to go. Entries are down, especially the senior categories, so if you are planning on playing – […]

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Ilkley Open & British Tour Success

Dear Members:    The firm smack of tennis balls echoes outside of my window as the last day of Summer Tennis Tournaments wraps up, The National U10 and U11 Championships wraps up on the grass courts today and we close another season of action and success on the courts.   Ilkley Open & British Tour […]

British Tour and Ilkley Open Final Results

IT proved to be a challenging week’s weather for LTA British Tour referee Peter Grimsdale and tournament director Kyle Brassington, as well as Ilkley Open referee Parul Patel and her assistants, but the schedule was successfully completed by Saturday tea-time. The Grade Two British Tour started on the grass courts but largely finished indoors, and both the […]

Yorkshire-man Reaches British Tour Finals

YORKSHIRE have a British Tour finalist.  Fifth seed Jordan Reed-Thomas defeated second seed Joe Tyler 7-5, 7-6 (9-7) in a bruising encounter indoors at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club last night to reach his first tour decider.  Reed-Thomas, from Headingley, helped his county to promotion from Men’s Group Two in Manchester last week.  The 26-year-old […]

Pickard Falls Short in British Tour Opener

HOME club member JB Pickard has admitted that he didn’t deserve to win his first-round match in the LTA British Tour tournament at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club.   The 18-year-old fourth seed served double-figure double faults in the first set in losing 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) to a resurgent Dan Bennett.   Pickard confessed: “I felt like […]