Thisk Tennis Social


08/10/17 Winter league

With the winter league now well under way, we are hoping to upload a regular update of the standings in the league. Matches have been close so far but well done to Thirsk Yellow who are leading Ampleforth by 1 point.

09/03/16 Get ready for summer

Team tennis practice starts on Wednesday 9th March for 1st and 2nd team players, and Thursday 10th March for 3rd and 4th team players. We are hoping for more good things from our teams this year!

02/12/15 Club Secretary

We are sorry to hear that Elaine Cook who has been club secretary for many years, has decided to step down. We are urgently looking for a volunteer to fill this role - it is a great opportunity to be a part of and have influence over the future of the club. Elaine will remain a member of the club and part of the committee and will support the new secretary until they get used to the role. If would like more information or would like to volunteer, please contact Mike or Elaine

24/11/15 AGM 2015

We had a very successful evening at the clubhouse for the AGM on 24th November. All aspects of the club were discussed and the cups awarded to this years club champions. The results of the club championship are: Mens Singles: Nick Hatch Mens Doubles: Nick Hatch and Phil Ogden Ladies Singles: Andrea Mayne Ladies Doubles: Becky Robson and Caroline Hardy Mixed Doubles: Nick Hatch and Andrea Mayne Clayton Cup winners: Mike Nickson and Christine Ogden Open Mixed Tournament: Nick Hatch and Andrea Mayne Congratulations to all of you We are very sad to say that Elaine Cook, who has been club secretary for many years, has decided to step down. We are urgently looking for a volunteer to take over the role. Please contact Mike Nickson or Elaine for more information or if you would like to take this opportunity to have a real influence over the future of the club.


As most of you will be aware, the condition of our 3 all-weather tennis courts has deteriorated markedly in recent weeks and they are now a major source of concern.  John Hallett and I met with All-Weather Tennis Courts supplier (Fosse Contracts Ltd) recently.  The drainage problem is a result of compaction of debris that has been allowed to accumulate in the top few millimetres of the carpet leaving the surface discoloured, crusted and hardened.  Growth of moss and algae on this surface is compounding the problem Fosse Contracts have recommended a process of court “ReJuvenation” whereby: Machines are used to extract the top 5-10 mm of sand; High-pressure air is delivered on to the carpet de-compacting the surface and driving out the dirty sand The pile fibres are cleaned and untangled A sand spreading machine distributes and brushes in fresh sand to within 1 mm of the pile top A tractor fitted with oscillating brushes works the sand into the surface leaving the final surface "virtually as new". This patented process takes 2-3 days but play can be resumed as soon as the work is completed.  The new sand infill will require a period of play and weathering to bed in.  Fosse Contracts would return some 8-10 weeks later to top up the sand as necessary and power brush the area to create the optimum playing surface. An extra-ordinary meeting of the Committee was held last week during which a unanimous decision was made to take on board the recommendation from Fosse Contracts and invite them to undertake this work at the very earliest opportunity. The work will commence on Monday 26th October. The courts will be unavailable for use through to the morning of Thursday 29th October. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience. Mike Nickson Chairman

28/08/15 Harrogate League Results

Congratulations to Thirsk 1st team who have come 2nd in division 2 and will be promoted to division 1 next year. Well done to Thirsk A team who have done enough to remain in division 3. Sadly Thirsk B have been relegated to division 5 next year where they will meet Thirsk C who were promoted from division 6.

01/08/15 Thirsk C Clinch the title

Congratulations to Thirsk C team who have won the title in Division 6 of the Harrogate and District Tennis League and will go back up to Division 5 next year. Well done!

21/06/15 Graham's Memorial Day

Thank you to all those who came to support Graham's day on Sunday. There was a really good turn out and the rain stayed away and we all had a lot of fun. The grass courts were in great shape thanks to Carols husband Neil, and all 5 courts were played on for most of the afternoon - anyone from aged 5 to 75 was out there! The fundraising was also a success and we now have £346.50 (including a very generous £75 from Boroughbridge tennis club) to spend on something for the club in Graham's memory - it may be a trophy, or a bench or possibly a dibfribulator but if anyone has any other ideas please get in touch with Carol. It is not too late for donations so please let Carol know if you would like to contribute. There was some discussion about whether a family day should become an annual fixture so watch this space...!

27/04/15 Graham Parker

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden death of Graham Parker. Graham has been a valued member of Thirsk Tennis Club for many years and has won the club men's singles and mixed doubles countless times. He has been a long standing member of our first team and he will be greatly missed.

26/04/15 2015 Harrogate League

Once again this year we have entered 4 teams into the Harrogate League. We are in divisions 2,3,4 and 6. Matches will start the week beginning 26th April. Good luck to all those involved!

04/02/15 LTA Wimbledon Opt-in

Final reminder that in order for the LTA to allocate as many tickets as possible to us, we need everyone to opt-in on the LTA website. This means becoming a member of the LTA (free and easily done online), and then following the links to opt-in for Wimbledon tickets. If you have any problems, please call them on 0208 487 7000. The deadline for opting in is 14th February 2015.

19/05/14 Harrogate league

The Harrogate league is now well under way. For the latest results go to: and for league tables go to:

12/03/14 Team Tennis practice nights

1st and 2nd Teams: Wednesday Evenings (commencing 12.3.2014). 3rd and 4th Teams: Thursday Evenings (commencing 13.3.2014). Team training will start at 7pm each Wednesday and Thursday and will run until the end of April. For more details contact Carolyn Hardy

07/11/13 Please change your shoes!

Now that winter is here, please remember to wear different shoes to walk across the race course to the courts. It will help protect the courts and make play easier if they are not covered in mud! Thank you

31/05/13 Junior Tennis


Saturday mornings 10-11

year 5 and above

13/05/13 Junior Tennis Coaching

Please come to a free coaching session to see if it suits you.

12 - 18 yr olds

6 - 7 pm

17/04/13 Wimbledon Tickets

We did think we would need to postpone the draw due to a delay in the allocation of dates. However, they have just arrived and we are very happy to say that the draw will go ahead as planned on Tuesday 23rd April - sorry for any confusion. The dates we have been given are:

Monday 24th June Court 1 £40 per ticket

Tuesday 25th June Court 2 £37 per ticket

Tuesday 2nd July Centre Court £86 per ticket

Sunday 7th July - MENS FINALS!! £130 per ticket

Every paid up Thirsk Tennis Club member aged 9 and over, who is also a British Tennis member is eligible to enter the draw for one pair of tickets as below:

Tickets are not transferable by LTA and TTC rules and if found to be transferred will jeopardise future ticket allocations.

If successful, you will be required to sign a form to confirm you will not transfer the tickets.

You must make payment for the tickets in accordance with your stated priority by cheque or cash on the evening. The tickets will be forwarded to you as soon as the tennis club receives them (anticipated mid May).

Good Luck!!

27/03/13 Stars of the future

Juniors are an important part of our club

12/03/13 Junior Club Sessions

Starting soon: Date to be advised.

Junior Club sessions will take place on Mondays between 6-7pm,(excluding 24th May & 9th August due to Evening Race Meetings). All junior players beyond beginner and minitennis level are welcome. Please keep an eye on this website for further details