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Friday, August 25, 2006

The New Season Is Nearly Upon Us

We are very excited about our new team. Bryn Sayers, you would have seen in the last flyer, starts this September and we know that you will make him feel most welcome. Bryn will be joining Mark to make a formidable Oratory team in the National League - many great supper matches will be in this season’s fixture list.


Announcing Tom Huelin

Also joining us is Tom Huelin. Tom lives in the village and has a sport science degree from Southampton University. His role at the Sports Centre will be very varied but he will be i/c the new fitness suite planned for the New Year using his skills in personal training; other roles will include responsibility for the swimming pool with plans for very early swims for members!

Tom is keen to play real tennis so challenge him now before his handicap drops too low!

The New Committee

We owe so much to all those who have been on the club committee for the last few years, in particular Mike Allaway and Mike Taylor - they have given so much of their time. The highlight of course was the highly successful World Championship - they and the others deserve the right to play in peace for many years to come!

We welcome :-
  • Colin Butler takes over as Club Captain from David Gordon
  • Ian Whittaker who will our club representative with the T&RA and Fixture Secretary
  • Mike Box will be Hon Treasurer
  • John Kennedy will be looking after all social events

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 26th October
A Pro/Am day

Sunday 3rd December
Champagne final of the Club Singles competition followed by an evening event - watch this space for details

Howdle Singles Results

Congratulations go to

Alan Wagner winner of the HOWDLE SINGLES SOUTH beating Chantelle Harding
Eric Walker winner of the HOWDLE SINGLES NORTH beating Caroline Gilmore

A Farewell To Susan

A fun night of grass court tennis and Pimms was had by all those who came to say “Goodbye” to Susan as our professional. Susan, as you may well know, has taken up a post with HP, but will be back playing as a prominent member of the Club. Willie Clegg won the nearest the pin golf competition while Messrs. Howell and Eadle demonstrated their skills as chefs with the BBQ, although Willie’s sardines presented a challenge!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Out the Hat Doubles Competition

Entries are now open for the


On 2nd/3rd of September 2006. Players names will be put into a hat and partners drawn the week before the competition.

If you would like to enter please email or call
Jonners or Mark on 01491 681303

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Young Star Joins Oratory Team

We are delighted to announce that Bryn Sayers will be joining the Professional team from the 1st September.

Bryn is a World class player having started his playing career at a very early age at Seacourt Tennis Club.

He looks forward to meeting you all at the start of the new season.



Sunday, August 06, 2006

Real Tennis Court in 3D

The court model was created in 3D using SolidWorks software.
The model was also used as part of the 2006 world championship coverage

Club Open Championship 2007

The club championship has been revived after a few years absence. Taking place between September and Christmas the championship will be a seeded knockout for the top 16 players on handicap. One set to 9 games. Draw posted on club noticeboard.

Organiser : Michael Seymour


Welcome to the Oratory Sports Centre Blog

The Real Tennis club was formed in 1990 with the building of the court at the Oratory School and forms a central part of the Sports Centre Activities. Follow this link for a short history of the club.

Sports Executive: Jonathan Howell
Head Professional: Mark Eadle
Assistant Professional: TBA