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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Ladies Mornings - Wednesdays at 10

Ladies mornings are on Wednesdays 10am. A drill session is run by Bryn for the 1st half hour to work on all shots.

Bryn wins 3 hour match at Lords in European Singles

Bryn played at the European singles at Lords beating Rod McNaughton 6/1 6/5 3/6 6/5 in a 3 hour match. Sadly he was unable to progress further going down to Nick Wood in 3 sets.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Club Ultimate Doubles 21-22 Oct

Club Ultimate Doubles -- this year we are holding two events, one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday, for two groups using the same format for each event.
We are aiming for 8 pairs for each day, with each pair getting 3 matches in a round-robin format and 1 match for the final place. All matches are off level and we will try to keep the groups within a similar handicap range. Ideally, we'd like the Saturday to be handicaps 40-50 and the Sunday handicaps 30-40.

Please see here: for further information. Either sign up at the club or send email to

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Message from Tom Huelin

My name is Tom Huelin and I have just started work at The Sports Centre. My role will centre on maximising the usage of the great facilities here at The Oratory with particular emphasis on the swimming pool, squash courts and sports hall.

I will also be working closely with Jonathan on the proposed gym on the 3rd floor with a view to managing the area on its completion.

Before working at The Oratory I was a gym instructor and personal trainer in Reading and worked with many sports players at improving their performance.

If anybody is interested in improving any aspect of their fitness or working on the physical aspect of their tennis then please contact me.

I will be organising a squash club and early morning lane swimming sessions and I have attached details to this e-mail.

I am very keen to introduce a range of activities such as Pilates, Yoga, and Aerobics classes for staff, members and local people. I would really appreciate your ideas on what sort of activities you would enjoy.

I have met some of you and I look forward to seeing you all in due course.


Sunday, September 17, 2006

IRTPA Championships 2006 - Holyport

Can Camden Riviere find something special against World Champion Rob Fahey. Watch live on Monday night 18:30. You will need to register, download real player and pay some money of course but after that you can be on court with the players.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Mark and Bryn in National League

While watching Mark and Bryn playing for the Oratory in the Maurice Lacroix National league

Tuesday 3rd October, 6.30pm v LEAMINGTON ( Kevin Sheldon /Mark Seigneur )

£15 for supper and match. Also bring a non-member for FREE !

Book with Jonners by phone or e mail

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Communications Survey

Help us to understand your needs for keeping you up to date on club events, news and results. Take the survey.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

"Out the Hat" Mixed Doubles

Call or email us now to enter the "Out the Hat" Mixed Doubles event on Saturday 7th October - Jonners

"Out the Hat" Doubles results

Congratulations to Jenny Gordon and Michael Seymour who are the first winners of “OUT THE HAT “Doubles. They beat Callum Mclean and Eric Walker in a hugely successful event.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Art of Ball Making

An interesting Real Tennis site with a comprehensive description of how to make balls and many other items for enthusiasts.

Night Pennant 2006

Time for the Real Tennis Club’s Annual Night Pennant Tournament!

For anyone who doesn’t already know the format, five teams of six players headed by five stunningly sensational captains (well, give us a break, it’s a terrible job!) compete for the coveted and valuable trophy.

Each team plays four matches over the course of the Autumn term on Wednesday evenings from 8.00 pm. The evenings are fun, a good way to meet new members and there is sometimes even some excellent tennis!

If you would like to be a team member, please sign up (or ‘phone the Pro’s) at the Club. Alternatively, if you don’t think you can commit to being in a team, you could sign-up as a reserve. Your team captain will contact you in due course with match dates to put in your diary.

The list is on the wall and filling-up fast. See you on court!


Saturday, September 02, 2006

Championship Knockout Live Status

To see realtime progress on the Club Championship Online. Click Here

Match handicap Calculator

Have you ever wanted to know a match handicap in advance and don't know your opponents current handicap ? Well thanks to Tom Povey you can now select your opponent and in the time it takes a good bobble to reach the receiver - presto - there's your handicap calculated ! Calculate My Match