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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oratory Real Tennis Clothing - 2011-12

Here's a list of The Oratory RT clothing we have availible. Samples of the clothes are availible in reception along with photos of them on and order forms.

1)      Men’s Classic Cotton polo shirt
·        Code: HB100
·        Sizes: Chest to fit -, XS - 34" S - 36" M - 38/40" L - 42" XL - 44/46" 2XL - 48" 3XL* - 50/52"
·        Colour: White
·        Cost: £20.00

2)      Henbury Cool Plus Polo
·        Code: HB475
·        Sizes: Chest to fit - S - 36" M - 38/40" L - 42" XL - 44/46" 2XL - 48"
·        Colour: White
·        Cost: £25.00

3)      Henbury Full Zip Microfleece
·        Code: HB850
·        Sizes: Chest to fit- S - 36" M - 38/40" L - 42" XL - 44/46" 2XL - 48" 3XL* - 50/52"
·        Colour: White or Navy (only navy available in 3XL)
·        Cost: £32.50

4)      Performance Shorts
·        Code: KS102
·        Sizes: Waist to fit- S-30”, M-32”, L-34”, XL-36”, 2XL-38”
·        Colour: White
·        Cost: £22.50

5)      Lined Tracksuit Bottoms
·        Code: TL047
·        Sizes: Waist to fit - XS - 26" S - 28/30" M - 32" L - 34" XL - 36" 2XL - 38"
·        Colour: White
·        Cost: £25.00

6)      Slazenger ‘Smash’ Hoodie
·        Code: SL084
·        Sizes: Chest to fit - S - 38", M - 41", L - 44", XL - 47", XXL - 50"
·        Colour: White or Navy
·        Cost: £50.00

Coming soon…….

7)      Original College Hoodie
·        Code: JH001
·        Sizes: Chest to fit - XS* - 34" S - 36" M - 40" L - 44" XL - 48" 2XL† - 52" 3XL# - 56"
·        Colour: White or French Navy
·        Cost: TBC (circa £30.00)

8)      Ladies Dash Training Shirt
·        Code: S182F
·        Sizes: XS - 8, S - 10, M - 12, L - 14, XL - 16
·        Colour: White and Red
·        Cost: £25.00

National League -Thursday 13th

A reminder Andy is playing his first National League match tomorrow:

Date: Thursday 13th October
Venue: The Oratory
Opposition: Hatfield House (Will Burns and John Dawes)
My Partner: John Lumley
Time: 6.30pm Start
Price: £10 (includes dinner) cooked by Pam Tomalin

Andy Says: I look forward to seeing lots of faces here on Thursday for some social drinks and some (hopefully) excellent tennis!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Leamington Ladies Doubles tournament 17th and 18th September.

The Oratory Ladies participated in the Leamington Ladies Doubles tournament 17th and 18th September. The Oratory players participating were Pam Tomalin, Diane Binnie, Lucy Davies, Candida Nicholls and Katy Weston. Candida Nicholls made it to final with her partner Rebecca Kashti from Radley, unfortunately they could not beat the incredibly strong hitters Sarah Backhouse and Madelin Grant in the Final.

Well done to Candida for making the Final.

In photo: The Finalists; L to R – Candida Nicholls (Oratory), Rebecca Kashti (Radley),
Sarah Backhouse (Radley), Madeline Grant (Moreton Morrell).

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Oratory vs MCC (Lords) - Saturday 1st October

The MCC are always a good travelling side, this year they bought seven players to The Oratory for what looked like a very evenly match day. The 1st Match was between Candida Nicholls & Nigel a Brassard. Candida took an early lead of 5/3,but Nigel fort back to take the 1st set 6/5. Candida then took control of the match and ended up winning the next two sets and the match. The final score was 5/6  6/4 6/3. 
Next up was Peter Buckley and Richard Boughton who took on MCC’s Patrick Sumner & Oliver Wise There was some big hitting mixed with some superb cut shots. Both teams took control at different part of the match, but it ended up with MCC coming out on top winning 6/4 6/2. The score line doesn’t reflect the standard of play from The Oratory pairing.
That made the score line one apiece. Pete Harding stepped on court next facing a very experienced Ronald Paterson from MCC. Ronald seemed to read the game so well making it look easy. Pete played well in each game but just couldn’t win the vital points. The very composed Ronald took control in the 2nd set and won 6/1 6/1.
It was all down to the final pairing of David Fox & Mike Box to save the match, they took on Giles Pemberton and David Christie. David & Mike got off to the dream start winning the 1st set 6/3. They were playing some excellent tennis and controlling the match, this bought them to a 5/3 lead in the 2nd set. At this point Giles & David started to relax and improved with every shot. They managed to pull it back and take the 2nd set 6/5. This gave the MCC pairing a massive boost and continued to play well in the 3rd set to take the set and the match 3/6 6/5 6/2
It was a well attended day from both team and everyone really enjoyed the day.
MCC won overall 3-1. Congratulations!

Category C Club Singles Tournament - Season 2010-2011

Saturday 24th September saw all the 40-50 handicap players gather at The Oratory to battle it out for the title of Category C Singles Champion. We had nine entrees on the day; they were split into 2 groups. The group stages saw some excellent tennis, Pam Tomalin played out of her skin to beat one of the favourites in the 1st match. Considering it was all played of level we were treated to some nail biting finishes. The top two in each group when through to the semi-finals.
The 1stsemi-finalsaw Mark Lambert take on David Ruck Keene, it was very enjoyable to watch with Mark Lambert coming out on top with a 6/4 victory. In the 2ndsemi-final Andrew Woodward defeated Pam Tomalin 6/4. This left Andrew & Mark in the final. Andrew Woodward played a consistent competition and was the lowest handicap on the day. He went on to clinch the title 6/3 in an exciting match. Congratulations Andrew!