Midweek Ladies

Tauranga Lawn Tennis has a vibrant midweek ladies section. Their social morning takes place on Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm and caters for all ages and abilities. For those who wish to play more competitively, a midweek ladies Interclub competition runs throughout the Autumn/Summer months (excluding the Christmas holidays) on Mondays. There are three to four divisions, depending on the numbers. Within the club, we have Midweek Ladies Singles and Doubles Championships, usually taking place in March/April.

Of course, as a member of Tauranga Lawn, you are not limited to Wednesdays, but can take part in any officially organised social tennis event throughout the week. You are also welcome to organise your own tennis games, if you so wish. Our dedicated committee and volunteers run/cater for fundraising tournaments throughout the year and this money is put towards supporting the main club’s projects and helping our juniors. We have good tennis and great camaraderie, so why don’t you join us?


Midweek Ladies’ Annual Report 2016/17 Season

A busy year has concluded under my Chairmanship as Convener. First up, was the completion of the kitchen, which we are all thoroughly enjoying. Many thanks go to Mary Buchanan, Kay Wynn, and Mary Foster (master painter), for seeing this project through, dealing with tradesmen and subsequent minor problems that occurred and required attention.

MONDAY INTERCLUB – the Championship round voted by delegates to be ‘one’ competition prior to Christmas extended to another round post Christmas, with no trophy involved. We entered 3 teams in the first round. Two teams in Div I – Silver Foxes came runner up to Mt Surf, – Purple Hearts 7th. Div II – Orange Roughys came runner up to Homewood Loose Units. Post Christmas 2 teams were entered, Purple Hearts in Div I, Orange Roughys in Div II won their division. Well done to all participants. Interclub Prizegiving was held at the Mount with a shared lunch.

A mention of the National Teams event held in Whangarei this year. In the ladies 65+ section Helene Paterson and Shirley Morrison were in the winning team receiving a gold medal for their efforts, (along with Sylvia Wilmshurst (C), Bev Nairn and Christine Wallis).

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – there were 8 pairings in the doubles won by Helene and Kay. A wonderful game to watch vs Lou and Thea who took the winners to 3 sets! Plate – won by Dianne Gardner and Lyall Garty. Singles – 4 entries only, won by Amanda Jonker in the final vs Anne Peel. Shirley M and Wendy B trailed these contestants. Well done to all entrants.

BLOMQUIST tournaments – held in May and October, we had 20 pairings in each, down from previous years. Both successful though and made a profit of $582 and $517 respectively.

CATERING – thank you to all, who over the year provided home baking and contributed their valuable time to helping in the kitchen at the various tournaments. Much appreciated.

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON – President Ian MacPherson was invited along to address the gathering. Catered for by the Committee, enjoyed by all. Prize for the best dressed Christmas theme won by Anne Peel. Donations of grocery items were gratefully accepted for the Foodbank.

CHAIRS – In the New Year we had a number of chairs sandblasted, powder coated, then all chairs and stools were steam cleaned.

THANK YOU – In conclusion I would like to sincerely thank the Committee for their unwavering support throughout the year. We are sorry to lose Mary Buchanan, Kay Wynn and Lou Reid and wish you well in your future endeavours. Due to personal reasons I am standing down as Convener, but hope to remain a member of a great club.

Shirley Morrison
Convener


2018 Club Championship Results

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Singles

Winner:                Marisa Venter

Runner-up:          Amanda Jonker

Plate:                   Anne Peel

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Doubles

Winners:              Amanda Jonker & Marisa Venter

Plate:                   Wendy Burke & Justine Drummond


2016 Club Championship Results

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Singles

Winner:                No Competition

Runner-up:          No Competition

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Doubles

Winners:              Kay Wynn & Shirley Morrison

Runners-up:        Anne Peel & Dyane Piddock

Plate:                   Judy Clark & Marilyn Wood

Midweek Ladies Interclub Results 2015/2016

Division  1 – 1st (Lou Reid, Dale Mallet, Wendy Bunce, Anita Walpole, Maureen South, Kay Wynn Anne Peel & Judy Clark)


2015 Club Championship Results

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Singles

Winner:                Lou Reid

Runner-up:          Dyane Piddock

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Doubles

Winners:              Lou Reid and Dyane Piddock

Runners-up:        Kay Wynn and Helene Paterson

Midweek Ladies Interclub Results 2014/2015

Division  1 –  TL Diamonds: 1st (Dale Mallet, Maureen South, Anita Walpole, Kay Wynn & Lou Reid)

Division  1 –  TL Rubies: 6th

Division  1 Reserve – TL Pearls: 2nd

Division  2 – TL Sapphires: 4th


2014 Club Championship Results

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Singles

Winner:                Lou Reid

Runner-up:          Shirley Morrison

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Doubles

Winners:              Kay Wynn and Helene Paterson

Runners-up:        Barbara Kimber and Shirley Morrison

Midweek Ladies Interclub Results 2013/2014

Division  1 –  TLTC A: 2nd

Division  1 –  TLTC B: 7th

Division  2 –  5th


2013 Club Championship Results

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Singles

Winner:                Lynda Fleming

Runner-up:          Helene Paterson

Gill Forrest Trophy – Midweek Ladies Doubles

Winners:              Kay Wynn and Shirley Morrison

Runners-up:        Barbara Kimber and Sandy Allott

Midweek Ladies Interclub Results 2012/2013

Interclub  (September – December 2012)

Division  1 –  2nd

Division  2 –  1st

Division  2A –  3rd

Division  3 –   3rd

Interclub  (February – April 2013)

Division  1 –  3rd

Division  3 –  1st