Matthew Douglas receives best U14 Player in Division 1 of the Highland Leagues

WELL DONE to Matthew Douglas, pictured here with club coach Alan Lane, winner of the Best U14 Player in the Highland Tennis League. A fantastic achievement and well deserved!

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U14 team win the Highland League Division 1

CONGRATULATIONS!!
To the U 14 team who have won the Junior Highland League Division 1! A fantastic result!! Well done Matthew Douglas, Jamie Riddick, Matthew Stephen, Rob Bichan, Lily Carmichael and Charlie McCann.

Confirmation of the win followed a fantastic afternoon of tennis for the U14 team on Sunday in their last fixture against Rothiemurchus. The fixture had to be switched to be played at Forres to avoid the wet weather in Aviemore. There was fantastic sportsmanship by all and outstanding tennis played on court. A very close match with Forres just pipping Rothiemurchus to the win by 7 sets to 6.
A huge ‘WELL DONE’ to the team, only one loss this season. Thank you Matthew D, Jamie, Matthew S, Rob , Lily and Charlie ( unfortunately not in the photo) for your commitment to play all the matches in what has seemed a long league season. You deserve the league title this year!

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JUNIORS TRIUMPH AT MORAY SECONDARY SCHOOLS COMPETITION

Juniors triumph in the Moray Secondary Schools Competition held on Friday 5th June at Gordonstoun. Six of our juniors represented Forres Academy at the annual event run by Moray Tennis Forum and organised by Ann Rossiter. There was success in the S1-2 age group for Matthew Douglas, Jamie Riddick, Matthew Stephen and Robert Oliphant who came away with the team Trophy for Forres Academy. Matthew Douglas also won individual Gold , Matthew Stephen  Silver and Jamie Riddick Bronze in their age group. Johnny Bichan and Duncan Hornsby represented Forres Academy in the S3-4 age group playing really well but missing out on the medal play offs. Well done to all those who took part!

 

Last junior coaching session before Easter sees new arrivals!

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2015-03-24 19.11.11Tuesday saw the last junior coaching session before Easter under sunny skies. The children were joined by some new and unexpected visitors!

Forres Members meet Judy Murray

2015-03-16 14.34.52 Five Forres members went along to Bellfield Park on Sunday 15th March to meet Judy Murray. Juniors Calum and Angus Robertson joined in the mini red and orange ball tournament in the morning overseen by Judy and had a fantastic time! Kathleen Robertson also joined in the free tennis session. Highland Tennis squad members Matthew Douglas and Rob Bichan had their two hour coaching session under the watchful eye of Judy who was on court offering tips and advice to all the players.

New Rusty Racquets Tennis Sessions launched

We have just started a ‘Rusty Racquets’ session on Fridays from 1pm. This fun and friendly session is for members and non-members who are beginners or are wanting to dust off their racquets and get playing again. Most Fridays their will be a member there to offer hints and tips should you ask. non-members are asked to pay £3 per session into the Honesty box. Come along and join us!

FREE TENNIS SESSION

Saturday 18th April we see club coach Alan Lane offering free taster sessions from 11-2pm. Starting with Primary school age children from 11-12, Secondary school ages from 12-1pm and finally adults from 1-2pm.

Come along and join us!

Tuesday 16th December

Tuesday will be a busy time down at the courts. With a Scottish Secondary Schools match featuring our U-14’s team from 12pm then straight into the last coaching session of the block. Fingers crossed for better weather than we have had recently!!

Bright and Breezy Sausage Sizzler Success!

Despite the ‘gentle’ breeze blowing across the courts today the sizzler was a great success. Many thanks to those who came out to join in the fun! The ball machine was a real success and one we hope to introduce more at club events.

We would also like to thank the Kitchen Fairies for all their efforts to keep the food and drinks flowing.

 

 

Sausage Sizzler Sunday 26th October 2pm

We are holding a Sausage Sizzler, Social and Fun tennis get together on Sunday 26th October from 2pm at the club.

Please come along and join us. Bring your friends and family along to join in, all are welcome.

For the non-tennis people we will have the table tennis out as well.

Sausages and rolls are provided. All we ask is you bring something for the potluck table and your favourite liquid refreshment!

In order for us to get an idea of numbers please can we ask that you either pop your names on the sheet in the clubhouse or fire a quick email back indicating numbers.

Many Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all there.