Chairman’s Remarks at the beginning of our 59th Season

The 2018/19 WINTER LEAGUE had 12 entries with 2 divisions of 6 teams. This has suffered from inclement weather and has not yet finished. Division 1 will be won by either Chippenham A or Biddestone A and Division 2 can still be won by Malmesbury.

The 2018 AWARDS included  Peter Downey of Wellow and formerly Freshford (Millenium Shield), Jennie Bishop of Corsley (Club Rep of the Year) and Holly Bryan (14) of Marshfield (Junior Player of the Year).The Annual Presentation Evening Dinner took place on Saturday 22nd September at Seend Community Centre, hosted by the Seend Club, who decorated their hall with a marquee & tennis graphics and served an excellent meal produced by their own catering – another enjoyable and successful event. The 2019 ANNUAL PRESENTATION EVENING DINNER will be hosted by Grittleton at Grittleton Village Hall and is scheduled for Friday 27th September.

Entry fees to Winter League and Knockout events remain free and £5 per team for the Summer League – our League finances are still in healthy condition and we are grateful for the continuing sponsorship of KAVANAGHS, ESTATE AGENTS of TROWBRIDGE & MELKSHAM, now in its 10th year.

The JOHN FORD MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT did not materialise at Devizes in 2018, owing to a low entry. This year 2019, we are looking at holding the JFMT in mid-August at Devizes, avoiding Chippenham's Charity Tournament & Devizes Club Finals in September. I continue to play most of my tennis indoors at Swindon twice weekly but have offered my services to Melksham to fill in for their Mens' Team, if required.



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