It has been suggested that we introduce some new awards to recognise the achievements of players and volunteers during our league season and that they are presented at the annual presentation evening.
These will be in addition to the annual Harry Davies Sportsmanship Award and Harold Glover Services to tennis award which are more of a lifetime award, nominations for these awards should be sent in within the next couple of weeks.
The following new awards have been proposed -
Please send all nominations to myself (use the form below) by Tuesday 10th September. Winners would be expected to attend the annual presentation evening but this is not compulsory,
Thanks in anticipation,
(Chair Liverpool and District tennis league)
In the semi finals of the Brockbank, Palmerston defeated Bohemians and Campion defeated Rainford.
The final will be played on September 7th at Palmerston. Start time is 2pm.
We have now uploaded this to the LTA site and matches kick off on Saturday September 7th. The honours staging the first ever games fall to Formby 1 who take on Blundellsands 1 and Palmerston 3 who are in action against Eccleston Park 2 both with a 12 noon start.
On Sunday 8th teams from Mersey Bowmen, Liverpool Cricket Club, East Wavertree, Mossley Hill and Waterloo begin their campaign with Campion getting under way the following week.
You can view the league online here
There are 3 Divisions of 7 teams and each match consists of a Mens Doubles, Womens Doubles and 2 Mixed Doubles rubbers. Scoring is 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 1 bonus point per rubber won.
This will also be the first time we have used online reporting of results and you can catch up to date tables plus check out who’s been in action in each match!
This is an exciting time for Liverpool Tennis Clubs in that the match season now runs 9 months each year!
Any questions or feedback are welcome by contacting David Simms (League Organiser) or Jamie Semple.
Bohemians v Palmerston
Rainford v Campion
To be played Tuesday 27th August
The Eric Worthington Plate Final will be played on Sunday 8th September at 2pm.
The finalists are Ruskin and Liverpool C.C. The final will be played at Ruskin.
Second Round - Tuesday 20th August
Palmerston v Mossley Hill
Formby v Bohemians
Campion v Blundellsands
Waterloo v Rainford
Ruskin v Mossley Hill
Formby v Eccleston Park
Bohemians v Mersey Bowmen
Campion v Liverpool CC
Blundellsands v Aughton
Waterloo v East Wavertree
Widnes v Rainford
Second Round - Tuesday 20th August
Semi final - Tuesday 27th August
Final - Saturday September 7th (2pm)
The Fairlawn Trophy Final 2019 is coming to an exciting finale
Waterloo will take on Palmerston on Sunday 18th August 2pm. Waterloo are the home team.
In the semis Waterloo defeated Mersey Bowmen and Palmerston defeated Campion.
The Liverpool Parks Tournament at Mersey Bowmen Tennis Club finished with a great finals as players from 12 different clubs battled it out urged on by a vocal crowd.
Star of the day was 13 year old Alex Fook Knowles from Palmerston who lifted 4 titles as well as the tournament sportsmanship award. The mens singles title went to Mark Hunter from Cheshire Oaks who overcame Mersey Bowmen's Phillip Smith in a hard 2 hour tussle. Jane Coffey from David Lloyd Knowsley took the Women's event over Palmerston's Jessica Ayowale - at 13 the youngest ever finalist.
There were 2 all Palmerston encounters in the 12 and under events as Joe Holt beat Felix Thomas and Evie Hoare beat Lottie Cowdell.
After 5 past losses in Parks finals Palmerston coach Dave Simms finally prevailed in the veterans doubles with Mersey Bowmen coach Richie Forde.
Over 100 competitors took part with a huge thanks to Mersey Bowmen Club for the hosting and catering and to Mike McBrien and Jamie Semple for the organising.
The event will be back in 2020!