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Intermediate Knock-Out Cup Final- Aylesbury- Saturday 15 September 2018
Very close encounter but Aston Park lose out to a game count
Spectators at Aylesbury LTC on Saturday 15 September were treated to some excellent tennis as Aston Park took on Horsenden in the Aylesbury & District Tennis League Intermediate Knock-Out Cup Final. Aston Park were contesting their first final but it was Horsenden’s third.
Level after the first round of matches, Aston Park took a set lead when Tim Gill and Sue Hoey halved their match with the Horsenden 2nd pair, Jonathan Epps and Carol Clark. Sarah Baker and Simon Sluszny made it 4 sets to Aston Park taking the first set in a close encounter (7-5 games) before the Horsenden 1st pair of David Wilson and Sue Dawson rallied in the 2nd set to make it one set each. So after two rounds it was 4 sets all and as the rules stipulate, there was a count back of games. This gave Horsenden victory by the very small margin of 3 games.
Disappointing result in the end but very well played to all 7 players who represented Aston Park over the three rounds. There is always next year- we will still be eligible to field a team!
There are some interesting photos of the event on the Aylesbury and District Tennis League website.
18 September 2018
We are proud and excited to announce that Aston Park has won the 2017 Bucks Advertiser Trophy for 'Most Improved Club' 2017.
Aston Park has been deemed the most improved club playing in the Aylesbury and District Tennis League. At the presentation dinner on Friday 16th March, four of us went along to collect the three trophies won by our Mixed 2, our Women’s 2 and our Mixed 1 teams awarded for the winter 16/17 and the Summer 17 seasons.
To our delight and amazement at the end of the presentation ceremony, Aston Park was called up yet again to be presented with the 2017 Bucks Advertiser Trophy. The winning of this award is a testament to the tenacity and determination of ALL our team players who turn out in the most horrendous weather conditions and run their socks off to bring credit to the club. Not just the trophy winners but the results of all the teams over a two-year period, are analysed by the committee to decide the winner.
So all of you who turned out regularly, or were dragged in at the last minute to replace an injured player, can give yourselves a huge pat on the back. You contributed to this win for us. And yet again our little club punches above its weight. Well done to all of you.
Barbara and the Committee
Welcome to the Aston Park Tennis Club website. We are a friendly village LTA accredited Clubmark club located in Aston Park, Aston Clinton. The club has three flood lit hard courts and a clubhouse and is a two minute walk from ample parking facilities and the popular Cafe in the Park. The courts themselves are surrounded by beautiful parkland.
We cater for all levels of players and encourage members to participate in mens, womens and mixed competitive doubles matches. Club day is on Sunday at 10.30am (Winter Season) but always check the APTC website first as it can move to 2pm if there is a morning match.
If you are considering joining the club please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Further contact details are available on the left hand side of this page and a membership form can be downloaded on our membership page if you would like to join.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
The annual APTC Club Championships are now completed. There were some memorable matches and a report on the championships and results and pictures can be found here.
Monday Night is
6-9pm. Contact Tim to be added to the WhatsApp Group for this session.
Coaching Update - chase down Everyball!
We are delighted to announce that Everyball is now providing coaching services for Aston Park Tennis Club. Please see our coaching page for further details.
Netball on Thursdays
Starting on Thursday September 14th Wendover Netball Club will be using the court for their practice on Thursday Evening from 6.30-7.45. We hope this doesn’t prove too much of a distraction to the men’s mix-in!!! If there are matches on Thursday evening the netball practice will be cancelled.
Loosening the nets after play
Please could all the members ensure that they loosen the nets after playing. If this is not done they tighten after being wet and can severely damage the new courts. I am aware that the new summer members may not have been advised that this is necessary but believe me it is. I’ve seen the damage that can be caused by failing to take this simple precaution and it’s horrendous.
Back to netball!
If you would like to get back to netball contact Molly on 07545 033 986.
Coach Name: Molly Wilkinson
Coach Contact Number: 07545033986
Coach Email: email@example.com
Courtesy of Taylor Wimpey who donated £500.00 towards the cost of installing a moveable net for court three, the netball clubs now have a much easier time getting the court ready for their practice sessions.
FIRST MIXED TEAM PROVIDE THE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS FOR SUMMER 2018
Aston Park’s 1st mixed team have once again performed very strongly to end as summer season AVDL League 4 Champions and Runners-Up in the AVDL Intermediate Cup. This means the team have now been AVDL 2017 Summer Division 5, 2017/18 Winter Division 4 and 2018 Summer 4 Division Champions in the past three seasons- a very impressive feat. Congratulations to the players regularly contributing over this time- Simon Sluszny, Tim Gill, Andrew Nurse, Michael Chase, Pamela Reid, Anne Green, Sarah Baker, Sue Hoey and Eileen Greenall. And thanks to Graham Smith, Adrian Bowen and Nathan Glynn who have also played important parts in these successes. Let’s hope this momentum carries on to Winter Division 3 when the team will encounter some very experienced teams and taste Division 3 Mixed for the first time in the club’s history.
We had one other set of Champions with the Men’s 1st team crowned champions of Bucks County Shield Division 9. The team benefitted from the contributions of Men’s first team players Tim Gill, David Rolls, Graham Smith and Nathan Glynn. After drawing their first match at Widmer End, the team remained undefeated for the rest of the season.
Aston Park also had a very successful first season in the Bucks County Shield Medley coming second in Division 5 and losing only to Burnham X1 who fielded several players who play regularly in Men’s Division 1. Players were very enthusiastic about the format for this competition which sees two mixed doubles matches in the first round then player join forces to play either a ladies or men’s doubles. David Rolls, who as team Captain entered the team for the first time this year, said he thinks the club could sustain a 2nd team in this competition next year- provided sufficient court time can be found!
Dealing with three serious injuries to players in our 1st Ladies and Men’s teams (including both the Men’s and Ladies Captain) was never going to be easy and despite some brave performances, both teams finished at the foot of Division 3 and will be contesting Division 4 next summer.
Our Ladies 2 and Men’s 2 teams have done very well to remain in Divisions 5 and 6 respectively.
The Bucks County Shield remains the Achilles’ heel for the Ladies 1st team and they finished second from bottom in Division 5 despite some very close encounters that didn’t quite go Aston Park’s way. The Ladies 2nd team played very well and finished mid-table in Division 9.
It has not been an easy season and some players were forced to play extra matches to cover for injured colleagues. However, we should acknowledge that apart from one Ladies 1 match where we were forced to play with one pair, we managed to send out a team to all matches and those involved have been excellent ambassadors for our village club. Thank you to all players, the hard -working Team Captains and to Paul Soundy for keeping on top of the match fixture list.
The club continues to go from strength to strength on the team side with an unprecedented ten adult teams being fielded in the AVDL and Bucks County Shield this summer. It is clear our team pools are small, especially on the Ladies side, so if you are reading this and want to play some regular club matches in the local area do please get in touch.
Winter matches start Tuesday this week- when our 2nd and 3rd Mixed teams will take each other on in the first match of the season in AVDL Division 6. We are ready- bring it on!
29 September 2018