Welcome to Hove Park Tennis Club

Hi and welcome to Hove Park Tennis Club. Please have a read and a browse around the site.

See below for what’s happening at the club or click this Latest News link.

If you have some feedback or if there is something you would like to know about or see added to the site, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Enjoy your tennis!

Mick Cox, Club Captain

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Suspension of courts (again), sorry!

The Government have indicated that they won’t be allowing outdoor tennis during the impending lockdown.
Unless anything changes we will unfortunately have to lock the courts as from Thursday morning and all bookings from that date will have been cancelled. The LTA are continuing to put their case for opening up tennis but until then the courts at Hove Park will remain closed.
During this time we shall arrange for the courts to be jet washed and moss treated and also the installation of 2 new entry gates.
Hope to see you all back on court soon

Hove Park Tennis Alliance

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Club nights end on Friday 23th Oct for the winter.

Thanks to all those who have played since the early summer to keep the club going and good to see the new players (and everyone else!) improving all the time.

We will let you know if any other court sessions are started, but also keep an eye on hoveparkcourts.co.uk for news on coaching and tennis leagues, etc.

We can only look forward to 2021!

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2020 Club Tournament – SUNDAY 13th September

The Club Tournament FINALS took place on Sunday 13th September 2019 from 10:00am.

If you’ve not attended before this is a great day out when the Hove Park family comes out in force to watch some great tennis. Look forward to seeing as many as possible during the day if you can come down and support, following all the social distancing requirements please.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-home/staying-safe-outside-your-home
You should wear a mask, especially if line judging and hand sanitiser is available alongside the courts. Also if there are more than 30 spectators/players/officials then people can set up chairs outside the courts too.

Order of play starting from 10:00am, the winners and finalists are:-

  • Ladies Singles – Jess Pither vs Lucy Chadburn. Lucy won 6-2 4-6 6-4!
  • Mens Singles – Josh Pollard vs Thomas Pollard. Josh won 6-1 6-3!
  • Ladies Doubles – Lucy Chadburn/Dinah Rae vs Penny Telford/Katarina Sherbourne. Lucy and Dinah won 6-1 6-3!
  • Mens Doubles – Josh Pollard/Kevin Bromley vs Iain Stewart/Ben Hatch. Josh and Kevin won 6-3 6-2!
  • Mixed Doubles – John Thrussell/Jess Pither vs Dan Curtis/Rita O’Regan. Dan and Rita won in 3 sets 1-6 6-3 7-5!

A players’ contact sheet will be issued to all competitors by Iain Stewart or Dan Curtis, the Tournament directors, BUT the draw sheets will only be here on the WEB. You can print copies yourselves as required.

The results will be updated as they are received – Any updates send to Iain or Dan and also copy in hoveparktennis @ btinternet.com . Details of the draw are above, so please get your matches organised and played as soon as possible! – especially see rule 4 below!!

**At the AGM is was emphasised the need to arrange matches and get them played promptly so the tournament can run fairly to all.**

To ensure the tournament runs smoothly for the benefit of everyone, the Rules to be followed are below (with additional notes):-

  • 1) Every Competitor is responsible for arranging matches they are in (please do not wait for others to make contact with you)
  • 2) Matches are best of 3 sets, with a tie break at 6-6 in any set.
  • 3) Matches are to be played by the dates shown on the Draw sheets.
  • 4) If a match is not completed by the stated date, ALL players in that unplayed match will be scratched. If one pair feel they tried everything to arrange the match and that the opposing pair were culpable in the non-playing of the match, then they can appeal by email to Dan or Iain, with evidence of their communications, for a final decision on the matter. 
  • 5) Matches cannot be played on courts used during Club Evenings unless they become free later in the evening.
  • 6) Results are to be given to Iain Stewart or Dan Curtis immediately after matches have been played (please also copy in hoveparktennis @ btinternet.com or on Club private Facebook group).
  • 7) If you are unable to compete further, even for a temporary period, please inform Iain/Dan. Please also try and let your partner/opponents know.
  • 8) A reminder will be sent if results have not been received by the stated date (but please do not wait for this – see Rule 4)
  • 9) If you are not free on Finals Day you must withdraw from the Tournament asap.
  • 10) If necessary the Tournament Directors will arbitrate in the event of a dispute (and have the final say).
  • Most important – Have fun and enjoy!! – Iain and Dan

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Club nights are back (sort of)!

Hi everyone,

Good news…club nights are back! But not quite as we know them. In order to adhere to government guidelines and to ensure we all stay safe, we will need to limit the number of people attending and pre-arrange the pairings. Please continue to stick to the LTA’s guidelines, stay 2 metres apart, practice good hand hygiene (e.g. cleaning hands with antibacterial gel at change of ends), and of course if you are showing any symptoms of COVID then you shouldn’t attend. : https://www.lta.org.uk/…/coronavirus-covid-19—latest-adv…/

Socials will still take place on a Monday and Friday evenings from Friday (19th June), but will be split into two slots:
5.00-6.30pm
6.35-8.00pm

How will they work? A couple of days before the social we will ask people who would like to attend the sessions to request a slot via the private “Hove Park Tennis Club Members” Facebook group (the Captains have kindly offered to take it in turns arranging).
People will be given a place on a first come, first served basis. Once we have the list of attendees (and a couple of reserves) captains will prearrange the pairs and share them on the Facebook group, please just play in that four. Be careful not to congregate in large groups and try and leave promptly at the end of the session so we don’t have too many people on court at the same time.
We will provide club balls to be used.

We hope you enjoy the new Socials, it will be great to get back on court.

PS If you are already a paid up member then contact us to request access to the private facebook group.

Take care everyone

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Courts will reopen for booked sessions on Wednesday but LTA guidelines must be followed please.

Guidance published for playing tennis safely in England from Wednesday

Read full guidelines for venues, coaches and players at https://bit.ly/2WmklEa

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Courts are now closed, sorry. 24/03/2020

Due to the Prime Minister’s Instruction yesterday evening and the subsequent clarification from the Government i.e.

CLOSING NON-ESSENTIAL SHOPS AND PUBLIC PLACES
Including:-
Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities
Communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms

to comply with these instructions, the Hove Park Tennis Alliance has cancelled all current and future bookings of the Hove Park Tennis Courts and the Clubspark Booking System has been suspended immediately.

In the meantime, keep safe and active, hopefully we will all be playing tennis in the not too distant future.

Hove Park Tennis Alliance

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Courts at Hove Park open, but no organised club activities. Update 22/3/20 14:00

In light of recent government and LTA guidelines Hove Park Tennis Club will suspend all organised activities until instructed otherwise.
Unfortunately this means that any club or individual group sessions including club nights will not take place for the foreseeable future.

This is such a hard decision but something we have been monitoring since the outbreak started. The emphasis has shifted and we all have a duty to be socially responsible first.
Alistair has cancelled all Sunday groups and Tom will likely do the same after honouring this weekend sessions.

The courts however remain open for now and individuals are still welcome to book courts and have one to one coaching.

For all other information on how to stay safe I have included the latest LTA guidelines for COVID-19 tennis venues, please read :

https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-venues/

Many thanks
Neil
Hove Park Tennis Alliance

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2020 season, our 63rd. AGM was on Tue 18th Feb!

HPTC members – This year’s AGM (our 63rd) was held on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 at the  Poets Corner Pub, Montgomery Street, Hove at 7.00 pm. Welcome back and a special welcome to those who joined last year.

Club Summer season opening day and evenings from Monday 23 March until Friday 23 October. All sessions will now begin at 5pm. League matches begin on 14 April.

Prospective new members can attend free for 2 sessions before their membership request is assessed.

The agenda was emailed out to members via the Hove Park Alliance email.  A registration form will be sent very soon with details of how to make your membership payment (eg via Clubspark or direct) of £90 (£45 juniors).

It was great to see over 30 members at the AGM. (No extra agenda items raised)

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Looking back on a great 2019 season

LOOKING BACK ON A GREAT SEASON. The successful and enjoyable club finals day was another step in what has been a great 2019 summer season for Hove Park Tennis Club.
The league season has now come to an end with ALL six Hove Park teams very pleased with what they achieved.
Our first team (Hove) just missed out on being Brighton Parks champions with 110 pts to Dyke’s 115 pts. Dyke beat us in the last match of the season! 😱 Finishing 2nd was an improvement to the 2018 season when we finished 4th.
The second team (Hove A) achieved what they set out to do by staying in the first division finishing 7th with 54 pts. That has not always been possible before.😅
It was a great year for our third team (Hove B). They are division two champions gaining 107 pts beating Dyke A who came second with 104 pts. 🤠
In the third division (Hove C) our 4th team won promotion finishing as runners-up with 108 pts behind Dyke C with 113 pts. 😎
The fourth division belongs to Hove! Our 5th team (Hove D) easily won the division and are champions with 110 pts from 16 matches. The 6th team (Hove E) had their best season ever and also won promotion finishing as runners-up with 96 pts from 16 matches. 🥰🤩
Our six teams played a combined total of 104 matches and we won 66 of them. 21 were drawn and we were only beaten 17 times. A great record! We had 77 members play for Hove Park in the teams (40 men and 37 ladies) so congratulations to you all whether you just played a few games or were playing throughout the season. You all played your part in making 2019 a season to remember with pride.. Mick.
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2019 Club Tournament – SUNDAY 8th September

The Club Tournament FINALS took place on Sunday 8th September 2019 from 10:00am – Order of play was as below. A glorious day with a great turnout from supporters and helpers (Umpires/Line Judges/Cooks/Food providers) – and an excellent BBQ from Jason/Matt.

Details of the results are below, so thank you all for getting your matches organised!

  • Ladies Singles – (Last update 08/9/19) Won by Jo Davis
  • Mens Singles – (Last update 08/9/19) Won by David Redinha
  • Ladies Doubles – (Last update 08/9/19) Won by Jess Pither/Dinah Rae
  • Mens Doubles – (Last update 08/9/19) Won by Andre Glucina/Antonio Sierra-Olmo
  • Mixed Doubles – (Last update 08/9/19) Won by Simon Sumner/Rita O’Regan
2019 Club Tournament FInalists

A players’ contact sheet will be issued to all competitors by Iain Stewart or Dan Curtis, the Tournament organisers, BUT the draw sheets will be only on the WEB. You can print copies yourselves as required.

The results will be updated as they are received – Any updates send to Iain or Dan and also copy in hoveparktennis @ btinternet.com .

**At the AGM is was emphasised the need to arrange matches and get them played promptly so the tournament can run fairly to all.**

To ensure the tournament runs smoothly for the benefit of everyone, the Rules to be followed are below (with additional notes):-

  • 1) Every Competitor is responsible for arranging matches they are in (please do not wait for others to make contact with you)
  • 2) Matches are best of 3 sets, with a tie break at 6-6 in any set.
  • 3) Matches are to be played by dates shown on the Draw sheets.
  • 4) If a match is not going to be completed by the stated date please inform Iain/Dan asap. (Note: Missed deadlines could result in ALL players in that game being scratched)
  • 5) Matches cannot be played on courts used during Club Evenings unless they become free later in the evening.
  • 6) Results are to be given to Iain Stewart or Dan Curtis immediately after matches have been played (can also copy in hoveparktennis @ btinternet.com ).
  • 7) If you are unable to compete further, or even for a temporary period, please inform Iain/Dan. Please also try and let your partner/opponents know.
  • 8) A reminder will be sent if results have not been received by the stated date (but please do not wait for this – see note for 4)
  • 9) If you are not free on Finals Day you must withdraw from the Tournament asap.
  • 10) If necessary the Tournament Secretary will arbitrate in the event of a dispute (and has the final say).
  • Most important – Have fun and enjoy!! – Iain and Dan
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