Hove Park Tennis Club tournaments have been contested since the club began and 2016 continues this tradition. They are free to enter for members.
2019 Club Tournament
Organised by Iain Stewart and Dan Curtis. Draw has been held and is published here. Club Finals day is on 8th September. (If wet, then 15th)
2019 Anne Leegood Tournament (Ladies doubles)
Sunday 2nd June 2pm start – organised by Neil Dickson. 16 ladies had an enjoyable afternoon playing tennis in the park on a lovely sunny day. We had three joint winners all with 20 points each. Well played Morna Fox, Rita O’Regan and Jess Pither. Thank you also to those who came to watch and also for providing ‘food’.
See the photos in the Gallery!
2019 Jack Ellis Tournament (Mens Doubles)
Sunday (to be arranged) 2pm start – organised by Phyllis Hadley.
2019 JIM & MARJORIE DENMAN Memorial Tournament (Mixed)
Sunday (tbc late September) 1pm – organised by Tony Denman.
2018 Club Tournament
Organised by Iain Stewart and Dave Tully, Just Click THIS LINK to see the draw and final results. Club Finals day is on 2nd September. (If wet, then 9th)
2018 Jack Ellis Tournament (Mens Doubles)
Sunday 7th October 2pm start – organised by Phyllis Hadley. Congratulations to Andrew Prim for winning the Jack Ellis Mean’s tournament on a glorious sunny day that showed off the fantastic new courts well. Thanks to all 14 players for a lovely afternoon’s tennis and to Phyllis for organising.
See the photos in the Gallery!
2018 Anne Leegood Tournament (Ladies doubles)
Sunday 5th August 2pm start – organised by Neil Dickson. 12 ladies gathered in the baking sun for some excellent competitive tennis over 5 rounds. Scores were close with at least 7 in contention at one stage. Well done to Susie Hampson for winning this, just pipping Katarina to it. Many thanks to Neil for organising and all 12 ladies for some really great tennis (despite the heat).
See the photos in the Gallery!
2018 JIM & MARJORIE DENMAN Memorial Tournament (Mixed)
Sunday 21st October 1pm – organised by Tony Denman. The last Hove Park mixed doubles tournament of the year took place in ideal weather conditions despite the late date. All 24 players arrived without any prompting and the afternoon proved to be very enjoyable throughout with some very even matches being played in a good, friendly but competitive environment. It was good to see so many former members watching – Monica, Shirley, Phyllis, Winnie, Brian & Betty were all present and brought back memories from the past. After some very close games the semi-finalists were Darren, Andy, Neil & James (Maddox) and Rachel, Jo (Whatley), Michelle & Sophia. Andy & Jo managed to get the better of Neil & Sophia whilst Darren & Rachel won through against James & Michelle in quite close matches. The final was very exciting with some good tennis being played and Darren and Jo proved worthy winners.
See the photos in the Gallery!
2017 Club Tournament
Organised by Paul Smith, Just – Click THIS LINK to see the draw and final results. Club Finals day is on 3th September. (If wet, then 10th)
2017 Jack Ellis Tournament (Mens Doubles)
On Sunday 11th June 2pm start – organised by Phyllis Hadley (moved from 4th).
We have a new name on the trophy which has been played for since 1977 – Congratulations James Maddox. After five rounds of matches James came out on top with 26 points. The runner-up with 25 points was Andy Prim.
There was some impressive tennis played during the afternoon and everybody gave a good account of themselves. Thank you Phyllis for organising the event and to the several other members who came along to watch. See the photos in the Gallery!
2017 Anne Leegood Tournament (Ladies doubles)
On Sunday 30th July 2pm start – organised by Neil Dickson. Another lovely afternoon in the company of the wonderful ladies of Hove Park. The Ann Leegood again produced some very classy tennis with very little between all competitors, so it proved to be a tight affair. Four players finished in a tied 2nd place with 17 points apiece – well done Margy, Claire, Morna and Sue Sinclair. However top of the tree with 20 points each were Angie and Pauline who ended up joint winners – well played to both of you. See the photos in the Gallery!
2017 JIM & MARJORIE DENMAN Memorial Tournament
On Sunday 17th September 2017 a cross section of members from various teams met to play in the annual Jim and Marjorie Denman memorial mixed doubles tournament. The weather was kind to us on this occasion which helped to make it an enjoyable afternoon for players and spectators. There was some very good and competitive tennis played during the afternoon. We started with six rounds of matches in which each player played in four rounds. The successful group winners were Jo Davis, Dinah Rae, Rita O’Regan and Margaret Oldfield from the ladies section and Darren Pollard, Stephen Milonas and Martin Patrick from the mens section.. Steve Arnold and Thomas Pollard finished equal on games won but Steve kindly let Thomas have the chance to go through. After two keenly contested semi-finals Jo Davis and Rita and Stephen and Martin went through to the final to play out two 10 point tie breaks to decide the winners of the tournament.
Once again all four finalists played very well but just as in 2015 the winners were Jo Davis and Stephen Milonas.
See the photos in the Gallery!
2016 Club Tournament
Organised by Paul Smith, Just – Click THIS LINK to see the draw and final results. Club Finals day was on 4th September.
2016 Jack Ellis Tournament (Mens Doubles)
On a Sunday 24th July 2pm start – organised by Phyllis Hadley.
Josh Pollard completed a winning double this weekend as he followed up yesterday’s success in winning the Brighton Parks men’s singles by coming out on top in this afternoon’s Jack Ellis Tournament. Phyllis arranged her usual picker mix of pairings and the 16 men played 39 games over 5 rounds. It looked as though everybody was having a good tennis session with the intra club rivalry. At the end Josh had won with 29 pts, with Alan Swift coming second with 24 pts and then Williiam Delabre, Iain Stewart and Simon Sumner all with 23 pts. Thanks to all that played, Phyllis for organising and all those who came along to watch. See the photo in the Gallery!
2016 Anne Leegood Tournament (Ladies doubles)
This Ladies Doubles Tournament was held on Sunday 3rd July at 2pm, organised by Neil Dickson.
A lovely afternoon was spent in a sunny Hove Park, well done to everybody. All 12 ladies played their part in making it an enjoyable Tournament to play in and also to watch. A big thank you to Neil who kept things running along smoothly. After 4 rounds of 8 games each, we were all able to sit down and enjoy Emma’s lovely cake. Neil announced that Carmel came 3rd with 19 pts, Winnie was 2nd with 20 pts and the winner this year was Emma Burnett with 21 pts. A few photos are in the Gallery!
2016 JIM & MARJORIE DENMAN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
This was played on Sunday September 25th at 1pm – organised by Tony Denman/Mick Cox.
On a sunny late September afternoon the Jim & Marjorie Denman memorial tournament took place. We were able to get twenty four members to take part and thanks to all of you for playing. We had six rounds of good competitive matches in which each player played four times. The points were added up to see who went through to the semi-final rounds and the winning eight were Penny, Pam, Patricia and Michelle from the ladies section and James D, Josh, Fariss and Stephen from the mens… section. The semi-finals were good fairly close games which lead to Penny, Michelle, Josh and Fariss having the chance to play in the final. The outcome was that Josh gained sixteen points and beat Fariss by one point and Michelle won twenty points to beat Penny who gained eleven points. We now have two new names on the trophies as neither Josh (yes something he has not won!) and Michelle are both first time winners. A few photos are in the Gallery!
Previous Year’s events:-
2015 JIM & MARJORIE DENMAN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
This will be played on Sunday September 27th 1pm – organised by Tony Denman/Mick Cox. Contact Mick if you want to play and have not yet been asked.
2015 Club Tournament
Organised by Paul Smith, Just – Click THIS LINK to see the draw and final results. Club Finals day was on 6th September.
2015 Anne Leegood Tournament (Ladies doubles)
This Ladies Doubles Tournament was played on Sunday 28th June 2015 – organised by Neil Dickson.
We had 16 ladies this year, a record for recent years. A most enjoyable afternoon in the Park despite a short sharp shower. Thanks to everybody that either turned up to play or to help and support the event. We saw some really good competitive Tennis and after 5 rounds of matches Debbie came out top with 27 pts. Our Runner-up was Michelle Mason with 25 pts playing in her first Club Tournament. and then in equal 3rd place were Carmel O’Dell and Rita O’Regan both with 20 pts. Thanks Rita and Emma for providing the Cakes and to Emma also for giving everybody that took part a notebook. The future of Hove Park Tennis club is bright indeed. Thanks also to those who came to watch, Jason and family. Tony and Brian Denman, Alan Swift, John Thrussell, Ian Lynch, Monica.
A couple of photos are in the Gallery!
2015 Jack Ellis Tournament (Mens Doubles)
This was played on Sunday May 17th at 2pm – organised by Phyllis Hadley. Joint Winners – Martin Patrick and John King
This afternoon a group of members turned up to play in the above Tournament which, as always, turned out to be a good Tennis occasion. After 5 rounds of matches the joint winners on 24 pts were Martin Patrick and John King. They were closely followed by John Thrussell with 22 pts and Matt Pither with 21 pts. Thanks to Phyllis for coming down from Yorkshire to oversee the Tournament and to Neil, Jason & Matt for sweeping all the lines beforehand. It was also good to see Brian, Darren, Margaret, Jo D and Monica with her special ‘Bread Pudding’ come along to watch.
Earlier year tournaments
2014 Club Tournament
Organised by Paul Smith, Just – Click THIS LINK to see the final results from Club Finals day on 7th September.
2014 JIM & MARJORIE DENMAN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
This was played on Sunday September 28th 1pm – organised by Tony Denman. Click this link for the details.
2014 Anne Leegood Tournament
This Ladies Doubles Tournament was held on Sunday 21st September 2014. Click THIS LINK for the details.
The winner this year with 25 pts was Claire Poulton closely followed in 2nd place by Carmel O’Dell with 23 pts and Pauline Keating in 3rd place with 22 pts.
2014 Jack Ellis Tournament
This was played on Sunday May 18th – organised by Phyllis Hadley. Click THIS LINK for the results
The winner with 25pts was Dave Tulley (who had previously won in 2012). Joint runners-up with 24pts were Neil Dickson and John Thrussell.
See this poem about the drama of the day !
2013 JIM & MARJORIE DENMAN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
This was played on Sunday September 29th, Click this Link for the results and photos.
2013 Club Tournament Update
Updated regularly as results come through. Just – Click THIS LINK to see the latest results and the resultant upcoming matches.
2013 Anne Leegood Tournament
This was played on Sunday June 22nd, Click THIS LINK for the results.
2013 Jack Ellis Tournament
This was played on Sunday May 19th, Click THIS LINK for the results.
2012 Club Tournament Update
Just – Click THIS LINK to see the last results.
2011 Club Tournament Results
The 2011 finals day was a great event for both the spectators and those who played. The eventual winners were:
Josh Pollard beat Tony Denman to take the men’s singles title. Likely to be the first of many !
Keeping it in the family Patricia Pollard lifted the ladies singles title.
Des O’Dell and Andy Primm came through a hard 3 sets against Farris Barakat and James Denman to be crowned mens doubles champions.
Patricia Pollard and Sasha Long became Ladies Doubles champs beating Rita O’Regan and Morna Fox.
Patricia completed a clean sweep when she ended up winning the mixed doubles with Des. The duel at dusk saw them seeing off a stiff challenge from Dave Tulley and Elaine Luckly.