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Cricket Returns to Halton Pavilion

22nd February 2017

Over 100 years after the Pavilion started life as a cricket pavilion, RAF Halton met Wendover Cricket Club - fantastic game, and a photo that echoes past glories...

South Bucks School Sport Partnership - Year 3 & 4 Multi Skills at Halton

11th November 2016

November certainly started with a bang….two primary schools from South Bucks brought year 3 and 4 students along to a multi skills festival hosted by Halton Tennis Club.

The aim of the multi skills festival was to provide a non-sport specific, challenging and enjoyable environment for young pupils to develop their involvement in sport. Multi skills cover an array of basic fundamental movements that we all need, such as running, jumping, throwing and catching. Multi skills help to develop pupils in a number of ways including physical, technical, tactical, mental as well as personal-social skills.

The lively students from St. Nicolas and St. Mary’s had a great time trying out some new and different activities. Activities delivered through a variety of sports included football, Tennis and hockey. There were some budding sports stars from both schools that demonstrated high levels of fundamental movement skills.

By Rachel Hutchinson, South Bucks School Sport Partnership Manager and School Games Organiser.

South Bucks School Sport Partnership Inclusive Tennis Festival at Halton Tennis Club

31st October 2016

By Rachel Hutchinson, South Bucks School Sport Partnership Manager and School Games Organiser

On a bright and breezy October morning, thirty nine students from five different schools across South Bucks, descended on to the courts at Halton Tennis Club. The School’s involved in the event included; Alfriston School, Chiltern Way Academy, Heritage House, Pebble Brook and Stony Dean.

The aim of the festival was to invite students with a variety of special educational needs and disabilities to experience fun based tennis activities that all students could access, and under the guidance of highly qualified Tennis Coaches.

The students had a great time playing the many games including King of the court, Jail and cross the river. As well as being fun, each of the activities provided students the opportunity to work on their communication skills, hand eye co-ordination and for some students a more competitive environment and what a great way to get your physical activity quota for the day.

It is fair to say that a lot of fun was had by both the students, staff and coaches at Halton Tennis Club and there were a number of students on court with great potential….who knows, maybe we have the next Andy Murray at a School in South Bucks!

For anyone interested in trying out Tennis at Halton Tennis Club, please contact alex@everyball.net

Halton Coaches and students from South Bucks

Students and staff from Alfriston School

Students and staff from Heritage House School

Students and staff from Pebble Brook

Halton Tennis Centre Win 2 Awards at the Bucks & MK Sports Awards 2015

7th December 2015

Halton Tennis picked up 2 awards at the prestigious Bucks & MK Sports Awards held at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury on Friday 4th December. The tenth annual Bucks & MK Sport Awards attracted nominations from all aspects of community sport in Bucks & MK so we are delighted to announce that Halton Village Lawn Tennis Club were awarded Club of the Year and Jemima King was awarded Performance Coach of the Year. The photo below shows Jemima & Mike James (Chairman of HVLTC) with Bucks LTA President Keith Dewick.

Gill and Halton win at LTA awards!

26th November 2015

Gill has won the Bucks LTA Volunteer of the Year award for her "outstanding contribution to Bucks Tennis" - we are so proud of her!

Oh, and Halton won the Club of the Year award!

Members Cup 2015

19th August 2015

We had another successful year for members cup, which included 8 teams of approximately 10 people and matches were all played on Sunday evenings.  Each match consisted of a ladies/mens doubles match followed by 2 mixed matches playing the first to eight games with a tie-break at 7-7.

During the season we had some very competitive matches and it was lovely to see some new faces getting involved in this social/competitive competition.  It all culminated in a Finals night where all 8 teams and coincidentally the 2 leading teams played each other.
This year's competition was won by “You Cannot Be Serious” captained by Diana Chatterton.  Congratulations go to the whole team.  The evening finished with a BBQ and presentation.

A big “Thank You” to all the players for making it such a fun competition, to the bar staff for opening on a Sunday evening and especially to Gill Lyons for our after-match cakes every week – Sunday nights will not be the same without them!

Tracey Strong


YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS 12 7 22 6 +16 196 109 +87
YOUNG 1’S 10 7 19 9 +10 182 141 +41
MIXED SPICE 10 7 16 12 +4 165 155 +10
THE FAMILY 7 7 14 14 0 168 160 +8
WATCH THE TRAMLINES 6 7 13 15 -2 123 161 -38
BALL BUSTERS 5 7 11 17 -6 153 171 -18
THE NUMBER 2’S 4 7 10 18 -8 157 188 -31
THE BABOUSHKA’S 2 7 7 21 -14 103 163 -60

Terry's Tournament 2015

13th August 2015

Halton's annual Charity Handicapped tournament was this year held on Saturday 1st August and raised funds for Prostate Cancer UK.  Last year I lost my father to the disease and as our day progressed it was very clear from stories being told that several members have had their lives affected by this horrible disease.

We started with 20 pairs who were split into 3 boxes to play round-robin matches of 25 minutes, with pairs having various handicaps depending on their level of play and experience, which meant that everyone had a chance of winning.

After all the round-robin matches were played we had 3 winners of their boxes who had not lost a match and a “lucky loser” who had only lost one match, who progressed through to the semi-finals.  The first semi-finals were between Sean Strong/Sarah Bright & Peter Strong/Nicky Lambell (both previous winners of the tournament).  This was close but was won by Sean and Sarah. The second semi-final (again with a father and son on opposite sides of the net) was between Graeme Mackie/Yvonne Shaw & Paul Mackie/Emma Strong.  This was a very close match with Emma and Paul drawing equal to 3-3 in the last minutes of the match, so a tie-break had to be played to decide who would go through to the final, which was won by Graeme and Yvonne.

The Final was a repeat of last year's competition and a reflection of how good all four players are as both pairs had been playing off a handicap of -40 all day and not been beaten. The winners were Sean Strong & Sarah Bright and it was an emotional moment for me remembering my father and thinking how proud he would have been of both his grandchildren.

Tennis was followed by a delicious dinner in the evening which included a raffle and auction.  A big Thank You to all who supported the tournament, through donations, buying raffle tickets, making cakes and of course the players.

We raised a grand total of £1510 for Prostate Cancer UK.

This was my final year for organising and would like to thank everyone for the beautiful flowers and to my partner on the day, Jim Beshoff.   I wish Mike Hill good luck with the organisation in the future.

Tracey Strong

Winners Sarah Bright & Sean Strong at the dinner

Mary O’Sulllivan & Linda Bottrill in matching outfits

14&U Girls National Champs!

27th July 2015

Halton/Everyball's Bandana Bandits stormed to victory in the Team Aegon 14&U finals at the National Tennis Centre on 19th July beating a strong Bolton Arena team in the final. Great job to inspirational Captain Jemima King and her bandana starletts Lauren, Izzy, Scarlett, Alex and Alexa. Really well done girls!

Mini Tennis Club Champs - 4th July

7th July 2015

Well done to all 38 players who competed in the Mini Tennis Club Champs on Saturday 4th July – great standard of play and fantastic support from the parents.

Great afternoon of tennis, followed by prize-giving with Mike James, presenting the trophies, after which everyone joined in the “4th of July” party – tennis for all the family, live music and food.

Winners and runners-up:

Mini Red Girls – Winner Scarlet Kavanagh’ Summer-up Hannah Miles

Mini Red Boys – Winner Ashton Taank; Runner-up Nathan Baggett

Mini Orange Girls – Winner Rhianna Wood; Runner-up Georgia Wise

Mini Orange Boys – Winner Oliver Charlton; Runner-up Ethan Taank

During the year Halton Mini Tennis Club players have been competing in monthly matchplays, earning leaderboard points for every matchplay entered, every match played and every match won. The players at the top of the leaderboard were presented with their prizes by Mike James. Well Done: Ethan Taank (Mini Orange winner); Aidan Roberts (Mini Orange runner-up); Joseph McCay-Brown (Mini Red winner); Ashton Taank (Mini Red runner-up); Michael Cummins (Mini Red/Orange)

Joseph McCay-Brown

Ashton Taank

Everyball Tennis and Chiltern Institute of Learning Development and Sport (CHILDS) host Sergio Casal Tennis Workshop

16th June 2015

On Friday 5th June Everyball Tennis (Halton UK) and the Chiltern Institute of Learning Development and Sport (CHILDS) were thrilled to host Sergio Casal and Daniel Sorribas for a coaches workshop at Halton Tennis Centre.

Sergio and Daniel presented the Sanchez-Casal 'system' to over 25 coaches and a number of our performance juniors who stepped up to demonstrate their drills.

Amongst many things a few key points that stood out:

  • simplicity
  • repetition and volume to develop 'muscle memory'
  • clarity of shot 'intention' relating to zones of play
  • developing mentally tough and resilient players

It was great to share ideas, practice new ones, and host one of the top academies in world tennis at the moment. We are particularly excited to see how we might develop an ongoing relationship with Sanchez-Casal over the next months, and must thank our own Spanish guru in Guti for all the work he has done so far on this project.

Support for Halton Enabled Tennis

17th May 2015

Many thanks to Tom Mayer and the Wendover round table for supporting the Halton Everyball Enabled Tennis programme, and the presentation of a cheque for £1000 to Alex Barnes Head Coach.

Tom Mayer presenting cheque to Alex Barnes for Halton Enabled Tennis
Halton Enabled Tennis

More Aegon Success for Halton's Ladies

27th April 2015

Halton Ladies had another convincing win for their second match of this season in the Aegon Team Tennis National competition when they beat East Dorset 6-0. This week the singles players were Laura Deigman, Jemima King, Lereesa Easterbrook and Georgie Sanders who all won their matches in straight sets. The doubles matches were equally straight forward for the Halton team of Laura/Jemima and Lereesa/Celia Cornforth.

Halton Men had a very tight match against Maidenhead when the team of Alan Bevan, Cameron Malik, Ed Taylor and Alex Barnes were forced to a tiebreak shoot-out to get a result after the match stood as a draw 3-3 after the singles and doubles matches. In the shoot-out both Bevan and Taylor won their singles to secure a win for Halton.

Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars
Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars
Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars
Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars

Congratulations JJ in signing letter of intent to Florida Tech

27th April 2015

Big congratulations to Everyball player JJ Clark who signed his National Letter of Intent with Florida Tech earlier this week. With the help of US Tennis Scholarships founder Jemima King, JJ has accepted a tennis and academic scholarship beginning this Autumn (or Fall as they say in the States JJ!). Good luck JJ and enjoy being a Panther!

Jemima has now helped 11 Everyball players achieve their goal of playing tennis in the US Collegiate system and no doubt there will be many more to come in the future.

Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars

Bath beaten by Halton's Girls!

27th April 2015

Halton’s Under 14 Girls beat Bath 6-0 – very well done girls!

Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars
Left to right: Alex Hildreth, Izzie Marshall, Lauren Armstrong & Scarlett Hutchinson.

Halton Ladies Off to a Great Start

20th April 2015

Halton Ladies had a great start to the season when they played their first match in the Aegon Team Tennis National competition. Halton put out a very strong team against Royal Berkshire, with Katy Dunne, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Alice Patch & Kathryn Sharples winning their singles matches, followed by wins for the doubles pairings of Jemima King/Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Alice Patch/Kathryn Sharples. Captain Jemima King commented “It was great to start off with a 6-0 win, as it is important to get as many matches under our belt as possible, and a big thank you to our sponsors Kado and Kings Farm Shop for supporting the team this year.

Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars
Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars
Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars

Tournament Heralds Beginning of Summer Season at Halton

14th April 2015

Halton members were blessed with a lovely sunny day for the Open Season tournament and there was a good turnout of players.  Having battled against the wind and sun for a couple of hours there was a welcome break for coffee and cake. At the end of six rounds the players with the highest scores went through to a final, with Mark Trojacek and Mary O'Sullivan just having the edge to beat Steve Whant and Janis O'Connor in a very well-matched match. All the players were treated to a glass of Pimms to round off the day.

Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars
Left to right: Mark Trojacek, Mary O'Sullivan, Janis O'Connor & Steve Whant

Acupuncturist Joins Our Team

25th March 2015

We are pleased to announce a new member of the team, Rachal Buller who will be joining David Hudson at Halton Physiotherapy  on Friday 24th April 2015.

Rachal is a Traditional Acupuncturist, graduating with a degree from the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine where she studied both TCM and Five Element styles of acupuncture.  She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK's largest professional/self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture.

Rachal has helped patients with a broad range of conditions and symptoms including pain management, osteoarthritis, sports injuries, emotional issues, anxiety, fatigue, menstrual and fertility issues, problems during the menopause, digestive problems, insomnia, and long term chronic conditions.

To celebrate joining Halton Physiotherapy she is currently offering a 25% off treatment package.

Includes the consultation & 3 treatments.
To qualify the first appointment must be made by the 31st of May 2015.

Consultation: standard price £50
Treatments: standard price per treatment £40
Above prices less 25% as part of our introductory package.

To make the most of this great offer or to just have an informal chat, please call Rachal on Mob: 07535 947474 or Email: rachal@halton-physiotherapy.co.uk

*Open to clients new to Acupuncture with Rachal only. The initial consultation and first three treatments must have been taken by the 31st June 2015 to qualify for this offer. Full Terms and Conditions apply.

Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars

Girls Tennis at Halton

13th March 2015

220 girls from Bucks, the majority from Halton, aged between 5 and 18 years old have participated in four Bucks fun sessions over the last four months. A girl’s only mini red match play took place last month and the feedback from the girls and parents was very positive. Female coaches and volunteers are invited to bring along their players to the fun sessions and competitive events, and it is hoped that the sessions will help to create a wide network of female coaches and players. Coming up soon mini red, orange and green girls only match plays.

The Buckinghamshire Girls Group was started up by Jemima King with the support of her fellow everyball female coaches and is being supported by Bucks LTA is an exciting new initiative that has been set up to encourage more girls to participate and compete in tennis. Do you know the ratio for boys and girls playing tennis? 4:1!! 40% of girls drop out of sport by the age of 18. In recent years, nowhere near enough girls have been taking up the sport and Jemima and her colleagues are passionate about reversing this trend.

In the last fun session we had 76 girls attending, amazing to see so many girls training with smiles on their faces and being active.

Halton Tennis Members Raise money for Esme’s All Stars