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The Heilbut Trophy
[Real Tennis]

Congratulations to Paul Harniess & Steve Bowler for winning the Heilbut Trophy!

They came back from 6/3 down to defeat Jon Jenkins & Simon Heywood 10/7 in an epic & exciting final.
The second ever Heilbut Trophy was a huge success with the club full of players and spectators enjoying the tournaments 31 matches throughout the weekend.
Thanks to everyone who took part in a great weekend at the club. #holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #doubles #champions

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Sticky Tennis Team Event
Avenue + 1

A hugely fun evening of Sticky Tennis at the club, hosting a great group from Avenue + 1 !

All the players picked up the game quickly and were soon having epic rallies!

The evening started with a full introduction to Sticky Tennis and the historic game of Real Tennis. The players warmed up and then quickly moved on to the Doubles Competition which was tightly contested throughout.
The group had exclusive use of our all weather court & club facilities, including the Bickley Club Area & bar.
A fantastic evening with everyone enjoying this brilliant mix of pinball and tennis! #holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

Brodie Cup Victory - Oratory v HRTC

HRTC’s Brodie Cup team secured a comprehensive 5-0 win in the Round of 32 match away at Oratory on Sunday!

Oratory v HRTC

Match 1 - 35 Doubles: Alex Orchard & Dave Lambert v Richard Merryweather & Attila Kerekes – 4/6 4/6 (Oratory 0-1 HRTC)
Match 2 - 30 Singles: Mark Candlish (C) v Renaud Besnard (C) – 6/3 4/6 3/6 (Oratory 0-2 HRTC)

Match 3 - 40 Singles: Vaughan Williams v Neil Harrison-Smith – 2/6 1/6 (Oratory 0-3 HRTC)
Match 4 - 50 Singles: Richard Dilger v Tim Bertram – 4/6 3/6 (Oratory 0-4 HRTC)
Match 5 - 45 Doubles: Derek O’Sullivan & Gordon Tanner v Hugh Kingsmill Moore & Alex Fell – 0/6 6/4 1/6 (Oratory 0-5 HRTC)

HRTC will now play Hardwick at home in the Round of 16 on Sunday, 17th November 2019.

#holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #brodiecup #victory

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2019 Autumn Doubles
[Sticky Tennis]

Congratulations to Simon Nicholson & Nick Joys for winning the 2019 Autumn Doubles!
This new tournament saw many tightly contested matches throughout the day and concluded with an epic final - Simon & Nick held off a strong comeback to defeat Robert Marsh & Angela Real-Lage 8/7 in a high quality final and took an early lead in the race to win this season's Housejoys Cup.
Thanks to Housejoys for generously sponsoring the tournament and to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day - great to see so many new members playing Sticky Tennis! @holyportrealtennis #holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis #doubles

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

HRTC Tabley Vase [Real Tennis]

HRTC hosted the annual Tabley Vase women’s doubles tournament on Sunday.

Congratulations to Tania Millard (HRTC) and Lis Hughes (Hatfield) who defeated Candida Nicholls (HRTC) and Katie Leppard (Oxford) 8/2 in an excellent final.

Well done to all the players for the high quality tennis, played in a great spirit, throughout the day.

Thank you to Jill Newby for organising the tournament with great enthusiasm and for providing a delicious lunch on the day. #holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #doubles

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

2019 Belgian Duck Doubles
[Sticky Tennis]

Congratulations to John Harris & Fabian Gyllensward for winning the 2019 Belgian Duck Doubles!

John & Fabian improved throughout the day and targeted the corners well to defeat the experienced pairing of George Fowler & Nick Joys 8/1 in a hard fought final, and gained valuable points in the race to win this season's Parkinson Cup.

Thanks to the excellent Belgian Arms in Holyport for kindly providing the tournament prize and to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day at the club - great to see so many new members playing Sticky Tennis! #holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis #champions #belgianarms

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

The Lumley Cup [Real Tennis]

Congratulations to Maggie Gibbs and Simon Heywood for winning the Lumley Cup on Saturday!

The mixed doubles handicap tournament featured players from many clubs, with all matches played in a fantastic spirit and to a high standard.

Maggie and Simon came through a close group stage and then held off a strong come back to defeat defending champions Zuzana Botkova and Yuri Kugler 8/4 in a high quality final.

Thanks to everyone who took part in a great day of tennis at the club. #holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #lumleycup #mixeddoubles

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

The Holyport Bowl

The third ever Holyport Bowl was a huge success with the club full of players and spectators enjoying the tournament and events throughout the weekend.

Thanks to everyone who took part in a great weekend at the club.

Category A Handicap Doubles Tournament

Congratulations to Nick Baker & Andy Keeley for winning the Category A Handicap Doubles Tournament. They defeated defending champion David Barker & Charles Human 10/3 in a high quality final.

Category B Handicap Doubles Tournament

Congratulations to the fast improving pairing of James Heywood & Will Heywood for winning the Category B Handicap Doubles Tournament. They narrowly defeated Ollie Hawkins & Hugh Kingsmill Moore 10/8 in an epic final.

Tournament Dinner @ The Royal Oak, Paley Street

A fantastic evening and one of the highlights of the weekend was the superb tournament dinner at The Royal Oak, Paley Street, the excellent local restaurant.

Great to see so many members receiving trophies to celebrate their successes last season.

Thank you to Nick Parkinson and his staff for hosting the tournament's players and guests. #holyportrealtennisclub #hrtc #holyportbowl #theroyaloakpaleystreet #realtennis

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Sticky Tennis Team Event
Marlow Round Table

Another superbly fun evening of Sticky Tennis at the club, hosting a great group from the Marlow Round Table!

Thanks to everyone from @marlowrt who took part with so much enthusiasm - all the players picked up the game quickly and were soon having epic rallies!

The evening started with a full introduction to Sticky Tennis and the historic game of Real Tennis. The players warmed up in the Diamond Challenge and then quickly moved on to the Doubles Competition which was tightly contested throughout.

The group had exclusive use of our all weather court & club facilities, including the Bickley Club Area & bar.
It’s fantastic that everyone enjoyed this brilliant mix of pinball and tennis and want to come back for another visit soon.

To book your Sticky Tennis Team Event contact the club (www.hrtc.co.uk). #stickytennis #holyportrealtennisclub #teamevent #teambuilding #marlowroundtable #eventprofs

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UK OPEN
[Sticky Tennis]
Congratulations to Steven Deverall & Anna Prothero for winning the Sticky Tennis UK OPEN!
The tournament saw many top players taking part in tightly contested matches throughout the day and concluded with an epic final in front of a packed dedans - Steven & Anna recovered from 7/5 down to defeat Richard Bird & Ed Williams 8/7 in a high quality and gripping final.

Thanks to House Joys for sponsoring the tournament and to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day - there was some great retrieving and fantastic shot making. @holyportrealtennis #stickytennis #holyportrealtennisclub #ukstickytennisopen #champions

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National League Division 6 – Champions

HRTC’s National League Division 6 team finished off a great season by securing a hard fought and thrilling 3-0 win in the Final away at Newmarket on Wednesday!
The result means HRTC are Champions of a National League division for the third consecutive season!
Newmarket v HRTC

Match 1: Ed Turner v Andy Keeley – 4/6 6/5 2/6 (Newmarket 0-1 HRTC)
Match 2: Tom Marriott v Richard Lawrence - 4/6 4/6 (Newmarket 0-2 HRTC)
Match 3: Simon Talbot-Williams v David Barker - 6/3 0/6 5/6 (Newmarket 0-3 HRTC)

Congratulations to captain Richard Lawrence and the team on their hugely successful season. #holyportrealtennisclub #nationalleague #champions


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2019 Thrive Doubles
[Sticky Tennis]

Congratulations to Anna Prothero & Steven Deverall for winning the 2019 Thrive Doubles!
This new tournament saw many tightly contested matches throughout the day and concluded with an epic final - tied at 2/2, 4/4, 6/6 & 7/7 - Anna & Steven won the deciding game to defeat Nick Joys & Richard Bird 8/7 in a high quality match and gained valuable race points for this season's Health Lab Trophy.
Thanks to Health Lab @healthlab for sponsoring the tournament and to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day - great to see so many members playing Sticky Tennis! @holyportrealtennis #holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

HRTC Bank Holiday Doubles
[Real Tennis]

Congratulations to Paul Harniess & Andrina Webb for winning the 2019 Bank Holiday Doubles on Saturday!
The tournament was one of the closest of the season and concluded with an excellent final in front of a packed dedans - Paul & Andrina defeated the experienced pairing of Andy Parkinson & Barnaby Briggs 8/4 to claim the trophy.

Thanks to everyone who took part in a great day at the club - there was lots of superb retrieving and fantastic shot making. #holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

The Lumley Cup [Real Tennis]

Congratulations to Zuzana Botkova and Yuri Kugler for winning the Lumley Cup on Sunday!

The mixed doubles handicap tournament featured players from many clubs, with all matches played in a fantastic spirit and to a high standard.

The club was well represented with the HRTC pair making it through to the final, with Zuzana & Yuri (MURTC) defeating Candida Nicholls and Neil Harrison-Smith (HRTC) 8/6 in an epic final.

Thanks to everyone who took part in a great day of tennis at the club. #holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #mixeddoubles

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

2019 Royal Oak Doubles
[Sticky Tennis]

Congratulations to Jon Jenkins & Steve Bowler for winning the 2019 Royal Oak Doubles!

They defeated Steven Deverall & Anna Prothero 8/6 in an epic final. The tournament saw some of the best play to date and had many excellent matches.

Congratulations also to Nick Joys & Richard Bird for winning this season's race to the Parkinson Cup. Their consistent play and wins gained in previous rounds were enough to stay ahead of the nearest competition.
Thanks to The Royal Oak, Paley Street @theroyaloakpaleystreet for kindly providing the tournament prize and to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day at the club - great to see so many new members playing Sticky Tennis!
#holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis #royaloakpaleystreet

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

2019 Parkinson Invitation Doubles

It was a great day at the club for the first ever Parkinson Invitation Doubles on Saturday. This new tournament was generously sponsored by Nick Parkinson and raised money for the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice @alexanderdevinehospice
In front of a knowledgable and raucous Dedans crowd, Ed Popplewell & Andy Keeley recovered from 0/4 down to defeat Andy Parkinson & Jon Speirs 8/6 in a high quality final.

Thanks to everyone who took part and contributed to a hugely fun and picturesque day at the club. #holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

2019 Glow Doubles
[Sticky Tennis]

Congratulations to Tania Millard & Ed Williams for winning the 2019 Glow Doubles!
This new tournament saw many tightly contested matches throughout the day and concluded with an epic final - tied at 2/2, 4/4 & 6/6 - Tania & Ed won the final two games to defeat Nick Joys & Richard Bird 8/6 in a high quality match and gained valuable race points for this season's Health Lab Trophy.
Thanks to Health Lab @healthlab for sponsoring the tournament and to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day - great to see so many members playing Sticky Tennis! @holyportrealtennis #stickytennis #holyportrealtennisclub

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

2019 White Hart Doubles
[Sticky Tennis]

Congratulations to Nick Joys & Richard Bird for winning the 2019 White Hart Doubles!
This new tournament saw many tightly contested matches throughout the day and concluded with an excellent final. Nick & Richard targeted the corners well to reverse their group stage result against the same opponents, defeating John Harris & Fabian Gyllensward 8/3 and gaining more valuable points in the race to win this season's Parkinson Cup.

Thanks to the excellent White Hart in Holyport for kindly providing the tournament prize and to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day at the club. #holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

2019 Bridge House Doubles

Congratulations to Nick Joys & Richard Bird for winning the 2019 Bridge House Doubles!
They pulled away at 2/2, winning several 40-All games, to defeat Nick & Doone Pellew 8/4 in a hard fought final and gained valuable points in the race to win this season's Parkinson Cup.

Thanks to The Bridge House for kindly providing the tournament prize and to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day at the club.
#holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis #champions

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

2019 Club Level Singles

Congratulations to Chris Kroeger for winning the 2019 Club Level Singles on Sunday!

The tournament featured the club’s best players, with all matches played in a fantastic spirit and to a very high standard.

Chris was on top form through out the day and won a high quality final 6/4 6/5 over the fast improving Andy Keeley. An honorable mention to semi-finalist Richard Lawrence who qualified from the group stages despite having the highest handicap in his group.

Thanks to everyone who took part in a great day at the club.
#holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #clubchampion

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

2019 Game Changer Doubles
[Sticky Tennis]

Congratulations to Paul Harniess & George Fowler for winning the 2019 Game Changer Doubles!
This new tournament saw many tightly contested matches throughout the day and concluded with an epic final - tied at 2/2, 4/4 & 6/6 - Paul & George won the final two games to defeat Richard Bird & Ed Williams 8/6 in a high quality match and gained valuable race points for this season's Health Lab Trophy.
Thanks to Health Lab @healthlab for sponsoring the tournament and to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day - great to see so many new members playing Sticky Tennis! @holyportrealtennis
#holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis #healthlab

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

Sticky Tennis Team Days

Looking for a fun and unique activity for your next team event?
Then try one of our Sticky Tennis Team Days at Holyport Real Tennis Club.
Sticky Tennis is easy to play and is a brilliant mix of pinball and tennis!
Your team will receive a full introduction to the game by our Club Professional, play in a fun Doubles competition, and have exclusive use of our all weather court & club facilities, including the Bickley Club Area.

Contact the club (www.hrtc.co.uk) to find out more.
#holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis #teamevent #eventteam

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HRTC’s Fire & Ice Cup finished in thrilling fashion - coming down to the last match of the weekend’s 36 matches!

Team Firestorm 🔥 defeated Team Sub Zero ❄️ 7-3 in the deciding match to clinch an overall lead of just 10 games from the 360 games played (185 games to 175 games). Thanks to everyone who took part in a great weekend at the club and congratulations to Firestorm! 😀
#holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #stickytennis #fireandicecup

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

Day 2 of HRTC’s Fire & Ice Cup under way!

Team Sub Zero ❄️ lead Team Firestorm 🔥 by 8 games (94 / 86). 18 Sticky Tennis matches today.

Can Firestorm come back to win the trophy?
#holyportrealtennisclub #stickytennis #fire&icecup

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

HRTC’s Fire & Ice Cup is under way!
Team Firestorm 🔥 has taken an early lead over Team Sub Zero ❄️ - expecting lots of close matches across the weekend!
#holyportrealtennisclub #fire&icecup #realtennis #stickytennis

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

2019 Club Level Doubles

Congratulations to Ed Popplewell & Nick Jones for winning the 2019 Club Level Doubles on Sunday!

They won an excellent final 8/4 over No.1 Seeds Nick Baker and Chris Kroeger.

Thanks to everyone who took part in a great day at the club - it was our biggest ever entry, with a very competive field and all matches were played in a fantastic spirit and to a very high standard. #holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #clubchampions

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

HRTC Hangover Doubles
Congratulations to Colm O’Shea & Ollie Hawkins for winning the 2019 Hangover Doubles!
The first tournament of 2019 saw many tightly contested matches throughout the day and concluded with an epic final - Colm & Ollie recovered from 6/3 down & 7/5 down to defeat Candida Nicholls & Dan Worboys 8/7 and claim the Pig trophy on joint match point!
Thanks to everyone who took part in a hugely fun day at the club - there was some great retrieving and fantastic shot making. #holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #hangoverdoubles

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

HRTC Generation Doubles

Congratulations to Team Heywood for winning the 2018 Generation Doubles!
Having won some close matches in the group stage - they defeated Team Figg 8/5 in an epic & exciting final. Thanks to everyone who took part in a great day of Real Tennis at the club. #holyportrealtennisclub #realtennis #champions

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Holyport Real Tennis Club

HRTC Christmas Doubles

Congratulations to Nick Joys & Nigel Kenyon for winning the 2018 Christmas Doubles!
They pulled away at 4/3 to defeat George Fowler & Stuart Jackson 8/5 in an excellent final.
Thanks to everyone who took part in a hugely fun and festive day - a highlight being the raucous and knowledgeable dedans crowd!
#hrtc #realtennis #holyportrealtennisclub

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