Sam and Marks Big Friday Windup at Knutsford Tennis Club

posted 14 Feb 2015, 08:24 by Moya Meredith   [ updated 14 Feb 2015, 08:27 ]

Junior members who are fans of the CBBC programme - "Sam and Marks Big Friday Windup" might well have a felt a sense of deja vu when they watched last night's episode, as one of the secret 'windup locations' for tennis players Cameron and Luis, was none other than our very own Knutsford Tennis courts !!

If you want to see our lovely courts again then see the link below ... the courts get a showing about 23 mins into the programme ...

Pictures taken back in September when the scenes were being filmed can be seen HERE.


posted 18 Jan 2015, 14:18 by Moya Meredith

We would like to apply for some funding from Active Cheshire and in an unusal application process we have had to produce a short video explaining our project and then get as many people as possible to vote for it, the three projects with the most votes by the end of January go forward to a short list for final judging.

So please cast your vote NOW (it wouldn't cost you anything!) - you can vote via your internet browser on your computer, phone, tablet, internet TV, games console etc!! . Just follow the link ....

and click on 'Vote for this entry' under 'Resurfacing of Junior Courts' (on page 2).

Great Knutsford Tennis Club Bake Off

posted 18 Nov 2014, 13:53 by Moya Meredith   [ updated 18 Nov 2014, 14:03 ]

Was a huge success and raised over £1000 !!

Photos from the day are here .

The competition attracted 53 entries for five categories – Victoria sponge, cup cakes, chocolate cake, signature bake and a children’s class.

The contest was judged by David Mooney from the New Moon Pub Group, who presented specially-embroidered Knutsford Bake Off aprons to the winners.

“It’s great to see so many cakes from local bakers, and I’m also really encouraged to see so many children have also been in the kitchen making some amazing creations,” said David.

Laura Johnson won the children’s first prize for her poppy day cakes in tiny flower pots.

The signature bake winner was Sally Lloyd with her lemon drizzle and raspberry cake, with Kirsten Hines second with her fiery ginger cake.

The chocolate cake category was won by Patsy Evans, and the winner of the cup cakes section was Lucy Farnon, with Marianne Evans in second.

The Victoria sponge class winner was Angela Scowen, with Sue Clark in second, and overall star baker went to Moya Meredith, who won a Star Bakers apron and a bottle of champagne.

The Bake Off was organised by ladies captain Lou Nanda, with help on a very busy day from Gill Risley, Patsy Evans, Christine Templer, Heather Eddowes, Andy Tucker, Leigh Stride, Anna Righton, Jules, Ruth, Finn and Sam - thank you to all for a great day.

Annual quiz night Friday 14th November

posted 25 Sep 2014, 11:21 by chris

 By popular demand our quiz night returns on the 14th November. Full details attached.

Knutsford tennis club does Great British Bake off. Sunday 9th November 2 till 4

posted 25 Sep 2014, 11:18 by chris

 We are delighted to announce the very first GBBO being run as part of our fund raising towards the courts. 
Bring along your very best cake and enter into the competition. All cakes will be judged by a Celebrity Chef... and there will be prizes in each category and an overall winner.
The 4 categories are:
Chocolate cake. ( any variation and filling)
Victoria sponge ( any filling)
Cup Cakes ( minimum 6 per entry)
Signature Bake ( anything goes... whatever you bake best from brownies to Christmas cake)
Everyone (including non members) is invited to enter or just come along and enjoy the fruits of the bakers efforts with a relaxing afternoon tea.
Choose from:
Champagne afternoon tea - Fizz, tea / coffee and sandwiches and cake 
Classic afternoon Tea
Tea/ coffee and cake
Why not make a full afternoon of it by enjoying some tennis before your afternoon tea?
There will be more details to follow but put it in your diary now!

Tennis A Thon

posted 16 Aug 2014, 12:32 by Moya Meredith   [ updated 16 Aug 2014, 12:56 ]

Lot's of people have asked to see the Tennis A Thon photos, so at last, here they are ! Click Here.

Please note these photos are all held on the Knutsford tennis club Facebook page, but you don't need to be a Facebook user in order to see the Tennis A Thon photos.

If for any reason you would prefer for a photo not to be shown then please let Mark or a Committee member know and it will be removed.

Ceilidh Friday 12th September

posted 11 Jul 2014, 09:51 by chris

We will be holding a Ceilidh at the club house on Friday 12th September. This is part of our fund raising campaign and should be a great evening. Tickets are £15 in advance or £18 on the night and includes food. Please contact Andy Lynes for tickets or to offer to help on 07807 915558 or  Full details are attached.

Tennis Aces Summer Camps Announced

posted 25 Jun 2014, 14:14 by Moya Meredith   [ updated 25 Jun 2014, 14:28 ]

Head Coach, Mark Airey, has just announced the Tennis Aces Summer tennis camps. More information is provided in the brochure (available here), but if you have any queries then please don't hesitate in contacting Mark.
Places are limited and booked on a first come first served basis, so please register your child by completing the appropriate forms and return with payment to the address provided or e mail  Mark your form and pay on line. ( Mobile: 07787 510702,

Tennis-A-Thon Friday 4th July - Saturday 5th July

posted 3 Jun 2014, 03:11 by chris   [ updated 8 Aug 2014, 11:50 by Moya Meredith ]

Glorious sunshine greeted the finale of our 24 hour fundraiser which raised over £10,000. The money will go towards the £120,000 needed to rebuild 3 of the 7 courts due to subsidence. A full information pack is now available as an attachment. The fundraiser was launched by actor and comedian Ted Robbins who plays the Governor in CBBC programme The Slammer.
Club members, family and friends signed up to play one hour slots and we hope that once all the pledges have come in the event will have raised £10,000. "Knutsford tennis club is a wonderful club to be part of, and offers great tennis and a real sense of fun" said ladies captain Lou Nanda. "The 24 hour event was a great success and one memories are made of. We are fundraising to ensure we have fantastic courts for years to come so anyone in the town can enjoy a fantastic sport, meet friends, and, who knows maybe we'll find the next Wimbledon champion! Even the torrential rain at the start could not dampen the spirits and dressing up and silly hats was the order of the day as all the Knutsford Sports Club sections and Knutsford Rugby club threw their weight behind the event."

Lou and fellow organisers Jules Greaves, Mark Airey and Jamie Dalziel stayed up for the full 24 hours to ensure no a minute was lost of court. Midnight saw celebrations for the 16th birthday of junior member Joe Gallagher, by 2am members were arriving in their pyjamas or wet suits and at 4am Father Christmas dropped in to play.
As each hour passed players had their photo taken in front of the countdown clock. Bacon sandwiches cooked by Andy Tucker and his team of chefs, Andy Saunders and Steven Nanda kept the team on court for breakfast. The sun eventually showed up and the courts were packed for the finale. The speed of serve competition achieved top speeds of 64 mph and 101 mph for the women and men respectively.

Club Open Day Saturday June 21st 2014

posted 26 May 2014, 08:17 by Moya Meredith

We are joining forces with the LTA on their Great British Tennis Weekend on 21st June 2014.  Come on down between 2.30 & 4.30pm with your rackets in-hand and have a go at the speed of service competition...  We are giving out prizes for the highest speed of service for Ladies, chaps and kids of different ages...  there will also be afternoon tea and Cakes and for the more relaxed, Pimms and strawberries and Cream to get in the mood for Wimbledon!

Lou Nanda and Sonia Amos will be visiting many of the junior schools to try and get some interest locally from kids and their parents alike to the free tennis sessions and coaching during the afternoon.  However this will be a fun day for all and we would love you to come along and bring friends with you who may not have played in a long while... lets show how much fun we can have!

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