Due to the covid 19 restrictions all projects were halted in 2020, but hope to resume in the near future.
Meetings with the North Norfolk District Council have continued throughout the year & they still continue to honour their commitment to try improve tennis facilities in their area.
Quotations have been received for the various plans for our courts, along with others in the N.N.D.C. area, & we are waiting for approval from the council to see whether the full amount required for all these improvements is available. We would expect that some, if not all, of these improvements will be made in the near future.
As a result of all this the ladies & mens teams have retained their places in their respective divisions for next season & the C.A. team have retained the league trophy that they won last year. The only remaining summer match is the terry chivers tournament on sept 22nd & the club would love to finish the season winning that, having started the summer by winning the friendly tournament played against the team from Stebbing in Essex.
For the first time the club has entered a team in the Winter League, so will start of in Division 6 of this. These matches will be played at home clubs where the clubs are reasonable distance from each other, but as the league includes team from as far apart as North Norfolk & down to Southwold in Suffolk, several matches are played at lime tree road in Norwich or indoors at Easton College. These are played on Sunday mornings, with 4 sets of mixed tennis followed by 2 sets of ladies & mens, so something completely different for Fakenham.
There was also success for the club, winning the 2019 Terry Chivers’ Cup and for Becky, who won the club tournament; again 🙂 Well done to all those who took part in both tournaments.
Firstly, a huge thank you to our members who make the club what it is.
We had another really successful 2018 winning the Castle Acre league and in October, we lost the Terry Chivers’ Tournament in a nail-biting final set battle. A great day had by all, even if we didn’t come away with the cup!
In addition to the tennis, we had a great social night at the Superbowl Escape Room in Feb this year, I think everyone escaped!
And lastly, we had our Working Party in early April. I was well supported by members who gave the courts and clubhouse a spring clean ready for the year ahead.
We hope to see you all in 2019 and happy to welcome new members.
A big congratulations to our team of 8 who won this years Terry Chiver’s Tournament against, and hosted by, Burnham Market!
The conditions were challenging (to say the least), with a mix of wind, cloud, rain and sun; but they persevered and were victorious! And all followed by a fantastic BBQ.
WELL DONE and some more silver for the cabinet.
The final results have now been released for all leagues and it’s good news for Fakenham. Due to the stellar efforts of all involved, we’ve retained our places in each league!!! WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!!
For a full list the results take a look at the fixtures page.
In the autumn of 2015, Ben, together with a friend, has been able to remove our old floodlighting & get some new L.E.D. lighting put up (despite it being an extremely hot day!!) & so winter evening tennis is much improved.
With good facilities & a successful coaching program in place, the club is looking forward to a secure future.
Last week saw our new flood lights installed which has already made a huge difference with the nights drawing in.
The light is far whiter and less artificial which really makes picking the ball up a lot easier.
As we become more and more reliant on the lights as the winter nights draw out we’ll really notice the difference.
Many thanks to our resident electrician for installing them. You know who you are!!!
This year brought us another great season. The mixed team in the Castle Acre league finished joint second. The ladies team were back in Division 2 and did really well to remain for next year finishing 5th despite many match rearrangements causing difficulty in arranging teams.
The men are also maintaining their place in Division 5 although the exact position is not know yet. Again, a number of matches had to be rearranged which did make team selection difficult.
Equal congratulations and thanks to all those that took part.