RSVP to go to ‘Bobfest’ 0n 10th. September

Following our post announcing the date for a celebration of former member Robert (Bob) Harvey’s life we have now received the official invitation which we publish below. If you want to attend please email Mary at maryharvey69@gmail.com or ‘phone 07740 166317.

See you there!

Bob finally gets his celebration on 10th. September

COVID and the associated lockdowns have delayed all manner of events over the last couple of years but for the family of long-time Thameside Tennis member Robert (Bob) Harvey the wait to commemorate his life has extended for over a year and nine months. Bob died on 21st. December, 2020 and, after a necessarily restricted funeral on the 29th., his widow Mary and children Max and Becky set a date in August 2021 for a ‘Bobfest’ to celebrate his life. However the progress of the pandemic frustrated them again.

Now his friends, relatives and sporting chums will finally be able to gather in his memory on Saturday September 10th at The Station House in Acton (right next to Acton Central station) , 7pm – 1am.

Mary says there will be a band composed of his workmates and a ‘proper party’ will ensue so if you have fond memories of Bob please put the date in your Google calendars!

Sad news of the death of long-time member Jane

The Thameside Tennis blog is sad to bring you news of the death of a long-time member of the club. On 25th. June Jane DeRome passed away peacefully at home from cancer. Jane was a member of Thameside Tennis formerly the Civil Service Lawn Tennis Club for many years both at our old home at Duke’s Meadows and at St.Paul’s School. She also joined the Gunnersbury Triangle club. An artist and teacher she, together with her late husband Robin, enjoyed many hours on court; Jane also played for the Women’s teams as a valued doubles’ partner and doughty defender. She will be greatly missed.

Tennis Clinic – no.10 – Why Is The Serve So Difficult?

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallThameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

We return to the serve: it’s difficult but we can help!

From Feel Tennis

Tennis Clinic – no.9 – the backhand volley

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

So you mastered our forehand volley lesson, now the backhand of the species.


From intosport.com

Tennis Clinic – no.7 – ‘lifting’ the ball

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallEvery Friday the  Thameside Tennis blog’s new series of posts will try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

Do you hit too many balls into the net? Try ‘lifting’ your shots.

From Feel Tennis Instruction

Tennis Clinic – no.6 – backhand: single or double?

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallEvery Friday the Thameside Tennis blog’s new series of posts will try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.
Choose your backhand. Whichever path you choose to go down we are here to help.

Single

Double

From Intosport.com

Tennis Clinic – no.5 – keep your eye on the ball

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallEvery Friday the  Thameside Tennis blog’s new series of posts will try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

Keep your eye on the ball – sounds easy – but any club player knows just how hard it is.
We aim to help.

From Feel Tennis Instruction

Tennis Clinic – no.4 – the serve

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallEvery Friday the Thameside Tennis blog’s new series of posts will try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

This week the big one (well we hope so), the serve.

From Feel Tennis Instruction