Farnborough Tennis Club 

         (Orpington)

Club Tournaments and Club Matches

Club Tournaments

Members are welcome to enter the Club Tournaments played in the Summer season each year. The format of the tournaments, and the configuration of matches, is arranged and communicated by the Tournament Organizer prior to the start of the tournaments.

Tournament play

The Club Tournaments are open to all Senior Members and these comprise Men's and Ladies Singles, Men's and Ladies Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Veteran Men's Singles. Doubles partners are drawn at random at the beginning of the season.

Players are asked to play their matches in good time, to keep the tournaments on schedule, and all participants should be pro-active in arranging dates.

The winning player(s) should update the Tournament Organizer with the match score as soon as possible after the completion of the tie.

Finals for 2021

Men’s Singles Final: Jon Leach vs Chris Ponulak (to be scheduled)

Ladies Singles Champion: Fang-Li Grant

Men’s Doubles Champions: David Howell & Chris Ponulak

Ladies Doubles Champions: Jean Baars & Shirley Wicks

Mixed Doubles Champions: Jean Baars & David Howell

Veteran Men’s Champion: Chris Ponulak

Club Matches

Mid-week friendly matches are arranged with other local clubs during the Summer, each match being either a Ladies Doubles, a Men’s Doubles or a Mixed Doubles.

Matches comprise eight tie-break sets, each pair of players playing four sets: two sets against one pair, and then two sets against the second pair, from the opposing club.

Fixtures and results for Summer 2021

This year, owing to the constraints and uncertainties with Covid, the Club only arranged matches with our near neighbours at Bromley Lawn Tennis Club.

Below is a round-up of the results from the six fixtures.

22nd June - Ladies Away match - cancelled due to inclement weather 

6th July - Men’s Away match - Chris & Brian, David & Nigel, won 6-2

13th July - Ladies Home match - Rose & Alice, Nicola & Jan, drew 4-4

27th July - Mixed Away match - Rose & David, Jane & Peter, won 5-3

3rd August - Men’s Home match - David & Steven, Peter & Nigel, won 6-2

17th August - Mixed Home match - Rose & Peter, Fang & Brian, won 8-0

Hopefully, we will be able to play more matches next year, Covid permitting. Our thanks to Brian and Kuniko for organising this years’ matches, to those who made themselves available and to the captains and teams on the day. A good set of results all round.

If you are interested in playing matches for the Club, please contact Brian Keegan for the Men’s and Mixed Doubles or Kuniko Sato for the Ladies Doubles.