Tennis, squash and hockey in Cheltenham
07
MAY
2020
Fitnesss

How to avoid tennis injuries after lockdown

By Steve Evans, East Glos tennis coach As optimism grows about a possible return to playing tennis soon, I wondered what the effect might be on some of our not-so-young bodies which are used to regular tennis, and how we can avoid injury. I consulted club member Dr Rod Jacques, a...
19
MAR
2020
Rob Negus

Sports equipment retailer provides generous donation to Gloucestershire community tennis

Wrexham-based Networld Sports is supporting grassroots tennis in Gloucestershire by donating £300 worth of tennis kit to the Coaching in the Park community tennis programme. The main aim of the programme is to get more people into tennis while making it affordable and accessible....
23
JAN
2020
Opt-in

Club members: Please opt-in for Wimbledon 2020 ballot

If you are a club member and want to enter the Wimbledon ballot this year you must opt-in on the British Tennis website. Key facts If you want to try for tickets in the club’s 2020 Wimbledon ballot, you must opt-in on the LTA website.You must do this again this year even if...
15
JAN
2020
Steve Evans

Spring 2020: One-off tennis coaching classes with Steve Evans

They’re back by popular demand: One-off coaching classes for social, ladder and team players The classes take place from March to May 2020 on two courts. For adult club members only, the groups are for a maximum of eight players, except where stated. They last 90 minutes...
31
DEC
2019
Rod Jaques

New Year Honour for East Glos tennis member

Congratulations to tennis member Dr Rod Jaques who was made an OBE in the New Year Honours List for medical services to Olympic and Paralympic sport. Rod is director of medical services at the English Institute of Sport and has worked with over 40 sports on the medical care of...
23
SEP
2019

Bronze for GB Over 75 ladies at ITF Super Seniors World Tennis Championships

By East Glos member Felicity Thomas As members of the Great Britain Over 75 team, we came to Umag in Croatia confident that we could retain our World title even though the French team would be stronger this year. Frances Maclennan and Jenny Waggott duly saw we won through to the...
01
SEP
2019

David Roberts 88th birthday party at East Glos

On Saturday 31st August long-standing club member, and all-round good egg, David Roberts held his 88th birthday party at East Glos, with 97 friends attending. David, who has been a club member for over 45 years, has held an annual party since his eightieth birthday in 2011....
17
JUL
2019
Jamie Crowson the Umpire strikes back

Former East Glos member Jamie Crowson steals the show during Wimbledon Invitation Doubles

In the second fortnight of Wimbledon 2019, former long-standing East Glos member Jamie Crowson featured in this Wimbledon clip. As the match umpire, he ended up taking part briefly in a men’s invitational doubles match between Jacco Eltingh & Paul Haarhuis and Henri...
10
JUL
2019
Wimbledon Cocktail Party

Felicity Thomas attends Wimbledon cocktail party in recognition of gold medal win

East Glos member Felicity Thomas was delighted to be invited by the LTA to their cocktail party in the Wingfield Room, Centre Court, on Friday 5th July 2019, and to be given Centre Court tickets to enjoy some excellent tennis beforehand. Together with her GB team-mates, this was...
04
JUL
2019

Reflections on six years of the East Glos Squash Doubles Tournament

Celebrating six years of squash and fun of the highest quality By Tom Ford Beginnings always hide themselves in ends… For those of you who weren’t able to stay until the prize-giving on the Sunday of the tournament, this report is to announce that I will be stepping down from...