The LTA today issued some further guidance on tennis activity permitted by Tier which can be found by going to the following link and scrolling down until you see the heading LOcal Restrictions (Updated 21st October 2020. – LTA Updated advice
The committee will be considering this and will post an update as soon as possible.
Ridgeway Tennis Club, being in N. E. Derbyshire, has today been re-categorised as a Tier 2 area under the latest Governement Covid-19 restrictions after initially being identified as a Tier 1 area yesterday The LTA has just issued its latest guidance and by clicking on this link you can see the summary of activity allowed by tier: Summary of tennis activity by tier
The committee will consider this although, at first sight, it would appear our activities will remain unchanged.
The re-arranged date for the match at home v Graves C will now be Saturday the 24th October. The match was postponed on the 3rd October due to the heavy rain.
Below are the final league tables for the Works League matches. Although not great results for our club, that is not really important in such a strange year. It provided some match tennis for a number of our members. Thank you to those who helped arrange the teams and to all those who played.
The LTA guidance of the 23rd September has now been slightly amended by an update on the 2nd October. The link on the Home page will bring up the updated version.
Ridgeway’s latest match against Graves C on the 3rd October fell victim to the awful weather and will be re-arranged if possible.
Despite the grim conditions on Wednesday night (30th) Moorgate B and Welbeck played out the knockout cup final at Ridgeway under the lights. Amazingly the rain just about stopped at 6:00 pm and, apart from being damp and miserable, there was no further rain until 10 minutes after the finish. The match lasted until 8:35 pm and it was Moorgate B that ran out the winners by just 3 games. The match brought the curtain down on this year’s Works League League programme which, in any normal year, would have finished by the middle of July. The Works League Chairman, John McGleave, thanked the club for the co-operation in letting the final be played at Ridgeway.
Ridgeway have been asked to host the Works League Knockout this Wednesday, the 30th, as a neutral venue for the two finalists Welbeck and Moorgate B. The courts will be unavailable after 5.45 pm for club members.
Abbeydale B were 3-1 victors in the penultimate home match for the Saturday men’s team. It was a very Autumnal day with a strong Northerly breeze, occasional drizzle, overcast skies and a temperature just into double figures, not ideal you could say.
Despite the weather, Glyn and Liam Rudge had a very close rubber against the first Abbeydale couple and just lost on a deciding tie-break after sets of 7-5, 6-7. Danny Lidster and Cliff Andrews lost 0-6. 1-6 to the seconds and then by 16,0-6 to the first pair. In their second rubber Glyn and Liam beat the second Abbeydale pair by 6-3, 6-1 to gain Ridgeway’s only win of the day. The final match score was Rubbers 1-3, Sets 3-5 and Games 27-41.
The team plays its last home match of the season next Saturday with a home match against Graves C. That will leave the team with just three away matches to complete the season.
The LTA have issued further updated guidance in view of the PM’s announcement on Tuesday. As before, players should read the guidance by clicking on the link on the Home page of this website.