Events at Leamington over the years…

2017

Clive and Mark’s music quiz  14th Jan 2017

Members came together to beat the winter blues in a night of music and entertainment. Teams of 6 people enjoyed the quiz, drinks and samosas!

2016

Festive Frolics 16th Dec 2016

As the Squash Club held their 2016 Championships and the Tennis Club enjoyed their final club night of the year, a team of caterers cooked a hog roast with all the trimmings to enjoy after the sporting action. A fantastic evening of festive fun!

Christmas Party at the Real Tennis Club 9th Dec 2016

Members and their guests enjoyed a fantastic evening at Leamington’s Real Tennis Club. Thanks to Clare Blenkinsop for arranging and organising a splendid evening.

Poker evening 19 November

Members enjoyed a competitive evening of poker with Club Coach, Tony Pillinger.  The winner of the trophy was Nick George.

Musical evening with Simon Ballard 08 October

A night of Simon’s very enjoyable piano playing, and lots of banter between pianist and audience.

8th Annual Beer Festival 24 September

This year the stillage, usually hired in, was built by a team led by Rob Farey.  A good choice of beers, ciders and perry meant the customers were happy, and many enjoyed the funny and musical ‘The Ken & Ben Experience’ out on the patio on a warm evening.  Thanks to Gohil & Grey for sponsoring the beer glasses, and to Lemming Brewery for donating one cask and a pin.

Golf Competition 24 August

The competition had been postponed from June due to poor weather.  Our new venue, Stoneleigh Golf Club, was a great success and everyone enjoyed the competition/supper.  Thank you to Guy, our non-playing organiser.

Summer Sizzler 02 Jul 2016

The 2016 Olympic Games started early at LLT&SC with rowing, bleep test, welly wanging, squash archery, service shoot out and football shoot out events taking place yesterday afternoon. Well done to all the competitors, young and old, who fought hard for a place in the Olympic history books. A big thank you to Grand Poohbah, Rob Farey, for his superb vision for the Games, and for building the football set. Thank you to the Team Leaders who organised referees for each event – Laura Holder Cale, Tony Pillinger, Simon & Angela Brown, Mark Joy, Jason Pike, Rob Farey and Clare Blenkinsop; to our Chief Scorer Kieran Barber and to the PA operator Mark Godfrey.

The Club medal winners were:

Squash
Best male – Phil Hartley
Best female — Nichola Howell
Most improved adult – Richard House
West Midlands Champion – James Lee (boys u9)
West Midlands Champion — Charlie Stanford (girls u13)
County Juniors – Lucia Avery, Sophia Lee, Madeleine Willers, Joel Cleaver, Dan Haggerty, Izzy Benyon-Cobb
Committee Award – Alan Holder (Roy Cheshire organisation & maintenance work)

Tennis winners

Players of the year – Ross Boyd & Lucie Butler
Most improved players – Philipp Stummer & Keryn Taylor
Winner of summer ladders – Oliver Stokes & Joan Allen

Tennis Juniors

Best boy- Monty Thompson
Most Improved Boy – Reuben Wallis
Best girl – Freya Richardson
Most Improved Girl – Holly Jaques

Wine Tasting 07 May 2016

A fantastic evening sampling our favourites, wine and cheese, supplied by One Square Warwick.  Thanks to Jan Randall for organising this event which was attended by 33 members and their guests.

General Knowledge Quiz 23 April 2016

8 teams lined up for the general knowledge quiz at the Club organised by Quiz Master Guy Graham.  The opening round was to name different cheeses and a wine, and this was following by a picture round, a music round and several general knowledge rounds.  The winning team was Janette and Nick George, Laura and Dan Cale and two visitors.  Well done them and everyone was very impressed with their music round score of 28/30!  Thanks to Penny Baines for scoring and organising the wine & chees round; to Mark Godfrey for organising the music round; to Kieran Barber for taking the entries; to Cubbington Plaice for the fish and chips at half time.  A great night at the Club.

Spicy Jazz 07 April 2016

A fabulous night of jazz from the band, with Bob Jackson (vocals, trombone), Zoltan Sagi (clarinet, sax), Mike Kemp (piano), Steve Kershaw (bass) and Dougie Wright (drums).  A top class performance from the quintet and we hope they will return to the Club next year.

7th Annual Music Quiz 23 Jan 2016

They’ve done it again, another fantastic music quiz from Mark Godfrey and Clive Campton.  Thank you so much for providing an evening of fun, and also thanks to Cheryl Taylor for organising the food.

2015

Mega Event 18 Dec

Thanks to Nichola and James for selling mulled wine and mince pies with profits/donations of £56.09 shared between the Encephalitis Society and the British Heart Foundation. Dylan Pillinger on piano teamed up with his sister on vocals for an impromptu performance to prove that the Pillinger household is not only good at tennis and poker but music too! Simon Ballard took over the piano later and provided entertainment with a selection of piano pieces for the rest of the evening.

Christmas Party at the Castle 17 Dec 2015

102 members and their guests enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Castle. Thanks to Steve Nicklin for facilitating, Chris Collinge for organising and liaising with the Castle and to Pamela Fabianska for running the table top quiz.

Juniors’ Xmas Party 05 Dec 2015

Thanks to Janette George, the tennis coaches and the squash coaches for making the afternoon such a success.

Poker Evening 27 Nov

Thanks to Tony & Kevin Pillinger for teaching, organising and serving behind the bar. Congratulations to Tony for winning the trophy for the first time!

Quiz Night 13 Nov 2015

Thanks to Guy Graham for organising the quiz, and congratulations to the winning team from Striders.

Rugby World Cup 2015

The 2015 Rugby World Cup series was shown on the Club’s big screen, and proved very popular until the home nations were knocked out!

Thanks to the Social Committee for donating funds to purchase the projector, screen and sound bar. We hope they’ll be well used by members and coaches, and the instructions for use can be found to the rhs of the tv. Any programmes you wish to see featured as an event, please let us know.

7th Annual Beer Festival 12 Sept 2015

A big thank you to the team for putting on the 7th Annual Beer Festival on 12 Sept 2015: the social committee of Kieran, Pamela, Rob, Gordon, Nichola, Mary, Cheryl and Helen plus our real ale expert Andrew. Andrew was responsible for building the stillage (with help from Alan and Jeremy) to hold the casks as well as choosing the beers. Thanks to Cheryl and the Club’s staff for their hard work, Mark for his music and the volunteers for help, before and on the day. We couldn’t have done it without your help. We had 12 beers, 2 ciders and 1 perry to sample, and plenty of samosas to keep us going.

‘Summer Sizzler’ 20 June 2015

A great evening of fun and entertainment was had by everyone at the Summer Sizzler. Thanks to the Phase One Steel Band for playing toe tapping, happy music. Congratulations to our Award Winners who were presented medals at a special awards ceremony:

SQUASH
Best Adult Male Squash Player 2015 Pete Knowles
Best Adult Female Squash Player 2015 Nichola Howell
Best Boy Squash Player 2015 Theo Phillips Grant
Best Girl Squash Player 2015 Lucia Avery
Most Improved Adult Male Squash Player 2015 Phil Hartley
Most Improved Adult Female Squash Player 2015 Joni Johnson
Most Improved Boy Squash Player 2015 Tom Knight
Most Improved Girl Squash Player 2015 Madeleine Willers

Squash Committee awards:
Help with Junior Squash Coaching James Stanford
Help with Junior Squash Coaching Finlay Collinson
Help with Junior Squash Coaching Tom Knight
Help with Junior Squash Coaching Abbey Darnell
Help with Junior Squash Tournaments Jemma Phillips-Grant
Most Passionate Squash Supporter Bruce Staunton

TENNIS
Best Adult Male Tennis Player 2015 Ross Boyd
Best Adult Female Tennis Player 2015 Sara Butler
Best Boy Tennis Player 2015 Sam Parsons
Best Girl Tennis Player 2015 Caitlin Knights
Most Improved Adult Male Tennis Player 2015 Nick Putt
Most Improved Adult Female Tennis Player 2015 Fiona Hopley
Most Improved Boy Tennis Player 2015 Reuben Wallis
Most Improved Girl Tennis Player 2015 Ava Barnes

Tennis Committee awards:
In recognition of her sterling work representing the club Sue Perkins
In recognition of his sterling work representing the club Dave Bradbury
Meteoric ladder rise from L13 to L1, Jun ’14- Apr ’15 Steff Striffler
Meteoric ladder rise from L12 to L6, in 2015 Stephen Exton
For the best cakes at Sunday Socials Tara Bartley
For his work ‘Above and Beyond the Call of Duty’ Tony Pillinger

6th Annual Golf Competition & Supper 17 June 2015

We had a great day at the Warwickshire with mixed weather but everyone had a great time. The winners were:

Best team: Phil Wood, John Pritchard, Alan Mothersdale

Runners up: Guy Graham, Richard Wheatley, Pete Hayman

Individual winner: Richard Wheatley

Runner up: Adam Turnbull

Nearest the pin: Dave Rawcliffe

Our thanks to Guy Graham for organising the competition and to Avonlea Plumbing & Tiling for supplying the trophies.

The 6th Annual Music Quiz 7 Feb 2015

As ever, top billing in our Social Calendar!
The range of questions, topics and difficulty were as challenging as ever, disputes over potential bonus points well-controlled and the special set were very funny!

Thanks to Mark Godfrey and Clive Campton for the quiz…the excellent table service from barmen Nigel and Kevin…The very popular hotdogs from Cheryl Taylor and everyone else who helped. A great time was had by all!

Sports Quiz 17 Jan 2015

Thank you to Quiz Master Brian Hatfield for running the first Sports Quiz at the Club. There were 9 teams in a packed clubhouse, and Brian had chosen to focus on the wonderful year of sport of 2014. The questions covered many sports and required much thought to answer. The Quartet team of Alison, Ben and Andy Farr & Clare Blenkinsop (when she wasn’t cooking the hot dogs!) were the winners. Thanks to Mark, Clive, Neil and Ming for their support.