- Competition Schedule for 2013
The competition schedule for 2013 is now available for download:
- CTC 2013 Villa Primrose Seniors
TC Villa Primrose in Bordeaux (FRA) played host to a CTC Senior Competition during the weekend of 6-8 September.
The participating teams came from four different nations, with the host club being joined by squads from the Royal Leopold Club (BEL), TC Geneve (SUI) and Real Sociedad de Tenis de la Magdalena (ESP).
Saturday’s semifinals saw two fairly one-sided matches, with the hosts beating the Spanish team 7-2, while TC Geneve beat the Belgians 9-0.
The final match was as close as the previous results suggested it would be, with the Swiss team eventually outlasting their hosts by the slimmest of margins to claim a 5-4 win and the trophy. The Spaniards had earlier beaten Royal Leopold in the third place play-off.
- CTC 2013 Winners Group Rome
TC Parioli in Rome hosted the CTC Winner’s Group competition during the weekend of 14-15 September.
Four teams took part in the event, with TC Prague of the Czech Republic and Kungliga of Sweden travelling to join the hosts and fellow Italians TC Padova.
The event kicked off at the semifinal stage with the two Italian teams overcoming some stiff resistance to advance to the final. The hosts came back from a 0-2 match deficit to outlast Prague 6-3, while the second semifinal went to the wire, with Padova overcoming the Swedes thanks to 12-10 win in the match tie break of the deciding mixed doubles rubber, to squeeze to a 5-4 win overall.
No doubt the exertions affected the Padovans on the final day, which sadly was interrupted by rain. The hosts won all five of the matches that could be completed without the loss of a set and thus retain their title for another year.
Full match results can be found below:
Saturday 14 - Semifinal 1
tc parioli 1906-tc prague 6-3
35 m ribechi-vacek 16 06(prague)
35 m pennacchioli-koula 16 26 (prague)
45 m mazza-kurz 61 60 (parioli)
45 m biagianti-pitra 60 61 (parioli)
35 ladies testud-riklova 63 61 (parioli)
45 ladies morici-simunkova 63 64 (parioli)
d m 35 45 mazza ribechi- koula pitra 76 46 8-10 (prague)
d mix. 35. vacek riklova-biagianti testud 67 57( parioli)
d mix 45 kurz simunkova-mencaglia morici 26 36 (parioli)
Saturday 14 - Semifinal 2
tc padova-kungliga 5-4
35 m camporese-mirahmadi 62-62 (pad)
35 m pizzato-soderlindh 16 36 (kung)
45 m fornaro-svensson 06 26 (kung)
45 m tacchini-krueger 62 63 (pad)
35 ladies conean-westberg 06 26 (kung)
45 ladies castagna-nordlander 63 64 (pad)
dm35 45 camporese fornaro- soderlindh svensson 26 61 10-6 (pad)
d mix 35 pizzato conean- miramhadi westberg 61 36 9-11 (kung)
d mix 45 tacchini castagna- krueger hedin 61 36 12-10 (pad)
Sunday 15th Final 1°& 2° place
tc parioli 1906 - tc padova 5-0
35 m mencaglia-scapolo 62 63 (parioli)
45 m biagianti-fornaro 76 63 (parioli)
35 ladies testud conean 62 62 (parioli)
45 ladies morici-castagna 60 62 (parioli)
d mix 35 testud-biagianti-conean fornaro 9-6 (parioli)
few matches souspended becouse of rain
45 m mazza-tacchini
35 m pennacchioli-camporese 76 sosp.
2 doubles not played becouse of rain.
final 3°& 4° places
tc prague - tk kungliga 6-3
- CTC Wanderers SA Zone Social Championships
The 3rd annual Seniors Championship took place during the week-end of 26 - 27 October 2103 at the Centenary Tennis Club, Wanderers at Illovo Johannesburg. The weather was glorious, the team spirits were all at a high and again a wonderful week-end’s tennis of high standard was enjoyed by all.
Each club team was formed by 6 invited players (4men and 2 women) in the following age groups: 1 Lady +30, 1 Lady +45, 1 man +35, 2 men +45, 1 man +55. Each tie included 6 singles, 2 doubles and 2 mixed doubles games, each game being 11 games. So each match totals 121 games and each team play 3 matches for a possible 363 games. The team with the most games wins the championship. Match 1 is played on Saturday morning after a welcoming breakfast and introductions, match 2 on Saturday afternoon after a lunch served by Silvasale at the soccer pavilion and Match 3 on Sunday afternoon, which is then followed by the prize-giving and a pizza dinner at the pizza den.
For the 3rd year in a row the championship winners were Bedfordview Club who pipped Old Edwardians by just one game. Last year they again took it from Old Edwardians by two games, so it was another nail-biting finish for these two clubs. The beautiful original trophy courtesy of CTC’s main sponsor, EFG International a Private Bank of Switzerland was therefore taken home by Bedfordview to be kept and rest on their shelves.
Marks Park finished 3rd and Wanderers as good hosts took place number 4. The final game scores were, Bedfordview 219, Old Edwardians 218, Marks Park 153 and Wanderers 124. The reason the sums do not tally to 726 games (121 x 6) is that both Old Eds and Wanderers were penalized 6 games each for bringing in a reserve player for the Sunday afternoon session. This was in line with the published rules.
The members of the invitation teams were:
Bedfordview Country Club
Fausto Pietrobon (No1 +35), Bruno Maraschin (No2+45), Chester Conroy(No3+55), Demetri Caripi (No4+55), and Jenny Ross (No1+45) and Sharon Coetzee(No2+30).
Chris Lister James (No1 +35) & (No2 for Sunday)/Brendan Zackey(No1 +35)on Sunday, Gary Cahn (No2+45) &(No3 for Sunday ), Hugo Steyn (No3 +45), Miles Foxcroft (No4, +55) and Collett Smith (No1 +30) and Phyllis Nel (No2+45)
Alec Galanakis (No1 +45), Trevor Williams (no2+45), Cuele Cvetkovich (No3+35) and John Coetzee (No4+55) and Marie Ried (No1 +30) and Carol Mouton (No2 + 45)
- CTC 2013 U14 Prague
The ICLTK in Prague hosted the CTC Under 14 competition from 24-27 October. A total of six teams took part, including two from the host club who were joined by squads from Dublin, London and Barcelona.
New champions were sure to be crowned in the absence of 2012 winners Kungliga LTK (SWE), and this ensured some high quality battles on the way to the final matches. The six teams were divided into two round-robin groups, with Cumberland LTC (GBR), RCT Barcelona (ESP) and ICLTK ‘A’ in the first group, and ICLKT ‘B’, Carrickmines (IRL) and RC Polo (ESP) in the second group.
The eventual winner was the team from Cumberland LTC as the Londoners beat the hosts ‘B’ team in the final.
During the tournament, the teams stayed near the island of Stanvice at Belvedere and enjoyed lunch and dinner at the club restaurant. Good weather enabled the event to be played entirely outdoors on the clay courts.
A number of social activities were also organised by the host club. The participating children particularly enjoyed a boat trip on the Friday afternoon. A special seminar related to the CTC Junior Summer Exchange was also held and saw participation from the visiting coaches, plus the sporting director and head coach of the club’s academy.
The event closed with an official dinner where I.CLTK Vice-President Mr. Stejskal was on hand to present to the prizes.
The overall ranking was as follows:
11. Cumberland LTC
2. I.CLTK ‘B’
3. I.CLTK ‘A’
4. Carrickmines LTC
5. RCT Barcelona-1899
6. RC Polo Barcelona
- CTC 2013 Seniors Leimonias
The 2013 CTC Leimonias Seniors competition was played in the Hague, Netherlands. Unfortunately, the first cold shower came when two of the four teams scheduled to compete withdrew from the event at a very late stage, leaving the host club to face the team from RCTB1899 (Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899). The second cold shower came from the sky just 30 minutes before the first matches - one of the warmest nights of the summer was ended by a heavy thunderstorm and changed the clay courts to swimming pools. However, the artificial clay courts were quickly playable and the first evening offered nice doubles and mixed doubles matches for all participants before an unofficial dinner.
The second day started with a sightseeing bicycle tour around the city. After some hard work by the courtmaster and his team all of the courts were playable again. The second day offered some great singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The official dinner took place in a very friendly atmosphere with hilarious speeches. On top of the winners’ trophy and beautiful medals, one for each participant provided by sponsor EFG, special prices were given for example to smartest player, best smile... The players continued the evening to explore the Dutch cultural scene in the form of the Museum Night 2013.
The third day offered further some friendly doubles and mixed doubles matches. The bicycle tour the day before had worked for the muscles of the Spanish players and the typical Dutch light rain gave an advantage to the hosting players.
Despite the setbacks, the fixture between RCTB 1899 and HLTC Leimonias was both competitive and very enjoyable with RCTB 1899 coming out as winners from the revised match program. The format was expanded so as to give all players plenty of match practice over the three days of competition.
The organisers warmly thank all the players showing very friendly attitude on and off court. A warm thank you goes of course to the CTC Association and its sponsor EFG International.
WILLEM DE VRIES, TOM VAN DIJK &, ANTTI TALLGREN.
1) PATRICIA ARMET
2) SILVIA CAMPIUS
3) MAYDES ABAD
4) NACHO SOLER-CABOT
5) SEBASTIAN MARTINEZ
6) MANEL COSTA
7) GINES TERUEL
1) MARGIT VELDS
2) REGINE D'AOUST
3) FIEKE ULEMAN
4) ASGAR KROL
5) TOM VAN DIJK
6) ERIK JAN ULEMAN
7) WILLEM SLUIS
8) WILLEM DE VRIES
9) ANTTI TALLGREN
10) MICHIEL BOOTS
11) PABLO MENDES DE LEON
12) ROB KLOMP
- CTC 2013 U16 Fitzwilliam Cup
TC Cumberland beat hosts Fitzwilliam on sets won in the final of the Under 16 CTC Fitzwilliam Cup, which was held on 27-28 September 2013.
Full results can be found below.
- 2013 CTC RCTB U14 Cup
The second edition of the U-14 CTC RCTB 1899 Cup was held from Tuesday 3- Thursday 5 September 2013, and was a great success. Teams from ICLTK Prague and Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club joined those of CE Laietá and the RCTB 1899 in a round robin competition played at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899.
A great level of play and friendly atmosphere was on display amongst the players from diverse cultural backgrounds. ICLTK of Prague was the winner of the Competition, successfully defending their title from last year.
On the social side of the competition, the young players had also the opportunity to visit the FC Barcelona Museum and the Tibidabo amusement park, with both activities proving hugely popular.
- 2013 CTC U12 Carrickmines Cup
Six Centenary Tennis Clubs competed again in year’s tournament, which was held from the 29th to the 31st of August.
The hosts, Carrickmines (IRL) were narrowly defeated by I.Cesky, from the Czech Republic in the tightest ever final. Both teams finished 4-4 all in matches and were level on the set count back.
In the end, only two games out of four matches gave the Czechs their 7th successive victory in Dublin.
The 2013 final placing was as follows:
1. I.Cesky (Prague)
2. Carrickmines (Dublin)
3. Cumberland (London)
4. Santander (Santander)
5. Polo Club (Barcelona)
6. Real Club (Barcelona)
Pictured below, the winning I.Cesky team with team Coach Jan Kurz (former travelling coach with Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova), and Caoimhe Duffy-Niblock from Carrickmines in action.
- Delhi Gymkhana Club World Team Tennis Centenary Championships
The Delhi Gymkhana Club in India is organising the inaugural World Team Tennis Centenary Championships, from February 25-March 1st, 2013.
- Competition Schedule for 2012
The competition schedule for 2012 is now available for download:
- 3rd International Lawn Tennis Doubles Championships
Invitation to the 3rd International Lawn Tennis Doubles Championships in Forest Hills :
- CTC Wanderers SA Zone Social Championships
The week-end of Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2012 saw the above championship being hosted at the Wanderers Tennis Club for the second time. Even more so than the 1st “pilot project” played on 18 and 19 August 2011, it was enjoyed by all who are already looking forward to next year’s championship.
The CTC flag, donated to us by CTC through its sponsor EFG International, was flying high side by side with the Wanderers flag at the entrance to the tennis courts. All starting 24 players were present at the opening breakfast enjoying the menu on offer which included orange juice, yogurt and fruit, bacon & eggs, toast and jam, tea and coffee. Many players knew each other from the previous year and also from other tennis events making the atmosphere immediately friendly and competitive.
After Friday night’s rain and some tennis court sweeping by the Wanderers players early on Saturday morning, we were blessed with wonderful weather on both days which allowed for non-stop play throughout.
The participating teams were Bedfordview Country Club (2011 winners), Old Edwardians (Old Eds) who also took part last year, Marks Park, first time participants and Wanderers, the hosts and second time participants. The strengths and weaknesses were pretty evenly matched with the result that there was exciting competition and not too many 11-0 games.
The winner for a second year was Bedfordview Country Club who finished with 2 more games than Old Eds. Bedfordview now have both the engraved winners shields on the base of the beautiful floating trophy of these championships, which trophy was also donated by CTC with the compliments of their sponsor EFG in 2011.
This year’s contribution by CTC and their sponsors EFG were 30 beautiful medals, one for each participant, which were very much appreciated and treasured by every player receiving them.
The winner’s trophy and all the player’s medals were presented by Mr John Galatis, the Wanderers Tennis Chairman, at the prize-giving pizza dinner held from 6pm till late on Sunday evening.
On behalf of the Wanderers Club and all the participants in South Africa, I thank the CTC Association and their sponsors, EFG International for their contributions and back up in motivating and getting this event going in our part of the world.
JOHN N GALATIS
Wanderers Tennis Club - Chairman
Photos (from top): Bedfordview, Marks Park, Old Eds, Wanderers.
- 2012 CTC U14 ICLTK Praha Cup
Six teams participated in the fifth I.CLTK Praha Cup - CTC Junior Competition U-14 which was held in Prague from Oct 25-27.
1. Kungliga LTK,
(CLTC-KLTK 1/5, CLTC-I.ČLTK 2/4, KLTK-I.ČLTK 3/3)
(CCLTC-RCTB 6/0, CCLTC-Polo 6/0, RCTB-Polo 3/3)
Final: Kungliga - Carrickmines 5/1
3rd place match: I.ČLTK - Polo 6/0
5th place match: Cumberland - RCTB 6/0
The prize giving ceremony was held during the official dinner on Saturday night, and was hosted by the vice president of I.CLTK Praha, Mr. Stejskal.
- 2012 CTC U16 Fitzwilliam Cup
The 2012 Fitzwilliam Cup for players aged Under 16 was hosted by Kungliga LTK in Stockholm (SWE) from 5-6 October. Unfortunately, two of the four teams scheduled to compete withdrew from the event at short notice, leaving the host club to face the team from Fitzwilliam.
Despite the setback, the fixture between Fitzwilliam u16s and Kungliga u16s was both competitive and enjoyable with the hosts coming out as winners by a score of 11 matches to 6 in a format that was expanded so as to give all players plenty of match practice over the two days of competition.
The visiting team was delighted with the hospitality and organisation of the hosts, and the strong club culture that enabled them to run shoulders with tennis legends like Robin Söderling (pictured), Jonas Bjorkman and Thomas Johansson.
- 2012 CTC Fitzwilliam Seniors
Last weekend saw the Centenary Tennis Clubs (CTC) come to Dublin. Following on two recent high profile tennis visits by the All-England Club and the US’s University of Notre Dame, Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club hosted an event over two days (21-22 September) which included teams from two other Centenary Club members, Stockholm’s Kungliga Club and Leimonias from the Hague.
The Centenary Tennis Clubs, as its name suggests, is made up of tennis clubs worldwide in existence for over a hundred years. The Club’s founding members are all European clubs, but membership has been extended over the years to include a worldwide grouping. It includes clubs from Britain, Ireland, Continental Europe, North America, South America, Australia, South Africa and Asia – a truly global outreach, with household names such as London’s Queen’s Club, Melbourne’s Kooyong and the Westside Club in Forest Hills, New York (former home of the US Open).
In its mission statement, CTC’s aim is to uphold the traditions of tennis, as well as the spirit of fair play in the sport. It seeks to achieve this through organising competitions and other sporting and cultural events; arranging tennis workshops and seminars; and generally supporting the activities of member clubs around the world. It also strongly encourages the development of young talent through its support of a range of junior events, seeking to foster the future stars of the sport. Matches (friendly yet competitive) are organised under the CTC umbrella in different club locations.
The hosts of the September 2012 event, Fitzwilliam LTC, are one of the oldest clubs in the world, founded in 1877 (in the same year as the first Wimbledon Championships were held). Kungliga LTK was founded in 1896 by the then Crown Prince Gustav (later to become King Gustav V), himself a tennis enthusiast who initiated the development of the game in Sweden. The former king’s legacy has clearly been a fruitful one for Swedish tennis as the careers of Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg and many others have borne out. Speaking to Kungliga’s Team Manager/Captain, Stefan Soderstrom, the club has been at the centre of development of the game in Sweden over the years. Lennart Bergelin, former Swedish Davis Cup player and coach/mentor of Borg during his career, for example, was a member of the club for many years.
The visiting Dutch club, Leimonias of the Hague, founded in 1888, has also played a prominent role in Dutch society and in the development of the game in Holland. Located just outside the Hague at Scheveningen, it boasts a wide membership which includes many diplomats posted to the Dutch capital (tennis being the main sport of choice of the diplomatic circle!).
Two teams from Fitzwilliam, one team from Kungliga and one from Leimonias competed in a semi-final, final and third-place play-off format. While competitive, the spirit of matches remain decidedly friendly (no recourse to Hawkeye being provided for disputed line calls!). Teams were mixed with six singles and three doubles matches per team match. To accommodate as wide a spread of playing standards as possible, teams comprised Men’s 35’s and 45’s and Women’s 30’s and 40’s. Matches were played on Fitzwilliam’s fast, sandy Astroturf surface and one clay court (indoor courts placed in reserve in case of rain – a constant threat in Ireland). Team selections (some of which were subject to variation over the two days) were as follows:
1. Niall Murphy
2. Connor Smith
3. Conor McCullough
4. Pat Guiry
5. Anne Fleming
6. Bernie Griffith
1. Anders Lindgren
2. Marcus Mirahmandi
3. Henrik Bergman
4. Lars Svenson
5. Lina Westberg
6. Anna-Carin Mansson
1. Olli Eklund
2. Erik Jan Uleman
3. Anti Tallgren
4. Albert Holtslag
5. Perlita Hoff
6. Fieke Uleman
1. Garbhann O Nuallain
2. Justin Purcell
3. Richard Collins
4. Noel Sheridan
5. Dearbhla Kelly
6. Patricia Lord
Friday’s proceedings opened at about 10 am on a typically grey and overcast Dublin morning. Rain always threatened but managed to hold off as the sun came out in the afternoon. Fitzwilliam 1 were pitted against Kungliga in the first semi-final. Conor McCullough and Pat Guiry won their singles for Fitzwilliam, while Lindgren, Mirahmandi, Westberg and Mansson won theirs’ for the Swedes, leaving the score 4-2 in Kungliga’s favour going into lunch. After lunch, Guiry and Griffith won their doubles while Lindgren/Bergman and Mirahmandi/Westberg secured an overall victory for Kungliga 6-3 by winning theirs.
Fitzwilliam 2 managed a clean sweep of 9-0 in their semi-final against Leimonias, the court surface seeming to pose big challenges to the visitors. In Saturday’s final, Kungliga proved too strong for Fitzwilliam 2, defeating the home side by 8-1, Richard Collins being the sole victor for Fitzwilliam in his single’s match against Bergman. In the singles’ before lunch, there were two very tightly-fought matches which went to tie-breaks and eventually sealed the match in Kungliga’s favour. The match result thus having been decided, some of the competitive pressure eased after lunch as players relaxed for their doubles in the afternoon sun.
Fitzwilliam 1 secured a comfortable 9-0 victory in the 3rd place match against Leimonias. Drawing together players of varying standards and age groups from each club helped add to the ‘social’ aspect of the fixture. As is the tradition, hospitality was laid on by the Fitzwilliam hosts for the visiting teams on the Friday and Saturday nights at which the obligatory speeches were delivered and awards made. On the Saturday night, players were also able to mingle with visiting US squash team, the Jesters, who were playing a match against Fitzwilliam that afternoon, adding to the international flavour of the day. All credit must go again to Fitzwilliam Director of Tennis and Squash, Jimmy McDonagh in staging such a successful event.
Both visiting teams departed the following day glad to have participated in the CTC event. Despite current tensions at an economic and political level in Europe, the CTC events show clearly how positive relations remain between the nations of Europe at a sporting and social level. Long may such events continue in their role in helping to cement sporting and social contacts between tennis clubs across the world.
- Paul McElhinney
- 2012 CTC Athens Seniors
Athens Lawn Tennis Club hosted a CTC Seniors Competition from 21-22 September.
Two teams from the host club took part, and were joined by tournament favourites TC Parioli (ITA) and Wiener Park Club (AUT).
The first day's action saw Athens LTC Team A beat Wiener Park Club 5-3, while TC Parioli beat the host club's B-Team 7-0.
Parioli then went on the beat Athens A 5-3 in the final, while Wiener Park ousted Athens B 5-3 to clinch third place overall.
An official dinner was held at the club following the conclusion of the event, during which medals and awards were handed out.
- 2012 RCTB U14 Cup
The first edition of the RCTB1899 CTC Cup was held at the Real Club de TenisBarcelona-1899 on September 4th.
Teams of players aged 14 & Under from three CTC member clubs – the hosts, plus Cesky Lawn Tennis Klub (CZE), and Carrickmines Lawn Tennis Club (IRL). After three days of fierce but friendly competition, the club from Prague was proclaimed as the champion of the inaugural competition.
Centenary Tennis Clubs Association President Juan Maria Tintoré presented the prizes to the participants alongside RCTB-1899 Vice-President Juan Ignacio Soler Cabot.
- 2012 CTC Winchester Seniors (GBR & Ireland)
Winchester Racquets and Fitness hosted the second Centenary Tennis Clubs of UK & Ireland tournament on Saturday 8th September. The event was a great success with the excellent weather making it a particularly enjoyable day for everyone who took part.
There were 4 teams participating; Winchester, Roehampton, Edgbaston Priory, and a combined team comprised of players from two Dublin clubs, Carrickmines and Fitzwilliam. Each team had 16 players - made up of men’s and ladies pairs in 1st team category, 3rd team category, 45+ vets category and 55+ vets category.
Each team played against each other in their respective categories in a round robin format, with the winners as follows:
Mens 1st Team - Carrickmines and Fitzwilliam
Ladies 1st Team - Edgbaston
Mens 3rd - Carrickmines and Fitzwilliam
Ladies 3rd - Edgbaston
Mens 45s - Winchester
Ladies 45s - Winchester
Mens 55s - Winchester
Ladies 55s - Roehampton
Overall winners based on finishing positions across all categories were Roehampton.
Following the day’s play, participants and their partners enjoyed a celebration evening dinner with special guests Mr. Juan M. Tintoré, President of the CTC together with CTC secretary Berta Tintoré. Also present were representatives of event sponsors EFG International and also the chosen charity for the event - the Jubilee Sailing Trust. A contribution from the day was also presented to the charity.
- 2012 CTC Prague Seniors
A total of 34 players and guests from TC Geneve, Villa Primrose and Real Sociedad Tenis de la Magdalena travelled to Prague recently, to compete in the CTC Senior Competition that was hosted by I.CLTK Praha on 08-09 September.
In the semifinal matches TC Geneve beat RST de la Magdalena 7-2 and I.CLTK Praha beat Villa Primrose 8-1. The home team went on to win the final 5-1, while Villa Primrose took third place after beating RST de la Magdalena 5-4.
Amongst the players we could find former professionals such as Iva Budarova-Simunkova (I.CLTK), who reached a career high WTA ranking of 24th, Cathy Caverzasio-Feldbausch (TC Geneve) (ex-world #34), Milan Srejber (I.CLTK) (career high ATP #23), Jan Vacek (I.CLTK) (career high ATP #61) and Jean-Baptiste Perlan (Villa Primrose), who reached a career high ATP ranking of #136.
The social programme included a welcome drink on Friday evening, which was hosted by Mr. Vaclav Klaus, the President of the Czech Republic, and also President of I. CLTK Praha. A gala dinner was held on Saturday evening. Medals and trophies were awarded on Sunday afternoon, with the ceremony attended by tennis legend Jan Kodes, 1973 Wimbledon Champion and the most celebrated player in the history of the I-CLTK), who gave signed copies of his biography to the captains of all teams.
All hosting players and guests also enjoyed a special boat trip on Moldau river on the sunlit Saturday late afternoon.
- 2012 CTC Carrickmines Seniors
Carrickmines hosted the 2012 CTC Regional Competition in July. Throughout the event, the weather was mixed, with play possible on the club’s grass courts only on the Saturday.
The host club Carrickmines got off to a great start, defeating both Tennis Club Padova, (5/4) and Real Club de Tennis Barcelona-1899 (also 5/4) to win the section and qualify for the final.
Tennis Club Padova, led by former Top 30 ATP tour player Omar Camporese (pictured, left), set up a re-match by defeating RCT Barcelona-1899 6/3.
In the final, rain denied the home team the advantage of their usual grass courts and the matches were relocated indoors. Second time around, the Padova team emerged victorious (6/3).
Congratulations to all the participants for making the event such a success!
- Carrickmines LTC
- TC Padova
- RCT Barcelona-1899
- Competition schedule for 2011
The competition schedule for 2011 is now available for download:
- 2011 Winners Group, TC Parioli, Sept 9-11
The final rounds of the winners group of the CTC Senior Competitions 2011 was held at TC Parioli in Italy from September 9 – 11.
The host club and defending champions were joined by the other group winners from the previous year – TC Kungliga (Sweden), TC Geneva (Switzerland) and LTC Fitzwilliam (Ireland).
The semi final matches saw LTC Fitzwilliam beat TC Kungliga 9-0 and the host club survived a tougher match with TC Geneve, 6-3.
The defending champions were in much more dominant form on the final day however, conceding just one set in nine matches as they secured the title for a second consecutive year. The full team, under the careful guidance of captain Edoardo Mazza, consisted of Paolo Agnesi, Ugo Biagianti, Federico Castelnuovo, Daniela Cigna, Sergio De Bac, Marco Mencaglia, Elisabetta Morici, Fabrizio Pennacchioli, Massimo Ribechi and three champions of the tennis world that have contributed greatly to the history of the Club; Stefano Pescosolido, Francesca Romano and Sandrine Testud.
The social programme included a gala dinner, which was held on the Saturday evening and was attended by the President of CONI, Gianni Petrucci, the Vice President of CIO, Mario Pescante, the President of the Italian Tennis Federation Angelo Binaghi and the Italian tennis legend Nicola Pietrangeli. They were joined by the Board of Directors of the Club, as well as many past presidents.
- 2011 CTC RC Polo Seniors, Sept 16-19
The RC Polo hosted an area group of the Centenary Tennis Clubs Association Senior Competition during the days of September 16, 17 and 18. The teams of Carrickmines from Dublin, Villa Primrose from Bordeaux and Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899 took part on the Competition alongside a team from the host Club.
The whole event became a festival of tennis in which a high standard of play was evident from all teams. The tournament was eventually won by the French team of Villa Primrose, who accumulated an impressive final tally of 24 wins and 3 losses during the event.
The participants were also able to take part in some other social activities, which included a bike tour around Barcelona, some paddle tennis and they were also able to get a taste of the Mediterranean menus offered by the club’s restaurant.
Full results can be found below.
- 2011 CTC Cumberland Seniors, Sept 9-11
Results of the 2011 CTC European Zone at Cumberland LTC
1. Cumberland 14 points
2. La Magdalena 10 points
3. Leimoinias 0 points
- 2011 CTC U-17 Fitzwilliam Cup (Sept 30-Oct 1)
The seventh edition of the Fitzwilliam Cup, the CTC’s international team event for players aged Under 17, was held at the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin and came to a conclusion on the 1st October.
Each tie featured six matches, with two singles and one doubles match for both boys and girls.
The eventual winners were 1st Cesky of Prague (CZE), who overcame TK Kungliga (SWE) by the slimmest of margins. The team, which featured European 14 & Under semi finalist Miriam Kolodziejova, was held to a 3-3 final score but edged to the trophy thanks to have won just more game than their rivals during the tie. Villa Primrose (FRA) beat the host club 4-2 to claim third place overall.
- 2011 CTC U14 Prague Oct 27-29
The I. Cesky Lawn Tennis Klub in Prague hosted the Under 14 CTC Junior Competition at the end of October.
Six teams travelled to the Czech capital from across Europe in order to take part in the competition, which was eventually won by the host club, thanks to a 6-0 final victory over Ireland’s Carrickmines.
2010 champions Kungliga Lawn Tennis Klubben beat Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 to claim third place.
In addition to the high quality tennis, the players had the chance to see Prague from the river Moldau during a boat trip on Friday evening. The next night featured an official dinner, hosted by CLTK Vice-President Mr. Frantisek Stejskal.
As every year, a sightseeing tour of Prague was organized for the morning of the final.
1. I. Cesky Lawn Tennis Klub (CZE)
2. Carrickmines Crocket and Lawn Tennis Club (IRL)
3. Kungliga Lawn Tennis Klubben (SWE)
4. Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 (ESP)
5. Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club (GBR)
6. Real Club Polo Barcelona (ESP)
- 2011 CTC U-12 Carrickmines Cup Sept 1-3
Carrickmines was delighted to host the CTC U/12 Carrickmines Cup for the 5th successive year.
Six teams representing some of Europe’s largest and most famous clubs participated. Sixty young players, their coaches and some parents travelled to Dublin to play against some of Irelands top juniors.
The following famous clubs played in this year’s event:
- Carrickmines (Dublin)
- Cumberland LTC (London)
- RC de Tenis (Barcelona)
- Real Club de Polo (Barcelona)
- I.Cesky (Prague)
- RC Magalina (Santander)
The clubs were divided in two sections of three teams with the top four winning through to the semi finals.
In the first semi final Carrickmines defeated 1899 RC de Tenis Barcelona, while I.Cesky defeated Cumberland in the other semi final.
I.Cesky comprehensively won the final (7-1) and continues to set the highest standards with their 5th successive win. Well done to them and all the participants on a great tournament!
- Competition schedule for 2010
The competition schedule for 2010 is available for download here
- 2010 CTC Leopold Club August 28-29
Royal Leopold Club
To view detailed results of the CTC Tournament at the Royal Leopold Club, click here.
- 2010 CTC Tennis Club Geneve, September 17-19
ORGANIZERTennis Club GenevePARTICIPANTSRochusclub DüsseldorfTC Milano BonacossaWINNER :
During the weekend of September 17th-19th the
TC Genèvehosted one group of the European CTC competition. We were joined by the Tennis Club MilanoBonacossa and the Rochus Club Düsseldorf. Due to the fact that only three Clubs participated, the competition was run in a round robin format. The first day TC Milano beat Rochus Club Düsseldorf by 6/3 and the second day the TC Genèvebeat Rochus Club Düsseldorf by 8/1. On Sunday the final between TC Genèveand the TC Milano was won by the host Club by 5 rubbers to 4.
On Friday night the teams were welcomed by a cocktail. The official dinner was held on Saturday night, where we had the pleasure to welcome a representative from EFG bank.
On Sunday, after the conclusion of the matches, a price-giving ceremony was organized in presence of another representative of EFG bank, followed by a farewell cocktail.
- 2010 CTC Haagsche Lawn Tennis Club Leimonias (The Netherlands), Sep. 17-19
ORGANIZERHaagsche Lawn Tennis ClubPARTICIPANTSCarrickminesKungliga StockholmRC Polo
Winner: Kungliga Stockholm
Photos: click here
- 2010 CTC Tennis Club Parioli, Rome, (October 22-24)
ORGANIZERTennis Club ParioliPARTICIPANTSRCTBarcelonaCumberland LTCLa Magdalena
Winner: TC Parioli
REAL SOCIEDAD DE TENIS DE LA MAGDALENAPilar SantibañezMaria Jesus de la FuenteAlejandro GutierrezEnrique TeránRicardo CortinesJoaquin Perez MarsáJuan LaínzCaptain: Enrique Terán
REAL CLUB DE TENIS BARCELONA-1899Gloria Palau RibesSonia Roig PerezFrancisco Castellá KastnerNuria Alasia TorrojaSantiago Tintoré BelilJordi Prat i RibaMarc BeckerCaptain: Juan José Bòveda Zaldua
CUMBERLAND LAWN TENNIS CLUBGillian CardSusie DartAdam BoucherRogier EijkingPaul SmartCaptain: Simon Curtis
TENNIS CLUB PARIOLIUgoBiagiantiFilippo De CarilisFabrizio PennacchioliStefano PescosolidoMassimo RibechiPaolo AgnesiVittorio MagnelliValerio MascioliniEduardo MazzaGiulio MelchiorrePaolo SpezziAntonello ValentiniValentina BalzottiDaniela CignaFrancesaca RomantoSnadrine TestudAnna BelladonnaAlessandra BrunelliElisabetta MoriciCaptain: Eduardo Mazza
The Tennis Club Parioli has classified for the World Finals of the Centenary Tennis Clubs Association 2010 Senior Tournament. On the weekend of October 23-24, the TC Parioli has hosted the three teams of RCTB-1899, Tennis Magdalena from Santander, and Cumberland Tennis Club.
The weather forecast of heavy rain for Sunday 24, 2010 pushed the organizers to change the format of the Competition in order to fit two rounds of play in one day. The RCTB-1899 played a semi-finals against the English team of Cumberland LTC and reached the finals where they played against the host team. The TC Parioli had a very close round against the representatives of Santander TC, La Magdalena and made it into the finals. The Competition had a very high level with players such as Stefano Pescosolido and Sandrine Testud.
On 2011, on the finals group TC Parioli will meet the winners of three other groups: Fitzwilliam from Dublin, TC Genève from Switzerland and Kungliga from Stockholm.
The Competition had its closing with a price giving ceremony with a gala dinner in which all participants could share their friendship. The President of TC Parioli, Maurizio Romeo had as a special guest the President of the Centenary Tennis Clubs Association, Mr. Juan Mª Tintoré.
over 35 Stefano Pescosolido won against M. Becker 9 -3
over 35 Fabrizio Pennacchioli lost against S. Tintorè 8 -9
over 45 Edoardo Mazza won against F. Castella 9 - 6
over 45 Paolo Agnesi won against P.Boveda 9 - 8
w over 30 Sandrine Testud won against G. Balil 9 - 4
w over 40 Elisabetta Morici won against N. Alasia 9 - 5
double w 30 m 35 V.Balzotti M. Mencaglia lost against G Balil - M. Becker 5 - 9
double m35 m45 P.Spezzi E.Mazza won against S.Tintorè P.Boveda 9 - 7
one double not played.
6-3 was the final score
- 2010 CTC U-17 Fitzwilliam Cup (23-26 sept.)
ORGANIZERVilla Primrose Bordeaux (France) 23-26 SeptemberITF juniors 200PARTICIPANTSKungliga LTK (Sweden)Villa Primrose – Bordeaux (France)I. Cesky Lawn Tennis Klub – Prague (Czech Republic)Fitzwilliam Lawn
Tennis Club(Ireland)WINNER: Kungliga Lawn Tennis KlubbenRunner-up: FitzWilliams Lawn & Tennis Club.Third place: Villa PrimroseFourth place: I. Ceský Lawn-Tennis Klub Praha
- 2010 CTC Junior Competition U-12 Carrickmines Cup (September 1-4, 2010)
ORGANIZERCarrickmines Croquet and Lawn
Tennis Club( ) IrelandPARTICIPANTS Real Clubde Tenis Barcelona-1899 (Spain)Real Sociedad de Tenis La Magdalena (Spain)I. Cesky Lawn Tennis Klub – Prague( ) Czech RepublicReal Club de Polo de Barcelona (Spain)The Club (Great Brtiain) Lawn Tennis Cumberland
WINNER: I Cesky Lawn Tennis Klub-Prague
All teams played each other in a Round Robin format and Carrickmines played I.Cesky in a tense final. The matches were 4 all after the singles only for I.Cesky to edge out in the doubles for their 4th successive victory.
Carrickmines were delighted and honoured to have the President of Tennis Ireland, Letty Lucas as the special guest for finals day.
The Tournament was sponsored by Dolmen Stockbrokers and the Club Junior Draw Fund. Ronan Reid of Dolman Stockbrokers is pictured above at the presentation of prizes to the I.Cesky team.
- 2010 CTC 3rd U-14 ICLTK Praha Cup (October 28-30, 2010)
3rd I.CLTK Praha Cup 2010
I. Cesky Lawn Tennis Klub – Prague (Czech Republic)
PARTICIPANTSReal Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 (Spain)Carrickmines Crocket and Lawn Tennis Club (Ireland)ICLTK PragueCumberland
Real ClubPolo Barcelona Kungliga Lawn TennisKlubben
WINNER: Kungliga Lawn Tennis Klubben
Venue: I. ČLTK Praha, Czech Republic Date: October 28 - 30 2010 Team composition: 2 boys under 14 2 girls under 14 Group composition: Group 1 Reial Club de Tennis Barcelona 1899 The Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club Kunliga Lawn Tennis Klubben Group 2Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis ClubReal Club de Polo de Barcelona
RCT Barcelona – Cumberland LTC 5:1
RCT Barcelona – Kungliga LTK 3:3 (6:7)
Kungliga LTK – Cumberland LTC 6:0
I. ČLTK Praha – Carrickmines CLTC 4:2
I. ČLTK Praha – RC de Polo 6:0
Carrickmines CLTC – RC de Polo 6:0
Kungliga LTK – I. ČLTK Praha 3:3 (8:7)
3RD PLACE MATCH
Carrickmines CLTC – RCT Barcelona 3:3 (6:6, 66:55)
5TH PLACE MATCH
Cumberland LTC – RC de Polo 5:1Thirty three juniors from six CTC clubs participated in this event this year.Beside tennis children enjoyed boat trip on Moldau river on Saturday evening as well as traditional Prague sightseeing tour on Sunday morning.Official dinner was hosted by president of I.CLTK Praha Mr. Frantisek Stejskal on Friday evening.
- Winners 2008 Group-T.C. Genève, September 12-13, 2009
WINNERS 2008 GROUP
Organizer: TC Genève
Participants: TC Parioli
Wiener Park Club
Winner: TC Parioli
The TC Genève hosted the final round of the CTC competition on September 12-14, 2008.
We were joined by the winners of last year’s competitions, i.e. TC Parioli Rome, Wiener Park Club and Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club from Dublin. Fitzwilliam LTC was substituting another winner of last year, Blau-Weiss Berlin, who did not participate in any competition this year.
Teams arrived on Friday and were entertained by a welcome-cocktail.
Matches stated on Saturday morning with TC Genève drawn against Wiener Park Club and TC Parioli Rome drawn against Fitzwilliam LTC. Both TC Genève and Parioli Rome won their matches 9/0.
On Saturday night the official dinner was organized in a Grand Hotel with a view to the lake. Unfortunately the landmark of Geneva, the jet d’eau did not operate this night due heavy wind. During the dinner, memories and gifts were exchanged.
On Sunday, Fitzwilliam LTC beat Wiener Park Club by 6/3. The final between TC Parioli Rome and TC Genève was won by TC Parioli Rome by the narrow score of 5/4.
At the conclusion of the matches, the results were announced in a short ceremony. On this occasion, trophies were handed to the Clubs and medals to the participants. Before leaving, the participants were offered farewell cocktail.
- 2009 CTC Magdalena Group, October 2-4, 2009
Organizer: RST La Magdalena (A)
Participants: ICLTK Prague
RC Polo de Barcelona
Rochusclub Düsseldorfer TC
Real Sociedad de Tenis la Magdalena (B)
Real Sociedad de Tenis La Magdalena (A)
Winner: RST La Magdalena (A)
The first weekend of October, our Club, Real Sociedad de Tenis La Magdalena, hosted one of the groups of the Centenary Tenis Clubs Competition for this year , 2009.
Since we joined this exclusive Association (CTC), we were expecting the opportunity to be able to organize one of the groups of the CTC Competition. Last year we had a first step in the Association, by participating in the group that the Carrickmines Club of Dublin kindly organized. We carefully took note of all the details they prepared for the organization and their warm reception and we tried to be as good as them this year.
We were lucky enough to have four teams from abroad from the following Clubs: Rochusclub Dusseldorf, Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin Chelsky Lawn Tennis Club, Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. In order to improve the organization of the Competition and give opportunity to more of our senior members we decided to have a second team from our Club join in the Competition. Therefore we had an “A team” and a “B team “from La Magdalena, which ended up being really successful for everyone. As expected, our second team proved to be weaker than any other team but they made it up with their enthusiasm and enjoyment of the sport.Two teams, one from each group got into the final: the RCPolo with its outstanding six players and our A Team who had to fight each point to finally get a win in the final.
Right after drawing the teams, the Competition started Friday afternoon, the teams were divided in two groups: Carrickmines, CLTK, La Magdalena A, and on the other group RC Polo and Rochusclub and La Magdalena B. A total of six ties were played Friday afternoon with a great level of tennis and sportsmanship. Some of the teams wished at some point to have some extra players on the teams stating “we are seniors”. We should take advantage of the total amount of players allowed to participate in the Competition, ten, when we sign in for this kind of Competition.
On the social side, our guests had a chance to enjoy Spanish wine with some typical “tapas” in our new “Lawn Tennis Tavern”. Even though some of the players decided to go and sample the restaurants in the area. On Saturday we had a gala dinner were some typical gifts where exchanged and our job in organizing the competition was recognized by the different captains of the teams. On Sunday, once the tennis was over , a typical meal with “Cocido Montañés “
- 2009 CTC European Zone Competition - Athens - 22 September, 2009
Organizer: Athens LTC
Participants: Villa Primrose Bordeaux
Haagsche LTC Leimoinias
Winner: Athens LTC
Our club hosted its first CTC Competition on October 2-4 in Athens.
We were joined by Barcelona, Bordeaux and the Hague. The teams came on Thursday afternoon and the matches started on Friday afternoon. Athens was paired against Barcelona and Bordeaux against Leimonias. The hosts prevailed after a tight match by 4-3 while Hague lost by 0-7 to Bordeaux. Hague proved to be weaker than the other three teams and went on to lose all its matches. However, what it lacked in tennis experience it made up with its enthusiasm, humor and pure enjoyment of the sport.
On the second day Athens played Bordeaux and again prevailed by the slight margin of 4-3. The outcome was decided by the mens’ doubles, played well into the night. The last encounters took place on Sunday morning with, Barcelona prevailing over Bordeaux with again a tight margin of 4-3.
A welcome dinner was organized at the premises of the club on Saturday night for the benefit of the visiting teams. We were lucky in that the weather was very mild for an October night in Athens and we were able to sit outdoors. This permitted our guests to have a view of the Parthenon at the Acropolis of Athens and the Temple of Olympian Zeus closer to the Club. The President of the CTC Competition, Juan Maria Tintore, had arrived in the meantime, and we felt that his presence gave a new meaning of international camaraderie through the love of tennis to our gathering.
The President of Villa Primrose, Bernard Dupouy was also there to accompany his team and even participated in a doubles match.
The results of the Competition were announced in a short ceremony on Sunday after the matches. The Athens Lawn Tennis Club won and took the cup, Real Club de Tennis Club Barcelona came second, Villa Primrose Bordeaux third and Haagsche Lawn Tennis Club Leimonias fourth. Mementos were exchanged and our friends flattered us with compliments about the Club and the Competition. Our players enjoyed playing and meeting their counterparts and look forward to renew these contacts at another Competition next year.
The President of Athens Lawn Tennis ClubPavlos Apostolides
- 2009 CTC Junior Competition (U14) Praha
Organizer: I CLTK Prague (A)
ICLTK Prague (B)
ICLTK Prague (A)
Winner: I CLTK Prague (A)
- 2009 CTC Junior Competition (U17)- Fitzwilliam LTC, Dublin, September 25-26, 2009
Organizer: Fitzwilliam LTC
Participants: Kungliga LTK
Villa Primrose Bordeaux
I CLTK Prague
Winner: Fitzwilliam LTC
Four teams took part : Villa Primrose, Bordeaux who will host next years competition, Kungliga LTK, Stockholm who hosted last year and 1st Cesky , Prague who hosted in 2007.
A very high standard of play was on view for the weekend with Ireland’s top u-17’s representing Fitzwilliam and several highly ranked Juniors visiting for the event including Petra Rohanova of the Czech republic who currently enjoys a European Junior ranking of Number 1 under 14.
Fitzwilliam defeated Villa Primrose 5 matches to 1 in the opening semi final.
1st Cesky and Kungliga were level at 3 matches each after their semifinal. Competition rules usually separate the teams by margin of sets and then margin of games but for the first time in the competition to date both of these were also equal. As a result a champions tie break in mixed doubles was played to determine the outcome and Cesky emerged as 10-7 winners.
On Saturday , Kungliga beat Villa Primrose in the 3rd place play off and Fitzwilliam beat Cesky 4 matches to 2 in the Final.
The Fitzwilliam team of Amy Bowtell , HannahMay Morrissey, Susan McRann , John Morrissey , Sam Barry and Ciaran Fitzgerald represented the Club with distinction both on court and when acting as hosts off the court.The tournament provided an opportunity to see some very talented players perform at a young age. Two of the players that played in the Carrickmines Cup in 2007 are now ranked in the top three U/14s in Europe
Fitzwilliam win overall 4-2 and Win the Fitzwilliam Cup 2009
- 2009 CTC Junior Competition ( U-12)- Carrickmines CLTC, Carrickmines Cup, August 27-30, 2009
August 27-30, 2009
Organizer: Carrickmines CLTC
Participants: Cumberland LTC
RC Polo de Barcelona
RCT Barcelona -1899
RST La Magdalena
Winner: I CLTK Prague
Carrickmines were privileged to host the CTC U12 Carrickmines Cup for the 3rd year.
Eight teams representing some of Europe’s largest and most famous clubs participated. Sixty young players, their coaches and some parents travelled to Dublin to play against some of Irelands top juniors.The tournament provided an opportunity to see some very talented players perform at a young age. Two of the players that played in the Carrickmines Cup in 2007 are now ranked in the top three U/14s in Europe
The teams were divided in two sections of four with the teams playing off against one another. The four teams that won through to the semi finals were Carrickmines 1 ,Carrickmines 2, Edgbaston Priory and I.Cesky.
The other teams competing were Real Barcelona 1899, RC de Polo Barcelona and RC Tennis de la Magdelana.
I.Cesky won the cup outright in a tightly contested final against Edgbaston Priory.
- 2009 CTC Friendly match- I. CLTK Prague, June 12-14, 2009
Organizer: I CLTK Prague
Visitor: Haagshe LTC Leimoinias
Friendly match 17 players
We would like to inform you that we have hosted 17 members from H. L. T. C.
Leimoinias in Prague, the weekend 12-14 June. We started with Prague sightseeing tour on Friday afternoon. We played a lot of matches on Saturday and Sunday morning and had and official dinner on Saturday evening. During the speeches after dinner both Clubs said that matches like this one are the events why CTC was formed. It means events where sport and social activity are combined and that allow as much members from the Clubs to participate in to get some merit of Club membership in CTC. Both Clubs also agreed that CTC shall talk with those European Clubs which never participated in any event and ask them what do they expect form their membership in CTC.
- 2009 CTC Friendly match- June 25, 2009 (U-14), RC Polo
Organizer: RC Polo Barcelona
- 2008 CTC Junior Competition (U/12) – Dublin - Carrickmines C<C
- 2008 CTC Junior Competition (U/14) – Prague “1st I.CLTK Praha Cup
- 2008 CTC Junior Competition (U/17) – Stockholm “Fitzwilliam Cup 2008”
- 2008 CTC Competition – The Hague “Jubilee Tournament Leimonias”
- 2008 CTC Competition – Geneve
On the 13th and 14th of September the T.C. de Geneva held a quadrangular tournament in which the hosting club, the Villa Primrose de Bordeaux, the Real Club de Polo of Barcelona and the I.Cesky L.T.K. of Prague participated. The Geneva Club won in the final over the Czech team, with the R.C.Polo taking third position.
We wish to express our gratitude to the Geneva Club for their interest in having organized the tournament in which members of four clubs of the CTC had the opportunity to get together for these two days.
- 2008 CTC Competition – Dublin – Fitzwilliam LTC
- 2008 CTC Competition – Berlin
After two days of competition, the hosting club BlauWeiss was victorious, ahead by a close margin over the Rot Weiss. During the official dinner, the President of the CTC, Juan M. Tintoré, expressed his gratitude to the Club, which is presided over by Dr. Frank-Peter Muschiol, for the organizational effort and the attention received.
- 2008 CTC Competition – Dublin – Carrickmines C<C
and the organizing club participated.
The victor of the event was the Roman C.T.Parioli, after some very close qualifying rounds. All of the participants enjoyed the hospitality of the host club.
- European CTC Competition 2007, Rochusclub
At the beginning of September 2007, the teams from the clubs Villa Primrose of Bordeaux, Leimonia of The Hague and Rochusclub of Düsseldorf, this latter acting as organizer for the event, played a triangular competition in the installations of the German club.
After three days of competition, Villa Primrose was proclaimed winner, followed up by Rochusclub and Leimonias.
The visiting clubs expressed their appreciation to the hosts for the wonderful hospitality and the magnificent Organization of the event during the official dinner and presentation of trophies.
- 2007 CTC European Zone Competition, Real Club de Polo de Barcelona
El Real Club de Polo de Barcelona organized a competition with the participation, in addition to the teams of the hosting club, of the Carrickmines LTC of Dublin, the Blau Weiss of Berlin, the Fitzwilliam LTC of Dublin and two other teams from Barcelona, the CT La Salut and the RCT Barcelona-1899.
After the three days of competition, the German team from the Blau Weiss won in the final over the RCT Barcelona-1899 by 5 wins to 4.
During the presentation of trophies all of the participating clubs expressed their gratitude for the effort that had been realized by the organizing club.
- CTC Tournament Philadelphia, USA 2007
At the end of August 2007, the Philadelphia Cricket Club organized for the second consecutive year a competition for clubs belonging to the CTC. Eleven players from the Mount Royal Club of Montreal, Canada, the HLTC Leimonias of The Hague, The Netherlands, and the organizing club participated in the competition. The winning team was the Canadian, and the “amity” award went to the Dutch player Albert Holstag.
All of the visitors expressed their thanks for the warm hospitality of the host club and the magnificent Organization under the direction of Ian Crookenden.
- CTC Competition I.CLTK Prague 2007
At the beginning of the month of September 2007 a team competition was played in the I.Cesky L.T.K. of Prague. Participating clubs included, apart from the hosting team, the Wiener Park Club of Vienna, the Tennis Club Parioli of Rome and the Edgbaston Priory L.T.C. of Birmingham.
After the two days of competition the winner was the T.C. Parioli, followed up by the Wiener Park Club, the I.Cesky L.T.K. and the Edgbaston Priory.
There were a total of 45 persons present from the three visiting clubs, including the three presidents, who expressed their gratitude to the Czech club for the magnificent organization and warm hospitality.
- 2007 CTC Founder Members Competition
The competition was played in qualifying rounds. The winner was the Tennis Club of Geneva, which defeated the first team of the RCT Barcelona-1899 in the final by 5/1.
During the official dinner, which was held on the Saturday, the presidents of the participating clubs expressed their appreciation for the warm welcome and organization.
Finally, on Sunday medals and trophies were presented on Court 1.
There are plans to hold this type of encounter between the founding clubs of the CTC every three or four years in order to maintain the camaraderie and friendship among the clubs and participating players.
- Carrickmines Cup 2007
Carrickmines CLTC hosted the inaugural CTC U712 International Tournament from the 30th August to 2nd September 2007.
Four clubs belonging to the CTC (Carrickmines C.L.T.C. of Dublin, Edgbaston Priory of Birminghan, I.Cesky LTK from Prague and RCT Barcelona-1899) took part in the competition.
The teams were made up of 4 boys and 4 girls, playing a round-robin format. The winner was the Czech team from the I.Cesky LTK, with 26 points, followed by Carrickmines (20), RCTB Barcelona (16) and Edgbaston Priory (10).
- 2007 Fitzwilliam Cup
The 3rd Fitzwilliam Cup, a team competition for boys and girls under 17, was held during 26th and 27th October at the CLTK Prague. Originally four teams should participate but unfortunately the team from Villa Primrose could not arrive to Prague because their Air France flight from Paris to Prague was cancelled due to the strike of Air France.
I.CLTK formed the second team which played against Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in the semifnal. It was agreed that Fitzwilliam LTC will get into the final regardless the result of this match because results of second team of I.CLTK will not be counted to official results of the Cup. Fitzwilliam LTC lost to second team of I.CLTK by difference of number of games won becvause each team having won 3 games and 6 sets.
Kungliga LTK played against first tem of I.CLTK in the semi-final and they lost to them 2-4.
The grand final was played between I.CLTK and Fitzwilliam LTC with hosting team becoming the winner with score 5-1 and winning Fitzwilliam Cup second time in the raw.
The Kungliga LTK took the third place.
We should mention nice and friendly atmosphere of this tournament as well as high level of the tennis. During the official dinner the Board member of I.CLTK and member of CTC Committee of Management Mr. Petr Simunek expressed thanks on behalf of hosting club to both visiting teams and promised I.CLTK support to this event in the future.
The 3rd Fitzwilliam Cup was ended by Prague sightseeing tour for both hosting teams on Sunday.
- IOC PRESIDENT CUP CHAMPIONS RACE
Under the auspices of the then President of the IOC, Mr. Juan A. Samaranch established the IOC President Cup in 1997, a team competition reserved to the eight founding clubs.Coinciding with the centenary celebrations of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, the Spanish team organized the third edition of the competition, which was played in Barcelona from September 24 to 26, 1999. The local team managed to defeat the champion of the past two editions with a final score of 7 to 2.
The first edition was played from 17 to 19 of May, 1997 at the LTTC Rot Weiss Berlin, and the winner was the host team, who defeated the Kungliga LTK in the final 5 to 4.
From June 12 to 14 in 1998, the second edition of the competition was held in the Royal Leopold Club of Brussels, and once again the final victory went to the German team of the LTTC Rot Weiss Berlin, who defeated the local team of the Royal Leopold Club with a victory of 6 to 3.
The Geneva Tennis Club, which is situated in the Parc des Eaux Vives of this beautiful Swiss city, organized the fourth edition of the IOC President Cup, which was played from 1 to 3 of September in the year 2000. The Swiss team won over the LTTC Rot Weiss Berlin by a margin of 5 to 1.
During the first part of September in 2001, it was the turn of the Racing Club of France to organize and host the competition at their magnificent installations in the Bois de Boulogne, La Croix Catelan. The Swiss team of the Geneva Tennis Club were victorious once again, on this occasion defeating the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 6 to 3
The competition's 6th edition was held between the 30th of August and the 1st of September 2002. It was organised by the Tennis Club Milano Alberto Bonacossa in its facilities located in this beautiful Italian city. Players of a very high level participated in the tournament, such as Emilio Sánchez Vicario, Christope Roger Vasselin, Gustavo Tiberti, Susana Savini-Vilaverde, etc. Like last yeard, the final was played by the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-189 and the Tennis Club de Geneve. The final victory was for the Spanish club which won by 6 to 3.
The Cumberland L.T.C. of London played host to the 7th Edition of the IOC President Cup, which was held from 29th to 31st August 2003. After the three days of competition, the RCTB-1899, defeated the RotWeiss LTTC of Berlin in the final round 5-1. The Spanish club, in the previous rounds, had beaten the T.C. Milano Alberto Bonacossa (5-4) and the Cumberland L.T.C. (5-1). The German club had defeated the Kungliga L.T.K. (5-1) and the T.C. of Geneva (6-3). The Swiss club reached third position by defeating Cumberland (6-3) in the match for 3rd and 4th positions. In the consolation round, the Racing Club of France won 5th, the T.C. Milano Alberto Bonacossa 6th, the Kungliga L.T.K. 7th, and the Royal Leopol Club 8th.
The next edition of the President Cup is scheduled to be placed on the courts of the Kungliga L.T.K. of Stockholm, Sweden, in August 2004.
The eighth and final edition of the IOC President Cup, reserved for the eight founding clubs, was held August 27 to 29 2004 at the Kungliga L.T.K. of Stockholm (Sweden). T.C.Milano A.Bonacossa won this final edition, defeating the Racing Club of France by 5-4 in the final elimination. The 3rd place went to the RCTB-1899, who were victorious over the host club, the KLTK, with a score of 5-4.
The 5th place was won by the the T.C.of Geneva, and 6th went to the LTTC Rot-Weiss Berlin; the Cumberland LTC won 7th place, and the Royal Leopold Club 8th.
With a view to awarding the team with the best overall performance throughout the eight editions of the competition, a classification has been established under which each team receives points on the basis of their results in each edition of the competition.
The criterion for the awarding of points has been established as follows:
Champion - 10 points
Finalist - 8 points
3rd ranked - 6 points
4th ranked - 5 points
5th ranked - 4 points
6th ranked - 3 points
7th ranked - 2 points
8th ranked - 1 point
In the event that any qualifying competition for the awarding of positions 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8 were not played, the maximum number of points for this ranking would be awarded to both teams.
Final classification after the eight tournaments had been played :
1st Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 62 points
2nd LTTC Rot Weiss Berlin 53 points
3rd Tenis Club de Genève 48 points
4th Racing Club de France 43 points
5th T.C.Milano A. Bonacossa 32 points
6th Kungliga Lawn Tennis Klubben 30 points
7th Royal Leopold Club 25 points
8th Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club 21 points
- 2006 North America CTC Tournament
Seventeen participants representing six Centenary Tennis Clubs competed over three days on the grass and clay courts of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. 2 flights of men’s singles determined the 2 finialist and provided excellent interaction among the various clubs.
A flexible schedule kept most players active and still allowed time for sightseeing around the historic old city of Philadelphia on the Saturday afternoon and evening. The highlight of the weekend was the awards dinner when medals commemorating the players participation were passed out personally by Mr. Juan Ma. Tintoré, President of the Centenary Tennis Club Association. Mr. Tintoré also gave an inspirational address to the dinner attendees. Everybody returned to their respective tennis club with a greater understanding of the purposes and goals of this wonderful organization.
The letters of regret PCC received from Clubs who wished they could attend indicated that should the event be repeated next year, greater participation and representation can be anticipated.
Names of participants, their clubs and the champions of the categories offered follow.PARTICIPANT .CLUB
Newport 2. Jeff Schmidt Newport 3. Warren Danne Berkley 4. Fredrika Adams Berkley 5. James Budd Berkley 6. Steve Cornell Berkley 7. Martin Clarke Leimonias, Netherlands 8 .Albert Holtslag Leimonias, Netherlands 9. Jon Trotter Longwood, Ma. 10. Bill McDowell PCC 11. John Madzin PCC 12. Francisco Badosa Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 13. David Lacey PCC 14. Kathy Savage PCC 15 .Michael Savage PCC 16. Laurel Stack PCC 17. Ted Stack PCC
Team results Berkley12 PCC8 Leimonias8 Newport3 Longwood1 Barcelona1 Men’s Singles Steve Cornell, Berkley Champion David Lacey, PCC Finalist Men’s Doubles Albert Holtslag & Martin Clarke Champion Steve Cornell Finalist John Madzin Finalist Mixed Doubles Laurel & Ted Stack Champions (By a tie break) Warren Danne & Freddy Adams Finalists Men’s 35 SinglesJon Trotter Longwood
- 2006 European Geographical Areas CTC Tournaments
Group 1 – Played 8-10 September 2006
Organizer: Villa Primrose Bordeaux
RCT Barcelona-1899 – winner
Group 3 -Played 16-17 September 2006
Organizer: HLTC Leimonias The Hague
Royal Leopold Club Bruxells
Le Touquet TC
Group 4 -Played 8-10 September 2006
Organizer: Cumberland LTC
CT La Salut
Group 5 -Played 22-24 September 2006
Organizer: CT Firenze
TC Genève – winner
Group 6 -Played 1-3 September 2006
Organizer: WienerPark Club
TC Milano Bonacossa – winner
The CTC is most appreciative of the effort carried out by the organizing clubs, without whose cooperation it would not have been possible to hold the competition. We also wish to thank all of the players who have participated, having served to consolidate the friendship between the members of the clubs of the Association.
- 2006 Fitzwilliam Cup
The second edition of the Fitzwilliam Cup, a competition for boys and girls under 17, was held during December 1 & 2 at the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club of Dublin. The teams which participated were the I.Cesky LTK of Prague, the Kungliga LTK of Stockholm, the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, and the Fitzwilliam LTC, as organizer of the event.
In the semi-finals, Fitzwilliam LTC defeated Kungliga LTK by 6-0, while I.Cesky LTK beat RCT Barcelona-1899 by 4-2.
In the play for the 3rd and 4th places, the RCT Barcelona-1899 defeated Kungliga LTK with a score of 5-1.
The grand final was played on Saturday the 2nd of December, between the I.Cesky LTK and the host club, Fitzwilliam LTC, with the Czech team coming out as victorious by the difference in the number of games won, each team having won 3 matches.
We should make mention here of the magnificent organization carried out by the Irish club and the ambiance of camaraderie between the youngsters of the four participating teams, as well as the very high level of tennis. Our sincere thanks to the Fitzwilliam LTC for the effort realized in the organization of the second edition of the Fitzwilliam Cup.
- 2005 Fitzwilliam Cup
In May 2005 the Fitzwilliam LTC of Dublin organized for the first time the Fitzwilliam Cup, a Sub17s junior’s team competition. The host Club participated together with two teams, the Kungliga LTC and the RCT Barcelona-1899. Each eliminatory consisted of two men’s singles, a men’s doubles, two women’s singles and a women’s doubles. The level of competition was very high, with the Fitzwilliam LTC “A” finally defeating the Kungliga LTK in the finals. The RCT Barcelona-1899 took third place.
The organization, the treatment received by the visiting clubs and the atmosphere of the tournament were truly praiseworthy. During the official dinner, the President of the Fitzwilliam LTC, Mr. Declan Heavey, presented the trophy and expressed his thanks to the two visiting teams for their support and collaboration in this first championship. He also expressed his hopes to organize the second edition of the “Fitzwilliam Cup” in 2006.
- 2005 European Geographical Areas CTC Tournaments
Once the last edition of the IOC President Cup was held in 2004, a new competition was designed for 2005 with the idea of making it possible for all clubs belonging to the CTC to participate. The competition began by geographical areas in Europe, a competition in which 17 of the 22 European clubs of the CTC participated. Each founding club organized a tournament with one or two visiting clubs, a format which made it possible to play out the competition in two or three days.
In Barcelona, the RCT Barcelona-1899 played against the Villa Primrose of Bordeaux and the Rochusclub of Düsseldorf over a three-day period, with the Spanish club victorious.
The Royal Leopold Club of Brussels invited the HLTC Leimonias and the Le Touquet T.C., a club which not being a member of the CTC, participated in the competition organized in Belgian territory.
The LTTC Rot Weiss invited the Czech club I.Cesky L.T.K. to Berlin during the first part of August, with the final victory going to the club from Prague.
In May it was the Racing Club of France which hosted the event played in Paris with the Real Club de Polo of Barcelona and the Blau Weiss Berlin, with the final victory going to the hosting club.
The Wiener Park Club of Vienna, the Sokilniki Tennis Club of Moscow, and the host club, the T.C. Milano A.Bonacossa, played in Milano during the first part of September, with the final victory going to the Italian club.
Also during the first part of September the Kungliga LTK received the Finnish club Abo LTK in Stockholm, with final victory for the Swedes.
During the same dates, the Circolo de Tennis Firenze (Florence) travelled to Geneva to participate in the competition against the T.C. Genève on Swiss territory. The Italian team won by a narrow margin.
It is expected that the competition for the year 2006 will once again be played in Europe under a similar formula, and that it will be played in the same way in the USA with American, Canadian and Mexican teams, and also in South America.