Simon Ling

Simon Ling

B-League v Ember

Sadly, the B league team lost to Ember by one match to two. The day started badly when a serious accident at Cobham services closed the M25 at junction 9, and as a result the doubles partnership of Frank and Mike B did not arrive at Ember until about 10:40. They were obviously so unsettled(!) that they lost a shortened… Read more →

S for Success

The first S League (3 person AC) match of the season took place on Monday 17 June at home against Merton, and we can report that our team of Simon Ling, Frank Burch and Mike Barnard were successful, winning 3 matches to 1. The morning doubles was our only loss, but Frank and Mike were ahead by 4 points when… Read more →

U-League v Ramsgate

The U league team survived the long journey to Ramsgate on 22 August sufficiently well to win 4 – 3, mainly thanks to John Knight and Doug Dykes who won both their matches (John’s first one being in partnership with Martin). Doug’s morning result was his first whitewash +26, and that against a 3 1/2! Captain Simon failed to score. We… Read more →

S League v Ember

None of the team had visited the Ember lawn before our match on June 16, and it turned out to be a very pleasant venue with good facilities shared with a tennis and bowls club.  The home team were friendly and hospitable and we repaid their courtesy by allowing them to beat us 3-1.  Simon was our only success in… Read more →

S League v Cheam

Played on 31 May, this was Reigate’s first match of the new S League and the first competitive match held on our lawn for some time. We should have benefitted from home advantage but we picked Cheam as our opponents so some of their team were very familiar with our lawn.  That is the excuse for being beaten by three games… Read more →

Southern Challenge Division 2

This competition, which is an inter-club level play golf tournament with teams of four played over two days, attracted an entry of eight clubs. The first seven rounds take the form of a round robin (all play all) with each round comprising one double and two singles matches. All players must play as nearly as possible equal numbers of doubles… Read more →