Serve Up A Summer of Chiswick Tennis
Get inspired by former resident's brush with glory this week
Former Chiswick resident Tim Henman just failed to reach the final of the French Open - but is looking forward to success down the road from W4.
Having become the first British man since Mike Sangster in 1963 to reach the last four in Paris, Tim is, again, one of the favourites to go one step further at Wimbledon (June 21 st - July 4 th).
The All England Club Championships start in a month which also includes The Stella Artois Championships at Queen’s Club (June 7 th - 13 th) and the Wimbledon Qualifying competition at The Bank of England Sports Ground, Roehampton (June 14 th – 17 th).
Feel inspired to pick up a racket yourself? There’s plenty of choice for tennis players in west London, including my own local community club - Chiswick Poly Tennis, based at the University of Westminster site, on the Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground in Cavendish Road, W4.
With a 150-strong membership of local residents - young and old - we welcome players of all standards, whether you’ve got your sights set on Centre Court or just want to have fun.
Chiswick Poly has two teams in the LTA’s West Middlesex League. The men’s team, captained by Martin Swan, is so far unbeaten this season, having played three and won three. The ladies’ team, led by Jill Dixon, is also on a winning run.
You can serve up the net gains of becoming a member at www.chiswicktennis.com And if you don’t like the look of us, there’s a link on our home page to 12 other tennis clubs and centres in W4 and surrounding area.
Wherever you end up, enjoy your tennis. For the game that begins at love all, is the game we all love.
June 5, 2004