President: Malcolm Dale City & Suburban Press Secretary: Colin Kinshott
Vice President: Jack Whitehouse Tennis League Chair: Sue Simcock
Secretary: Kevin Harper Formed: 1948 Treasurer: Dave Barker

Previous News Items 2002
October 26 More Glory For Draycott A: Draycott A completed a league and cup double for the second successive year with a 3-1 victory over Endon A, to capture this years Sporting Trophies final. Thanks to Mick Taylor for the news.
October 1 Boro A Complete League & Cup Double: Fresh from capturing the Division 2 Championship, Boro A made it a double celebration with a 2½-1½ win over Bucknall B to lift this years Dale Cup.
September 17 Sporting Trophies Cup Final: Draycott A v Endon A: This years Sporting Trophies final will feature Draycott A and Endon A, and will be played at Abbey View on Saturday 5th October, kick-off time 3.30. Thanks to Mick Taylor for this piece of news.
September 17 Dale Cup Final Update: The Dale Cup Final won't now be played on Saturday 21st September. Rumours are rife that the Boro boys are 'bricking it' having heard about the exploits of Bucknall during this years cup campaign. News of a new date and venue will appear here in due course.
September 15 Dale Cup Final: Borough A v Bucknall B: This years Dale Cup final will be between The Borough A and Bucknall B, and will be played on Saturday 21st September 1.30pm kick-off, at Abbey View Tennis Club. Whilst I'm not sure of the Boro Boy's progress to the final, the Bucknall lads have fought their way through three highly competitive, nerve wracking, at times scintillating, and harduous ties to cement their place in the final.
September 13 Endon A Win Foundation Cup Final: Endon A won the Ladies Foundation Cup defeating Basford in a closely fought contest. With the match all square at 2-2, count back revealed that Endon A had won 1 more game than Basford to capture the trophy. The victorious Endon team consisted of Vanessa Greatbatch, Jill Woolley, Leesa Faulkner and Linda Faulkner. Thanks to Mick Taylor and Kevin Harper for news of the result.
September 4 Final League Tables Now In:: With all the league results now in, the final tables for all divisions have now been updated. Downloadable copies of the League Tables and all the League Results are available in Excel format.
August 26 Wimbledon 2002 Photo Gallery: Loads more photographs from the Wimbledon fortnight, featuring the Williams sisters, Andre Agassi, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski. Visit the photo gallery of the Wimbledon 2002 section.
August 26 US Open 2002: Keep up with news and the latest scores from this years US Open to see if the Williams sisters can continue their dominance of ladies tennis and if Timmy boy can make it into the second week.
August 23 Week 2 Report From Wimbledon 2002: A little late, but well worth the wait. Venus and Serena Williams, Justine Henin, Seles, Henman and McEnroe are just a few pictured as are one or two famous celebrities, including Shane Warne, from other fields. There's the Bucknall boys day out, and more Anna. Click the Wimbledon 2002 section and visit the Week 2 action.
August 18 Sporting Trophies Final News: Endon A have reached the final of the Sporting Trophies, where they will play either Draycott A or Florence A. Thanks to Mick Taylor (Endon) for this piece of news.
August 15 Stone A Men Clinch Promotion to Div 1: Stone A secured promotion to Div 1 with a 4-0 over Knypersley C, and in the process condemned them to Div 3. Knypersley B fall from Div 1, whilst in Div 4 Abbey View E sneaked past Endon D to claim the second promotion spot. Early news of results and tables visit Season 2002 News.
August 12 Draycott and Abbey View Take Titles: Draycott A have wrapped up the Mens 1 league for the 3rd consecutive year whilst their mixed team have captured the Mixed championship. Abbey View A sealed the Ladies Division 1 crown and in Men 3, Alsager FR A have captured the title with Stone B promoted as runners up. Relegation issues still need to be decided in the mens league, with Knypersley B, Knypersley C and Draycott C all struggling in divisions 1,2 and 3 respectively. For the latest tables and results see Season 2002 News.
August 11 Florence D Champions in Men 4: Florence D secured the title in Men 4 with a 3-1 win over nearest rivals Endon D. For the latest scores visit Season 2002 News.
August 9 Men 2 Down To The Wire: Just 1½ points separate Stone A, Westlands and Florence B going into the final match of the season, as one of them attempts to join Boro A in promotion to the elite. Elsewhere Bucknall B are relegated to Division 3 and for early results check Season 2002 News.
August 4 Abbey View B Clinch Ladies Div 2: Abbey View B have wrapped up the ladies Division 2 Championship and Abbey View A are almost certain to make it a league double in Division 1 whilst Draycott have been relegated. Alsager FR A have been promoted to Division 2 in the mens league. Results and tables are now up to date at Season 2002 News, as the season enters the final furlong.
August 3 Florence D Close To Men 4 Title: Apologies for the delay, I've been on my jollies. Florence D look certain to pick up the Men's 4 championship, and their B team are in a battle with Westlands and Stone A to pick up the second promotion spot in Division 2. Alsager FR A and Stone B are odds on favourites to win promotion to Division 3. Latest league results at Season 2002 News.
July 25 Borough A Up As Champions: Congratulations to the Borough A, as their win against Westlands not only earned them promotion to Division 1 but the championship too. Hope the Boro Boys managed to celebrate their success with a few 'soft drinks'. At the other end of Division 2 Bucknall A eased their relegation worries with a thumping 3-1 win against Florence B. For details of early results from this week visit Season 2002 News.
July 21 Week 1 Report From Wimbledon 2002: I've finally managed to put together a report together with photographs that I managed to get from this years Wimbledon Championship. To view all the action visit Wimbledon 2002.
July 20 Promotion Places Could Be Decided This Week: The Borough A and Alsager FR A can clinch promotion to Division 1 and 2 respectively, if they win their matches this week. Draycott A and Florence A meet in Mens 1, with Florence A needing a big win if they are to have any realistic hope of overhauling Draycott at the top. Florence D look set for promotion from Men 4 whilst Abbey View remain on course for a ladies double. Alsager A and Draycott head the mixed league. For the latest results and tables see Season 2002 News.
July 16 Results Filtering Through: As the season enters the final quarter check out the latest results and tables by visiting Season 2002 News.
July 9 Anna Kournikova Wimbledon 2002 Gallery: Fresh from Wimbledon 2002 here is what you've all been dying to get your hands on. Go to the Anna Kournikova gallery for a look at just a few of the pictures I managed to get.
July 7 Ladies 1 Hotting Up: Although Abbey View A remain favourites for ladies 1, Stone are putting a run together in an attempt to retain their title. Abbey View B have a nice cushion at the top of ladies 2, whilst Alsager A have a slender lead from Draycott in the mixed. See Season 2002 News for the latest scores.
July 6 Wimbledon 2002 Week 2: Coming soon, pictures of Henman, Philippousis, Rusedski's exit, Navratilova, Venus and Serena Williams, Clijsters, Seles and more Anna, as well as one or two celebrities captured on camera during the fortnight.
July 6 Clear Leaders in Mens Race For Promotion: The Borough A, Alsager Fields Road A and Florence D have all established commanding leads in divisions two, three and four respectively. For the latest results visit Season 2002 News.
June 29 Wimbledon 2002 Photos: Have a look at some photographs I managed to get from the first week at Wimbledon 2002. Agassi, Rusedski, Hewitt, Kournikova, Henin all feature as does a former Eastenders star.
June 29 Results and Tables Updated: Results and tables have been updated. Visit Season 2002 News for the latest developments.
June 20 Draycott A Pile On The Pressure: Draycott A started the second half of the season in style with a 4-0 victory in Mens 1 to consolidate their position at the top of the table. Florence D did likewise in Division 4, and for more of this weeks results visit Season 2002 News.
June 20 Halfway Stage Report: With The Sentinel providing about as much coverage of the City & Suburban Tennis League, as Central News provides on Stoke City, follow the Mid Term Report to discover which sides are featuring at either ends of the tables.
June 16 Bucknall B Move To St Peters: For the remainder of this season 3rd Division Bucknall B will play their home matches at St Peters High School, Queens Road, Penkhull. However, Bucknall A will continue to play at Bucknall Park.
June 15 Wimbledon 2002 Imminent: Visit the official Wimbledon site to get news of the qualifiers, the seeds and the draws, which are all due to take place in the next few days. I've also added a Wimbledon 2002 section to this site, which will in due course, contain photographs and news of this years action.
June 14 Season Reaches Half Way Point: With the first half of the season now completed, the tables are beginning to show which teams will be in the promotion and relegation battles come the end of the campaign. For the latest scores visit Season News 2002 and a mid season report will also appear shortly.
June 8 Rain Hits Matches: This weeks fixtures have been severely disrupted by the weather, resulting in a large number of 2-2 draws. This weeks latest scores can be viewed in the Season News 2002 section.
June 4 Ladies Double For Abbey View?: Thanks to Colin Kinshott, results and tables are now all up to date. Abbey View have established useful leads in both ladies divisions, whilst Draycott A and Florence A have opened up a good gap at the top of Mens Division 1. Boro A have a stranglehold on Mens Division 2, with Alsager FR A edging clear in Mens Division 3. Even though it's early days in the mixed league, it looks like it will be a two way battle for the title, with Draycott and Alsager A well clear.
May 31 Men 3 Looking Tight: There's four teams looking for two promotion slots in Mens Division 3, whilst in Division 4 Florence D, Abbey View E and Endon D are pulling clear. The latest scores are in the usual place, although there are quite a few missing from the last two weeks, so if you know any of the results use this form to Send Results to me.
May 24 Men Div 1 Hotting Up: Four way tussle developing for the Mens Divison 1 title, with Borough A well clear in Division 2. Florence head Ladies Division 2. For this weeks latest scores visit Season News 2002.
May 24 French Open Starts On Monday: Keep bang up to date with all the latest scores, results and reports by visiting the official French Open website during the next two weeks.
May 23 Wimbledon Tour Dossier: During the Easter break I went on a tour of the Wimbledon grounds and visited the museum. With the 2002 Championships not too far away, I've put together a few words and pictures to describe the day out, in a new Wimbledon Tour section.
May 21 Abbey View A Clear in Ladies 1: Results and tables are now up to date, with Abbey View A edging ahead in Ladies Division 1. Florence D are also going well in Men Division 4.
May 20 Florence A head Men 1: This weeks results are now coming in. To see the results from this week go to Season 2002 News or for a full comprehensive round up of the seasons facts and figures go to the appropriate division section.
May 13 Season Report: Thanks to press secretary Colin Kinshott, results for all divisions are now up to date. For an early season report on how things are padding out visit Season Review.
May 12 Results and Tables Updated: With four and five weeks of matches now completed for the mens and ladies leagues respectively, the tables are beginning to take shape. For the very latest scores have a look at Season 2002 News.
May 3 Boro A Surge to Top of the Table: The Boro A and Westlands continued their impressive starts in Mens Division 2 with comprehensive wins. For details of the results in so far this week visit Season 2002 News.
May 1 Stone & Abbey View Ladies Lead: Stone and Abbey View have made decent starts to the campaign and lead the respective ladies divisions. For the early league tables visit the appropriate division section.
April 29 Westlands & Florence Off to Good Starts: Results for the week beginning 22 April are now in. Westlands in Mens 2 and the trio of Florence teams in Men 4 have made encouraging starts to the new campaign as have Endon B in Ladies 2. For the latest scores visit Season 2002 News or check the appropriate Division section.
April 22 Mens and Ladies Results Pouring In: Thanks to the magnificent efforts of fellow C & S players, 80% of this weeks results are now online. Check Season 2002 News for a run down of all the results received so far, or visit the appropriate Division section.
April 17 Alsager A - Like The Hokey Cokey?: First they were out, then they changed there minds and were in, but it now seems that Alsager A are out of this seasons mens Division 1. After much faffing around Alsager A are not now entering a side in Division 1 and as a result the Division is back down to 9 teams. Anyway for ex-members of Alsager A, (and anyone else who shares my warped sense of humour) here's a link that may be of interest to you!
April 16 Ladies Div 1 Opening Day Result: Mick Taylor (Endon) has kindly supplied me with the seasons opening result. Details of any results I receive will appear in the Season 2002 News section as well as in the appropriate Division section.
April 14 Mens Div 1 Increased to 10 Teams: Alsager A, who at the end of the 2001 season announced that they were to join forces with players from Florence A, and compete as Florence A, have had a change of heart. Consequently Alsager A will now compete in Division 1 for the forthcoming season with 10 teams now competing in the top flight. Fixtures for this division have now been updated to include Alsager A's fixtures.
April 10 Submit League/Cup Results: New for the 2002 season is the opportunity to submit results to me via this site. Simply visit Send Results, fill in the details and the results will be emailed to me.
April 10 Sponsors:: Sporting Trophies are the new sponsors of the mens cup competition, so why not see what they have to offer at the new Sponsors section.
April 10 Clubs Sign Up To Total Tennis: Both Abbey View and Draycott have taken advantage of and have signed up to create a website for their respective clubs. Follow the respective links to see how the sites are developing.
April 10 New Tennis Links: The tennis links section has been updated and now includes links to more tennis tournaments, the very latest tennis news and websites devoted to present and past professional tennis players.
April 1 Fixtures 2002 Now Online: All the fixtures for the ladies, mens and mixed divisions for the new season are now online. Details of the 2001 campaign can be found in the Archive section.
March 29 Latest Coaching News: Find out where coaching sessions are being held over the coming months by checking out the Latest News section.
Oh Bugger!!!
Timothy Henman
Henman fails to win Wimbledon again, but to cheer us all up....
Say Balls For The Camera, Anna
Anna Kournikova Wimbledon 2002
Loads of pictures to come of top tennis players and celebrities from the Wimbledon fortnight. For some early snaps visit Wimbledon 2002.
Wimbledon 2002 Ladies Champ
Serena Williams
Serena Williams, pictured at this years event.
The Official Chubmeister
Clarkey The Chubmeister
Spotted at Wimbledon was the ex-chancellor and chubmeister himself, Kenneth Clarke. Believe it or not Clarkey was actually exiting one of the Marquees and on his way to watch some tennis.
Spot The Difference 1
Phil Rawlins
Dave Roper
Can you spot the difference between Stoke City fan and director Phil Rawlins, and League Auditor and Bucknall regular Dave Roper? The resemblence is uncanny, although it looks as though Dave could do with going on his 'jolleys' soon in order to match Phil's superior tan.
Bucknall Trio Adopt The Beckham Look!!!
Bucknall Park Accident Unit
Having seen the amount of attention Mr Beckham received for his broken bone, Bucknall players Dave Roper, Barry Sargeant and Richard MacKensie are pictured modelling the England captains new look.
217 Days of Silence From The Bucknall A Boys
Sentinel Exclusive
Allegations of bias and unsatisfactory coverage of events for Bucknall A on this website, has led to a fallout between Bucknall A and B teams. Consequently the two teams are no longer on speaking teams!!!