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2017 Inter Universities Cup TAGS: | | Over 70 players descended on Cambridge (and Newmarket) for the 2017 Inter-Universities Tournament at the Home of Real Tennis. In the team competition…

Queen’s visit in the Brodie Cup TAGS: | | The Captain made it back in time and more importantly brought a magnificent lunch with him. He was….

Westward Ho TAGS: | | A squad of CURTC’s finest are back from their trip to the mid west and west of the UK’s Real Tennis Clubs. First up was Oxford on Saturday. We did …Continue reading →

Inter Livery Real Tennis Competition – 17th October 2017 at Queen’s Club, London TAGS: | David Carpenter, one of our new Liverymen and his doubles partner Miles Buckinghamshire of the Glovers’ Company won the “B” division of the Inaugural Inter Livery Real Tennis Competition held …Continue reading →

Brodie Cup: Jesmond 2-3 Cambridge TAGS: | It’s a long way to Jesmond but well worth the effort as the Club have made huge strides recently in securing the future of their magnificent Court and our favourite …Continue reading →

The Sox is Back TAGS: | | After 2 and half hours on Court at Queen’s Club, the Doubles pairing of our very own Bernie (Sox) Carpenter (Distillers) and Miles Buckingham (Glovers) managed to win the inaugural …Continue reading →

Cambridge v Newmarket, Sept 30th 2017 TAGS: | It is always a pleasure to visit Newmarket to enjoy the marking of Andrew Knibbs, the Brian Blessed of the Real Tennis world, whose volume is matched only by the …Continue reading →

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CURTC v Old Rugbeians TAGS: The 2017/18 season got off to a competitive start against Old Rugbeains with a hard fought draw, 2 all. The top doubles pair of 2 unrelated Firths, John and James, …Continue reading →

East Anglia Cup TAGS: | | | | The EAC is an end of season tournie featuring our three neighbours Prested, Newmarket and Hatfield for (roughly speaking) 45-55 handicappers. The format is a round robin between the clubs …Continue reading →

Double Header! TAGS: | | CURTC hosted two matches last Saturday. The CU Ladies took on RTC, see Amanda’s match report below while The Dedanists took on CURTC in a close fought match and even …Continue reading →

CURTC Ladies vs RTC Ladies (& Nick) TAGS: | To finish off a gruelling term of exams, the CURTC ladies took on the RTC Ladies in Cambridge on Saturday. Ellie McAleese debuted for Cambridge at 9:00am on the Green court against Alison Cryer of RTC (don’t worry… the wonderful new 2017/18 Ladies Captain, Olivia Chesser, was also at the courts at the start of that early May week hour)

CURTC get Stuck on M4 and come Unstuck on Court TAGS: | It was off to Holyport on Saturday and off we certainly were (with one notable exception). Our trip down was almost asymptotic, the closer we got, the slower we crawled. But eventually we arrived to see some (unscheduled)…

Amanda chooses 'White' leaving Jimmy with the 'Red'

Varsity Captains’ Challenge (and AGM) TAGS: | | Our Varsity Captains gamely went on Court following the CURTC’s AGM* last Thursday. The Beard (Jimmy Campbell) was under some discomfort handicapwise to the tune of rec 30, owe h30, …Continue reading →

Brigands share the spoils TAGS: A fun afternoon of tennis ended with CURTC and The Brigands even at 2 apiece with the final Doubles being definitely the MOTD. CURTC’s Perriton/Parslow combo fought back from losing …Continue reading →

Cambridge vs Manchester, National League, Thursday 13th @5:30pm Manchester visited for a Club match on Sunday and will be back in the form of their National League Elite/Premier Division team to take on our very own Ed Kay …Continue reading →

Leamington 0 - 5 CURTC

Note to Self… TAGS: A visit to Leamington, on the day when British Summertime starts

Hardwick House pay a Visit TAGS: February is mostly dedicated to the Category tournaments and practice for a series of matches against the other place at the end of the month. However, a visit from Hardwick …Continue reading →

Andrew's Crumble in action

CURTC Crumbles at the last… TAGS: Hatfield House TC were in town on Saturday, and what a gripping day of tennis it was. Seven Singles matches were on the schedule and three went to 5-all, 40-all …Continue reading →

CURTC Ladies vs Newmarket TAGS: | | Sunday 15th January CURTC Ladies triumphed against Newmarket RTC 4 matches to 2.

One more Court ticked off…. TAGS: CURTC were hosted by RTC on Saturday and CURTC’s travelers did not disappoint. Andrew Petrie was first up and didn’t let losing the first set at 5-all, 40-all get in …Continue reading →

Annie staging an epic comeback against Richard

Cambridge Ladies vs HHTC – Match Report TAGS: | On Saturday I returned from my holiday back home in the sunny land of Oz and swapped mornings swimming at the beach for a dark wintery morning trip to the historic Hatfield House. We were welcomed heartily at the door by our wonderful host Martin. After a brief discussion…

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Cambridge vs MCC*, Pol Roger Trophy, 11/12/16 TAGS: | | | | Click on the times/links below to take you to the corresponding part of the video. Highlights include the 2nd set of the 2nd Doubles (listen for the banging on the …Continue reading →

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Match report from the real MCC v CURTC match, Saturday 10th December 2016 at Lord’s Cricket Ground TAGS: CURTC opened well when Gary Weller won against MCC match manager Tom Carew Hunt. The match went the full distance (one set all, 5 games all, 40-all) and then Gary …Continue reading →

Rob Shenkman & Charlie Braham

2016 Pol Roger Inter-University Tournament TAGS: The 2016 Pol Roger Inter-University Tournament saw a gathering of Men’s and Women’s student real tennis players from across the country at the Cambridge University Real Tennis Club (the home …Continue reading →

Charlie Drew (Durham)-Semifinalist Oliver Taylor (Durham) - Champion, Matt Shaw (Cambridge) - Finalist, Matt Brooks (Durham) - Semifinalist

A Grand Finale TAGS: Congratulations to all the participants in this weekend’s Inter-Universities Tournament. It was truly great…

Bristol come to town TAGS: I wasn’t playing in the game on Sunday so I was able to focus (pun intended) on the tennis. Apologies to Karen, Andy & Sam but I never made it …Continue reading →

Every group has to have one....

Oxford get one back TAGS: An excellent afternoon of tennis on Saturday saw our ol’ esteemed rivals put….

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Hurlingham Pigeons leave their mark on and off Court…. TAGS: | …but they were kind enough to send us a match report!

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CURTC vs MURTC @Middlesex, 29/10/2016 TAGS: I’m sure the velocity isn’t quite as high as Thursday night but I’m equally sure the intensity is… Simon Hirtzel wins the opener 10-7 after being up 6-0 and down …Continue reading →

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Cambridge vs Petworth National League Div 1 TAGS: | | Jamie loses to Louis Gordon in three sets but Ed wins against Tom Durack in straight sets. The tie breaker goes to Petworth being the away team. Cambridge wins the Exhibition …Continue reading →

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