75th CLUB ANNIVERSARY
Many thanks to
everyone who came along to support our 75th anniversary celebrations. It
was lovely to see the club so busy and to welcome back some familiar
faces to club.
Over the weekend we had over 250 people visit the
club, starting with our junior pizza & tennis night on the Friday
followed by our BBQ and afternoon tea at the weekend.
so much to all of you who kindly gave up your time and who helped to
make the weekend so special. It has really been a tough couple of years
for everyone but events like this are a reminder of what a great club
and members we have.
We are going to leave the 75th anniversary
display up on the club house so please do pop in if you can do have a
look at this, it is really interesting to see how far the club has come
over the years.
previously, the club’s AGM will take place on Wednesday 27th October at
7.30pm. We have again decided to hold the meeting by Zoom like we did
last year following the request of a number of members who have
expressed concern about a large number of people meeting in quite a
confined space. I think, under the circumstances, this is quite
understandable and so we will of course send out a link and instructions
as to how to join nearer the time.
The AGM is a great
opportunity for members to express their views and help us move the club
forward. If you do have time it would be great if you could attend
(virtually!) – it would be great to have your input.
accounts and committee nomination sheet will be on display in the foyer
at the club from tomorrow. A copy of the accounts is attached and other
AGM documentation will follow (Clubspark only allows one attachment at a
Please note that at this year’s AGM we
will not be asking for team captain nominations as there will be a
review of teams for 2022 in January.
Nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or completed on the sheet in the foyer. Please do nominate and please
do get in touch if you would like to get involved in helping at the
Any questions which members wish to raise at the AGM should be submitted (email as above) by Friday 22nd October 8pm please.
thanks to the 75 players who entered this year’s tournament. We had
some great weather and some brilliant tennis and thanks to those that
came down to support. It was really nice to see lots of new members
entering the tournament this year and I hope you all enjoyed your
matches and made some new friends at the club.
2021 Main Draw Winners
Men’s Singles Ben M
Ladies’ Singles Chloe B
Men’s Doubles Ben M & Jack M
Ladies’ Doubles Rosie O’C-M & Lauren P
Mixed Doubles Victoria A & Hussein K
Men’s 40+ Chris W
Men’s 40+ Doubles Chris W & Dean Z
Ladies 40+ Doubles Katie E & Sheila C
Mixed 40+ Doubles Louise M & Gary van der B
2021 Reverse Draw Winners
Men’s Singles Alex B
Men’s Doubles Paul F & Mike M
Ladies’ Doubles Jenni L & Jackie R
Mixed Doubles Kylie S & Alex B
Men’s 40+ Divy L
Men’s 40+ Doubles Steve P & Divy L
Mixed 40+ Doubles Sue P & Ravi J
have now reached the time of year where the flood lights will be used a
lot more. Please take this as a polite reminder to all members that the
floodlights should be paid for when playing in fixed fours and for
personal court bookings.
Just a reminder also, that if you are
playing at 6pm and the lights are already on ‘free’ because they have
been used for junior coaching, please put your money in the box as
usual, but then turn off the lights when you leave unless someone has
arrived to play on the court after you. 9.30 pm is the deadline for all
lights to be switched off when you leave, either by your money running
out or being switched off manually. For social mix ins the lights can be
switched on to ‘FREE’ but must always be switched off when play
We are very lucky to have such cheap
facilities and the price to use our lights is really minimal when
compared to other clubs, let’s all please respect this and pay when
recently received the sad news that past member John Vernon has died.
John was a member of the club for many years, as were his family. He was
a regular bar helper and keen player in both social and team tennis.
Our thoughts are with family and friends at this sad time.
TENNIS DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Social Mix Ins – Monday & Wednesday evenings each week from 6pm.
am so pleased to see these getting busier each week and thanks so much
to the members who have kindly offered to open the bar afterwards.
Please do come down as it is a great way of meeting new people and
enjoying some social tennis.
November and December Speed Tennis – details with exact details will be emailed out by Gary nearer the time but these will be held on a Saturday and start at 4pm.
Wednesday November 3rd and December 1st American Tournament – please sign up in the foyer or by emailing email@example.com.
Open to all full seniors. £1 to enter and no partner needed. A good way
for some fun tournament doubles. Bar open afterwards and food can be
organised. The last two of these have been a great success and have
been completely full!
SINGLES BOX LEAGUES – AUTUMN 2021
positive feedback from last winter’s and this summer’s events, the club
is proposing further singles box leagues to run up to 31st December.
are welcomed from all members, beginners to those with high experience.
Every effort will be made to place you in an appropriate league.
Leagues will comprise a mixture of men and ladies (and juniors capable
of competing at adult level).
One set only to 8 games, standard
tie break at 7 all – usually an hour’s booking is sufficient. Precise
scores are not recorded, we only need know who won the set (the winner
is awarded 3 points in his/her league) and a further point is awarded to
both players as an incentive to completing as many matches as possible.
Entries to Neil P by Wednesday 20th October. Please indicate your playing experience if not known to organisers Neil (P) and Joe (G). firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Any queries, telephone 07447 829700
is a perfect way of meeting and playing against different club
members. Thanks to Neil and Joe for organising this once again.
NOTE, A CONDITION OF ENTRY IS THAT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER AND EMAIL WILL BE
SHARED WITH OTHER PLAYERS IN YOUR BOX LEAGUE. IF THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
YOU MUST INDICATE TO THAT EFFECT WHEN ENTERING)
I hope that gives you a quick overview of what has been happening at the club and what we have got coming up soon.
I would again like to thank everyone in continuing to support the club and I look forward to seeing you soon.