I am writing this newsletter in anticipation of some spring tennis despite the weather outside still looking decidedly like winter. The days are definitely growing longer and spring is just around the corner signalling warmer and hopefully drier weather. Regardless of the weather the good news is that the courts continue to play well. A working party has been organized to tidy-
You may have read recently in the County Times that the cricket club has been awarded a significant grant to provide additional changing room facilities. The Club supported their application and these new facilities together with the kitchen and bar areas will be available for use by our members from the beginning of the new season. We have been allocated two keys to access the club house which are held by committee members and are available to members on request. Related to this development is the possibility that the old path from the club house to the courts could be reopened. A decent path together with access to the cricket club car park and club house would be a significant improvement for our members especially for those hosting inter-
This time last year I stated that I wanted to see Club membership numbers increase by at least 20% and for the courts to be used by as many members and paying non-
Those of you attending the AGM in November will recall that members voted for a small increase in membership fees (the first in 4 years) on the basis that whilst the subs represent excellent value for money there is a long-
Other Club Information
Membership renewal forms are available on the website which can be completed on-
Court bookings can now be made up to 4 weeks in advance via the website.
Social tennis sessions have been scheduled again this season for men and ladies in addition to our traditional weekly mixed club sessions. The men’s sessions will takes place on the first Saturday of each month and the Women’s every Monday afternoon, please see details on the website.
Junior joint membership with the cricket club is available.
Coaching details including booking forms can be found on the website.
Wimbledon ballot BBQ and winter mixed doubles final will be held on 5th May from 2pm. Please note, if you wish to be included in the Club’s annual draw for Wimbledon tickets you must be a British Tennis Member and complete the application form, returning it to Ann Lines firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the BBQ will be available nearer the time and details will appear on the website.
Club championship will commence in May providing more opportunity to complete matches in time for the finals to be played over the week-
Club supper will be organised to coincide with the finals week-
Engraved trophies will be presented to the Club champions at the Club’s AGM in November.
I do hope that you will renew your membership again this year and will feel able to support the club in any way that you can.
I look forward to seeing you on court; have a great season.