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Spring 2015

Dear Member,
Welcome to a new year of tennis at Broadbridge Heath Tennis Club.
With spring and summer now in mind the committee is planning to organise a number of social/playing events which we hope that all Club members will feel able to support in some way. These include:-

  • The Wimbledon ballot draw, winter mixed doubles final and American tournament including food and refreshments, 9th May 2015

  • American tournaments (including trophies), 13 th June, 12 th July, 15 th August and 27 th September 2015

  • The Club tournament finals’ day, 5th September 2015 including BBQ and raffle

  • AGM in November 2105

  • A quiz night with supper in January 2016

   
Court Improvements
In order to maintain a great playing surface the courts were treated for moss in October 2014 and repairs have also been made to the perimeter fencing. In addition the courts will be pressure washed in May 2015 and repainted.

Membership
The committee continues to promote the club as widely as possible including targeting the new houses being built in Broadbridge Heath. This provides a good opportunity to attract new members including young families. Our target this year is to increase membership to 80+. The AGM discussed the use of social media to improve opportunities for social tennis and with this in mind we are in the process of setting up our own Facebook page.

Quiz Night – January 2015
The Club held its first fund raising quiz night earlier this year and raised an amazing £225 towards improving Club facilities. The evening attracted over 40 members and their guests who enjoyed a lasagne supper and a highly entertaining quiz set by Roger and Elaine Jowett. We hope that this will become an annual event.

Annual Subscriptions 2015/16
The fees have remained unchanged for several years; the AGM decided that a small increase was now due to bring the Club in line with comparable clubs in the area. The new annual subscriptions are as follows:-
Adult -£60
Couple - £100
Family - £115 (to include children up to 18 years)
Junior - £18 (up to 18 years)
Student - £25 (18-25 years)
Children and grandchildren up to 8 years – free

Club Information


  • Membership - Forms are  available on the website which can be completed on-line, printed and then sent to the Membership Secretary.

  • Court bookings can be made on-line up to 4 weeks in advance on the website via Bookit.

  • Social tennis sessions have been scheduled this season for men and ladies in addition to our traditional weekly mixed club sessions.  The men’s sessions are scheduled for 4pm on the first Saturday of each month including an hour of coaching over the summer months if there is sufficient demand commencing in May. The Ladies’ sessions are scheduled for 10:30am every other Wednesday commencing in April including coaching if there is sufficient interest.

  • Junior (8 years+) joint membership with  the cricket club is available - details on application.

  • Coaching - details including booking forms can be found on the website.

  • Wimbledon ballot including the winter mixed doubles final, American tournament and refreshments – 9th May 2015 from 1pm; refreshments will be served from 4pm and the ballot will be drawn at 4:30pm by the courts or if raining in the cricket pavilion. Ballot application forms to be returned to Ann Lines annlines1@hotmail.co.uk by 6th May 2015.

  • Club championship will commence in May providing plenty of opportunity to complete matches in time for the finals weekend. Match scores will be posted on the website.

  • Finals Weekend to be played over the week-end 5th/6th September 2015.

  • Engraved trophies will be presented to the Club champions at the Club’s AGM in November 2015.


We look forward to seeing you on court; have a great season.

The Committee

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