You’ll have noticed the window and door apertures are boarded up to secure the building in advance of the arrival of doors, windows and other fittings. From now on we expect to see rapid progress with, hopefully, the builder finishing shortly after the end of the month ready for volunteers from the members to take over to do the decorating and landscaping.
With tennis, singles and doubles, now permitted on booked courts at the club, there’s no reason now to hold off renewing your subscription. Up marginally from last year, there’ll be a big improvement in facilities at the club once the clubhouse is finally completed. Although we won’t be removing anyone from our mailing list until later in the season, if you want to start playing again, you need to renew your subscription now.
Unless your contact details have changed, there is no need to fill in a membership form, just send Karen an email with your name, the amount and any bank references. Read on for how to pay and how much…
Wednesday 3 June
Two tons of topsoil arrived at 9:30 and a number of volunteers were on hand to barrow it to the damaged areas and continue the good work that had begun a month ago. This was a different material from last time but, as well as repairing the parts which were not done last time, it was used to improve and stabilise the existing repairs which have already shown good growth of grass. Many thanks to all of the helpers.
The 2020 Annual General Meeting took place on Friday 28 February when the subscriptions for the new season starting 1st April were agreed. PLEASE NOTE that any new member joining in March should set the subscription calculator to April and their membership will start immediately so that they receive the remaining part of March free of charge. If any current member introduces a new adult member to the club (not one of your immediate family), they will receive a 10% discount off their next season’s subscription. So it’s worth persuading a friend to join now as they get the rest of March free and you get 10% off your 2020/21 subscription!
Since the proposed new format for Thursday Night Match Practice was announced in the December newsletter, there have been a number of suggestions for improvements and to make it fairer for all sections of the club. It’s not always easy to get things exactly right first time so some modifications have been made to reflect the mood of the feedback and hopefully most of you will be happy with these changes. Further discussions at February’s AGM has led to the following guidelines…
Please note that the Tuesday and Thursday Club Afternoons which take place from 2-4pm most of the season, will start earlier from the end of October.
From Tuesday 29th October both sessions will run from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
From Tuesday 3rd December both sessions will run from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Please contact Gill Smith for further information.