Latest Coronavirus Update

14 September 2020

A weekly Tuesday Club Night starts 15 Sept and we’ll have 3 40 minute rounds instead of 2 of 60 minutes in the 2 hour session at both the Tuesday and the Friday Club Night. Another Ladies’ Tennis Afternoon is scheduled for 20th September.

You must book a place via the Members’ Area if you wish to attend any of these events.

20/21 Season’s Subscriptions – REDUCED FROM 1 AUGUST

1st August
With tennis, singles and doubles, now permitted on booked courts at the club and reduced subscriptions, there’s no reason now to hold off renewing your membership.  Our first club night will be on 14th August under special COVID-19 rules and the county have already issued the fixture list for the Winter League which also starts in September. 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. Go to the Subscriptions Calculator for subs from September onwards. Read on for how to pay and how much…

Latest on the the New Clubhouse

With plasterboarding and plastering under way following the first fit electrics and plumbing and the kitchen and washrooms fittings arriving imminently, we now expect the building work to be completed during September. We will then be calling upon members to undertake the decorating and landscaping. Also if any members have suggestions regarding furniture for the main club room, please contact any of the committee.

Field Repairs

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.

Annual General Meeting 2020

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!

Thursday Night Match Practice

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…

Opt In to Wimbledon Ballot

To enter the club’s Wimbledon Ticket Ballot you must Opt-In on the LTA website before 14th February 2020. Even if you don’t want a ticket, your opting in will increase the chance of a fellow member getting a ticket, so, don’t delay, Opt In NOW!