New 20/21 Season’s Subscriptions

The new season’s subscriptions are now due.  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 membership list until the courts are open again for play, if you are able to renew your subscription now it would be helpful to the club. However, we appreciate that some members will be having a difficult time financially during this emergency and we understand that tennis club subscriptions are not at the top of your priority list. 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…

Latest on the the New Clubhouse

Watch this space for delivery information and for labouring requirements from our builder – it will be updated as soon as requirements and times are known.  If you want to help regularly, get Mike to put you on the dedicated WhatsApp group.

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!

Tuesday & Thursday Club Afternoons

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.

Dominic on the radio

Our Head Coach, Dominic, was on the radio last night.  He was one of a panel of local sports experts on BBC Radio Berkshire’s Extra Time sports programme.  Dom joined presenter Rita Green, Kerry Oliver (netball) and Emma Boswell (cricket) on their panel to discuss their sports and answer questions.