Wins in the last round of the Mixed for the 1st and 2nd team but a loss for the 3rds who, nevertheless, enjoyed their cream tea and cucmber sandwiches at Phyllis Court – see above…
The new season’s subscriptions were agreed at last Friday’s AGM and the website Subscriptions Calculator and the Membership Application Form now show the new season’s rates. Club Treasurer Karen Smith requests that existing members please renew their subscriptions as soon as possible, preferably before the start of the new season on 1st April, as this helps to spread the administration load as well as helping the Team Captains to know who is available for the Summer League matches which begin on 6th April. 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.
The main hall in the St.Sebastians Pavilion was packed on Friday evening as members refreshed themselves with drinks and nibbles while waiting for the meeting to start. The Highlights of the evening were the presentations on two major developments taking place at the club in 2019 – The New Clubhouse and a New Coaching Initiative…
Next dates are…
Sunday 24th March and Saturday 27th April
Summer Coaching starts towards the end of April and you should think about registering now to be sure of getting a place. Courses have a break at the end of May/beginning of June for half term and there’s an extra break at the beginning of May for the Monday course. The Saturday and Wednesday courses have 12 lessons; the Monday one 11 lessons.
We will be running Junior Tennis Camps over two weeks during the Easter school holiday this year.
Week 1 – April 8/9/10/11/12 – 9am – 1pm – 5 days Monday to Friday.
Week 2 – April 15/16/17/18 – 9am – 1pm – 4 days Monday to Thursday
For junior and mini players, Crowthorne TC members or non-members, aged 8 – 16, you can book individual days or a whole week.
On Saturday 9th, Ladies 2 faced a trip to Maidenhead in Division 7 to play their 6th team and they came away with 2 points from a 2-2 winning draw by 1 game. After a succession of losing draws, Men’s 3 doubled their points tally on Sunday with a dominant 4-0 away win against bottom of the table Wargrave 5. The following week Ladies’ 2 played another postponed away match, this time against Royal Ascot 2. The next weekend was the last round in the Men’s Leagues and Men’s 1 were at home against Division 2 leaders Peppard 1 who had only dropped one point all season. Men’s 2 were playing Peppard’s 2nd team in Division 5W and they won 3-1 to cement their position as champions of the division losing only 2 points all season. Men’s 3 had a trip to Bracknell to play their 4th team in Division 6E and, as usual, Bracknell put out a strong team aaginst their local rivals and won 4-0.
Members of Easthampstead Rotary are again raising funds to support the good work carried out by local charities. Wokingham Theatre in conjunction with Easthampstead Rotary Club presents The Taming of the Shrew by WIlliam Shakespeare, with a Charity Premiere on Wednesday 27th March.
The new year started well for our Men’s Teams with two wins and a losing draw. Men’s 1 hosted Bisham Abbey 1 with their strongest team and if we could field these players for every match the team would be higher than 4th in Division 2.
Later in the day, Ladies’ 2 gained their first points of the season with a 4-0 win away at Shiplake in Division 7 and the following weekend Ladies’ 1 won 3-1 at home to second placed Marlow in Division 3 and our 18U Boys won their first match of the winter against Wokingham in Division B.
The following weekend, Mixed 3 all but secured their place in Division 5E with a 3-1 win against Sonning and on the last weekend of the month, there was the full gamut of results, a clear win and a loss and two 2-2s, one a win and the other a loss.
Spring coaching has started but there are currently spaces for Mini Reds on Saturdays, Mini Reds, Mini Orange/Green/Juniors and Adult Beginners on Mondays and Adult Beginners/Improvers on Wednesdays – but you’ll need to be quick! You may be lucky if you turn up on the night with payment and form but email/transfer now to make sure of getting in.