Club News

Cancelling Floodlight Bookings

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A reminder - if for any reason you cannot use your floodlit booking - then please CANCEL it. By releasing a slot you cannot use an opportunity to play is made available to other members. The income is also very important to the tennis section - to repay loans for the new courts and floodlights and to invest in future facilities. Please CANCEL as far in advance as you can as then the slot is more likely to be used. If your booking is part of a block booking, please contact David Killworth (07802 788436) who can cancel the court for you - otherwise you can cancel it yourself. Also please let David Killworth know if you spot any faults on the floodlights so they can be remedied promptly. Have fun!      See full story...

Social Tennis in Winter Months

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A few reminders about Social Tennis in winter months: - There will be no Organisers on a Saturday during the winter season - So tennis balls need to be collected by whoever arrives first and returned at end of play - Also the courts need to be swept by the last people playing - On Wednesday evenings Gill Walmsley and Alan Hancock have kindly agreed to record who attends and manage the floodlight tokens. Thanks to Gill and Alan - There is a charge of £3 per session for floodlit club-night sessions on Wednesdays (with lower sums charged when the lights are switched on half way through the evening). This will be billed to you approximately two or three times during the winter months and you are asked to pay promptly - On Saturday afternoons as they become darker, if you wish to play under floodlights on the club afternoon courts (courts 4-6 from 4.30pm - 6pm), then please use your own tokens. (In other words - club tokens will not be used for this period). - On Wednesdays courts 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be available for floodlight play from 6-8pm. Court 9 has also been booked from 6.30-8pm so that 5 courts are allocated to club-night.      See full story...

Chairman's Day - Saturday 25th September

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What a fantastic day we had on Saturday! - Fabulous weather - A handicap tennis tournament in the afternoon with 48 people playing, followed by tea and cake. - And then a fabulous evening attended by over 70 people. Huge thanks to Sally Bradbury and Paul Murray who helped me run the handicap tournament. (See link to photos kindly taken by Paul Murray). And another big thank you to Sophia Read who organised the wonderful evening event. As usual John Berry and his team provided a great service all day. So good for everyone to be back in a social environment - and long may it last. Ruth Samuels Tennis Chairman      See full story...

Volunteer(s) needed to organise Handicap tournaments

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After the very successful handicap tournament last Saturday when we had 48 people playing in the tournament, I am looking for a volunteer (or a group of volunteers) to run 3 or 4 handicap tournaments throughout the year. Please let me know if you would like to take on this role. (samuels.ruth@googlemail.com)      See full story...

Chairman's Afternoon - Handicap Tournament - Saturday 25th September

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A reminder that there is no social tennis on Saturday 25th September as there is a handicap tournament commencing 2pm. Please register if you would like to participate - either by signing up on the notice board or by emailing Ruth Samuels (samuels.ruth@googlemail.com) £5 cash entry fee which includes tea and cake. Please (if you can) bring the correct cash with you. And remember a pen / pencil to write your scores on your score card!      See full story...

ITF Seniors success for James Stokes

Congratulations to James who last month won his first ever ITF Seniors singles title. James, who is also the current Cheshire over 50s singles champion, won the annual Regents Park ITF 200 over 60s tournament, beating the number 1 seed from Essex in the final.      See full story...

Recycling Old Tennis Balls and buying new ones...........

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We have just recycled another 750 balls! Please help us by putting your dry old tennis balls in the green bins on courts 1, 4 and 9. Thanks to Graham Nicholson and Davide Rozzi for bagging up the balls.... And a reminder that we sell cans of new tennis balls at the bar.... Read on for further details....      See full story...

Beginners and Intermediates Club Afternoon - 2-3.30pm Saturdays

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This very successful group started in April of this year after lockdown and has grown into a lovely sociable group of players who are very welcoming. If you would like to come down and play then please do so.........meet on court 9 at 2pm This group is suitable for any member attending the adult coaching sessions / ladies mornings as well as those who might be just coming back to tennis after a break.... There is a WhatsApp group which has been set up which allows players to organise tennis fours outside of the organised club session and this is also working well      See full story...