Club News

Defibrillator and Life Support Training - REMINDER - 18th January, 24th January, 3rd February, 15th February, 22nd February

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As some of you may know we have had to use the defibrillator twice in six months. We have organised training sessions on the following dates from 6-7pm: - 18th January (fully booked) - 24th January (fully booked) - 3rd February (fully booked) - 15th February - 22nd February Read on for how to book.......... If you have already booked - please remember to attend! We are raising funds for the North West Ambulance Service and would appreciate a (voluntary) donation from those attending the sessions.........read on to see the link to the Just Giving page..........      See full story...

Tennis Summer Party in the Marquee - Saturday 25th June 2022 - SAVE THE DATE

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Save the date for the Tennis Summer Party in the marquee on Saturday 25th June 2022. It is a few years since the tennis section have had a big do! So we are looking forwards to a fantastic summer party with music, food (supplied by Vanilla) and fun! More details to be coming soon. We are not yet taking bookings, but will let you know as soon as we are. Funds raised will go towards the development of courts 9-12 and new floodlights on courts 9, 11 and 13.      See full story...

Tennis Leaders Course

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Stuart Murray, Head Coach ran a Tennis Leaders course for some our our older juniors in December. Tennis leaders support the coaches to deliver tennis sessions on court and this qualification gives them the skills to do this in a professional manner. Many of our youngsters help the coaches as part of the Duke of Edinburgh awards, and some them go on to complete their LTA Coaching qualifications Well done to all those who attended and received their Tennis Leaders Certificates. And thanks to Stuart for running another of these sessions. Read on to see those who attended      See full story...

Christmas Tennis Camp - December 20th - 22nd - Book now to reserve your place

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Book your junior camp using our new coaching app The camp could be a great way for the children to be entertained in the lead-up to Christmas (and leave parents a bit of valuable shopping time)! We expect demand to be high and will have limits on places available, so book early to confirm your place. Payment is required with the booking to confirm their place. As always we have options for the full three days, individual days and half days for the minis: Full day - 9.30 - 4pm - juniors / minis Half day - 9.30 - 12.30 - minis We look forward to seeing the bookings coming in soon      See full story...

Welcome to John Daggett - New part time Assistant Tennis Coach

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Welcome to John Daggett - our new part-time assistant tennis coach. John will be working with us on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Thursday evenings. John can be contacted as follows: [email protected] 07591421255 And for future reference you can contact him from the Coaches area on the web-site. John is currently a LTA Level 2 Coach and completes Level 3 this December. He has his LTA Coach License (Accredited) and is First Aid Qualification and is DBS cleared. He is experienced at all levels of club coaching from Junior to Adult. John will be working part time at the club.      See full story...

Fireworks Display

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This year the annual firework display is on Sunday 7th November. Tickets are now available behind the bar at AECC and the online sales are available on the below link. Advanced tickets are priced at £8 per adult, £5 per child or £22 for a family of 4. If you would rather pay on the night, the prices increase to £10 per adult, £7 per child and £30 for a family of 4. We are also still in need of volunteers for the gates on the day so any help we be gratefully received.      See full story...

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...

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 ([email protected]) £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...