Open Day – 17 May

Sunday 17 May is the Club’s open day to coincide with the Great British Tennis Weekend. Come and join us between 2pm and 4.30pm and see what we’re all about! Rackets, balls and refreshments provided. Just come in comfy clothing and trainers. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all standards from complete beginners to those wanting some competitive play. Spread the word!This event is weather-dependent so please check our Facebook, Twitter and website pages on the morning of 17 May for the latest information.

Gillian
Vice-Chair

Thanks for Coming!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the recent AGM. You’ll be pleased to hear that 2015/16 membership fees have been held at last year’s prices. Subs are due on 1 April – please click on the Membership link (under the Club tab) to make your payment. Please bear in mind that only fully paid-up members are eligible to enter the Wimbledon ballot, to represent the Club in the summer league, and to play in the Club’s summer tournament.

See you on court!
Gillian Childs
Vice-Chair

CALLING ALL MEMBERS – AGM

Don’t forget, our Annual General Meeting will be held at the Club at 7pm on Thursday 19 March 2015. All members are invited to come and hear what your Club has achieved over the past year and what is planned for the coming year.Looking forward to seeing lots of faces, new and old!
Gillian
Vice-Chair

New Junior Box Leagues.

From the 2nd March I’ll be forming the new box leagues. Players will be asked during their squads whether they wish to be included and any other junior members may contact me for inclusion.

The new boxes will be up from Easter so that when the dome comes down you can get cracking with your matches. If you don’t have a British Tennis Membership number your results will not be submitted to the LTA so sign up for a BTM number soon.

Chris C, Senior Club Coach.

Coaching News 20 Dec 2014

Final week of squads completed and many matches played with results submitted to LTA. 8 new BTM players getting involved in their first half term of coaching. You’ve really earned a break so have a fantastic Christmas and see you all from 5th January.

NEWS- 13/12/2014

Back to baseline work this week and another top run of squads. Even an understandable ‘pre-Christmas’ blip one day was remedied by two final days of committed, consistent work by everyone.

Isabella Brady has been awarded the ‘most improved player’ trophy and will hold that until Easter after strong gains in movement and consistency.
One more week to go, folks. Let’s finish on a high.

TERM DATES, Winter 2014/15. 

Squads will run during these dates:

Squads begin Monday 5th Jan and finish Saturday 7th Feb. 5 weeks.

NB: No coaching or fun sessions between 8th Feb and 22nd Feb.

Squads begin Monday 23rd Feb and finish Saturday 28th March. 5 weeks.

This half term up to Christmas is often quite a slog as the evenings get steadily darker and the temperatures begin to drop. Often, we’ll begin the after school squads with the floodlights on and, as any regular players will know, getting warm in the dome is sometimes difficult. However, it has been a superb effort from all the players so far, from the mini reds up to the seniors, and certainly the most consistent period of hard work I can recall.

It is always difficult choosing who will receive the ‘Most Improved Player’ trophy because different ages and standards of player make gains at different rates and you all have varying goals. Bearing in mind that we have been working particularly hard on the serve, with all the complex grip changes and technical aspects involved, the new recipient of the award is Isabella Brady. Well done to Isabella who will keep the trophy until Easter 2015 when it will passed-on once again.

Club News

Week 4/7 finished after yet another excellent week of work by everyone in the squads. Mini tennis groups learning to work hard and apply themselves. Older juniors really getting into the serve & volley and making the changes. Adult players also putting the time in to develop the grips on serve & volley. It would be fantastic to maintain this level for another 3 weeks and then really enjoy a well earned festive break. Well done to all of you, once again.