February Newsletter

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Hope you are well and thinking of dusting off your racquet soon! Despite all the horrendous storms the courts are in good shape and the diehard players have continued to play in our regular socials and the February Box Leagues are well underway. Sign up for regular socials (including Saturday events) will be via the SPOND app. If you would like to be included, please email me.

We have a full calendar of events for the year in the pipeline but here are a few morsels to whet your appetite:

Social Events

Sat 12 March     13:00    Opening social tournament

Sat 26th March   13:00    Junior and Family fun afternoon

Sat 23rd April      13:00    Barcelona social tournament

Further regular social and competitive events for Adults and Juniors/Families will be scheduled throughout the season.

Adult Coaching & Team Practice Blocks

Tues 1st March  18:30    Gents Team Practice

Wed 2nd March 18:30    Ladies Team Practice

Thurs 3rd March 20:00    Cardio 5-week block

Sun 17th April     10:00    Tennis Xpress for new/rusty racquets

Junior Coaching

Mon 7th Feb - Sun 3rd April          8-week block

Mon 4th & 11th April                        Easter Camp weeks 1 & 2

Mon 18th April - Sun 3rd July        11-week block

Mon 25th July - Fri 19th Aug         Summer Camp weeks 1,2,3 and 4

Mon 22nd Aug - 16th Oct               8-week block                  

 

Membership Renewals

Our annual membership runs from 1st March so Rob, the Membership Secretary, will be sending out renewal notices in the next few days which will include a direct link to the package that you currently have (adjusted where necessary for age e.g minis to juniors). Members who pay by monthly direct debit do not need to take any action as their membership will automatically roll over. The good news is that there is no increase in fees for the coming year, and we have reduced our student membership fee to the same level as junior members. Parents please note that children taking term time coaching are required to be members of the club.

It may be that you are asked, when logging in, to change your login to LTA if you are currently using FB, Google or ClubSpark logins. This should be a 2-minute job which you are guided through, but please shout if you have any issues.

Maintenance jobs

Following the success of attracting new volunteers last year, we would like to hold two Spring maintenance campaigns - one "on court"; the other "off court" - so that we can get everything in good shape and tidy for the summer ahead. Typical jobs will include: painting, weeding, net post maintenance, putting up screens etc. All tools and guidance provided by Clive.

The "on court" session (with the courts closed for a few hours) will be at 12:00 on Wednesday 30th March. The "off court" session will be on Saturday 2 April at 10:00.

Please email Clive at [email protected] with your mobile number, whether you are OK to join a WhatsApp group for this purpose and which day you can be available.  

We look forward to seeing a good turn-out.

AGM minutes

Our AGM was held on ZOOM on 26th January and the minutes are attached. We welcome Greg Becker, Graham Ross and Gill Archbold to the committee and extend our thanks to Clare Davidson and Denise Sanders, who are stepping down, for all their support.

Best regards

Arlene MacFarlane

President