We have organised a social diary for the year, it would be lovely to see you at all/some of the events, new members would be particularly welcome. If anyone has any suggestions please email Mario Aristides at BTTCSocialandEvents@gmail.com
More details of each event will follow in due course:
Entry for Annual Bearsted Club Championships 2024
Get ready for an exciting and fun-filled event! The Bearsted Club Championships 2024 is just around the corner, and we cannot wait to see all of our talented club members showcase their skills on the court. This is a fantastic opportunity to compete, have fun, and make new friends. So, do not miss out on the chance to be a part of this amazing tournament!
We are delighted to announce that the Bearsted Club Championships 2024 will take place from 18 March to 8 September and that entries are now open. This is a Grade 7 LTA-sanctioned tournament, open to all members of the club, and a great opportunity to compete, have fun, and showcase your skills.
The tournament will feature the following events:
- Men's Singles
- Women's Singles
- Men's Doubles
- Women's Doubles
- Mixed Doubles
There is also an Open Category mixed draw event. Our club is inclusive and gives opportunities for all to have fun. All the Age Group Doubles and Mixed Doubles events are events where your partner will be drawn out of a hat. There is also a Drawn Mixed Doubles Event In the open category. This is described as "Yellow Mixed Doubles" on the tournament entry page.
Events will be held in the Open Category, 45+, 55+, 65+. Entries are £17 per player, and players can enter as many events as they are eligible. The £17 covers all entries, there is no additional charge for entering multiple events.
Detailed instructions on how to enter are included in the email sent to all members on 28 January 2024, but can also be accessed via the Members-only 'Downloads' page here. And entries can be completed via the following internet link: Bearsted Club Championships 2024 | LTA - Tennis for Britain
If you have any challenges entering the club tournament, please let Kim Martin 07968 511515, Heather Massey 07862 999633 or Gavin Oberholzer 075937 02186 know and we will contact you to assist in completing your entry.
We wish all participants the best of luck in the tournament and remind you to play in good spirits with respect and friendliness the tone. May the games be filled with excitement, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments. We cannot wait to see you all on the court, giving it your all and having a great time!
Bingo Quiz Night
SATURDAY 16th MARCH, 6.45pm for 7:00pm prompt start
A night of quizzing with a Bingo twist...varied rounds of questions to tickle your brain cells, plus some Bingo for bonus points.
Open to members plus 1 guest each (over 16yrs only please) - non-refundable and pre-payable charge of £10 per person to cover prizes and expenses - if you are unable to attend after purchase, you can pass on your place to other club members.
The kitchen and bar will be open for very reasonably priced hot and cold drinks - please feel free to bring a picnic, snacks and nibbles (takeaway's are OK - please be respectful of keeping the Clubhouse tidy).
This will be a great opportunity for us to join old friends, and to meet new members, building upon the community spirit within our tennis club.
Please email Mario Aristides - firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE 25.02.24 if you would like to attend, and how many places you would like (1 member plus 1 non-member guest).
WE WERE SOLD OUT FOR ALL PREVIOUS QUIZZES - BE QUICK WITH YOUR RESPONSES TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
Mario will organise the teams nearer the time, or feel free to organise yourselves into teams of 6-8 (max) and please notify him beforehand.
Finally - to be fair to all members, we are unable to accept block table bookings without confirmation of who the places are being booked for and that they have agreed to pre-pay and attend.
Junior Social Tennis every Sunday
Come along to junior Sunday social! It gives your children a chance to play, meet new friends and improve their tennis game! As a member of Bearsted & Thurnham Tennis Club, social tennis is a free session, and is a great way to get your children fit and active on a Sunday morning! Chance to improve doubles gameplay in a fun and friendly environment.
The session will run from 10am to midday, and boys and girls are all welcome.
All ages welcome, boys and girls. Contact Joe Sargent on 07532 314636 or email email@example.com or Carole Bacon (see member contact list)
Junior Summer & Easter Camps
PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEWS OF THE 2023 CAMPS
For more information contact our MTA coach Carl on 07429 121966 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 23rd March, 6th JULY, 28th SEPTMEBER 2024, 9am-12 noon
To help keep running costs of the club down we welcome all volunteers. We all 'muck in' and you can meet old and new friends. Whether you're a keen D.I.Y.er or a Professional Bodger we have small jobs for everyone, such as weeding, painting and hedge trimming (to name but a few) in order to keep the Clubhouse and Grounds in a good state of repair. If you are able to come along and help please could you contact David Paine. Please bring with you your own work gloves. We are particularly interested in anyone who has a tow bar as one of the jobs will be emptying the trailer at the back of the clubhouse to the nearest bottle bank. Some lunch and a drink will be provided to all volunteers.
Golf afternoon + Dinner
FRIDAY 5th JULY 2024, BEARSTED GOLF CLUB
More details to follow nearer the date.
Annual Club Championships Finals Weekend
SATURDAY 7th & SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2024
The various rounds of the club championships take place throughout the summer season, culminating in the finals being played over one weekend in September each year. It is our biggest event of the year and is always well attended by players and spectators.
Members wishing to enter the tournaments MUST pay their membership by 1 March 2024.
The draw will take place in March 2024.
This is a great opportunity for you to meet and play other Members. Do not be put off entering just because you think you may not have a chance of winning - remember there are plate events and drawn events too, so everyone has a reasonable opportunity to reach the Finals and win a trophy!
If you know already that you will NOT be available to play on either of the Finals Days, you should NOT enter the tournament. Before entering please ensure you have read the Playing Rules so as to ensure the smooth running of the tournament.
To ensure we do not have to cancel any events due to lack of numbers, please do not be shy when it comes to the number of events you choose to enter - get good value for your entry fee! Remember it's the fun of taking part that counts not the winning, but you still need to be in it to win it!