Spring Activities

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As the new season is coming close the club is busy. The new season fixtures are out so please look out on the booking sheet if you want to go down for a casual game of tennis to see if there is a court free. Church Broughton were well represented again at the Derbyshire Lawn Tennis Club Awards night. There were over 25 members there and success was achieved by Chris Booth who got the Veterans Player of the Year, Julia Booth who achieved the Volunteer of the Year and Jane Rushby who was a member of the Team of the Year, the County Over 50s. Jim Rushby also collected an award for his work at Repton. The club also received the trophies for the Mens Division 1 and Mixed Division 1 titles. Other things to look out for is the Annual Quiz at the Golf Club on 23rd March, from 7.00 onwards. The entry fee is £6 per person and this includes fish and chip supper. If you want to put in a team send your name and food orders to Julia at as soon as possible. Easter Holiday Camps will be run on Thursday 18th April and Tuesday 23rd April., from 9.00 until 3.00 p.m. Details can be found on the website and at the chalet. The club run Team Tennis which used to be called Aegon Tennis during the first part of the season, and again that is at the weekends, so good luck to everyone who plays in that. When the fixtures have been organised a date for Road to Wimbledon will be set, probably at the weekends, and details will go up at the chalet. Pre-season there have been practices for the Men and the Women at the club. The first Men’s practice was Sunday 10th March and there will be another one on 17th, the ladies will be on Friday 22nd March and 29th March. Please get along if you are able. Many thanks go to Roger Butler for organising the friendly junior fixtures with neighbouring clubs and we would like to expand that, to adults as well as juniors. Please speak to your coach if you feel you could help or would want more information. We are Mini Orange Champions Division One! Our incredible team went into the final fixture in third position behind David Lloyd and Woodlands but after an amazing afternoon of tennis finished the winter league in first place above David Lloyd, Woodlands and Duffield! Gold medals all round! Finally, the most important news is that the club are looking to expand its facilities. The committee has been looking into several possibilities with the major aim to getting permanent toilet facilities without having to go over to the Golf Club. Initial views were sought from the AGM where it was agreed a budget to proceed. Please look out for the plans on display at the Chalet. We would like your views and opinions but more importantly your expertise and advice on who to employ to get some of the work done. Please take your time to look at things and put any comments into the post box on site