Our first "managed" social of 2021 is at 3pm on Sunday - hope to see lots of members there!
APRIL 7TH 2021
Congratulations to Geet and Aarush for winning our delayed 2020 U-18 doubles final today, beating Saaj and Devmini in the final.
APRIL 5TH 2021
Congratulations to Amy and Sam for winning the delayed 2020 Martin Galvin Trophy, beating serial winner Ajit and Helen in the final from a field of 24 players. It was also fantastic to see all the courts full for the junior tennis that followed the adult competion.
APRIL 3RD 2021
Great to see lots of members back at the club this week and also so many new faces with the popularity of our "Come and Play" promotion. We have extended the free sessions so click on the “Come and play” tab above for more details.
We had our first internal match of the year last night - congratualtions to our combined Men's 2 & 3 team for beating the combined Men's 1 & 4 team. The Ladies equivalent match is next Friday. Our annual Martin Galvin trophy competition is taking place on Easter Monday and all places are now taken. Middlesex Tennis leagues restart from April 17th.
The new self booking system for members is working well and as always in April membership fees for the coming year are now due.
MARCH 14TH 2021
Two weeks to go before we are allowed back on court! We hope everyone is safe, fit and keen to play tennis again from Monday March 29th. Doubles as well as singles is allowed, Middlesex Tennis are running a full summer season of tournaments (Adult, Junior and Vets leagues and cups) and these fixtures are currently being scheduled. The grounds are looking great, with the new “Kenton beach” created by Neville behind courts 4-6 during lockdown now complete. Everyone who joined for the 2020-21 season is welcome to play until the end of April which is the deadline to pay membership fees for the 2021-22 season.
Of course, Covid-19 is still very much with us and hence the precautions in place prior to the latest lockdown must remain in place – e.g. social distancing, booking courts, track and trace etc must be observed and indoor facilities, including the bar and tennis huts (but not toilets) will remain out of bounds. Click on LTA for full details of the current LTA Covid-19 guidance.
Non-members: Come and play!
We welcome new members and are running a number of April promotions to enable you to “try before you buy” and attractive membership offers, including household/family membership for £50 for an introductory period. Please click on the “Come and play” tab above for more details.
Members: bring your friends to Come and play!
Our biggest source of new members is our existing members … please spread the word, tell your friends, neighbours, families, classmates, work colleagues and anyone else you know about us. See the e-mail from Sarper (March 14th) that explains what we’d like you to do to help us attract new members and the incentives for doing so.
Martin Galvin Tournament
We will be running the delayed 2020 Martin Galvin Tournament on Easter Monday, April 5th at 1.30pm – 5pm. Martin was our long-time club captain and heart and soul of the club and his family donated a trophy that we play for in his honour. Sarper is in charge and the format is American Doubles. All courts are blocked for this event so it will be a maximum of 24 people. Entry is limited to all members who are 18 and over (including Weekday Members): to reserve your place please send a short e-mail to [email protected] with “Martin Galvin” in the subject name.
Taking into account the Covid-19 environment we will allow more time for the club tournament and Finals Day will be on Saturday September 11th. We hope by then the facilities will be fully open and we can have the normal presentation evening and social event afterwards.
Our Head Coach James is back will be running tennis camps during the Easter Holidays and a weekly programme of coaching during the Summer Term. Please click on the “Coaching” tab above for more details.
New bookings system
First a big thank you to Naina for doing a great job managing all the court bookings that were flowing in until the latest lockdown. From March 29th we are implementing a new self-booking system for members on the LTA’s Clubspark software to replace the Google calendar that we have been using for the last few years. We believe this will provide a better and more instant service to members whilst also saving administration effort. Click on the “Bookings” tab above for instructions on how to use the new system – see text below the calendar. The system is open now, so we strongly suggest all members download the app or use this website and make some “dummy” bookings for dates before March 29th to ensure everything is working and they aren’t frustrated when play commences.
Membership fees and renewal due
Membership renewal is now open and all members must pay by April 30th if they wish to continue playing beyond that date. Click on the “Membership” tab above to renew your membership .