Knebworth Parish News Article - October 2019

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Knebworth Tennis Club

August and September have seen plenty of activity on the courts with club night on Thursday being busy and the summer Sunday friendly tournaments continuing until the end of September. Following the August break the Datchworth League matches have started for the autumn. Hopefully the teams will maintain the high standards they achieved in the summer season

We have had a number of new members joining us during the summer both families and individuals. Adult coaching has continued throughout the summer with one session on a Wednesday evening and junior coaching started up again on Friday after school in September.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 21st October and members will be contacted directly.

Behind the scenes a number of activities have been going on in preparation for the future events and the further development of the Club.

  • Courts - we are currently in the final stages of finalising the details for an all-weather surface to be layed on two of our courts with the start date to be confirmed. The other two courts will continue to be usable during the process.
  • Floodlights and CCTV - we now have planning permission for the joint venture with The Parish Council for the installation of recreation ground CCTV cameras and additional floodlights for our one remaining court which is not floodlit. Again a start date has yet to be finalised.
  • Winter indoor tennis – fortnightly Friday evening winter indoor sessions using the Gosling facilities at Welwyn Garden City will be starting in late October with a tournament  format.
  • Social activities – we are running a Barn Dance on Saturday 19th October in the Parish Hall. – Please keep the date free and watch out for the posters.

For those interested in finding out a bit more about the Club they can either look at the website  ( , contact us by email  ( or alternatively drop by the Club in the Recreation Ground and talk to members – good times would be on  a Thursday evening when there is usually plenty of activity.

Michael Maresh