Club news and events
Trial of new system for busy weekend club sessions:
As the club sessions are now so popular, we have introduced a 7 game rule at busy times. This means:
When all the courts are in use and there are 8 or more people waiting, we’ll change to just playing 7 games. In exceptional circumstances a committee member may use their judgement to introduce it earlier.
The rule applies both to people about to go onto court AND sets currently in play. So if you are on court when the change is applied and you are already over 7 games, it means your set ends.
The 7 game rule carries on until the numbers of people waiting reduces and a committee member rescinds the rule - at which point we revert to normal sets. 13 Jun
Skills & Drills session: will take place during the first hour of club session from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday 1 July. Tim Brennan will host this drop-in session which is open to all club members of club standard and is free of charge. 3 Jun
Help aspiring young tennis player Mayela to be a champion: Mayela is a 13 year-old tennis star who is being sponsored by Robby at The Pavilion Tennis Club. She has won four 12 and under national tournaments in a row, and under 16 tournaments. She lives in Bounds Green with her family. Her father, Will, drives to tournaments all over the country so that Mayela can pursue her talent. Our club is also helping to promote Mayela's tennis career. Mayela is a member of our club and our resident coach Joe Anan is coaching her. Mayela is now playing for our Ladies' 1st team. The club set up a fundraising page to support Mayela and this is the link if any club members or their family or friends would like to make a donation; there is also more information about Mayela and photos: https://www.youcaring.com/mayela-807363. We are pleased to say that the club raised £2000 and a cheque was presented to Mayela and her father at our club social evening on 2 June. 25 Apr
Social evening: On Friday 2 June at 7:30pm we are holding a social event at The Pavilion Tennis Club, Albert Road Recreation Ground, N22 7XL. This will be a good opportunity for new and existing members to meet each other. There will be food and live jazz music from our very own club member Michele. The cost is £5 per person, to include a light supper. Feel free to bring along friends and family too. Please sign up on the notice in the clubhouse or email Lorraine, Mike or Ian if you would like to come. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible as we have not had a purely social evening for club members for some time and we are keen to make this a success. 25 Apr
Facebook page: The club now has its own Facebook page. You can access it from the foot of the homepage of this website (click on the F logo). We have already uploaded some cool videos and we look forward to our members contributing to the site. 25 Apr
Monday 29 May club session: There will be an additional club session on Monday 29 May, starting at 2:30pm. 28 Mar
Wimbledon Ballot: we receive details of our ticket allocation in the middle of March and we will email club members. Our allocation is shown in the Membership section of the website. We will hold the ballot on Wednesday 3 May in the Clubhouse. Please register at 7:00pm for the ballot at 8:00pm. The ballot process is described in the Club rules section here>> 22 Feb
Monday 1 May club session: There will be an additional club session on Monday 1 May, starting at 2:30pm. 28 Mar
Suggestion box: There is now a suggestion box in the Clubhouse for use by club members. 22 Feb
Adult play on Sunday mornings: Up until now, our agreement with the North Bank Estate has restricted the use of the courts on Sunday mornings to juniors playing against other juniors or family members, and the booking system accepts bookings only from members in those groups, up to 14 days in advance. Although the estate prefers that juniors have priority for play on Sunday mornings, they have now agreed to allow adults to take advantage of the remaining available courts that are not being used by juniors. So the club rules will be amended with immediate effect to allow the use of the courts on Sunday mornings by adult members if not previously booked for use by juniors. The booking system has been modified to allow adult members to book courts on a Sunday morning from the preceding Thursday (i.e. 3 days in advance). Adult members should see a new black button at the top right of the booking sheet which says 'View as Member'. To make a booking on a Sunday morning, the view must be changed using this button to 'View as Sunday Adult'. In this view, one booking of up to 90 minutes can be made on a Sunday morning up to 3 days in advance. The view button needs to be reset to 'View as Member' to make bookings at all other times. Family and Junior members should see no change in the booking system, which will continue to allow them to book on Sunday mornings up to 14 days in advance. 28 Jan
Wednesday 3 May: Wimbledon ballot in the clubhouse. Register at 7:00pm, ballot at 8:00pm.
Friday 2 June: social evening at The Pavilion, Albert Road Recreation Ground.