Club news and events
Maintenance of the courts: Planned maintenance of the courts is now complete. This involved removing moss, cleaning and renewing courts 1-3 and power washing court 4.
The steps from the clubhouse down to court 2 have also been completely relaid. 13 Oct
Quiz Night at The Pavilion: On Saturday 21 October at 7:30pm. We need to know who will be in your team for the quiz night or to know if you are needing to be put with other members to make up a team. We have to contact Robby with the final numbers so could you please email our Social Secretary Michele Freedman directly to say if you are planning to be at the quiz. Just £7 per person including food. We currently have 6 teams, so it will go ahead. If anyone else still wishes to attend, do let Michele know. We could either add you to an existing team or form another one. 13 Oct
Skills & Drills session: will take place during the first hour of club session from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday 4 November. Tim Brennan will host this drop-in session which is open to all club members of club standard and is free of charge. 7 Oct
Vets' matches: will take place at the club on the following Sundays from 11:00am till 2:00pm: 15 & 29 October, 26 November, 3 & 17 December, 7 January. 7 Oct
Winter club session: From Sunday 29 October until Saturday 24 March, club session is from 2:00pm until 5:30pm. 7 Oct
Christmas Day: No play is allowed on any of our courts on Monday 25 December. 7 Oct
AGM: Our AGM will be on Friday 16 March 2018 at the Pavilion Sports & Café, Albert Road Recreation Ground, London N22 7XL. 7 Oct
Club tournament finals: We had another successful weekend of riveting tennis and delicious teas. Thanks to all who took part, both on court and behind the scenes. Presentation of the cups was on the following Sunday. The results were:
Ladies' Doubles: Sally Meacher & Lorraine George beat Rutvica Andrijasevic & Angela Attrill 6-3 5-7 6-2
Men's Doubles: Mustafa Bal & James Entwisle beat Dan Morgan & Jeremy Tuck 7-5 6-4
Men's Singles: Daniel Lynton beat Jeremy Tuck 6-3 6-2
Mixed Doubles: Grainne White & Mustafa Bal beat Claire Unwin & James Entwisle 6-3 4-6 6-1
Senior Ladies' Doubles: Sally Meacher & Emma Josty beat Jane Brunner & Kate Engineer 6-2 6-2
Senior Ladies' Singles: Sally Meacher beat Angela Attrill 6-0 6-2
Senior Men's Doubles: Jerry Whittaker & Andrew Wilks beat Andrew Holden & Neil Patten 6-1 4-6 6-1
Senior Men's Singles: Luigi Bille beat Andrew Holden 7-5 7-6
Senior Mixed Doubles: Sally Meacher & Andrew Holden beat Michele Freedman & Jerry Whittaker 6-1 6-0
Junior Singles: Noah beat Louis 6-0 4-6 6-3
The joint winners of the Joe O'Brien cup for going the extra mile in serving the club were Alastair McKay and Tibor Szemmelveisz who worked wonders in reviving the fortunes of Wednesday evening club session.
Don't forget to look at some amazing photos of the finals here>>
Parking outside The Paddock: We have had an arrangement with The Paddock for many years allowing club members to use the sheltered housing parking providing we leave a minimum of two spaces for visitors to the residents. Please keep this in mind when you are using these spaces. 29 Aug
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
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
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
Saturday 21 October: Quiz night at The Pavillion, Albert Road Recreation Ground
Friday 16 March: AGM at The Pavilion