Club news and events
Help aspiring young tennis player Mayela to be a champion: Mayela is a 12 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, and is currently the top player, No.1, nationally in her age group. 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. Hopefully Mayela will play for our Ladies' 1st team. The club has 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: https://www.youcaring.com/mayela-807363 Our target is £1000 and the club is going to match all individual donations, up to a maximum of £500. So if we achieve £500 from individual donations, the club will add another £500. 25 Apr
Social evening: Keep the evening of Friday 2 June free. We are having a social event at The Pavilion Tennis Club, Albert Road Recreation Ground, N22 7XL. There will be food and live jazz music and we’ll be presenting a cheque to Mayela’s family with the proceeds of our fundraising. More details to follow. 25 Apr
Skills & Drills session: will take place during the first hour of club session from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday 27 May. Tim Brennan will host this drop-in session which is open to all club members of club standard and is free of charge. 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
Trial of new system for busy weekend club sessions: From 15 April, if we have all 4 courts starting play at the same time and there are members waiting we will ask players to play just 7 games so that those waiting won't have too long a wait and this will also encourage a good mix up of players. When the number of members at the session reduces, a club officer will agree that we return to a normal length set. 13 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. More details to follow.