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June 2019 Welcome to our first newsletter of the new tennis season. Committee News We have a new committee: Karen Norval (Chair), Sheila Lowe (Secretary), Morag Pirie (Membership and Treasurer), Steve Thomson, Helen Malcolm, Ann Overton, Fernando Marin, Graeme Donald (Coach) and Matt Lockley. We are all committed to keeping up the success and growth of the club that has been maintained so well by our long serving past chair Tim Gilpin. At our last meeting we discussed progress with building our new clubhouse. Mark Pain has been working hard to secure funding along with Ann. It all looks very positive but any help from members in this matter would be much appreciated. If you can help in any way then please get in touch through utcinfo@icloud.com or on utcsecretary@icloud.com. Minutes from committee meetings can be emailed on request. The above email addresses can be used to get in touch regarding any Udny Tennis Club matter. Competition news The men play their league on a Tuesday night and after seven matches are sitting in third place in Division 4. Some excellent results so far. Meanwhile the ladies play on a Wednesday night and after six matches are in second position which is very commendable since this is their first season in Division 3. On a Sunday the Buchan League has just started with two wins out of two so far. So results are encouraging. Anyone interested in playing should get in touch using the emails given above. Club Sessions Club sessions are on a Thursday evening from 7pm and also on a Sunday from 10.30am. There is an informal ladies’ session on a Tuesday afternoon. There is a great mix of abilities, so please don’t be shy. Come and have a try. You will be warmly welcomed! Of course you may book the courts at any time for your own play through the website; https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/UDNYTennisClub Club Championships 2019 They are planned for this year on the following days. Friday 21 June – Ladies Doubles Friday 28 June – Men’s Doubles Friday 9 August – Mixed Doubles Friday 23 August – Ladies Singles Friday 30 August – Men’s Singles The club championships are open to all members and everyone again is very welcome. Please register your interest on utcinfo@icloud.com. We will start at 6.30pm and if you bring some food so we can make it a social evening too. Coaching Update The current coaching programmes for both adults and juniors are progressing very well. Of 72 coaching places available, 67 are taken at the time of writing this update! Junior summer holiday tennis camps will run on the weeks commencing 15th July, 22nd July and 12th August. Some weeks already have very limited availability so don't delay in contacting me if interested. Cardio Tennis runs on Fridays 10.00-11.00 and features fun and energetic exercises to help you get even fitter and improve some tennis skills along the way - all to the beat of high-energy music! Please contact me if you require further information or are interested in giving this a try. Dates for your diary - Club Junior Championships: Sunday 18th August · Red Ball: age 5-7 2.00pm · Orange Ball: age 8-9 3.00pm · Green Ball: age 10-12 4.00pm Sunday 25th August · Yellow Ball: age 14 and under 2.00pm · Orange Ball: age 16 and under 4.00pm If you have any questions, suggestions or have individual coaching requirements please contact me, Graeme Donald on udnycoaching@aol.com or 07562 986485. Membership Update Enrolment has been going well. But please continue to tell all your friends and family about our club. There are currently 98 Members in UTC. There are 61 Adult Members 26 Child Members 11 Junior Members Includes 17 x Families