March Newsletter Updates

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  • COURT OPENING – Monday 29th March, please remember that hygiene & social distancing guidelines remain in place – refer to our NEWS page for the latest information
  • MEMBERSHIP RENEWALSmany thanks to those who have already renewed. Renewals are due by 1st April when the new combination padlocks will come into effect. Remember we are offering our existing members a discount for renewals before the end April
  • CLUB SESSIONSfollowing a review the Adult Social Sunday will now go ahead for a trial period: Sundays 1.30-3.30pm on court 1
  • DATCHWORTH SUMMER LEAGUEthe first half of the league will not take place however; we hope that the second half will go ahead starting in June
  • JUNIOR COACHING - WEDNESDAYS (not Fridays). Please book directly with Over & In The sessions are:
    • Wednesday 3.30 to 4.00pm, Minis ages 5-6
    • Wednesday 4.00 to 5.00pm, Juniors ages 7-10
    • Wednesday 5.00 to 6.00pm, Juniors ages 10+
  • ADULT COACHING – TUESDAYS our coach, Richard Barfoot, is currently planning a series of coaching sessions for our adult members. The first of these sessions is aimed at the league/team player level. The 75- minute sessions will run for 10 weeks from Tuesday 13th April (no session June 1st (half term). The cost is £10 per session or £90 if you commit to all 10 in advance. LADIES will be 7:30-8:45pm & MEN 8:45-10:00pm. There are a maximum of 8 places per session and a minimum 4. If you are interested in taking part please contact Richard directly: 07541 490608 or via email [email protected]. Richard will co-ordinate the sessions using WhatsApp groups. The 10-week coaching plan will cover:
    1. Timing for power
    2. Taking the ball early
    3. Return of serve
    4. Hit your best shot
    5. Max out approach
    6. Slice (when and why)
    7. Chip and charge
    8. Footwork triangle (crossing)
    9. Service direction (poaching)
    10. Don’t be predictable, leave comfort zone

If you have any comments or queries on any of the above please email to [email protected] and I will respond

See you down at the courts!

Many Thanks

Liz Blyth

Chair/Membership Secretary