December DropShot

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

XMAS MINCE PIES & MULLED WINE – Sunday 18th December from Midday

Play some tennis at morning mix in then come in and join us for some festive cheer.

COURT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

We are making good progress with the court & lighting development and have come to an agreement with Esher Church School for the project to commence in February and run through to Easter 2017. The club side of the car park will be cordoned off to parking for this period to allow access and storing of materials. There are still some ongoing issues with floodlighting that require us to get an amendment to planning approval but this should not be a problem as the new lighting array has similar light spillage to the original plan.

The funding of this development is almost all in place however we still need to raise several thousand pounds to ensure we get the best possible facilities. We will be running a number of funding events over the winter and would greatly appreciate your support of these events.

We are still hopeful that another planning approval (separate and distinct from our own approved planning) will be given for the telecoms mast and this will give us the funding to lay artificial clay over the tarmac courts. There is still a lot of hard work to do but we are hope that by May 2017 we will have the new courts and lighting fully operational.

 

GUESTS TO THE CLUB

Please note that guests of members are very welcome to play at the club but the same guest can only play 3 times in a season and then must join to continue to play. Please pay for your guest by depositing £5 per adult or £2 per child into the guest fee box in the clubhouse corridor and enter their name into the guest book. Thank you.

COACHING SESSIONS

Monday morning (ladies) 11.15 to 12.45.

Thursday morning 9.30 to 10.30am

Saturday afternoon 1 to 2pm

These are pay and play sessions. Contact emmariley71@gmail.com for details

SOCIAL TENNIS

NEW - Thursday 10.30am to 12.30pm

Saturday - 1.30 pm until dusk

Sunday - 10.15am to 12.45pm

Thursday social tennis is open to all players but we require less experienced players to be assessed by our club coach or team captain before joining in weekend mix-in.  If you would like to come to weekend mix in please let contact Sue on sue.orchard@commsmultilingual.com or Richard on

richardcrowther12@icloud.com

SINGLES LEAGUE

The league is open to ALL members over the age of 15 of all standards. It is a good way to improve your standard, play friendly competitive tennis and meet other members. If you would like to join in the next round please contact Karen on eshertennisclubmembership@gmail.com

SUMMER TEAM ROUNDUP

In the Woking league, we ran 1 Men’s, 1 Ladies’ and 1 Mixed team, many thanks to Janie McCulloch, Richard Jordan and Andrew Mendelson for running the teams and to everyone who played.

The Men’s team played in Division 3 and ended up 3rd out of 6, not far behind the teams in 1st and 2nd place. The Ladies’ team played in Division 3A and came a very good second. The Mixed team played in Division 3 as well and came 3rd out of 6. An excellent outcome for all teams in the Woking League with some very enjoyable matches.

In the Surrey League, we ran 1 Men’s and 1 Ladies’ team. Again, many thanks to the Captains, Janie McCulloch and Richard Crowther, and to everyone who played. For the Ladies’, we had 3 drawn matches and 2 wins, so some very close matches. For the Men’s, we had 1 win, 3 draws and 1 loss, so again some very close tennis matches.

In the winter season 2016-17, we are again running 1 Men’s and 1 Ladies’ team in the Surrey League and 2 Men’s, 1 Ladies’ and 2 Mixed teams in the Woking League. During the winter months, the matches are played over a 6 month time period for the WL so we can run more teams. Here’s looking forward to some good matches. If you are interested in playing team tennis please contact Sue on sue.orchard@commsmultilingual.com

JUNIORS

Saturday morning - Junior / Mini tennis coaching. 9am – 12 midday

Saturday Café is open for coffees, teas and bacon rolls.

For more details contact Emma on emmariley71@gmail.com