AGM 2023 presentation and minutes


Cwm Farm Lane, Sketty, SWANSEA, SA2 9AU 


17th February 2023


Wendy Norris (Chair & Director); Paul Thorburn (Sec & Director); Howard Jones (Dir); Susan Parsell (Treasurer)

1.Introduction and Apologies

The Secretary welcomed everyone, 35 Members were in attendance at the Meeting, apologies received from Helen Dougherty

The Minutes of last year’s AGM were approved.

Peter King challenged the Board in relation to there only being 3 Directors, the Secretary advised that no members had come forward to take up a Director role and that the Club is now working with Tennis Wales about an amendment to the Articles to allow the club fewer Directors, a position felt appropriate and necessary in the modern environment.

2.Looking back at the last 12 months.

The Chair provided an overview of the achievements over the previous 12 months, which included work on Compliance matters; undertaking a Safeguarding Audit; Consolidation of Membership (now tennis and squash pay same fees with access to both sports), Tennis & Squash Leads and further development of links with Swansea University.

A summary of the achievements of the Club’s Tennis and Squash Sections were given by the Lead representatives for both sports, (EL & TR) along with an overview of Social Activities by the Social Activity Lead (KBJ)

3. People we will miss  

The Secretary paid tribute to Members of the Club who sadly passed away during the year, recognising their achievements and contribution to the club over the years, these include John Gregory, Shelley Lomas, Gerald Banfield, Jean Morris, Fay Evans and Brian Cooper. 

4. Financial Review / approval of 2022 accounts. 

The Treasurer gave an overview of the financial position of the Club, details of which were summarised in the presentation.

The 2022 Accounts were approved.

5. Plans for 2023

The Chair provided an overview of the projects the Club were looking to undertake in the coming year, these included a replacement of the flat roof and a new boiler system, full details available on the Presentation presented during the event.

6. Nominations for Committee positions

The Secretary confirmed that Howard Jones was up for re-election for a further term as Director, his re-election was approved.

7. Summing Up and Meeting Close

The Secretary provided a summary of some of the key points discussed and thanked everyone for their continued support, paying particular attention to the work of the volunteers. The meeting was then closed.


Click here to download the AGM presentation 2023