Newsletter19

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WELCOME TO THE NEW TENNIS SEASON
which we hope will be sunny, successful and fun

ADULT CLUB SESSIONS will once again be held on Thursdays from 6pm and Sundays from 2pm.

FIRST SUNDAY CLUB AFTERNOON will be March 31st at 2.00 

SENIOR MEMBERS We have a new membership category for Senior members (aged 65 and above) that will allow use of the courts on weekdays up until 3:30pm.

WEEKDAY CLUB SESSIONS will be organised on Tuesday mornings (9:30 – 11:30) and Thursday mornings (10:00 – 12:00)

JUNIOR  COACHING will once again be organised on a Saturday mornings from 10:00. As before, this will be free for Junior Club Members from Year 1 up to (& inc) Year 9. More details will be sent out in early April.

ADULT COACHING SESSIONS for members (men and women) will be held on Monday evenings from 6pm. These will be 1 hour sessions with full details being sent out soon.

COURT USE Any member (adult or junior) may play with other members whenever courts are not in use for club sessions, matches or other events without the need for booking. Match times and events will be posted on the club notice boards and the website. Members must remember that there is etiquette when all courts are in use and there are players waiting. We have a first on first off policy. The players first on must only finish their set or a maximum of 30 minutes before coming off court. The exceptions being matches or coaching. 

VISITORS may play with any member for a fee of £3. There are envelopes in the clubhouse in which to put the visitors fee. Three visits by one guest is permitted before a full subscription should be paid.  

MATCH PRACTICE SESSIONS  will be held on Tuesday nights from 6:00 from March 26th until April 23rd after which matches start. These are open to anyone wishing to play in any of the mens or ladies teams. For more details look on our website or contact us (details below). 

FAST FOUR LEAGUES Following on from the success of last year’s singles leagues we will be doing them again this year. Starting in April, details will be sent out in March.

COURT PADLOCKS   This season the padlocks on the court gates and the clubhouse will be changed. Keys will be issued free of charge to existing club members. Keys for new members are available for £3. 

SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB   All members and families of the tennis club are members of the Sports & Social Club.  Do use and support this facility

SHOWER   There is a shower in the disabled toilet in the pavilion available for our use. Accessible through the main door of pavilion.

COURT CONDITIONS  The courts are our most important and valuable asset and it is vital that they are kept in good condition.

The courts will be professionally deep cleaned the week commencing 18th March. The courts will be out of use until Friday 22nd. This will prepare the courts for the season to enhance the quality of all our tennis!

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PREPARE COURTS AND CLUBHOUSE FOR THE NEW SEASON   On Saturday March 23rd at 10am (if wet Sunday 24th) we will be sprucing up the courts and clubhouse. The more volunteers we have the more we can achieve. If you can spare some time, however short or long, please just come along. We will have some equipment but if you can please bring appropriate gardening and cleaning gear.

WIMBLEDON TICKETS   This year we hope to once again get pairs of tickets that you could win the chance to purchase through our club ballot. As yet we are unsure how many pairs we will get and when, and which court, they will be for. As per the email that was sent out to all members in February, all club members that were registered to the club on the LTA website and opted in to the Wimbledon ballot on 22nd February will be automatically entered in to the club draw. The draw will take place on Sunday April 28th during the Friendly Tournament (you don’t need to be there to have your name pulled out). More details will be emailed out in April.

E-MAIL will be used for communication with members whenever possible. Please write your address clearly on the membership form

 

And finally

SUBSCRIPTIONS   are due April 1st … the form is on the membership page - Click Here

 

PLEASE WATCH FOR E-MAILS (CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER!), THE WEBSITE AND CLUB NOTICEBOARDS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON ANY TOPIC PLEASE SPEAK TO THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS DURING ANY CLUB SESSION OR EMAIL US AT INFO@HEMINGFORDSTENNIS.CO.UK

  

2018 SEASON SUCCESSES 

CLUB TROPHIES

Allington Cup:   Helen Kemp & Harrison Kemp

Thomas Trophy:   Mel Davies

Bergen Trophy (Ladies Rose Bowl):   Babs Moore & Mandy Reuter

Primett Cup:   Bridget Flanagan & Bruce Hanworth

Mike Hale Cup:   Mel Davies & Patrick Cooney

Winter Shield (Club Trophy):   Helen Kemp

Stella Trophy:   Howie Pether & Brendan Synge

Wyatt Trophy (Juniors):   Ollie Pether

        

LEAGUE RESULTS

Team       Division       Result 

Ladies A         2            7th (Demoted)

Ladies B         4             8th

Mens A           2             4th 

Mens B           3             7th (Demoted)

Mens C           4             4th

Mens D 5 7th

Mixed A          1             7th (Demoted)

Mixed B          3             8th (Demoted)

Mixed C          4             7th (Demoted)