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We are the best!

The following was taken from a Facebook post by Paul Treacy

“Aldershot & District Tennis League AGM was held at Avondale last night and we congratulate the League on its 70th birthday, it having been formed in 1948. A list of all winners of the various League divisions since 1948 has been posted here: adlta website . The League Committee have analysed this data and proclaimed Avondale as the overall most successful club in the League over the last 70 years. Let’s hope that the next 70 are as successful.”

If you want to see the tables,follow the link above and then use their menu to go to Past Division Winners. It’s really interesting to see how many more teams are now playing. Back in 1958,there were just 2 Ladies Divisions and the Avondale Ladies won Div 1, not Avondale A, there was just the one team. Now we have 5 teams playing in various divisions.

Changes to British Tennis Membership

British Tennis Membership has changed this year and there are now two tiers of membership:

Lite Membership (FREE) – Available to any Club Member free of charge. Members can obtain LTA Ratings and enter the Club Wimbledon Ballot.
Team Membership – Available to Club Members for a small annual charge (Adults £20, Under 18’s £10). As well as the above benefits, Team membership also includes priority access to Davis Cup tickets, discounted prices for tickets to the ATP Finals, discounted entry to Wimbledon Museum tours, and other special offers and competitions.

All existing registered BTMs have been automatically transferred to Lite Membership. If you wish to up-grade to Team membership or would like further information please visit www.lta.org.uk/member/benefits

Road safety around Avondale

We have received a complaint that cars are leaving the Tennis Club and driving onto Ewshot Lane without taking sufficient care to look out for approaching traffic already on Ewshot Lane.
Please be aware that the entrance to the Club is outside the 30 mph speed limit zone and that traffic might be travelling legally at speeds of up to 60 mph past the Club so it is important to be extra vigilant when leaving the car park and driving into potentially fast traffic.

We also take this opportunity to remind drivers that they should not drive faster than 10 mph on the Club premises given the large number of pedestrians of all ages going to and from cars in the car park.

Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year 2016!

Congratulations to Zana Fletcher and Jamie Cheetham for winning the 2016 AEGON British Tennis Awards from Hampshire & IoW LTA. Zana won the Volunteer of the Year award and Jamie is Coach of the Year.
The awards will be presented at the County Awards evening at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Friday 10th February. Please support Zana and Jamie by coming to this evening – tickets are available at the reduced price of £12 until 30th November using this link
If you do decide to attend, please let Paul Treacy know so that he can arrange for everyone from Avondale to sit together.

Club and coach of the year!

The AEGON British Tennis awards for Hampshire & IoW were presented at the County AGM on 3rd December and I am delighted to announce the following:-
Club of the Year for Hampshire & IoW: Avondale LTC
Coach of the Year for Hampshire & IoW: Kathy Charles
Congratulations to Kathy – well deserved.
Thank you to everyone who voted for Avondale and to everyone who helped to make the Club successful in 2015.
Our prize is on display in the trophy cabinet.