We now have a defibrillator, thanks to the hard work of Linda Ganter in making this happen. There was a training programme this afternoon (Saturday January 20th). Here’s Zana’s Facebook post about it “Just completed a very informative defibrillator/CPR training course at the club along with 18 others. There are still spaces on the second course on 17 February – definitely worth the two hours. You could help save someone’s life. Thank you Linda Ganter for organising and to the Club for providing.”
Our AGM is on Wednesday November 15th at the clubhouse starting at 7:30pm. Please try to come along! Click here to see the agenda
If you wish to read the minutes of last year’s AGM, click here. You will be asked for a password and if you cannot remember this, please go to the Contacts page and request it from the webmaster
We have now added to the events we are running for Juniors during the school holidays. As described in an earlier post there are holiday camps throughout August. There will also be cluster tennis and tactical play sessions. For most of the activities, we ask you to register in advance. The exception is Mini Red on Wednesdays from 4:00 during August. Just turn up, Pay and Play.
Please remember that we are having a Teen Tennis event on Friday September 8th which is free and non-members will be welcome. Please spread the word amongst your friends and encourage them to come along. It won’t just be “normal” tennis games – there will be Cardio Tennis, Touch Tennis and other tennis related games and activities.
For all the details, please follow this link Summer courses 2017 to the Holiday Courses Page (on the Coaching menu).
Free Event for 13-16 year olds on Friday 8 September 4.30 to 6.30 pm.
Visit Avondale to experience Cardio Tennis, Touch Tennis and other tennis related games and activities.
For details see the Holiday Courses page.
A great turnout for this weekend’s Quorn Family Cup U10 Tournament. With four courts in use, the Mums/Dads plus their U10s thrashed it out to win the day.
The winners have earned the opportunity of a day out at a Quorn Family Tennis Cup event held on the qualifying weekend of a LTA Staged Grass Court tournament in May or June.
Each pair will have the chance to play against other winners on the day as well as watch the professional players in action.
Winners: Adam and Angus Tracy
Runners up: Jacob and Richard Diskin
Not sure in the photos who looks most pleased – the juniors or the Dads!
The Ladies event on the Saturday was played in equally good weather. A glass of prosecco at the end added to the general enjoyment. The winners were sisters Jane and Anne-Marie Baldwin.
(Click on one of the thumbnails and then click right or left to view the images as a slideshow. Click in centre of image to leave slideshow)
The entry form for our main summer tournaments is now available. Entries are welcomed from Senior, Senior-Junior and Student members.
All the events have a knock out draw format.
Finals Weekend is Senior Matches on Saturday 9 September 2017 with Veterans Matches on Sunday 10 September 2017. [Reserve dates: 16-17 September]. Please do not enter the tournament if you will NOT be available on the relevant Finals Day.
The entry fee is £2.00 per person per event.
A minimum of four entrants per category is required for a tournament to take place. A plate competition may be organised for losers of round one should enough entries have been received. This will be at the discretion of the Tournament Secretary. By completing the entry form you agree to abide by the rules of the Tournament and understand that matches must be played by the specified dates.
You can enter online by following this link : Entry form
If you wish to check up about the age qualifications for Veterans and Super Veterans, you will find them by scrolling down on our Tournaments page.
Closing Date for Entries: Friday 14 April 2017.
Please follow this link to reach the entry form for this year’s Seniors Handicap Tournament. If you wish to enter a Doubles event, you do not need to specify a partner, in fact you’re not allowed to do so! Your partner will be drawn at random and then as a pair you will be awarded a handicap based on your playing ability. Similary in the Singles, you will be awarded a handicap. This means that everyone has a chance of winning through to the finals.
Another feature is that you play rally points over the best of three sets rather than conventional tennis scoring. The winner of each rally gains one point and the first to 31 wins the set. This produces fewer “big points”, no nerve-wracking serving at 15-40 for example. What’s not to like?!
Please note that the Handicap Finals Day is June 25th (reserve date in case of bad weather is July 2nd); check that you would be available to play then. (Photo is of last year’s winners)
Monday October 31st will be Monster Smash Night for all “spooky” children aged 9 and above. Come in fancy dress – as a witch, ghoul, ghost etc and enjoy tricks and treats throughout the evening. For all the details, click here
Note : there will be NO FAMILY DRILLS on this evening.
Please click here for full details about the activities on Monday evenings for Juniors. Remember : there is always normal play for Juniors on the Mondays but if you want to try any of the other activities such as cardio tennis, you can check when they are on.
Family Drills sessions are also run on Monday evenings from 7pm – 8pm