Chairman's message April 2022

 

Dear Members

Great that the weather has finally warmed up, a much better temperature for a game of tennis. Hopefully you will have been out and played over the Easter Weekend.

The AGM, attended by 16 members, was a rather chilly affair, socially distancing outside under a Gazebo 😨!!  Thank you to all who braved the elements and saw the business through

  • The Committee was all re-elected

  • Subscriptions remain the same and are due during May (the Membership form for the 2022-23 season is available on the Membership page)

  • It was agreed to seek ideas to upgrade the toilets in the club house this year and to look at changing the flood lighting on the doubles court to LED

 

There will be a club grounds "tidy up" on Sunday 24th April from 10am -12 noon.  Please try and come along for an hour or so to cut back shrubs, weed around the courts and clubhouse etc.  Coffee and cake will be served plus a hot dog lunch at 12 noon.

 

Sussex League matches have started this weekend and during April we have 3 more home matches (on 16th, 23rd and 30th April) all starting at 1pm - this means that the doubles court will be in use until about 4pm.  A list of fixtures is available on the Teams page and also on the noticeboard at the clubhouse.

Are there any more members who would like to play matches?  We offer Sussex League Ladies and Men's doubles, played on Saturdays and Horam League Mens, Mixed and Ladies doubles played on Monday evenings from 6.30pm beginning 9th May.

Please email me if you are interested in playing in any of them and I will put you in touch with the team captain (Pat, Francoise and Peter organise the Sussex League Matches and Sue and myself the Horam League).

 

A reminder about roll-up sessions at the club: 

  • Sunday mornings from 10am

  • Monday afternoon Ladies from 2pm

  • Wednesday eve from 6.30pm

  • Thursday afternoon Ladies from 2pm

 

And deatils about coaching:

  • There is a regular coaching session for ladies from 8.45am to 9.45am on Tuesdays (term time)

  • There is a new Xpress tennis group to start for members who would like to brush up on their game.....please let me know if you are interested.  It will be during the day (time and day TBC by the coaches) on mobile 07801 437755 or by email

  • Individual lessons can be booked through Le Tennis (Tim Cottingham 07770 304651 or by email at letennis@btconnect.com)

  • Junior coaching takes place on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12:15pm (3 groups ).  Contact Tim if you have a junior that may be interested in joining one of the groups

 

Enjoy your tennis.

Best wishes, Jenny