Learn to play tennis in 6 weeks!

If you have never played tennis before, or haven’t played in a long time, then Tennis Xpress is for you. It is an easy and fun way for adult beginners to get into the game. Our fantastic partners at All Court Coaching will be running this six week course starting Friday 12th May, from 09:30 until 11am. 

During the six week course you will be taught new skills and be shown how to serve, rally and score, so that by the end, you will be able to enjoy fun matches with your friends, family or other people you meet.

The course is open to members and non-members so sign up today

AGM Special Event: Cardio Tennis, Fast4 and Afternoon Tea

On Saturday 25th March we will be organising a special afternoon of tennis and fun to celebrate the arrival of spring and the start of the new membership year. The coming year will feature an exciting new coaching programme under Head Coach José Marquez and his All Court Coaching squad. To showcase their talents the event will kick off at 1:30pm with two 30 minute Cardio Tennis sessions. Alongside that there will be the opportunity to play doubles in the new quick-fire Fast4 tennis format before relaxing over some delicious afternoon tea at 3:30pm in time for the Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 3:45pm.

So it doesn’t matter if you’ve been playing tennis through winter rain and snow, or are feeling like your racquet is a bit rusty, come along from 1:30pm on Saturday 25th March and enjoy a day of fine tennis, try some new things and socialise with your fellow members. 

 

Junior Summer Camps

This summer Raynes Park Residents Lawn Tennis Club is planning to introduce Summer Tennis Camps.

The camps will be based on fun, teamwork and tennis and will last for three hours each day starting at 9.30am and finishing at 12.30pm. The cost will be £20 per day per member of the club and £25 per day for non-members.

The weeks we are proposing to run the camps are as follows:

  • Monday 24th of July – Friday 28th of July (Under 8’s and Under 9’s only)
  • Monday 31st of July – Friday 4th of August (under 10’s, 12’s and under 16’s)

Book early to avoid disappointment by calling head coach José Marquez on 07941 231829 or email josemarquez@btinternet.com.

Temporary problem signing up for British Tennis Membership

Update: The LTA have resolved the problem and members can now affiliate to Raynes Park Residents LTC online for free.

We have been made aware that there is currently a problem with the LTA website which makes it impossible to sign up as a new British Tennis Member affiliated to RPRLTC. The LTA are working to rectify their systems and we will update this post when they have confirmed that sign ups for our members are working again.

9th Feb: The LTA have offered no estimate as to when the problem might be resolved so we can only recommend at this time that members call the LTA Wimbledon Ballot team on 0208 487 7000 and ask them to enroll you manually.

Wimbledon Tickets Ballot – Opt-In By 17th February

For the last few years the LTA have moved to allocating Wimbledon tickets only to those Club Members who tell the LTA directly via website or phone that they wish to be included in the ballot. You have just 9 days to make sure you are counted for the 2017 ballot! Even if you are not able to attend the Championships this year, should you be lucky enough to win, please do consider opting in anyway because the overall number of tickets allocated to the club is based only on the number of opted-in members and so it increases the chances of another member being able to attend.

If you are already a British Tennis Member (BTM) then you can opt-in at by visiting the members area (you must do this every year). If you are a parent or guardian for a junior member then you must also repeat the process for each child.

If you are not already a BTM affiliated with our club then to opt-in you must:

  1. register for British Tennis CLUB Membership (it is free)
  2. choose Raynes Park Residents LTC as your affiliated venue
  3. once registered, visit the members area and opt-in

If you are experiencing difficulties registering or opting-in then you can also contact the ballot administration team by emailing wimbledonballot@lta.org.uk or by calling the team on 0208 487 7000 and selecting option 1.

Remember the deadline is 17th February 2017 so don’t delay!

New Year Newsletter

The latest edition of the Club Newsletter is now available to download as a PDF.

Merry Christmas to all RPRLTC members, their friends and families

Father Christmas with tennis racquetThe committee of the Raynes Park Residents Lawn Tennis Club would like to wish our members a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and successful 2017. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the club and on the courts and hope you will continue to enjoy your tennis.

This year was an exciting one for the sport of tennis and for the club. On the back of the success of the Great Britain team in the Davis Cup we hosted a series of events that attracted many new players to the club and the success of Andy Murray continued to capture public’s imagination and draw people to the game.

We are looking forward to another year of continued growth and success at the club in 2017. There will be some new coaching initiatives  and plenty of opportunities to get involved in the club and play, whether it is in the social sessions, the box leagues or the club tournament.

So from everyone on the committee have a very merry Christmas.

Junior Christmas tournament results

Congratulations to all the children that competed in the final junior tournament of 2016. We had a great turnout of enthusiastic players who are making huge strides with their tennis. We were also delighted that Paul Sadler, club chairman, was able to join us and present some of the prizes and officially open the new Sport England-funded hitting wall.

Thanks must also go to José who put a lot of effort into organising the event to ensure it ran smoothly. He also got the prize for the best seasonally dressed coach of the day.

The tournamet brings an to end a year of of huge change for the Saturday juniors. We said goodbye to long-standing coach Michelle Shanley in March and welcomed José, who was previously running the weekday coaching. Under programme has gone from strength-strength and we now have nearly 60 children attending on Saturday mornings.

And finally thank you to all the children and their parents who have attended and supported the club week in week out, through rain and shine. A very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year to all our juniors and their parents. We look forward to seeing you all back on court on Saturday January 7th.

Here is the list of all winners from Saturday’s tournament.

U8’s winner Jasper Ireland, runner up was Jaehong Lee

U9’s winner was Darius lunnunzel lane, runner up was Arnav Agrawal

U10’s we had joint winners and they were Mark Csejtei and Freddie Colburn, runner up was Rhea Bhaisare

U12’s winner was Rowan Ireland and runner up was Viren Patel

U16’s winner was Ruben Haynes smith and runner up was Daniel Di Gaetano

Christmas-Themed Events this Weekend

Christmas is almost upon us and we have a weekend of festive events at Raynes Park.

Jose is running our Christmas Junior Tournament on Saturday 17th from 9am-3pm. At around 11am, there will be a short opening ceremony for our Sport England funded lights and newly completed hitting wall, with our Club Chairman cutting the ribbon. Social tennis will commence at a later time of 3pm and floodlight tokens will be provided.

On Sunday 18th, it is our Christmas American Tournament. Start time is 1pm and this will replace social. Please sign up in the Clubhouse. There is no entrance fee but please bring a £5 gift for Secret Santa…….everyone gets a present!!

Court bookings now available online

The Club has upgraded from the paper-based court booking system in the clubhouse to an online system provided by ClubSpark. The system is easy to use and linked to the ClubSpark account with which you signed up for or renewed your membership. Click here to find out how to get started using the new system. There is also a mobile app for download to your Android or Apple device.