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Thanks for everyone who came to our Open Day and made it such a success. We had a total of 16 new members sign up and lots more who attended the coaching sessions.

We will be running a new 6-week course for some new members who are returning to tennis after a break from the game or have not played before. Under Jose's guidance six new members will be taken through the basics of the backhand and forehand and taught how to serve between noon and 1pm every saturday and recieve a new racket at the end of the sessions. These Tennis Express sessions are sponsored by the LTA and aim to give beginners the confidence to get involved with the club.

We also have six new juniors who will be joining our Saturday club and the weekday Premier Tennis courses.

So a big welcome to all those who signed up today and I hope you enjoyed the day. Remember we run a number of social tennis sessions every saturday and sunday afternoon, wednesday evening and tuesday and thursday mornings. These sessions are oen to all abilities and are a way of meeting other members and finding players of your abilitiy to match up with in the future.

And finally a big thank you to Olivier for keeping everybody fed with the barbeque.



Congratulations to all the juniors who competed in today's tournament. Despite a rain-interrupted morning all the players worked really hard and played with great enthusiasm so thank you to all the children for being so good natured and making the tournament such a success and to all the patient parents who stuck around to make sure all the games were completed.

We are planning to run more junior tournaments later in the year so keep an eye on emails as we will be contacting parents after the summer. A reminder that next week July 9 is the last Saturday coaching session because the following Saturday is the club championship finals and then we break up for summer.

The winners and runners-up were as follows:

8 and under
Winner Arnav and runner-up Timothy.


9 and under
Winner Darius and runner-up Adam.


10 and under
Winner Raphael and runner up Alexander.


16 and under
Winner Ruben and runner up Viren.


Join us on June 25th for a BBQ to welcome all our recently joined members. The afternoon will begin as usual with social play from 2pm with a BBQ towards the end of the afternoon. Please come along and meet our newest members over a game of tennis, a beer and a burger. This is the perfect opportunity for new members to find out more about the club meet existing members. We'll provide the food we just ask you bring a bottle.


Raynes Park Residents Lawn Tennis Club will be holding an open day on July 3.

With Wimbledon just around the corner there is no better time to pick up a racket and get on court.

So if you are new to tennis or have neglected your forehand and backhand in recent years but would like to get back into the game we are offering a day of free coaching.

To find out more and book a coaching sessions go to the LTA's Great British Tennis Weekend website.

To round off what has been a busy year for our younger players we will be holding a tounament across two weekends this year. July 2 is the day dedicated to our youngest players and July 9 will be for our older players to compete for the RPRLTC junior title. This means normal Saturday Junior coaching will be suspended and the tournaments mark the final sessions of the summer while the coaching team take a well earned break.

Thanks to everybody who made it along to Sunday's American Tournament. A fantastic turnout with more than 20 members choosing not to watch Andy Murray cruise through to the quarter finals of the French Open and instead join in the play. In fact, it was such a success that the Sunday American tournament will now become a regular monthly event. Well done to all who played!

Raynes Park Residents Lawn Tennis Club will once again this year be taking part in the LTA's Great British Tennis Weekend. On Sunday May 15 the club will throw open its doors to prospective new members. Jose is offering coaching sessions for children and adults from 10am until 2pm. Then from 2pm until 5pm there will be a free to play session where visitors can use the courts.

The committee will be out in force to welcome and visitors and answer any questions and we urge members to pop down and join in. We also would welcome any budding bakers who want to bring along a cake or pastry to show off what a hospitable club we are.

Social tennis will be suspended during the Open Day and the courts will not be available for normal use.

For more information please click on the link below and go to the LTA Great British Tennis Weekend website and type in Raynes Park in the search box.



There is a 'fast tennis' tournament a 7pm on Wednesday 27th May to inaugurate the new floodlights on courts 1-3.

We are keen to find out if any members have any particular skills that could be of use to the club. If you think this could apply to you please contact the chairman, the coach or any committee members.

We have our next Open Day on Sunday 15th May running from 10am-5pm.

Hopefully most of the people who intend to enter the summer tournaments have already signed up by now. The sign-up sheets will still be up on the board in the clubhouse for another few days.