Opt-in for the Wimbledon tickets ballot is also now open! To qualify for a chance to buy tickets for next year's Championships at the AELTC you need to login to the LTA members area and select the Wimbledon Ballot option. Even if you did this last year you must do it again this year to qualify. Juniors aged 11 years and over are also eligible but each one must be opted-in individually. Not an LTA member? As a member of an affiliated venue you can join for free. The LTA make the paid-for option far more prominent than the free one so make sure you select "Lite Membership" [sic] and say "Yes" to being a member of an LTA Registered Venue.
We encourage everyone to opt-in because the Club's allocation of tickets to distribute via ballot is based on the number of opt-ins by affiliated members!
José has a wealth of different ideas for the coach-led social sessions so each one will be a little bit different but expect tennis themed fun with your fellow members, followed by some enjoyable sets of doubles. Dates for the rest of the year are (all starting promptly at 1:30pm):
Saturday 6th October
Saturday 3rd November
Saturday 1st December 8th December
There will also be a special Christmas-themed American tournament on Saturday 29th December. Look out for more details nearer the time.
We are very pleased to be part of the World's Largest Coffee Morning in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Members, parents, prospective members, friends and family, are all welcome to join in the fun, and there will be some relaxed social tennis available (weather permitting).
Friday 28th September from 10am – 1pm. Donations of cakes to sell and eat greatly appreciated. For further details see the Macmillan website or contact Sarah Lawrence-Taylor on 07905 189 025 or email@example.com.
It was lovely to see so many Members and guests come and watch our annual Finals Day. All the players enjoyed the support of their friends and family, and our team of volunteers ensured everyone was sustained with a delicious barbecue.
The first event was the Ladies Singles, with Louise winning 6-2 6-1 against Lizanne. Thanks to our Junior Members Anna and Ella who were ball girls for this match.
Next up was an incredibly close fought match between Arunan and Neville. Neville took the first set 6-4, but then Arunan struck back 6-1 in the second to send it to a match tie-break. This was very even with Arunan winning by just two points, 10-8.
The Ladies Doubles (picture below) saw Lizanne and Louise face off across the net for the second time in the day. This time Lizanne and Handan were the 6-2 6-1 winners over Louise and her partner, Jo.
James and Warren were crowned the Mens Doubles champions while in the Mixed Doubles Lukasz and Steph beat Nathan and Martine 6-4 7-5 in another closely fought contest.
Congratulations to all! And don't forget to sign up for the Winter Doubles Tournaments in the club house for your chance at glory!
Many of you told us you really enjoyed the coach-led social session José hosted earlier in the summer. We are therefore pleased to announce that it will be returning on Saturday 15th September at 1:30pm, and thereafter the first Saturday of every month.
José has a wealth of different ideas for these sessions so each one will be a little bit different but expect tennis themed fun with your fellow members, followed by some enjoyable sets of doubles. Dates for the rest of the year are (all starting at 1:30pm)
Saturday 6th October
Saturday 3rd November
Saturday 1st December
The joint weekend social sessions with Wilton LTC will also be continuing into September, 3-6pm. Currently confirmed dates at 15th and 16th September.
While the weather may be already turning Autumnal, the tennis continues at RPRLTC! From 1st September we will be offering a special discounted price on membership for the remainder of the club year (31st March). Join us in September and you can take part in our Mixed Doubles Winter Handicap, and Doubles Plate tournaments, plus all the usual regular social sessions, coach-led social and our annual Christmas American tournament!
This coming August Bank Holiday Monday we will again be running a fun and social tournament from 2–6pm. This is open to players of all standards from both RPRLTC and Wilton LTC. The format will be the Wilton-take on an "American" tournament—a fun way to play doubles with a variety of different partners and opponents over the course of the afternoon.
There will also be a Charity Bake Sale and Raffle organised by one of our student members. Bring some cash for a donation to receive lots of tasty cake to keep you energised on court, and the chance to win some great prizes.
Please arrive at 1:30pm to enable the draw to be made in time for a 2pm start. It can be difficult to add late-comers once the draw is made. While we will try to accommodate everyone on the day, spaces are limited so please do sign up in the club house to secure your place.
After some close fought matches throughout the summer, the Club Championships culminates with Finals Day. Come and watch some great tennis, support your friends and relax with some drinks (BYO) and food. Social tennis sets will also be played on courts 4&5.
The first match, the Ladies Singles Final, will start at 10:30am, followed by Men's Singles, then the Mens Doubles, Ladies' Doubles, and concluding with the Mixed Doubles.