In a break from tradition, this year the Club Championships Finals will be held on Saturday 2nd September, with Sunday 3rd as a backup in the event of bad weather. This day is always a highlight of the Club's social calendar with a full programme of exciting tennis matches to enjoy followed by a barbecue and drinks late into the evening. Please do save the date!
The sign up sheet for entry into the Club Championship will be going up in the Clubhouse shortly. As always, the doubles pairs will be drawn at random so everyone has a chance of playing some enjoyable and fun tennis. There will also be no entry fee this year and the draws will be made on Sunday 7th May so you must sign up before then.
Good luck to all entrants!
Congratulations to our First Team Men who finished second in their division of the Winter League, receiving a deserved promotion to the division above for next season. This is their fourth promotion since 2013! Seven players participated in five matches throughout the cold and often windy winter season so do congratulate them when you see them around the club. The seven players are: Warren, Neville, Arunan, Alex, Mike, Axel and Milen.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
- register for British Tennis CLUB Membership (it is free)
- choose Raynes Park Residents LTC as your affiliated venue
- 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 email@example.com or by calling the team on 0208 487 7000 and selecting option 1.
Remember the deadline is 17th February 2017 so don't delay!
The latest edition of the Club Newsletter is now available to download as a PDF.
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!!
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.