After three days of significant snow that had brought much of the country to a halt, we were very pleased to see the courts clear and ready for our members to play some social tennis! Afterwards the Committee updated those Members present on what had been happening around the Club for the last year, and prospective developments ahead. The Meeting appointed a new Committee for 2018/2019, and approved some minor changes to the Club Rules. Finally we rounded off the afternoon with wine and delicious cheese-y nibbles. Thank you to everyone who came along!
- Friday 23rd February: last date to opt-in to the club's Wimbledon ballot. See details below.
- Wednesday 28th February: last date to play second round matches in the Winter Handicap and Plate Doubles tournaments.
- Sunday 4th March: American Social at 1:30pm, followed by our AGM with cheese & wine at 4pm. Please do consider running for a place on the committee to help the club continue to thrive and be a great place for our members to play tennis.
- Sunday 11th March: last date to play matches in the current round of the Singles Box League.
Later on in the year we will be hosting our annual Wimbledon tickets ballot. To qualify for a chance to buy tickets for this 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 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].
There is an American Tournament on Sunday 18th Dec from 11am till 2pm. Entry fee is £1 plus a unisex secret Santa gift of up to £5. Fully paid up senior members who'd like to play should add names to the list in the club house.
Tennis will recommence at 2.30, weather permitting.
The first match has been stopped with Saidhanya currently winning one set to love against Nicky.
The order of play is:
- Ladies Singles
- Mens Singles
- Ladies Doubles
- Mens Doubles
- Mixed Doubles
Following the granting of planning permission for the redevelopment of the LESSA sports ground, in October 2009, the site has recently been sold to Bellways. It is understood that it is Bellways intention to implement the scheme which has been granted permission, and to respect the obligations which were entered into by the previous owners. These obligations include the offer of new tennis facilities to the Raynes Park Tennis Club, including 5 new tennis courts, and a new clubhouse. Over the coming months the club will be considering the pros and cons of a move and will be seeking the views of Club members.
More information will be posted here and in the newsletter as it becomes available.