Closure of the Club until further notice
These are obviously unprecedented times and changing very rapidly too. It is our collective social responsibility to help ensure the virus is defeated as quickly as possible. Our overriding responsibility is to protect club members, visitors, the general public and to minimise any potential burden on an already overstretched emergency service.
Only those who could walk to the courts and are prepared to play singles might come in under the wire; even this activity might be construed as a liberal interpretation of the government’s statements.
The Committee in accordance with our duties feel the only option is to close the tennis club completely with immediate effect.
How long this remains the case is difficult to predict but we will obviously reverse this decision at the earliest opportunity. A minimum of 6 weeks for sure.
Although not decided … Read More »
Sunday saw our second club competition of the season – the American Mixed Doubles competition. For this competition, people play with a variety of partners keeping their own score to determine the winner. (It’s more straightforward than it sounds.)
There were 14 competitors and lots of tennis was played.
The ladies winner was Claire, while Tak won the men’s. Janet and Nigel narrowly missed out and finished as runners up.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who took part. A contingent continued on to the pub after the tournament for celebratory / commiseratory drinks.
A huge thank you to Marcus for putting the event together as tournament director. Our final club competition
will be in September – look out for details nearer the time.
Finally a reminder that club sessions continue on Monday and Thursday evenings as well as coaching / drills with Steve … Read More »
Sunday saw the first competition of the season – the Jubilee Mixed Doubles.
Seven pairs entered and there were some close matches from the start, including one which had to be decided by coin toss.
The final saw Masha and Sahan triumph against Tom & Claire in a hard fought match.
Following the competition, everyone stayed for the presentations, which included one to our outgoing Chair, Richard, to say thanks for all of his hard work as he steps down.
The morning was rounded off with the much anticipated Wimbledon ballot.
Congratulations to Sahan, Masha and everyone else who took part in the competition, along with all those who scored Wimbledon tickets.
A huge thanks to Marcus for putting it all together. Look out for our next competition in June.
A new glorious season of summer league tennis is just 5 weeks away. This year Tetbury will also have a ladies team in the Gloucestershire league, as well as 2 men’s teams. To get you all back in the swing we are holding 2 weeks of separate men’s and ladies training sessions. All members welcome no matter your standard. Also if you know a friend or colleague who might be interested in joining and playing league please encourage them to come along.
Men’s Training – Monday 8th April and 15th April from 6.30pm until dusk.
Ladies’ Training – Tuesday 9th April and 16th April from 6.30pm until dusk.
For these 2 weeks I will be running some drills and doubles practices and games. These are not compulsory if you would rather get in some practice sets first.
Look forward to seeing you all on … Read More »
I haven’t touched a racquet since late summer and am very much looking forward to when we can play evening tennis again. Lots to update you about from the committee.
First off the Wimbledon ballot. As most of you will know the club is allocated tickets each year based upon the number of registered LTA members who have also opted in to the ballot. All members of the club will be registered with the LTA and so all that is needed is for you to log onto the LTA website https://www.lta.org.uk and follow the clear links to opt in – I’ve just done it now and it’s simple to do. The more of us who opt in the more allocated tickets the club receives (we find out in march). This year the committee has decided (in line with LTA policy) … Read More »
As of this week evening tennis will start at 5:30 – do try to come down for the last few evenings’ club sessions.
A big thank you to Marcus for organising our first tournament of the season. 16 players fought it out on Sunday morning with Keith and Sahan the eventual winners and Bryan and Lee as runners up. Photos to follow….. For those who missed this one the next tournament will be the American Doubles on the 9th July.
The tennis season proper is now on with evening club nights starting again. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you with general news about the club. Please pay particularly attention to the coaching update – with kids coaching available on Saturday afternoons, Easter coaching camps starting and also adult coaching planned for Monday evenings.
Club night now fully underway every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6pm until dusk as well as Sunday mornings 10am until 1pm. Very likely a number of players will move on to one of the Tetbury pubs after club nights – with an open invitation to anyone to join.
Good news in that we have a new coaching set up this year. Stephen Johnson – starting up Saturday afternoon kids coaching, Monday evening coaching later in April as well as kids Easter camps. You can … Read More »
A happy new year to everyone from Tetbury Tennis Club. Before the year really gets going and especially before we start getting more evening light I wanted to send around an update on how the club is going.
You’ll remember we had a push for new membership last year with some good success – we finished the year with 11 additional playing members – bringing us up to a total membership of 54 and that was reflected in some higher turn outs at club sessions. A lot of work was done by the committee through advertising, flyers, and by us all through word of mouth and with discounted first year membership. That is all going to happen again from early March this year so we anticipate another growth in members. Please spread the word – especially to anyone new to … Read More »
Staying up the previous year was a miracle, just like Leicester winning the Premier League title. So the question was simply; are we going to do a Leicester and flop this year? But it has been a year of surprises; Brexit, Donald Trump, Richard buying a round, so no, we did ourselves proud and stayed up, coming a creditable 5th place avoiding relegation with some ease.
The season has not been without it inevitable crisis’s, with injuries to Doug and the unexpected early departure of star man Conrad who was poached by the 5 aside football team and his new wife! This has meant drawing on the extended pool of reserve players from the C team for which we thank them for that.
Special mention goes to Richard for playing most of the matches and also to Paul Hampton for most improved … Read More »