Club News March 2014

At last the pitches and courts are drying out, so it is time to spend more time down at Brondesbury.  You have surely noticed the absence of trees between the car park and the cricket pitch. We had to remove the Leylandi along this side as they were all diseased. We will shortly be replanting this line with willows. The trees will only be 2' tall initially, but should grow to 8' by the end of this year. This does mean there will be very little protection from 'flying' cricket balls in the car park when a game is in progress. During the cricket season, we will be reminding you that you always park in the car park at your own risk.

Just to let you know we now have a Facebook page - so you can stay up to date with Club news and events.

It would be great if you could 'like' our page, so please have a look.

Also, we are about to purchase 2 new table tennis tables - one will replace the current table in the back room at the Clubhouse, and the second one will be a permanent outdoor table by the Tennis Pavilion. Bats and balls will be kept in the Tennis Pavilion for everyone's use.

We are going to be having a table tennis tournament on Tuesday 25th March starting at 6pm to christen them. To register for this, please email



Give It A Go!

The squash club is taking part in Give It A Go! once again. Throughout March we will be offering free squash coaching, it is an ideal introduction to the sport. The sessions will be taking place every Saturday (1st March -5th April) from 10am-11am.The sessions are open to all age groups.

Places are limited so to confirm attendance at any of the sessions please email


Hope to see you there!


Adam Lennox

Squash Secretary

Club News

Just to let all members know that Tree Surgeons will be on site today, Tuesday 28th, and Wednesday
29th January between 9am & 3pm so the inner car park will be out of use. The trees at the end of the carpark are diseased and sadly need to be removed. Other trees in the car park are being pruned. Please take care when walking into the site during these times.

Members and guests may park in front of the gates, or use Harman Drive (parking restrictions apply 10-11am at the bottom end and 2-3pm at the top end) or Farm Avenue (parking restrictions apply 2pm-3pm)

We will be replanting the area later in the season.


Thames Water are here sometime between 8am-1pm on Wednesday 29th January and will
be turning off the water for half an hour to read our meter.

Club News

New General Committee members

There have been some changes to the Committee after the AGM, so just to update you the current members are:

President - Mike Bentley
Secretary - Madeleine Abramson
Treasurer (acting) - Bob Baxter
Bar Chairman - Adam Lennox & Mike Warren
Cricket Rep - Bob Baxter/Jamie McCombe
Tennis Rep - Edward Ben-Nathan
Squash Rep - Adam Lennox
Committee member - Adam Tyson
Committee member - David Brodie
Our part-time Club Administrator is Sam Teimao, contactable on
Sam looks after the day-to-day running of the Club and its facilities, organises bookings, and helps with PR.
We have recently looked again at the Club's Constitution and we should be holding AGM's in January. As the last one was in September 2013, we will not hold another AGM this January - the next one will be in January 2015. The Minutes of the last AGM (September 2013) are available; if you would like a copy please email to that effect on

Bar - Winter opening hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 7pm-10pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday 7pm-10pm
Friday 7pm-12 midnight
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

If anyone would like to arrange an event or function at the club please contact

Tennis News


Marina Lavarello is now well established as the new head coach, with new coaching programmes for adults and children going well.

Floodlights update

The tennis court floodlights are being put in this week and next (weeks commencing November 18th and 25th), and there is likely to be some effect on court availability.


Cricket News

The Cricket Section now has our annual Clubmark and Accreditation. We are trying to set up an Academy with a professional coach with backing from Middlesex County Cricket Club and we would hope to have news re this project in early 2014. We will be building up to the new season from January onwards, with indoor nets starting to take place at Lord's.  We are also actively trying to recruit new members as usual for next season.


Squash News

The club hosted a tournament last Saturday with players from varying clubs across London. It was such a success that a regular tournament will be a feature for 2014.
The squash club now has two coaches available for individual and group lessons, Patrick Ado & Abid Khan - see website for details. The squash club is going from strength to strength but we are still looking for new members. If anyone would like to have a go or knows of people interested in playing, please spread the word about Brondesbury Squash ( for all enquiries).


And lastly - just a gently reminder to park sensibly, and to respect our neighbours regarding leaving the bar late and dropping off children. Thank you!

Free Squash Coaching




In partnership with Give It A Go we are offering free squash coaching throughout October. The sessions are every Saturday throughout October (12th, 19th & 26th). The sessions start at 11am and finish at 12:30. The whole point of the initiative is to try a new sport so don't worry if you have never picked up a squash racket before. Rackets are also provided if you don't have one.

Spaces are limited so if interested please contact to confirm attendance.






AGM this Sunday - all members welcome

You are invited to attend the overall club's AGM this Sunday. It's your opportunity to learn what's been happening and what's planned as well as raise your own issues and questions.

Please find details below. If anyone has any queries,  please address them to  - we will be only too happy to help.



Sunday 15th September 2013, 7.30pm, Brondesbury Clubhouse

Please send apologies to








To receive the Minutes of the AGM held on June 24th   2012





Reports from Officers of the Club and Sectional Representatives











2.3.1 To receive a   statement of accounts for the period 1 Apr 2012   – 31 Mar 2013



Bar Chairman












Election of Officers and Members of the General Committee



Club Officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer, Bar   Chairman)






Proposed             Seconded



Mike Bentley

Incumbent – not required





Martin Farrell

Adam Lennox      Steve Tangris



Aina Laganovska

Incumbent – not required





Elected Members of the General Committee (x3)









Proposed               Seconded




Madeleine Abramson

Adam Tyson

E Ben Nathan        Sally Bentley          


Incumbent – not required



Any Other Business


  5.          Date of next AGM

Your Club Needs You!

A couple of vacancies have arisen among our pool of bar volunteers. We are looking for 4 or more new ones to pour drinks to members on Wednesday & Thursday evenings. The job is unpaid, you would be doing it for the good of the club and to quench the thirst of your fellow members. Positions could be weekly/fortnightly/monthly depending on your available time. Full training is supplied. This  could suit anyone wishing to squeeze in a little reading time into their busy lives (when the bar's not busy!). Please email for more info.

Club AGM

This is on Sunday, Sept 15th at 7:30PM. Election for the club offices of President, Secretary, Treasurer and Bar Chairman as well as up to three elected positions will take place then. Anyone wishing to stand should email with a proposer and seconder.

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