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2018 Wimbledon Ballot - Opt In, now!

To participate in the club's 2018 Wimbledon Ticket Ballot you (and any of your tennis-playing family members aged 9 or over) need to have opted in via the LTA to the club's ballot. The closing date for doing so is mid-Feb. Last year roughly 300 of us had opted in by the closing date. So far, we have yet to reach a figure of 200. The number of pairs of tickets we are allocated is affected by the numbers opted in. So, even if you have no intention to participate, and have not yet opted in can you please now do so. Either login to the LTA website or call 020 8487 7000. If you are not yet a British Tennis member you can join (it's free), but you must affiliate to Brondesbury. 

2018 Wimbledon Ballot - Opt In

So far, 178 of us have opted into the 2018 Wimbledon Ballot. Last year, about 300 had opted in by the cut-off date in February. The more of us opted in, the greater the number of tickets to ballot. If you have not yet opted in, please can you do so now. Either login to the LTA site and opt in there or call them on 020 8487 7000. If you are not yet a British Tennis member you can join online or by phone, but remember to affiliate to Brondesbury.

Slippery Courts

Take care on the courts as a few people have slipped on them. We are taking professional advice and might in due course decide to replace the astroturf, despite showing no signs of wear. However, we will only be able to do that in the summer, so, in the meantime, please take care.

Sports Day & Quiz

The club (Matt Bamford really) ran a Sports Day event some weeks ago in order to raise funds for our local Samaritans. The video of it was shown at the recent quiz evening. Click here to view it. 

The quiz evening, on Sat Dec 8th, was a great success. Below you can see Joe Bamford doing a hand-stand on a chair while reciting his 3-times table. Several younger members of the club also performed this trick.


The Great Brondesbury Christmas Quiz - This Saturday at 7.30pm

Bring an empty stomach and a brain full of facts. 
If you know the answers to the following questions, you could be going home with a set of his ‘n’ hers vanity cases, a Teasmade and a cuddly toy ... oh, and a smug expression on your face:
• Which is higher - the Great Pyramid of Giza or Janna’s toss up? 
• Who won the final sack race on Sports Day - Angus or Joe?
• How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizzas - thick crust or deep pan crisp and even?
See you on Saturday for more challenging questions, Christmas crackers, mathematical puzzles, physical challenges and a bountiful Brondesbury buffet. 
The drug testing tent opens at 6.30. Grab a seat and a choc ice for the premiere of “Chariots of Ire - The Sports Day Movie” at 7.30

Tournament On Sunday

The monthly tournament will be held on Sunday at 2pm. Just turn up.

The Great Brondesbury Christmas Quiz

  — Saturday 9th December at 7.30 —
Entrance fee: £10 per adult
                        £5 per junior

Guess these Christmas Carols:
If you can answer these questions (and more) you should tootle on down to the quiz and win a prize. The coaching team (unbeaten in a Christmas quiz since January) have issued a challenge:
“Any team that beats us on the night will get a free drink at the bar, paid for by us.”
Why not come along and give them a damn good thrashing, then we’ll settle down to the following events:
• Early buffet and drink
• Sports Day video
• Sports Day awards
• Christmas Quiz 1
• Late buffet and drink
• Christmas Quiz 2
• Answers, prizes and the sound of coaches sobbing into their scoresheets
See you all on the 9th

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