Tennis News

Tournament Draw Published

The club adult tournament draw is now published in the pavilion. Please get to it as soon as you can.

This year there are a healthy number of entrants in all competitions,

and a record number in the men's singles. Anyone losing their first
match in the main draw for the men's singles, the men's doubles, or the
mixed doubles, will automatically be entered into a plate competition.
Because of the high number of entries, it is essential that the early
rounds, particularly of the men's singles, are played by the deadline
dates, in order to enable the plate competitions to start on time.

Wimbledon Ballot Participants

Here is the list of participants in the Wimbledon Ticket ballot, which will be held at 6pm on Sunday, April 30. You, or a proxy, has to attend. Only one pair of tickets can be won by a multi-person membership, so the ballot will start with the most expensive (the last Sunday on Centre Court) and proceed backwards in time to the first Monday. A proxy can act for only one member and I must be notified of all proxies by Saturday, Aprill 29.

There are 39 pairs of tickets, so you can do the arithmetic and work out your chances.

Junior Matches

Junior matches start this coming weekend. They take two courts and this Saturday there are two junior matches, one following the other, the first starting at 12 noon. Only three courts will be available for general play from 12 until 4:30-5PM. Please check the website calendar in the coming weeks to see when matches are scheduled. 

Tournament Sign-Up Ending

Please hurry up and get your tournament entries in as the sheets in the pavilion will be taken down after the holidays.  

Ballot Proxy Date

My apologies, I stated in yesterday's newsletter that the cut-off date for informing me of member proxies is April 15, this Saturday. That was a mistake. I intended it to be the Saturday immediately preceding the ballot: April 29.

Sorry for the confusion.

Wimbledon Ballot - Subscription Reminder

As I've previously mentioned, the ballot will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 6pm. To participate you will have had to opt into the ballot by Feb 17 (unless you've just joined the club) and paid your membership subscription by close of play on April 16. At that point I will download the list of people opted in from the LTA site and remove those who haven't paid their subscriptions. There will be no exceptions. 

Regarding the ballot itself, you or a proxy has to attend (only one person from a multi-person membership need attend). The ballot will be run so that the most popular tickets are balloted first. If your ballot entry is selected you will have to decide immediately whether or not to accept it. If you accept it, any further winners from your membership will not count as only one pair of winning tickets per membership is permitted. If you choose not to accept it, it will be balloted again. Also, all proxies must be emailed to me by close of business on Saturday, April 15. Each proxy can act as such for one membership only. 

Kids Camps Start This Week

The Easter children's tennis camps start this week, and will be using the block of four courts till 3pm. The dates are:

1) Thursday 30th & Fri 31st March

2) Mon 3rd - Fri 7th April

3) Mon 10th - Thurs 13th April

4) Tues 18th - Fri 21st April

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