Primrose Hill Cricket Club (PHCC) published this newsletter on their website, and we thought you would like to see it.
They have nearly finished their works programme, and we are now looking at removing the garages near the Squash Court and replacing the maintenance garge in the far corner. The 'mound' by Tennis Court 1 will be tidied up,, flattened down further, and then seeded with grass.
Thank you for your patience as regards the parking and mess while works on the cricket pitch continue. We hope that all the work planned at present will finish this week, weather permitting.
Parking this week:-
Please can members leave an area clear near the path to the tennis courts each day until 5pm, as this is where the lorries gain access to the cricket pitch.
- On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday there may not be access to the carpark until the afternoon, this will be earlier if deliveries are completed. Peter, our groundsman, will open the carpark as soon as possible.
- On Thursday and Friday: parking will be limited to one side of drive and carpark until the deliveries are made. This should be compketed by 9am, so it should not be a problem, but we are warning you in case of delays.
- Parking on Harman Drive is subject to restrictions as mentioned in an earlier email.
Mark Sanders an experienced Pilates teacher started a Monday weekly class in February. The class has proved very popular and the class is now continuing after a summer break.
Class time. 10.30 Monday morning, recommencing on Monday September 19th on the squash court.
Pilates is an excellent exercise for gaining strength and flexibility. It is good for tennis players as it can help reduce injury.
If you interested please contact Mark Sanders 07830 666939
Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th September
There is limited car parking down the right hand side of the drive (looking from the road) and none on the left hand side of the drive; similarly in the car park - no parking under the trees on the left, but some space on the RHS. This is for the whole morning and some of the afternoon, until all deliveries are complete. When parking please consider that large lorries need access to the car park. The lorries will drive onto the pitches from the gap between the large trees and the willows (by the tennis court path).
Tuesday 13th September
There is limited car parking down the right hand side of the drive (looking from the road) and none on the left hand side of the drive; and no parking in the car park at all between 9am and 4pm.
Thursday 14th September
There are no workmen or schools on site this day but there is an MCC Cricket match so there will be a lot of cars in the car park.
Friday 15th September
As of this moment, Friday looks normal; but watch this space!
Just to say that, although the work on the cricket nets is continuing, there will not be large vehicles going in and out today after all - so you can park after all.
There is a lot of earth at the back of the grounds which is being moved next to tennis court no. 1. This will be compacted down and then grassed over. Currently it is an eyesore and a bit of a shock to see, but we promise it will get better.
After an amazing few weeks of good weather, let's hope it continues into the Autumn.
The cricket section, in conjunction with Primrose Hill Cricket Club is doing a lot of redevelopment work this Autumn. They will be putting in new practice nets at the back of the cricket pitch this week, and work commences on Wednesday 7th September.
From Wednesday to Friday there will be very large lorries delivering equipemt, and we apologise, but there is NO PARKING AVAILABLE on these days in the drive or car park areas between the hours of 7am and 4pm.
There is parking on Harman Drive, Harman Close, Farm Avenue and Hocroft Avenue, but there are restrictions between 10-11am and 2-3pm in different parts of the roads. There are signs that clearly show this. The Farm Avenue end of Harman Drive is 2-3pm restrictions, as is some of Hocroft Avenue. Other areas are all restricted 10-11am. The yellow lines follow the same restrictions.
Owing to this work, there will be no schools on the grounds this week, and coaching has not yet restarted, so all the tennis courts will be available for use. We will let you know of the new schools times before their sessions restart next week.
Just to remind all you post-Wimbledon keen tennis players that the kids summer camps have started. This means that 4 courts will be in use from Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm. From 9am - 4pm and from 3pm - 4pm there will be 2 courts in use, and there may be the usual coaching program on 2 courts after that.
Normal service resumes on 22nd August. The schools return on September 7th, but they will have less usage of the courts in the next academic year - more on this nearer the time.
Don't forget that on some evenings there are still league matches until the end of July which occupies 3 courts. All the dates of these matches are on the Events Calendar.
And please remember - the children are the future of our Club and of British tennis.
For further details, please look at these links:-
Tennis Camp Bookings & Information:
Multi - Sport Camp Bookings & Information:
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