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Toilets Opening Ceremony

Last Sunday, we held the toilets opening ceremony along with the junior finals, a Wilson Mix 'N Match tournament, a cake auction and a loo roll relay race around the cricket square. The day was planned and organised by Matt Bamford and Marina Lavarello. Despite the weather forecast, we were blessed with great weather and the day was a great success. The club is indebted to Matt and Marina. 

Mike Bentley, Club President, cutting the ribbon to open the new toilet block

 

 

The cakes donated for the auction

 

The winning cake was baked by Anne Maka

Junior Tournament Results

8&U: Rufus Jewell (right) beat Juliette Harris 10-5, 8-10, 10-8

9&U: Rafi Miller (right) beat Theo Rotherham-Winqvist 9-7, 7-5

 

10&U: Jackk Vyvyan (right) beat Jai Khowala 4-1, 4-0

12&U: Aaron Gareh (right) beat Gaspard Grosclaude 5-3, 4-1

14&U: Maxime Grosclaude beat Clark Fitzpatrick 5-4, 1-4, 10-5

16&U: Maxime Grosclaude (right) beat Lindsay Fitzpatrick 2-4, 4-1, 10-7

 

12&U Consolation: Samuel Liberman beat Inaya Gandhi 3-5, 4-1, 11-9

 

Marina presenting a medal.  

Pavilion Access Restricted

Work begins from today to renew the flooring in the pavilion. Consequently, please expect access to the pavilion, and the toilets, to be restricted.

No AGM on Sunday

In case you missed the last item in the prior newsletter, there will be no AGM this Sunday. Because some of the usual items are being distributed between the events of Sunday afternoon and the December quiz evening, Im considering including a mini-AGM on the quiz evening on Dec 14. 

FINAL REMINDER FOR SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER

Grand Toilet Opening, Wilson Tournament and Junior Finals

Order of play:

From 12noon - Junior Finals

On courts 1 - 3. Come and support our future champions. 1.00pm - 3.30pm- ‘Wilson Tournament’

There will be demo rackets available to trial, with suitable discounts for those who wish to purchase a new racket. Entries close Thursday 4th October 11.00pm. Please sign up here to take part https://wdt.wilson.com/ events/wdt-brondersbury- tennis-club/

3.45pm: The International Team Toilet-Roll Relay

Please send your team name to Matt at mattbamford@hotmail.co.uk .There are prizes for best name, as well as the fastest team. Four runners per team; each runner will complete half the circumference of the cricket boundary rope (carrying a toilet roll as a relay baton) until two circuits are completed.

4.00pm: The Great Brondesbury Bake- Off

Bring your cakes to be judged by reigning Star Baker, Jane Oxford – Whitefield.

4.15pm: Junior Finals Presentation

4.30pm: The Grand Toilet Opening

Pavilion Refurbishment

From tomorrow, Friday, Sept 27, the project to refurbish the main tennis pavilion will begin alongside the finishing touches to the toilets extension. This will mean that the pavilion is highly likely to be unavailable for use until the weekend of Oct 5/6. 

Grand Toilet Opening: Sunday 6th Oct

Here is the timetable for the day:

• Midday: Junior Finals begin on courts 1 - 3. Come and support our future champions. 
• 1pm - 3.30pm: ‘Wilson Demo Day’. This will take the place of our usual monthly Mix n Match. There will be demo rackets available to trial, with suitable discounts for those who wish to purchase a new racket. Please sign up here to take part https://wdt.wilson.com/events/wdt-brondersbury-tennis-club/
... yes, I know, they can’t spell, but they are kind enough to lend us a load of rackets whilst supporting our club event. 
• 3.45pm: The International Team Toilet-Roll Relay. Please send your team name to Matt at mattbamford@hotmail.co.uk there are prizes for best name, as well as the fastest team. Four runners per team; each runner will complete half the circumference of the cricket boundary rope (carrying a toilet roll as a relay baton) until two circuits are completed. Pre-event hamstring massages are available by booking with bobwestonbeauty.legs
• 4pm: The Great Brondesbury Bake-Off. Bring your cakes to be judged by reigning Star Baker, Jane Oxford-Whitefield. We will then eat the cakes, drink tea, compare injuries and settle down to ...
... Movies from the Brondesbury archives. Footfault Productions present ‘Brons Age’ a compilation from the last decade, digitally remastered and rescued from the bin. 
• 4.15: Junior Finals presentation.  Cheers & possibly tears. 
• 4.30pm: The Grand Toilet Opening conducted by our President, Mike Bentley.  Cheers & possibly rears.
 
(Above text supplied by Matt Bamford.)
 
Because many normal AGM items are being distributed between this event and the Quiz in December we've decided to allocate a (short) spot on the quiz evening to discuss the plans for the new court. 

Nicholas Drakopoulos - Funeral Details

His son, George, has asked me to pass on to you the following information to any club member who knew Nick. All are very welcome to attend the various parts of the events which will be on Weds, Oct 2nd: 

  1. 12:30  - Service in the Greek Orthodox Church in Golders Green
  2. 14:30 - Funeral/burial at Hendon Cemetery in Holders Hil Road in Hendon
  3. Later on there will be a wake - details are yet to be finalised 

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