Gardening / Working Party – Sun 23rd June

The next working party to keep the club in tip top shape is on Sunday 23rd of June from 10am to approximately 12 noon. As with previous sessions any time you can spare is appreciated and if you are able to bring some of your own tools that would be great.

If you are able to help out please contact Dave Gaughan who is coordinating the work.

2019 Club Tournament Dates

It’s early to start thinking about the Club Tournaments but please put these dates in your diaries to make sure you don’t miss out:

Summer Tournament – Entries open 1st June, Finals Day 31st August

Autumn Tournament – Entries open 3rd September, Finals Day 9th November

Lease Update From The Committee

“We are still in negotiation and have had further meetings with the landlords. However we have still not been offered a term of years which allows us to go forward with any confidence and we continue to press our case knowing that we may have to take matters to court.”

Wimbledon Ticket Allocation Released

The Club has received its Wimbledon Ticket Allocation for this year’s Championships. This year we have 15 pairs of tickets available. The Club Draw is on Thursday 2 May. Registration on the evening is from 8.00pm with the Draw taking place at 9.00pm. Click on the link below to view the list of tickets:

Ticket Allocation 2019

To be able to take part in the Club Draw you have paid your membership subscription for the current year and to have ‘opted in’ to the Wimbledon Ticket Ballot via the LTA website by the cut-off date in February.

Summer 2019 Coaching Programme

The Summer 2019 Coaching Programme details are now available. The summer coaching term runs from 29 April – 20 July. Contact Melissa to book your group or individual lessons. Sessions suitable for all levels and ages. For full details, click on the link …

WTC Summer Coaching 2019

Easter Tennis Camps – dates released

Melissa is running her ever-popular Tennis Camps for minis and juniors this Easter on 15-17 April (Mon – Wed)  and also on 23 – 25 April (Tues – Thurs) from 9.30am – 12:30pm each day. Cost is £10 members / £12 non-members each day with a discount for a 3-day booking. Tennis games and fun guaranteed!

Contact Melissa for further details on 07837 172478 / melissahouse9@hotmail.co.uk

easter 2019

Pre-Season Tidy Up on 24 March – Volunteers Needed!

Attention All Members! We are holding our annual Groundwork Day to spruce up the club, courts and grounds 0n Sunday 24th of March from 10am to midday.

Bring secateurs, a broom, a hoe, a spade or anything else that may help get the club looking back to its best after a long winter. Come for a couple of  hours, come for half an hour but would really appreciate if you can spare a bit of time. This year it will be co-ordinated by Dave Gaughan so please drop him an email ( davidwgaughan@hotmail.com) or text (07966362941) if you’re able to help and what you can bring along to help with the tidy up.

Opening Day Tournament & Social Evening – 30 March

It’s that time of year again when we can start looking forward to coming out of hibernation with the lighter evenings, warmer playing conditions and of course the annual Opening Day Tournament and Social Event.

Opening Day 2019

The afternoon will see an “American Italian” Doubles Tournament taking place between 2pm and 4pm mixing all age ranges and abilities for a fun packed event.

Then from 7pm we have a fantastic Italian-themed evening featuring authentic Italian Pizza by Ffwrnes Pizza, speciality wines and beers with Karaoke providing the back drop to see in the new season. Tickets will be available at the bar from this Wednesday 13th March.

WTC Lease Update

Update from the WTC Committee about the current lease position:

The club served a notice on the landlords in January to force them to say whether they were looking to develop the site or not. While they are not seeking to end the tenancy at the end of 2019 they have told us they do want to take the site back in 2-3 years’ time. We can only suppose this is for the purposes of development.

We are taking further legal and other professional advice about how we can best resist this threat.

If the landlords remain on this course, then there is a high risk that we will have to go to court to fight for a new lease on reasonable terms.

We would like to thank everyone from across the community for their support.  It has been amazing and has been invaluable as we take the fight forward.

We will keep everyone informed of developments and hope we can count on the continuation of the support shown so far as we battle to ensure the club remains a valued community asset for many more years to come.