Latest Email April 2021

Posted by Sam Lane on 20 April 2021

Dear all

We hope you are enjoying being back on court!

We’ve got lots going on and just wanted to update you on some forthcoming events and activities.

Wednesday 21st April – Summer Social – From 6.00pm

Summer social starts Wednesday 21st April from 6.00pm. Seniors & Junior Seniors are welcome. The coaching team will be organising doubles throughout the evening.

Sunday 25th April – Open Day

There will be two sessions on the Open Day as follows

10AM-12PM FREE Adult Sessions

FREE INTRODUCTORY SESSIONS FOR BEGINNERS

FREE DOUBLES/SINGLES PLAY FOR MORE EXPERIENCED PLAYERS

1PM-2.30PM FREE Junior Sessions

 ACTIVITIES, GAMES AND PRIZES

RACKETS CAN BE PROVIDED

This is an appointment-based event.  If you do know friends or family who are interested please direct them to https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/LeverstockGreenLTC/Events.

Competition News

We are hoping get some outstanding finals completed over the coming weekend.  Good luck to everyone taking part.

Friday: Handicap Singles Plate Final: Mark Tate vs Brice Askins

Saturday: Handicap Mixed Doubles Plate: Liv Fields and Shaun Bell vs Mark Wilson and Valerie Askins

Sunday:

Handicap Mixed Doubles: Kate Buckley and Iain Bristow vs Tup Dutta and Alison Tate

Club Closed Mens Plate: Richard Havenga and Elliott Lane

Club Closed Mixed Doubles: Isla Castanas and Pete vs Yani and Louie Podemsky

Please note that we cannot allow any spectating at this time.  Sunday Social tennis will be available on courts 5, 6, 10 and 11 this week.

May 3rd May – May Bank Holiday – The John Norris Tournament – 1pm Start - £5 entry

Entry will be via ClubSpark and entry will be open 7 days prior to the event.  We will remind you on Facebook nearer the time.

Sunday 16th May – Family Tournament

Details to follow – entry will be via ClubSpark and entry will be 7 days prior to the event.

Monday 31st May – Spring Bank Holiday – The Camilla Cope Tournament – 1pm Start - £5 entry

Entry will be via ClubSpark and entry will be open 7 days prior to the event.  We will remind you on Facebook nearer the time.

Winter Boxes 2020-21

Winter Boxes will be left on the back wall.  Please feel free to use them to organise matches against members of a similar standard.  Unfortunately, the competition has been cancelled at this stage as there is not enough time to finish all matches.

Summer Boxes 2021

The Summer Boxes will be open for registration from Monday (19th April) and run from May through to the end of September. 

Club Closed 2021

Entry for the Club Closed Finals will be open on Clubspark from Monday (19th April).  The finals will be delayed this year and will be played over a full weekend in September.  On Saturday 4th the finals for Series 3 Singles, all Plate events (except Mixed Doubles) and over 40’s singles will take place.  Finals on the 5th will include the Tableau Singles and Series 2 Singles, Mens and Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles (main and plate).  Entry deadline is 9th May.  We hope that by then we will be able to spectate and enjoy the bar being open!

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the 2021 Winter Singles but we are trying to secure dates for the 2021 Tie Break Shoot Outs.

Other News

Easter Bank Holiday Tournament – The Clapham Cup

Thanks to Graham Fish for a great event well organised on Easter Bank Holiday Monday. Congratulations to our runners up Tony Broadbent and Molly Rice and winners Mark Tate and Claire Atkins. 

Sell Out Easter Camp for Juniors

This was a sell out and great news for the coaching team after such a long break.  The coaching team, including their great young leaders, were flat out all week and supported by a fab team of volunteers including Shaun and Louise Bell, Steve Atkins, Tup Dutta and Debs Collin.  Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this work.

STOP PRESS…. Social News

The social team are starting to plan events… fingers crossed, if the government road map continues successfully, we will be looking to run our first event on Saturday 10th July.. more details to follow in the coming weeks.

THANK YOU

Big thank you to the Facilities Team and friends who worked tirelessly to get the club and courts ready for our return, in the run up to the end of March.  Mention in despatches goes out to Shaun Bell, Mark Myatt, Scott Baker, Gavin Beale, Mark Wilson, Rob Munns and Simon Chapman. The jobs tackled covered repairing the uneven surface on court 4, Trees cut back, debris cleared from under the leylandii on Courts 2&4, all the rubbish removed from the roof of the club, kitchen roof repaired, skip filled and much more.

DON’T FORGET…

Coffee mornings are back!

9.30am-11.00am – every Monday and Friday going.  No sign up required.

Sunday Social with David Gray

Sunday social is back…. From 10.00am-12.00 – no sign up required.

In other news….

Clay Courts - Our annual refurb of the clay courts is underway.  Weather permitting this will take 2 weeks to complete and the courts will be out of action during this time.

Membership Renewal 2021-22

Don’t forget membership renewal is now due.  To renew your membership simply complete the renewal form CLICK HERE

MOST IMPORTANTLY…..

We must remind you all to continue to comply with government guidance regarding, health, travel, social distancing and hygiene at all times (details of which can be found below).  Government advises that if you, or someone you live with, currently has or has had within the last two weeks symptoms of COVID-19, or you are in the most vulnerable category, you must stay at home (and not visit the club).  For more detailed advice https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

If you are at the club please ensure that you maintain social distancing at all times and that there are no more than 6 people in any one area.  So that means that there should be no more than 6 on the patio directly outside the toilet windows, no more than 6 on the patio area in front of court 1 and this also applies to the car park area.  It is imperative that the club is seen to be following all guidance and rules.

See you on court soon.

 

 

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