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CHIPPENHAM TENNIS CLUB AGM 2023
will be held on Tuesday 17 October 2023 at 7.30 p.m. in the Bowls Clubroom
Nominations for the committee are welcome which should be proposed and seconded by a member. Please let Andy Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, have any nominations or agenda items for the AGM by Monday 2nd October please.
Positions to be elected at the AGM are :
Men’s, women’s and mixed captains
The agenda, nominations for the committee and reports for the meeting will be published on the club website in advance of the meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Following up on previous messages, I can confirm all six tennis courts at Chippenham Tennis Club will be closed from 9.30 pm Tuesday 22 to Friday 1 September.
The courts were cleaned a few weeks ago and are now ready to be painted, weather permitting. The 6 courts will be painted in one go which takes about 3 days and then we need 5 days for the paint to dry.
Please do not attempt to use the courts during this period, the gates will be padlocked, and the CTC camera is on!
Looking forward to seeing the Wimbledon colours back on the courts.
New LED Floodlights
The new LED floodlights have been installed and are ready for use, we will be replacing the meters for the lights but in the short term, they work using £1 coins.
Repainting the tennis courts
All six courts are now power washed and ready for repainting.
Enjoy your tennis!
As the new season starts I would like to welcome our new members and existing members re-joining Chippenham Tennis Club.
We have an active programme of events happening at the club and I would like to summarise them as follows:
Summer Team League matches
We have just started our matches in the Chippenham and District Tennis League and will start the Swindon District Tennis League next week.
Peter Evans our coach has been organising match practice for the last month and we are ready for all opposition!
If you would like to play in the matches as a full member, please contact the Club Captains as below:
Sue Pulleyblank. Suepulleyblank@outlook.com
Kim Stuckey email@example.com
Mike Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Opie. email@example.com
Please note that the courts used during the week to accommodate the matches, club nights and coaching leave only a few courts available so you must book your court to avoid disappointment!
Peter Evans our coach and his team has an active program of coaching running throughout the Summer and the rest of the year, tennis is a difficult game to play so why not have a few lessons from our expert!
We have a number of tournaments lined up:
We have an Open Sports Day being held by the Sports Club this Sunday 23 April mid-morning onwards, please come to the club and help new players discover tennis and also please note car parking will be difficult.
Tennis Club Improvements
We have new nets in position and will be painting the courts and improving the lighting system and lights, with more updates on this to follow.
Chippenham Tennis Club and Safeguarding – Spotlight on key policies
Please see the very important message from Sara Armitage our Safeguarding officer:
Hi, I’m Sarah Armitage the club’s welfare officer. Chippenham Tennis Club is committed to prioritising the well-being of all children and adults at risk, and promoting safeguarding in our club at all times. We also aim to create an inclusive and diverse environment for all our members.
Spotlight on key policies
Tennis is diverse and inclusive
Diversity and inclusion are embedded in our club’s culture and our behaviours
We create a culture where inclusive leadership thrives
We take a proactive approach using positive action to ensure that communities and individuals are valued and able to achieve their full potential.
(See CTC Diversity and Inclusion Policy)
To access the safeguarding policy and all of the other policies please visit http://www.chippenhamtennis.com/welfare/
We welcome feedback
If you have any feedback on the safeguarding arrangements at Chippenham Tennis Club please let us know. Contact Charles Gordan, Chairman on 07770 382 129 or Sarah Armitage, Welfare Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to report a safeguarding issue
The Club Welfare Officer, Sarah Armitage, can be contacted on: 01249659876 or email@example.com In Sarah’s absence contact the LTA Safeguarding Team for advice and complete the LTA’s online concern form https://safeguardingconcern.lta.org.uk/
Finally, enjoy your tennis!
The delayed finals took place on Saturday 23rd March on a thankfully dry afternoon and was attended by a small group of spectators. Winners were: Mark Swinscoe for Men’s Singles, Emma Alexander for Ladies Singles, Emma Alexander and Hannah Carter, Ladies Doubles, and Julian Mitchell and Karen Wigley, Mixed Doubles. Please see gallery for more pictures and information.
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Our Club Finals Day is on Saturday 25 March if you would like to come and watch some competitive tennis. These are the Finals from our delayed 2022 Club Tournament.
The Ladies and Men singles matches will start at 12.30. The doubles schedule is slightly provisional depending on the length of the preceding matches and a couple of semi finals are still to be played but here is the schedule:
Ladies Singles Final – Hannah Carter vs Emma Alexander
Mens Singles Final – Mark Swinscoe vs Mike Roberts or Emmanuel Sabatier
Ladies Doubles Final – Hannah Carter and Emma Alexander vs Helen Stuckey and Karen Wigley
Mens Doubles Final – Julian Mitchell and Kim Stuckey vs Alex Lee and Mark Swinscoe
Mixed Doubles Final – Julian Mitchell and Karen Wigley vs Ines Sabatier and Peter Evans or Hannah Carter and Rob Giles
Coffee and cake/biscuits will be available in the Club room for a small donation so please feel free to come and support the players and watch some tennis
Special thank you to Karen and Peter for organising the day.
Fun Adult Social Doubles Tournament to be held on 11th March, 12pm. Please see Events Tag for more details.
A good time was had by all at the Delta Tennis Centre, Swindon, our first mixed tournament of the year, organised by our new Coach Peter Evans. Twenty members attended, and we played in raffled pairs 4 games with and 4 games against our partner, with 4 members sitting out each round. We were put into two groups and we all kept our own scores. The top two players from each group mixed together to play a final match.
The winners were Kim Stuckey and Hannah Carter, runners up were Mike Roberts and Emma Alexander.
After the event some people went on to an all you can eat Chinese Buffet.Download Delta Tennis -Feb-23
Please see attached minutes of the Chippenham Tennis Club AGM held on 18 October 2022Download CTC AGM minutes 18 October 2022
Please see below the Men’s captains report for the 2022 AGMDownload Mens tennis report
Please see attached the agenda for our AGM on 18 OctoberDownload CTC AGM Agenda 18 October 2022
Please see below the Chair’s report for the 2022 AGMDownload CTC AGM 2022 Chair’s report
Please see attacher treasurer’s report for the 2022 AGMDownload Treasurers Report Year end 31Aug22
2022 was a successful season for the league after a difficult covid period over recent years. The weather meant minimal cancellations (apart from when it was too hot!) and the leagues were completed on time.
We entered more teams in the Chippenham league than ever before which gave an increased number of people the opportunity to play matches for the club.
At the end of season awards we picked up trophies for Winter league Division 1 and 2, mens B winning division 2, mixed A division 2 and Mixed D division 4. Congratulations to all that played their part in the success and more details are shown in the individual captain reports.
Particular thanks to Mike, Sue and Kim for coordinating across so many teams and individual captains and managing to get teams out each week in greater numbers than ever before. It can’t have been easy so thanks for all their hard work.
The Chippenham & District Winter League provided trophy success for the Chippenham teams, with the A team winning Division 1, the B team Division 2 and the C team finishing second in Division 3. Well done to all players and captains. We have entered three teams this winter, the As and Bs are in Division 1 and Cs in Division 2.
In the Swindon Winter League, the A team managed to stay up in an outstandingly strong Division 1 and the B team finished a credible fourth in a strong Division 2. We again have two team entered with a tough fight on our hands for 2022-2023 season.
In the Chippenham & District Summer League for 2022, the success of the Winter carried forward, probably proving the benefits of competitive tennis through the winter months, couple with the team coaching early in 2022. After the disappointment of relegation in the previous season, the A team smashed Division 2, unbeaten and with a game difference of 291. Well done to Mike Roberts, Hannah Carter, Alex Lee and Emma Alexander who played most of the matches. The B team finished third in the division, one or two tight results proving the difference in not joining the As in Division 1 next year. The C team fought until the end of season, despite being hit by injuries to regular players, just missing out on promotion by three sets. However, the D team stormed Division 4, finishing as Champions and joining the Cs in Division 3 next year.
A huge thanks to all the players who made it a successful and fun season, proving mixed tennis is popular and enjoyed at Chippenham.
The ladies started the summer season with four teams comprising over 20 players. Our captains, myself, Karen, Pat and Charlotte, worked hard to put out four teams each week. Unfortunately we had a number of injuries and illnesses. I had Covid early in the season , so Hannah took on the reins of the A team for a time, thank you Hannah. At times our captains’ WhatsApp group was buzzing with messages. Any deficits were soon sorted out by juggling players. Well done everyone, I know it wasn’t an easy season, but your support and commitment was heartening. As a consequence we lost matches and there will be relegations, but next year we will come back stronger!Sir Henry Newbolt said “Play up, play up and play the game!” And that’s definitely our cunning plan for next year.
Attached are nominations for the 2022/23 committee.Download CTC AGM 2022 Committee Nominations
The Chippenham Tennis Club AGM 2022 will be held on Tuesday 18 October 2022 at 7.30 pm in the Bowls Clubroom.
Nominations for the committee are welcome which should be proposed and seconded by a member. Please let Andy Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, have any nominations or agenda items for the AGM by Monday 3 October please.
The agenda and reports for the meeting will be published on the club website in advance of the meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Chippenham Tennis Club, Secretary
We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Peter Evans as the new Head Coach, taking on the contract for coaching at Chippenham Tennis Club. Peter Evans has experience of being the Head Coach at Chipping Sodbury Tennis Club, County Performance Coach at Avon Tennis and Woodlands Tennis Club. Peter specialises in modern junior & adult development and venue management to provide fun, progressive and accessible tennis.
Peter is starting his lessons on Monday 12th September and can be contacted on:
Once again, we would like to thank Dillon Slade for his coaching at Chippenham Tennis Club and wish him the very best in his studies at Cardiff University.
Chippenham Tennis Club tournament
Due to several players not being available and the lack of momentum in last years Covid effected tournament, the Tennis Committee have decided to cancel it and replace the tournament with a 2022 tournament, more details to follow.
The tennis club room has had a make over with a fresh new interior and furniture, please join me in thanking the team consisting of Karen, Linda, Pat and Sue for arranging this and trust you will enjoy the new atmosphere and seating arrangements.
Chippenham Tennis Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk. The club is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and LTA requirements. A copy of the club’s full safeguarding policy is available on our website https://www.chippenhamtennis.com/welfare/
The Club Welfare Officer, Sarah Armitage, can be contacted on: 01249659876 email@example.com In Sarah’s absence contact the LTA Safeguarding Team for advice and complete the LTA’s online concern form on https://safeguardingconcern.lta.org.uk/
HOWEVER, if you have a concern or need to report anything:
For advice and complete the LTA’s online concern form on https://safeguardingconcern.lta.org.uk/
Outside of office hours then please call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
Or, if someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999).
Please see attached minutes of the Chippenham Tennis Club AGM held on 19 October 2021Download CTC AGM minutes 19 October 2021
CTC AGM 2021 Chair’s reportDownload ctc agm 2021 chairman’s report
Minutes of the AGM held on 20 October 2020Download CTC AGM minutes 20 October 2020
Our AGM this year will be held on Tuesday 20 October at 7.30 p.m. Due to Coronavirus restrictions this will be held using Teams. To join the AGM call at that time sImply click on the link below.
Reports for the meeting plus the Agenda and 2020/21 committee nominations are available on the website and can be found under ‘Our Club’ and ‘Key documents’. These cover the Chair’s report, Treasurer’s report and accounts and the team captains/league rep report. Our website can be found at
I look forward to welcoming as many members as possible to the AGM call.
Andy Smith / Charles Gordon
The Tennis Club AGM will be help on 20 October 2020. Notice of the meeting is on the club Noticeboard and is attached below.
The agenda for the meeting and committee nominations will be published on the website in advance of the meeting together with joining instructions for the online Teams meeting.Download AGM 2020 Notice
Dear Chippenham Tennis Club Members,
We are open for Tennis.
Your committee has had a number of discussions by email on the latest position on Coronavirus and we would like to keep the club open. We believe outdoor tennis can be conducted at a distance from one individual to another and we trust this will keep us fit and healthy.
Please note that the recommendations made in this note are based on the current information provided by the UK Government / LTA and will be immediately super ceded by any new announcements from our Government.
Chippenham Tennis Club have in place hand sanitizers in the club room, paper towels and already have posters with instructions on washing your hands.
We strongly recommend washing your hands on arrival before going on court and again after finishing the session, please also maintain a distance of 2 meters from other individuals, do not shake hands and whilst playing try to avoid touching your face, especially the eyes, nose, or mouth.
We can only keep a safe environment if you keep to the instructions above but also if you feel unwell or have been in contact with people who display any of the symptoms of COVID-19, sorry but please do not visit the club.
On a more humane note, this is a time to look out for each other, including our friends in the tennis club. If anyone needs help getting food, medicines, etc. or would like to chat please let us know. Also, if anyone is willing to assist someone who would like help, please let us know and we can help put people in touch’
Dear Chippenham Tennis Club Members,
Despite all the rain and windy conditions, the Chippenham tennis teams have been active in the Chippenham Winter District League and the Swindon Winter League please see the update from Kim Stuckey our Mixed Team Captain “We are catching up on the various matches postponed during the wind and rain of this winter but some outcomes are becoming clearer.
In the Swindon League Team A still have a chance of winning Division 1 but need Devizes to slip up in their last match. The B team have confirmed their promotion from Division 3, their third promotion in a row,
In the Chippenham league the A’s look ok to remain in Division 1, but disappointing after winning the league last year. The B’s are struggling in Division 2 but the Cs have a chance of winning Division 3 in a close tussle with Biddestone” Looks like an exciting finish to the season.
With spring in sight, we would like to invite you to renew your subscription for the new tennis season 2020/21 which starts on the 1 April 2020. The Committee decided to freeze the increase on the subscription for the coming year and we have a new way to re-join. Linda Roberts has been a super star and has managed to move the manual system of administering the clubs’ membership to an LTA run system called Club Sparks. No more filling in manual forms, sending cheques or transferring monies, just log onto http://www.chippenhamtennis.com/membership/ and follow the instructions. If you pay before 31st March you get a £10 refund!
We are aiming to start the new tennis season in a clean and fresh manner so please may we have some volunteers for the maintenance day on Saturday 14 March at 10.30 am to help tidy up the courts, tidy up the old green side netting and a clean-up in the club house.
Ben and Hetty have been active with their coaching through this winter and are naturally keen to provide individual lessons but also group lessons, please contact Ben on 07508 363186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.benelliottcoaching.com/
to improve your game.
Ben has started the singles pyramid, which is located on the club notice board, looks great fun even for the ones at the bottom!
Our recent Delta evening last month was won by both mother and son, Linda Roberts and Mike Roberts, well done to you both especially Linda who had us all running around the court. Thank you to Kim Stuckey for organising a great evening with lots of tennis and a refreshing visit to the Hungry Horse afterwards.
Next club event is the Chippenham Tennis Club Quiz which is being held at the Chippenham Sports Club at 7pm on the 14 March, you will be in the capable hands of Ada and her husband the quiz master Chris and it will be a fun evening. Please let Ada know your attendance.
Despite the weather, club nights have continued in the right spirit and I am pleased to let you know that the anchor man of these nights Alex Ralton has had his hip “done” and was recently seen playing snooker and will no doubt be at the quiz and the tennis courts soon.
Further events coming up are the Seagry Cup on the 5th of April, more information later and Pizza night on the 24 April at the local delights in Chippenham.
Enjoy the new season and look forward to seeing you on the tennis court.
Our new clubroom doors have been installed and the kitchen area relocated. It looks fantastic and is a great improvement to our facilities. Further options are being considered to make our clubroom even more welcoming and friendly – please let Charles Gordon know of any thoughts or suggestions on ways we can make things even better for all our members.
Dear Chippenham Tennis Club,
My first circulation “From the Chair”
I would like to thank Helen for running a very successful tennis club, and the support provided by all the committee members and to the retiring committee members June, Linda John and Chad.
We just completed our latest Chippenham Tennis Club (CTC) Committee meeting last Thursday and we have agreed to support the following 4 aims.
!) To Be more Inclusive:
We have a fantastic club which is very successful in the district leagues and has been run exceptionally well, I think it is time to build on this and add more focus to ensure that ALL our members gain the full benefits of the club. In terms of team success and numbers of teams participating in the Mens league this is functioning very well however I don’t think we have enough Woman and Mixed teams, I believe we should really focus on recruiting more ladies players to the club and ensure that they get the full backing of the whole club.
2) To boost Club Nights
Another task the CTC has set, is to boost the club night attendance and be more inclusive to all our players, we are currently working on a number of ideas which I will update you in due course but we have started a new policy of New Babolat tennis ball on every Friday Club night!
We have also introduced a club afternoon at 1pm on a Thursday afternoon, all members welcome.
3) Boost the social side of CTC
We are currently in the process of updating the club room to add trifold glass doors which will open out towards the courts and work starts on the 25 November, to move the sink, dishwasher etc and the table tennis table will be removed to another room in the social club.
The committee has agreed to look at a phase 2 of this project to improve the rooms facilities and make the room more welcoming, Some of the ideas are being looked at include removing the current chairs and replacing them with more comfortable sofas, chairs and tables, and possibly a coffee machine. The aim is to have a club room where you can relax and meet up with fellow members.
Please can I ask you for any ideas on how you would like to improve the club room.
4) Review our Communication
The CTC also looked at how we can communicate to ALL the members in a more effective method than long emails like this!
Events coming up
CTC Christmas Dinner is being held at the Gladstone Arms and sorry is now fully booked!
Christmas CrackerJack event. More details to follow.
I am sure you all will agree with me that Ben has integrated very well with the club and has an exciting coaching program for the Juniors and Senior members.
Remember you can book a lesson with him and join him on the team practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday nights
Just a reminder that the Club provides floodlights for club nights, matches and Ben’s group coaching sessions. At other times please use the coin slot meters to pay for floodlights – it’s only £1 for a court for an hour and is great value!’
Likewise please ensure that guests enter their names in the visitors book and their payment in the letterbox provided in the club room.
Enjoy the rest of the year and any issues or ideas you might have please contact me directly.
We were blessed with fine weather. Marshfield and Chippenham Park had kindly lent their courts. 32 pairs entered. Becky Park and her team from Wiltshire Search and Rescue provided a fabulous lunch. Thank you to everyone who provided homemade cakes, auction items and raffle prizes, and to all our players. Together we raised over £1,800 for Wiltshire Search and Rescue. The winners of the Ladies doubles were Sylvia Gilmore and Becky Kearns from Trowbridge TC, with runners up Lynne Gill and Louise du Toit, and ladies plate winners Jo Williams and Rosie Zhang. The winners of the Mens doubles were Shane and Dan Horsell from Cirencester TC, with runners up Jeremy du Toit and Alun Robinson, and mens plate winners Philip Price and John Anderson.
Mens singles; Winner – Ben Elliott, Runner up – Jake Williams
Ladies singles: Winner – Hannah Carter, Runner up – Tham Hong-Davis
Mens doubles: Winners – Jeremy Dutoit and John O’Meara, Runners up – Andy Smith and Kim Stuckey
Womens doubles: Winners- Tham Hong-Davis and Jan Smith, Runners up – Hannah Carter and Helen Stuckey
Mixed doubles: Winners – Ben Elliott and Helen Stuckey, Runners up – Mike Roberts and Tham Hong-Davis
Thank you very much to Ben for organising the competition, and Alun, Gary, Linda, Charlotte, Ada and Andy for helping with the BBQ.
Huge congratulations to Ed Opie who won the Wiltshire Men’s County Championships singles competition held at Marlborough this weekend. Meanwhile, at the club, 8 ladies and 8 men enjoyed our social doubles Seagry Cup competition – the leading ladies were 1st – Hannah, 2nd – Helen, 3rd – Tham, 4th – Wendy. and for the men; 1st – Mike, 2nd – Kim, 3rd – Charles and 4th – Alun. I wont mention the winner of the wooden spoon!Download Seagry Cup 2019 winners
This is now available through iProSports and includes various designs of short sleeved tops, half zip top, cowl neck top, hoodie, shorts and skirt.
Several members have already received their kit and are very pleased with the quality , materials (cotton, Sports-dri and Coolfit), colours (mainly purples and greys) and designs.
To order your kit go to: https://www.iprosports.co.uk/club-zone/chippenham-tennis-club/
15 teams entered our quiz evening on Saturday 26th January. Ada Walker’s husband Chris was the quiz master and had devised some very tough rounds! Who knew the periodic table symbol for tungsten, or who won the Nobel prize for literature in 2016, or could recognise a picture of a ring ouzel? Well done to everyone but particularly 1st Team – The Cabbages (with Sue Pulleyblank and Linda Roberts), 2nd Team – The Horticulturalists (from Chippenham Park TC) and 3rd Team – The Passingshots (Kim, Nathan, Mike and Al). Particular thanks go to Chris and Ada for organising the quiz.
If anyone would like to play the occasional game of singles please add your details to the sheet on the clubroom notice board. Adam Jeffcoat (Tel 07800667850) has kindly volunteered to set up a “CTC Social Singles” Whats App group so that you can exchange availability to play
Chippenham C took on the daunting challenge of the Swindon League Division 6, widely recognised as one of the toughest tests in Men’s World tennis. After a cautious start, a close win and heavy defeat in the first two matches, the team blossomed and won all bar one of the remaining matches to secure the Division title playing some great tennis along the way. Now we’re looking forward to the even tougher challenge of Division 5 next season. Many thanks to Andre, Daniel, Charlie, Rob, Dave, Kim, Andy, Alun and James, particularly those of them saddled with me at various times during the season.
Mens Swindon League C team captain
The Ladies A team was determined from the start of the season to gain promotion to division 1. Although they started strong at the beginning of the season; losing more sets than winning during the mid season meant they dropped from the top of the table quickly. Solid play in matches at the end of the season held off close rivals Marshfield ladies A gaining promotion. The ladies are delighted to be promoted with Landsown ladies A to division 1.
Linda Opie and Sue Pulleyblank, Ladies A team captains
It was a slightly less frenetic season this year, due to only having 6 teams in Division 4, and thus only having to play 10 matches in total. The matches took us from Malmesbury in the north to Frome in the south.
We had to travel down a very narrow lane in Malmesbury to reach their courts; we went to school in Melksham, to the park in Frome, to the pub in Biddestone and competed with the bowling club for parking space, and eating space in Trowbridge! Along with this we entertained our guest teams to certain defeat in Chippenham, and sandwiches and chips at the bar afterwards! There was one exception to this rule, the team from Trowbridge who refused to lie down, and instead forced us to run out of light so they could steal half a set, and this turned out as our only loss of the season!
Although I am not as comical as Judge Ralton, I agree with his sentiments on Texit. Unfortunately Trowbridge’s exit will be upwards to Division 3, and we may well follow, deal or no deal!
Our players, who played a big part in playing well, were: Wicked Wendy, the Hon Secretary, June, Helen “What a woman” Stuckey, most improved 2017 Sarah, and well-travelled Melanie. We were ably helped by Alison, 1st wedding, Smith, Linda, 2nd wedding, Roberts, and Helen, 3rd wedding, Stuckey, or have I mentioned her before?
At times we were required to play beyond our means, and capabilities, I speak for myself, for our A team, but managed to stay complete as a B team and come out on top, apart from Trowbridge, who we trounced 6-2 on the second occasion, as was only right and just!
So now we go on to new adventures and pastures next year, maybe in Division 3, maybe not.
Ladies B team captain
The Ladies C Team finished a close second to Calne B so hopefully we will go up next year. However it was a little disappointing as we were leading at the half-way stage. Calne finished 51 points and we were only 4 points behind on 47 points. A definite improvement on 2017. Results: Played 10; Won 5; Lost 4; Drawn 1. All four defeats were by the slimmest margin of 3-5.
Ada Walker, Ladies C captain
Very praiseworthy efforts. our first outing into mixed tennis was for the first half of the season very successful with the team leading the division. our matches produced some exciting tactics from both the back of the court with rallies lasting twenty shots and the net which saw some winning shots from the middle of the strings and occasionally the frame, still they all count. The second half of the season was not quite so good partly due to our oppositions good play and also their team selection, one club i remember, membership 1000 strong fielded their best lady player who while a delight to watch proved to be too strong for our team. We finished a very credible third and i would like to take this opportunity to thank all who played for their fantastic contribution which has definitely caused a resurgence of interest in those who want to play mixed tennis. Very well done. John Shipp Mixed C Captain
Players should go on to the courts in the order of arrival – but ideally in mixed pairs. All players should mix in.
Players should rotate after each set or when the next doubles finishes.
The winning pair stays or moves towards court 1. Pairs should then split so they play each other.
This format should provide a balance between inclusive social tennis and tennis at the appropriate standard of competitiveness as the club session progresses
If players are waiting matches should stop at first to 5 games (tiebreak at 4-4) and then waiting players should feed in to substitute the losers.
Singles or American doubles should be played if there is an odd pair and a court free
Please spread court usage to avoid wearing out the closest courts i.e. 1 and 2
The Club Session Roster on the clubroom noticeboard shows the committee member allocated for each club session, who will guide play.
This approach has been agreed by the committee, but we are open to feedback!
To provide first class facilities, coaching and support, in a safe and inclusive environment, to enable members, of all ages and abilities, to get the most out of playing tennis and being part of our club.