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Published on August 2, 2022 by in SLTCC news


Court issues due to dry weather

We are now experiencing what the meteorological office calls an extended period of dry weather. The last was in 2018 that caused several issues for the Club due to the nature of the soil in south London.
Unfortunately, the recent hot weather appears to have exacerbated the situation and there has been some ground movement and subsidence. There are two areas in particular that I want members to be aware of.

Squash court building
The south and west external walls, which are an ongoing problem, have moved again. This has caused the crack in court 2 side wall to reopen in the playing area. We have plans in place already for remedial structural work, and the internal wall will be the initial focus.

Tennis courts 3&4
There has been subsidence too in the main grounds affecting courts 3&4. The principal area of concern is a dip in court 3 around the north end forehand service box. A contributory factor could also be that the railway line runs under the four middle clay courts.

We ask that members bear with us whilst the dry weather continues and we evaluate the best way forward. Until the weather breaks and the ground settles, we won’t know the full extent of the damage in order to plan repair work.

Hopefully, this will not affect your enjoyment of the Club too much in the interim.

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
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