Newsletter – 1 July 2022

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Quiz Night – Friday 22 July 2022
Dust off your thinking caps for another of our popular quiz nights. Join regular host Jeff Richards for an evening of fun with family and friends – the bar will be open from 7pm with the quiz starting at 8pm. Book early to secure your place as numbers are limited.
You can enter as a team or an individual. To book please contact Jeff on 07769565095 or at jeff.richards@rcn.org.uk with your name and, if you are entering a team, your team’s name and the number of people in the team (max 6). Don’t worry if you can’t make up a team or would like to come on your own – Jeff will allocate you to a team on the night. Entry: Adults £3 – Children £2.

Pickleball beginners course
Do you want to learn pickleball? Our six-week course is run by a qualified coach and focuses on learning all the skills required. The course fee is £54 and includes six one-hour lessons on consecutive weeks. All equipment is provided. Starting Monday 11 July 2022: 1300-1400 – book here.
Monday afternoon will be Pickleball time – you will find more information about the game here

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours between 2 – 8 July: Saturday from 0900-1500, Sunday from 0900-1500, Wednesday 0900-1200, and Friday 0900-1500. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.
Remember that the clubhouse bar is also open Tuesday to Thursday from 1830-2130. 

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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Newsletter – 24 June 2022

Published on June 24, 2022 by in SLTCC news

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American Doubles Tournament – Friday 15 July
A combination of lack of numbers and the hot weather last Friday resulted in the cancellation of the American doubles tournament last week. But good news, it’s been rescheduled for next month! All playing categories are welcome to take part. The entry fee is £8.00 and you can enjoy a Pimm’s and strawberries & cream in the bar afterwards.
The competition will start at 7.00pm, so please contact me if you want to play. You will play a game of mixed doubles for 15 minutes before everything changes – the court you play on, the opposing team, and even your doubles partner! Find out more…

Tennis balls for sale
Remember that you can buy tennis balls from the clubhouse when I am on site or when the bar is open – times detailed below. I’ve been able to source a small supply of Head Radical balls that were very popular when we used to stock. The price is £4.50 per tube or £12.50 for a 3-pack. 

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours between 25 June – 1 July: Saturday from 0900-1500, Sunday from 0900-1500, Monday 0900-1500, Thursday 0900-1500, and Friday 1800-2100. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.
Remember that the clubhouse bar is also open Tuesday to Thursday from 1830-2130. 

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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Newsletter – 17 June 2022

Published on June 17, 2022 by in SLTCC news

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Hot weather
Although the weather is due to ease a little over the next day or so, just a reminder to take appropriate precautions regarding heat over the summer. Please try to avoid playing in excessive temperatures. If you do play, make sure you use adequate factor sunscreen, and take on board sufficient water which is always available in the squash court building.

Pickleball
Further to the taster session last month, we are pleased to announce some more Pickleball activities at the Club over the summer. There will be a six week beginners course to introduce the game, as well as drop-in sessions for those that just want to play. Monday afternoon will be Pickleball time – you will find more information and booking here

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours between 18 – 24 June: Saturday from 0900-1500, Sunday from 0900-1500, Monday 1500-2100, Wednesday 1800-2100, and Friday 1200-1800. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.
Remember that the clubhouse bar is also open Tuesday to Thursday from 1830-2130. 

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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Newsletter – 10 June 2022

Published on June 10, 2022 by in SLTCC news

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Bill Buah memorial bench
The bench to commemorate Bill’s passing and long service to the Club was delivered this week. It will be fixed in place on Monday just outside the entrance to the squash court building looking out across the tennis courts.

American Mixed Doubles Tournament – Friday 17 June 2022
There are still places left next American Doubles tournament next week. All playing categories and nominated juniors are welcome to take part. The entry fee is £8.00 and you can enjoy a Pimm’s and strawberries & cream in the bar afterwards in anticipation of Wimbledon!
The competition will start at 7.00pm. You will play a game of mixed doubles for 15 minutes before everything changes – the court you play on, the opposing team, and even your doubles partner!

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours between 11 – 17 June: Sunday from 0900-1500, Monday 0900-1200, Wednesday 1800-2100, and Friday 1200-2100. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.
Remember that the clubhouse bar is also open Tuesday to Thursday from 1830-2130.

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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Newsletter – 3 June 2022

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Bank holiday weekend
Just a reminder that there are no coaching sessions this weekend, so there is plenty of court space available if you want to play. Also, both club play sessions on Sunday will run as usual.

Advertising & Sponsorship pack
We are now offering advertising opportunities for businesses/companies, which will offer prime slots on our website, as well as supporting activities and developments at the Club. So, if anyone is interested, or can forward the information to prospective sponsors, you can find more information here.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours over the long bank holiday weekend: Friday 3 June from 0900-1500, and Sunday 5 June from 0900-1500. I’ll be on holiday the following week. Remember that during these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine. 

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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Newsletter – 27 May 2022

Published on May 27, 2022 by in SLTCC news

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Racketball Taster – Saturday 28 May 2022
A reminder that there is a come-and-try-it racketball session tomorrow morning. Also known as Squash 57, racketball is played to similar rules as squash but with a larger headed racket and a more bouncy ball.
The session will run from 10.00-11.30am and all members are welcome to come along. Section members will be on hand to show you the ropes.

American Mixed Doubles Wimbledon Tournament – Friday 17 June 2022
The next American Doubles tournament will take place before Wimbledon fortnight. All playing categories and nominated juniors are welcome to take part. The entry fee is £7.50 and you can enjoy strawberries & cream in the bar afterwards.
The competition will start at 7.00pm. You will play a game of mixed doubles for 15 minutes before everything changes – the court you play on, the opposing team, and even your doubles partner!

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours between 28 May – 3 June: Saturday 0900-1200, Sunday 0900-1500, Wednesday 1800-1930, Thursday 0900-1200 and Friday 0900-1500. Remember that during these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine. 

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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Newsletter – 20 May 2022

Published on May 20, 2022 by in SLTCC news

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Croquet Official Opening – 21 May 2022
Sydenham Croquet Club will ‘officially’ move to its new home in Mayow Park with an opening ceremony and refreshments from 2.30pm on Saturday. If anyone wants to pop by and say hello, I’m sure you will be welcome – you might get a chance to have a go too!

Strong & Healthy Joints Workshop – 11 June 2022
Club member David Lawrence is running a 2 hour workshop to help with joint pain, reduced flexibility, previous injuries, persistent niggles, or just a general lack of body confidence. The session runs from 10.30-12.30pm in Crystal Palace Park and may be of interest to other Club members.
The workshop will share some highly effective and simple exercises that you can do on your own and as part of your daily routine, and will focus on 3 key areas – healthy knees, a robust spine and strong shoulders. Cost is £45.00.
David is founder of Fitness Renaissance – you will find more information here. Please contact David to book your place or for more details at info@fit-ren.com.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours between 21 – 27 May: Saturday 0900-1200, Sunday 0900-1500, Tuesday 0900-1200, Wednesday 1700-2000, and Friday 0900-1800. Remember that during these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine. 

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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Newsletter – 13 May 2022

Published on May 13, 2022 by in SLTCC news

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Tennis Rungs ladders
The Club now runs challenge ladders, using the Tennis Rungs app, for the following competitions: Mixed singles (Men & Women play together), Men’s doubles, Women’s doubles, Mixed doubles, and Off-peak singles (open to all tennis members, but matches must be played in off-peak times).
These are a great way to find players to play against, and cover all playing levels as you find your own level in the ladder. The more players/teams in the ladder the better it works. In particular, the Women’s singles & doubles could do with more entries. So, if you want to join, please let me know.

Pickleball Taster – Sunday 15 May 2022
A reminder about the pickleball taster this weekend from 12.00-2.00pm on tennis courts 1 & 2. All members are welcome to come along. You can find out more about Pickleball here.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours between 14 – 20 May: Saturday 0900-1500, Sunday 0900-1500, Wednesday 1500-2100, and Friday 0900-1800. Remember that during these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine. 

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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Newsletter – 6 May 2022

Published on May 6, 2022 by in SLTCC news

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Bill Buah memorials
A presentation was made to Bill’s sons before the American Tournament on Friday 29 April, which was won by Keith McMillan and Melissa Plews. It was announced that the commemorative bench is on order and will be sited outside the squash court entrance. 
It was also confirmed that £800 has been raised for the Asantewaa school in Ghana that the family continues to support. These funds will be sent directly to the school soon, and a memorial page will be available in the Members area of the Club website shortly.

Racketball Taster – Saturday 28 May 2022
There will be a taster from 10.00-11.30am on 28 May instead of the usual squash club play session. If any squash or tennis members want to come along and try the game, feel free to drop in where some members will be on hand to demonstrate.
Also known as Squash 57, racketball is played to similar rules as squash but with a larger headed racket and a more bouncy ball. You can find out more about the game, if you are unfamiliar, here.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours between 7 – 13 May: Saturday 0900-1500, Sunday 0900-1200, Monday 0900-1500, Tuesday 1400-1700, and Wednesday 1800-2100. Remember that during these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine. 

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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Newsletter – 29 April 2022

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Reminders
Entries close on Tuesday 3 May for this year’s annual club tournaments. More entries from women members would be great – there is a new Women’s 45 & over singles, and lots of men looking for mixed doubles partners!
Members can play in a maximum of 4 events and MUST be available to play on Finals Day Saturday 17 September to enter. You will find full rules in the Members area of the website and in the clubhouse foyer.
Please note that the clubhouse will again act as a polling station for local elections on Thursday 5 May.

Pickleball Demonstration & Taster – Sunday 15 May 2022
Former member Richard Cory will be leading a session to try out the fast-growing sport of pickleball. Pickleball uses a paddle (bat) and plastic airflow ball. The session will run from 12.00-2.00pm and all members are welcome to come along.
We are considering marking out pickleball courts as part of the new tennis court development to allow for wider use and community activities, so your feedback would be very useful. You can find out more about Pickleball here.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club over the following hours between 30 April – 6 May: Saturday 0900-1500, Sunday 0900-1200, Bank Holiday Monday 0900-1500, Wednesday 1800-2100, and Friday 1500-2100. Remember that during these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine. 

Dez Lewington
Club Manager
Contact – dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk

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