Newsletter – 23 February 2019

Published on February 22, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Quiz Night – 22 March 2019
Resident Quizmaster, Jeff Richards, will be posing more questions to challenge the grey matter! The bar is open from 7.00pm with the quiz starting at 8.00pm. Open to all members, their families and friends. Contact Jeff on 07769 565095 for information or to book your place.

Tennis Xpress – Beginners Introduction to Tennis
Do you know anyone who would like to learn tennis? If so, our next adult beginners course starts next week on Thursday 28 February. The course will run for six consecutive weeks from 7-8pm. Further information and booking here: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/beginners-introduction-to-tennis-courses/

Meet the team – Toby Yates & Toussaint Samuel
Toby and Toussaint are the senior tennis coaching team at the Club. Toby has just completed his Level 4 qualification and Toussaint is a Level 3 coach. Both are fully accredited by the LTA and together run the coaching programme, including group lessons, drop-in sessions, holiday camps, as well as offering private coaching. More information and contact details can be found here – TobyToussaint. Next week… Gillian Bartlett and the Board of Directors.

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Newsletter – 16 February 2019

Published on February 16, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Wimbledon ticket ballot 2019
Last call if you want to be in with a chance to purchase tickets for the Wimbledon Championships this year. You have to opt-in to the British Tennis Member ballot by 22 February 2019, so if you are already a member Login to your Members Area and Opt In now to ensure you have a chance to get tickets. If you are not a member and want more information on how to join and support British Tennis go to https://www.lta.org.uk/member/ – the more members who join, and there is a free option, the more tickets are allocated to the Club!

Half-term Holiday camps – 18 to 21 February 2019
The are still places left in the camps for February half-term next week. Aimed at children aged 5-15 years, offering a mix of sports activities with the focus on tennis coaching, games and other team events. Let your family and friends know too – everyone is welcome. The February Camp will run mornings only, and there is a full wet weather programme so camps go ahead rain or shine. Information and booking here: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/junior-tennis-camps/

Meet the team
Over the next few newsletters, I’ll be introducing you to some of the people who help to keep the Club running. There will be a new display in the foyer too, with more information about your team. Hopefully, this will help you know who to talk to about Club matters. Next week… Toby Yates and Toussaint Samuel – the senior coaching team.

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Fun Friday Tennis – Cancelled

Published on February 8, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions this afternoon, Fun Friday Tennis is cancelled.

Apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience.

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Newsletter – 9 February 2019

Published on February 8, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Tennis member playing levels
All tennis members are allocated a playing level: Beginner – Improver – Intermediate – Advanced. This level will indicate what club play sessions to attend, where you are placed in leagues, etc. We will be undertaking a thorough review of playing categories soon, so if you are unsure of your level or think it may be wrong, let me know.
There is some guidance in the member’s area of the website: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/tennis-categories/

Squash Introductory course – Saturday 16 February
There are still a few places left if any tennis or croquet members fancy trying out a new sport. This one-day course is aimed at beginners and runs from 1.00-3.30pm. Cost is just £20.00.
Full details and booking here: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/beginners-introduction-to-squash/

Lawrie Park Place
There is more news from the housing development adjacent the Club in Springfield Road.
The Carrol – New House Type now available for viewings, final phase launching: http://www.lawrieparkplace.co.uk/ 
For more information contact 020 8001 1454 and newhomes@peddperoperty.com

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Newsletter – 2 February 2019

Published on February 2, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Clay court maintenance and good practice
As a reminder of good practice, in particular regarding brushing the courts, please take a moment to read the ‘Clay Court Etiquette’. This is also available, along with more detailed information about playing and maintaining clay courts, in the members area of the website, and etiquette notices are displayed at the entrance to the courts. The courts were a big investment by the Club to enhance playing facilities, so it’s in everyone’s interest to maintain the courts!

Squash building good practice
We have been welcoming quite a few new members to the Squash section recently, so perhaps a good time for a reminder of good practice here too. Remember to only wear non-marking footwear in the squash courts. When leaving the building please ensure that the entrance door is fully closed, as it appears there has been some theft from the building. Also, please turn off lights if no-one else is in the building – apart from the light in the Gents shower area which is locked on permanently for security.

Club Manager hours
This coming week I will be available at the Club as follows:
Sunday from 9-3pm, Tuesday from 12-6pm, Wednesday from 6-8pm, Thursday from 4-8pm, Friday from 4-8pm, Saturday from 8-4pm

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Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions this morning, Saturday Junior Club Play is cancelled today.

Apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience.

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Newsletter – 26 January 2019

Published on January 28, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Bar/Reception hours
From this weekend we are slightly amending the clubhouse opening hours, as follows: Monday to Thursday from 6-10pm, Friday from 4-8pm, and Saturday from 9-1pm. Remember that, as well as drinks and snacks, you can purchase a range of accessories, tennis & squash balls, and get change for the light meters.

Tennis group coaching offer
We have a special offer for anyone looking for regular coaching – adults and juniors. Come for a free trial next week and you can join the programme until the end of term for just £60 – a saving of £20 on the full price. Adult groups run on Monday/Tuesday evening and Juniors Monday-Thursday after school and Saturday morning. Contact Toby to arrange a suitable group to try at toby.yates@sltcc.co.uk or call 07545 333535.

Tennis singles leagues
The current round of the tennis singles leagues is now well under way with an amazing 96 members taking part in the various leagues. There are leagues suitable for all playing levels so if you want to join the next round in March let me know. For the full results from the last round follow the link – https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/2019/01/tennis-leagues/

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Tennis leagues

Published on January 18, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Congratulations to all the winners in the last round of the Club Singles leagues.

Good to see quite a few relatively new members among the winners!

Mixed leagues:
Men’s A – Alex Williams
Premier – Chris Kuun
Ben Stroud beat Chris Kuun in the play-off match to stay in the Men’s A league
Div 1 – Liam Hindson
Div 2 – Harry Beer
Div 3 – Paul Beaumont
Div 4 – Stuart Prince
Div 5 – Wilf Cleave
Div 6 – Damien Preece
Div 7 – Thomas Rybinski
Div 8 – David Bent-Hazelwood

Women’s leagues:
Div 1 – Corinne Henry
Div 2 – Morgan Lee

Off-peak leagues:
Div 1 – John Flanagan
Div 2 – William Heggart

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Newsletter – 19 January 2019

Published on January 18, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Half-term Holiday camps for 5-15 years
For the first time we are running camps in the February half-term – 18 to 21 February 2019. A mix of sports activities with the focus on tennis coaching, games and other team events. At the end of each camp we run a tournament. The February Camp will run mornings only, and there is a full wet weather programme so camps go ahead rain or shine. Information and booking here: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/junior-tennis-camps/

Welfare Officer 
The LTA have now confirmed my appointment as Welfare Officer for the Club. The Safeguarding policy has been updated to reflect this and is available in the clubhouse foyer as previously. 

Yoga for 2019
If you are looking to supplement your fitness and playing, why not try one of the yoga classes at the Club. We now have six instructors running nine regular classes every week, in various yoga styles, so there should be something to suit everyone. Follow the link for full details: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/yoga-classes/

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Newsletter – 12 January 2019

Published on January 11, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Card payments
We are now able to take payment for all regular coaching activities, tennis balls, and all other accessories by debit or credit card. Contactless cards can be used up to £30 limit.

Tennis Singles leagues
The current round of the Tennis Singles league ends this Sunday. If you would like to join, please email me to confirm by 9am on Monday 14 January. There is a choice of the Mixed league for all members, Women’s league, and Off-peak league, where matches must be played during off-peak times. The next round will run for eight weeks until 10 March 2019.

Wimbledon ticket ballot 2019
If you want to be in with a chance to purchase tickets for the Wimbledon Championships this year, you have to opt-in to the British Tennis Member ballot by 22 February 2019. You must be a British Tennis Member to enter the ballot, so if you are already a member Login to your Members Area and Opt In now to ensure you have a chance to get tickets. If you are not a member and want more information on how to join and support British Tennis go to https://www.lta.org.uk/member/ – the more members who join, and there is a free option, the more tickets are allocated to the Club!

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