Newsletter – 14 December 2019

Published on December 13, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

Dear Member

Safeguarding Survey
As part of our registration with the LTA this year, there was a focus on safeguarding practices. You should be aware that I am the Welfare Officer, and there are posters around the Club providing information about reporting.
There are copies of the Safeguarding and Diversity & Inclusion policies available in the Clubhouse foyer.
Please see below from the LTA:
The LTA are evaluating the effectiveness of safeguarding measures in place at Sydenham Tennis Club, and the purpose of this survey is to seek your feedback. Your views and opinions are vitally important to achieving this.
The LTA is administering this survey and will be collating the results. An anonymised summary of the results of the survey will be shared with the club.
The survey will be open until 20th December and will take around 5 minutes to complete. To access the survey, please use the following link here.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the LTA on safeguarding@LTA.org.uk or 0208 487 7000

Emergency First Aid
There are now two upgraded first aid kits available in the Clubhouse kitchen and inside the Squash building entrance next to the defibrillator. If you require first aid assistance, all of the coaching team are qualified – Toby, Toussaint, Wayne and Bill.
Please report any major incidents to me so that they can be recorded, and it is also helpful to know when first aid kit has been used so we can refill.

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

Continue Reading

Newsletter – 7 December 2019

Published on December 7, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

General Election – Thursday 12 December
In case anyone hadn’t noticed, the country goes to the polls again next week! The bar will still be open as usual between 6-10pm, but there may be limited access to the Clubhouse facilities during the day.

England Squash membership
The Club took the decision not to affiliate to England Squash for the coming year. The fees have been increasing over the past few years and would have been approx £1000 this year. We felt this money could be better used on repairs to the building. However, if you want to join as an individual you can find costs and benefits here.

Instagram
We are trying to boost our Instagram following! From the new year we will be posting more photos and videos each week. If you have any great ‘shots’ please send to info@sltcc.co.uk. If you are not following us already please do so here.

Continue Reading

Christmas is coming!

Published on December 4, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

Tennis kit for Christmas!
We have a limited amount of stock left from this year’s Pro Shop range. All rackets are reduced as well as some of the accessories. If you have already purchased a racket and were considering a second, you can buy at HALF PRICE. So, if you are looking for a Christmas treat, you can view the full price list in the Clubhouse & Squash courts.

More tennis for Christmas!
Now you’ve got the racket, how about some coaching? Toby and Toussaint are offering a package of five one-hour lessons for £135. That’s 10% off the usual price for members. Contact Toby on 07545 333535 or Toussaint on 07432 862350 to book as a present or for yourself!

And tennis for the New Year…
Once the festivities have died down, blow away the cobwebs with our New Year Bash American Tournament on 1 January at midday. Start the year off with our fun tournament for all playing levels. In American tournaments you get to play with and against a wide range of players. Book your place online here.

Remember too, if you are buying Christmas presents online, you can support the Club by buying through Easyfundraising! More details and the link to our page can be found here.

Continue Reading

Newsletter – 30 November 2019

Published on November 30, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

Easyfundraising for Christmas!
Since we relaunched our Easyfundraising account a few months ago, more and more members are opting in. If you haven’t joined yet, now is the time with Christmas coming up –  you can buy your presents from thousands of major retailers, such as Amazon, Argos, CurrysPCWorld, ebay, M&S, etc, and the Club will receive a donation!
All you have to do is register and support our cause – it’s free to use and does not affect the way you use your account – so it’s win-win! More details and the link to our page can be found here.

Tennis Leagues
The current round of leagues end this coming week. If any tennis members would like to join next round, please let me know by email no later than Wednesday 4 December. Also, numbers have dropped significantly in the Women’s league, so we are considering removing this league. Let me know your thoughts or join this time round.

Croquet Social
The Croquet section are hosting another social afternoon in the Clubhouse on Saturday 7 December from 2-5pm. Come and ask about Croquet – the lawn is now closed for the Winter, but they will be more than happy to answer questions. The bar will be open and there will be games available to play too!

Continue Reading

Christmas & New Year Events

Published on November 23, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

Look out for the following festive events coming up…

Big Christmas Quiz – Friday 6 December 2019
Quizmaster, Jeff Richards, will be hosting the annual Christmas Quiz with more questions to challenge the old grey matter! The bar is open from 7.00pm with the quiz starting at 7.30pm. Open to all members, their families and friends. We ask everyone to bring along some food to share on the evening. Contact Jeff on 07769 565095 for information or to book your place.

Staff & Members Christmas Party – Wednesday 18 December 2019
Join the Board members and staff for a mince pie and a mulled wine to celebrate the Christmas holidays.
All members are welcome – bar and nibbles from 7.00pm.

New Year Bash American Doubles Tournament – Wednesday 1 January 2020
Blow the cobwebs and hangovers away! Start the year off with our fun tournament for all levels. In American tournaments you get to play with and against a wide range of players. Book your place online here.

Burns Night Ceilidh – Saturday 25 January 2020
More information to follow. Booking will open in early December.

Continue Reading

Newsletter – 15 November 2019

Published on November 15, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

Squash Club Play
Since Thursday club night became a more regular fixture this year, it has become very popular, and a great way for new members to meet others too. There will be a Winter break soon, so if you haven’t tried it out Pete, David and Anthony would love to see you. If you only play tennis why not try out squash as it is only an extra £60 a year to become an All Sport member! The last session this year will be 28 November 2019.

Tennis Club Play
There are a few minor changes to club play times and court allocation. Full details are on available on the website here. There are also posters on the noticeboards at the Club.

Tennis Club Play balls
Whilst on the subject of club play, new or once-used balls are provided for most sessions, which is very unusual compared to other Clubs. However, my feeling is that this isn’t always appreciated – for example balls are often left on court after play. The Club spends over £3000 per year on balls – so we are going on a recycling effort!
From next week, there will be a recycling bin in the clubhouse foyer – please deposit balls into the bin after use rather than court bins. Also, we have invested in equipment that maintains the pressure of balls so that they can be reused. Finally, in these times of climate change this is good for the environment too!

Continue Reading

Newsletter – 8 November 2019

Published on November 8, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

Bar Hours & Prices
From 11 November, there will be a minor change to the bar opening times on Fridays. The bar will now open only from 4-7pm unless there is an event scheduled. Therefore, the Games Nights are discontinued temporarily. The Bar Committee also approved several small price increases, but only on about half of the range.

Club Christmas Party – Wednesday 18 December 2019
Meeting in the bar from 7.00pm, where there will be festive nibbles on hand. Mulled wine will be on sale too! Many of the Board of Directors and staff will be present for their annual gathering, and all members are welcome to wish each other a Merry Christmas.

Member News 
Continuing our running theme, follow the link here to a lovely member tribute. This was recorded during the filming of the Club video a few months ago and we thought it was worth its own place on our YouTube channel.

Continue Reading

Newsletter – 1 November 2019

Published on November 1, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

American Doubles Tennis Tournament – 8 November 2019
Unfortunately, tonight’s American Tournament has been postponed due to the weather. We don’t want to miss out on the action, so it has been rescheduled for next Friday 8 November at 7.00pm. If you hadn’t registered there will be a few places open. Book your place here.

Great Big Christmas Quiz – Friday 6 December 2019
Quizmaster, Jeff Richards, will be hosting the annual Christmas Quiz with more questions to challenge the old grey matter! The bar will open from 7.00pm with the quiz starting at 7.30pm. Open to all members, their families and friends. We ask everyone to bring along some food to share on the evening. Contact Jeff on 07769 565095 for information or to book your place.

Member News & Bar Hours
Former member Danny Edwards is getting married in Tunbridge Wells tomorrow. Many of you will know Danny who has a long association with St Christopher’s Hospice too. I’ll be attending the wedding, so the bar will not be open at all on Saturday 2 November – I’ll be available all day on Sunday from 9.00am-4.00pm.

Continue Reading

Newsletter – 25 October 2019

Published on October 25, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

Squash Tournament Finals 2019
The Finals were held on Saturday 19 October.
Group A: Final – Anthony Burgis bt Chris Brett 3-0 (9-1, 9-2, 9-3)
3rd Place – John Rowe bt Andy Chandler 3-1
Group B: Final – Bradley Sawyer bt Alastair Putt 3-2 (9-7, 1-9, 3-9, 9-3, 9-7)
3rd Place – Tom Shipperlee bt James Grey 2-1
Group C: Final – Tom Armitage bt Dave Roberts 3-0 (9-2, 9-1, 9-5)

Croquet 
The Croquet section are holding a social afternoon in the Clubhouse on Saturday 26 October from 2-5pm. Come and ask about Croquet – the lawn is now closed for the Winter, but they will be more than happy to answer questions.
The bar will be open and there will be games available to play too!

Continue Reading

Club Squash Tournament Results 2019

Published on October 20, 2019 by in SLTCC news

0

The Finals of the annual tournaments were held on Saturday 19 October.

Group A:
Final – Anthony Burgis bt Chris Brett 3-0 (9-1, 9-2, 9-3)
3rd Place – John Rowe bt Andy Chandler 3-1

Group B:
Final – Bradley Sawyer bt Alastair Putt 3-2 (9-7, 1-9, 3-9, 9-3, 9-7)
3rd Place – Tom Shipperlee bt James Grey 2-1

Group C:
Final – Tom Armitage bt Dave Roberts 3-0 (9-2, 9-1, 9-5)

Continue Reading