Newsletter – 10 June 2024

Published on June 10, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Tanio Pizza Night – Friday 14 June 2024
Friday night is pizza night! Tanio will be setting up their pop-up pizza tent again adjacent to tennis court 1 from 5.00-9.00pm.
The bar will be open for refreshments, with the new draft beer from BR3WERY on sale, and we will be showing the opening match from the Euros 2024 – Germany v Scotland.

Wimbledon Quiz Night – Friday 28 June 2024
A reminder that there are only a maximum 10 team spaces available for the Wimbledon edition of our popular quiz night. Join regular host Jeff Richards for an evening of fun with family and friends – the bar will be open from 6.30pm with the quiz starting at 7.30pm. So, book early to secure your place as numbers are limited.
You can enter as a team (maximum of 6), 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. 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.

Club Manager Hours
I will return from leave this week, so will be at the Club as follows: Thursday from 0900-1200, Friday 1200-2100, Saturday 0900-1500, and Sunday 0900-1200. I will still be checking emails each morning until Thursday in case you have any urgent requirements.
Remember that the clubhouse bar will open Monday – Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm whilst I’m on leave. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories.

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

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Newsletter – 31 May 2024

Published on May 31, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Tanio Pizza Night – Friday 14 June 2024
Friday night is pizza night! Tanio will be setting up their pop-up pizza tent again adjacent to tennis court 1 from 5.00-9.00pm. The bar will be open for refreshments, and we will be showing the opening match from the Euros 2024 – Germany v Scotland.
Table tennis will be available in the clubhouse from 6.00pm. Why not book a court, grab a drink in the bar, and order your pizza? You’ll find Tanio’s exciting new Spring menu here.

BR3WERY Draft Beer
We are installing some new dispense equipment for the craft beer from BR3WERY of Beckenham. Unfortunately, this means that the draft will not be back on sale until Friday 14 June – just in time for pizza night!
The good news is that there will be a new beer available, so we will have Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale (3.4%), as well as the popular Pilsner Lager (4.4%) and on sale.

Club Manager Hours
I will be on leave from 3 – 12 June, so will only be at the Club on Saturday 1 June from 0900-1500, and Sunday 2 June from 0900-1030 until I return. However, I will be checking emails each morning in case you have any urgent requirements.
Remember that the clubhouse bar will open Monday – Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm, and Friday 6.00-9.00pm whilst I’m on leave. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories.

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

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Newsletter – 24 May 2024

Published on May 24, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Tanio Pizza Night – Friday 24 May 2024
Friday night is pizza night! Tanio will be setting up their pop-up pizza tent again tonight adjacent to tennis court 1 from 5.00-9.00pm. The bar will be open for refreshments, including the new draft beer from BR3WERY. Table tennis will be available in the clubhouse from 6.00pm. Why not book a court, grab a drink in the bar, and order your pizza? You’ll find Tanio’s exciting new Spring menu here.

Wimbledon Quiz Night – Friday 28 June 2024
Dust off your thinking caps for the Wimbledon edition of our popular quiz night. Join regular host Jeff Richards for an evening of fun with family and friends – the bar will be open from 6.30pm with the quiz starting at 7.30pm. 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.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 25 – 31 May: Saturday from 0900-1200, Sunday 0900-1500, Bank Holiday Monday from 0900-1500, Tuesday 0900-1500, 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.

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

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Newsletter – 17 May 2024

Published on May 17, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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BR3WERY Draft Beer Launch – Friday 17 May 2024 
The craft beer from BR3WERY of Beckenham is now installed on draft and will be on sale from today! Pilsner Lager (4.4%) and Xtra Pale Ale (4.0%) will be the regular beers available, but we will also have guest ales now and again.
Remember tonight, we’ll be offering a beer & cheese flight for £10 – three 1/3 pint tasters with cheese & cracker ‘tapas’ to compliment each beer. Email me if you would like to book a beer flight as numbers will be limited. The bar will be open 6.00-9.30pm. 

American Doubles Tournament & Pizza Night – Friday 24 May 2024
There are still a few places left for the next tournament at the start of the Summer Bank Holiday weekend. 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! All playing categories are welcome to take part. Find out more here.
The evnt will start at 6.30pm and Tanio Pizza will be on site that evening so you can have a drink and food in the bar afterwards too! The entry fee is £8.00 per player – book here

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 18 – 24 May: Saturday from 0900-1200, Tuesday 0900-1500, Wednesday 0900-1200, 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.

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

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Newsletter – 10 May 2024

Published on May 10, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Tennis Courts Maintenance – Wednesday 15 May 2024
All the clay courts are scheduled for annual maintenance on 15 May, subject to the weather conditions. This work will include decompaction of the surfaces, cleaning of the clay, topping up where required, and relevelling of the surfaces across all five courts. If you have a court booked on that day, we may need to move you depending on the requirements of the contractors.

BR3WERY Draft Beer Launch – Friday 17 & Saturday 18 May 2024 
To mark the launch of our draft beer offering, BR3WERY from Beckenham will be supplying their Pilsner Lager (4.4%), popular Xtra Pale Ale (4.0%), and Honey Stout. The bar will be open 6.00-9.30pm on Friday and 11.00-5.00pm on Saturday.
During these hours, we’ll be offering a beer & cheese flight for £10 – three 1/3 pint tasters with cheese & cracker ‘tapas’ to compliment each beer. 

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 11 – 17 May: Saturday from 0900-1500, Sunday 0900-1200, Monday 0900-1200, Wednesday 0900-1500, and Friday 1500-2100. 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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Annual Club Tournaments

Published on May 7, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Many thanks to everyone who entered the Club Championships this year.

The following tennis events will be competed for: Men’s Open singles & doubles, Women’s Open singles & doubles, Open Mixed doubles, Men’s 40 & over singles, Women’s 45 & over singles, Men’s 55 & over singles, 60 & over Mixed doubles, the Roger De Klerk memorial mixed doubles trophy, plus the Open Squash singles.

The draws are now all live on MyCourts, and on view in the clubhouse for tennis events, and the squash court corridor for squash events. There will be a Plate competition in all squash and tennis Open singles events for players who lose their first scheduled match.

You will have received an email for every tournament entered with full details relating to that event. Unfortunately, for those that entered ‘Partner Required’ for tennis doubles, if you have not received a notification, we were unable to match you with a partner. 

Good luck everyone and see you on Finals Day – Saturday 21 September 2024.

Please contact me for more information on any of the above.

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

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Newsletter – 4 May 2024

Published on May 3, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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David Roberts Memorial – Saturday 11 May 2024 
We will be holding a commemorative get together for David in the clubhouse bar from 1.00-3.30pm next Saturday for anyone who wants to raise a glass or share a story. I’ don’t have any further information regarding formal services yet.

American Doubles Tournament – Friday 24 May 2024
The next tournament will start the Summer Bank Holiday weekend – beginning at 6.30pm. 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! All playing categories are welcome to take part. Find out more here.
Tanio Pizza will be on site that evening so you can have a drink and food in the bar afterwards too! The entry fee is £8.00 per player – book here

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 4 – 10 May: Saturday from 0900-1200, Sunday 0900-1800, Monday 0900-1500, and Tuesday 0900-1500. 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 – 1 May 2024

Published on May 1, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Polling Station 
The Clubhouse hall is in use as a polling station tomorrow. This will not affect use of the bar, which will be open from 6.00-10.00pm when I’ll be on site. 

Family Fun Day – Sunday 5 May 2024
A reminder to join fellow members for an afternoon of food and fun this weekend! Courts 1 & 2 will be converted into our own version of a street party with seating available and mini court games to play. The event is FREE to attend and will run from 1.00-5.00pm. Family and friends are welcome.
The bar will be open for refreshments, and we’re asking everyone to bring a small savoury & sweet item of food to share.

BR3WERY Draft Beer Launch – RESCHEDULED
Unfortunately, the gods are conspiring against us, and we have to postpone the launch of our draft beer offering from BR3WERY in Beckenham again until Friday 17 May 2024. More information will go out nearer the time.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours this weekend: Friday from 0900-1800, Saturday 0900-1200, and Sunday 0900-1800. 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 – 26 April 2024

Published on April 26, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Family Fun Day – Sunday 5 May 2024
Join fellow members for an afternoon of food and fun! Courts 1 & 2 will be converted into our own version of a street party with seating available and mini court games to play. The bar will be open for refreshments, and we’ll ask everyone to bring an item of food to share. The event will run from 1.00-5.00pm. Family and friends are welcome. I’ll send out a booking link next week so that we know numbers.

David Roberts 
Very sad news this week that David, who was the ‘Father of the Club’, the oldest active member still playing racketball and tennis aged 82, passed away on 19 April after a brief illness.
Apart from playing for many years, he gave a lot to the racketball section, organising the internal leagues and playing in new members, including me. I have fond memories of his highly analytical assessment of members’ playing handicaps with detailed reasoning for any changes to be made! David will be much missed.
I should have information regarding funeral arrangements in due course, but please feel free to contact me for details. We will schedule a get together in the bar in the near future for those who would like to share memories. 

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 27 April – 3 May: Sunday from 0900-1500, Monday 0900-1500, Thursday 0600-1030 & 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.

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

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Newsletter – 18 April 2024

Published on April 18, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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BR3WERY Draft Beer Launch – RESCHEDULED
Unfortunately, the launch of our draft beer offering from BR3WERY in Beckenham has to be postponed until Friday 3 May 2024. A couple of technical issues have come to light during the installation that cannot be resolved by this weekend.
The launch will now take place from 6.00-9.30pm on Friday 3 May, and we’ll still be offering a beer & cheese flight for £10 – three 1/3 pint tasters with cheese & cracker ‘tapas’ to compliment each beer.

Club Teams 
Many thanks to all members who played in teams over the Winter season. And congratulations to the Mixed team, who won Kent Division 3 and were promoted to Division 2, and to the Women’s 2nd team, who were promoted to North Kent Division 2.
The Summer season has now started and we are always on the look out for players. Please contact me if you are interested. We will be holding a trials session during the summer.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club on Saturday 20 April from 0800-1700, and then on leave for the week. Remember that the bar is open Monday to Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm and Friday 6.00-9.00pm.

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

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