Newsletter – 8 December 2018

Published on December 7, 2018 by in SLTCC news

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Christmas Clubhouse opening times
The Bar/Reception will be open as usual up to Friday 21 December when it will close early at 7pm. The Clubhouse will then be closed for Christmas until Wednesday 2 January 2019. However, I will be on site during this period and will post the times in the pre-Christmas newsletter.
From 2 January normal times will resume which, to remind everyone, is Monday to Thursday 6-10pm, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9-12noon. Hot and cold drinks/snacks, change for light meters, plus balls and accessories are available from the bar during opening hours.

Christmas drinks & EGM
Please remember that there is an opportunity for all members to get together for a Christmas celebration on Wednesday 12 December from 7.30pm. There will be a complimentary glass of mulled wine and mince pie for all those who attend.
This will be combined briefly with an Extraordinary General Meeting at 8pm to amend one point in the Club Articles of Association. Full details regarding the EGM can be found by following the link: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/2018/11/egm-xmas-drinks/

Club Manager hours
Back from holiday now, so you will be able to find me at the Club as follows next week:
Sunday 9.00-4.00pm, Tuesday 3-7pm, Wednesday 6-8pm, Friday 10.00-6.00pm, Saturday 9.00-4.00pm.

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Newsletter – 1 December 2018

Published on December 1, 2018 by in SLTCC news

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Junior Tennis teams
Following interest from a number of junior members the Club is looking to enter teams in the Kent Summer League 2019. Currently we have interest in U16 teams for both boys and girls (born after 1 April 2003).
Teams are likely to play between three and five matches from April – July, and the matches are unlikely to last much more than two hours. 
If any junior members are interested in representing the Club, either at U16 or at other age groups, please contact me (and/or Martin Lee at martin.lee_1@outlook.com) by 15 December 2018, so that we can understand demand (entries have to be made in early 2019). 
Junior members shouldn’t be concerned about their current playing standard as this is a great opportunity for them to develop their competitive tennis skills.

Go Sober in October
Those of you following the newsletter will know that I undertook the Go Sober in October challenge to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. Thanks so much to all of you who supported and sponsored me. The challenge has now closed and I am happy to confirm that the total raised for a great cause was £310. Also, I can report that I am now firmly ‘off’ the wagon!

Club Manager hours
I will be away on holiday for a few days next week, so you will be able to find me at the Club as follows:
Monday 1.00-4.00pm, Friday 1.00-9.00pm, Saturday 9.00-4.00pm.

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Newsletter – 24 November 2018

Published on November 23, 2018 by in SLTCC news

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The Great Big Christmas Quiz – Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to illness of regular Quizmaster Jeff Richards, the annual Christmas Quiz on 8 December has to be cancelled. All things being well we hope that we can reschedule a quiz for early in the new year.

Christmas drinks & EGM – Wednesday 12 December
There will be an opportunity for all members to get together for a Christmas celebration in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 12 December. This will include a brief Extraordinary General Meeting regarding the Club’s Articles of Association that should only take a few minutes. There will be a complimentary glass of mulled wine and a mince pie for all those who attend.

Squash court lighting
The courts will be unavailable to play on Thursday 29 November until 5pm to facilitate replacing all the tube lighting. Hopefully, this will not cause members too much inconvenience, but will improve the quality of the lighting for your enjoyment.

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EGM & Xmas Drinks

Published on November 20, 2018 by in SLTCC news

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There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting held on Wednesday 12 December at 8pm in the Clubhouse. This will be a follow up to the AGM in September in relation to amending the Club Articles of Association.

This will be combined with an opportunity for all members to get together for a Christmas celebration as the meeting should only take a few minutes.

There will be a complimentary glass of mulled wine and mince pie for all those who attend.

Full details regarding the EGM can be found by following the links below. Documents will also be on display in the Clubhouse foyer.

Please find the Notice and all relevant documents attached for consideration before the meeting:
1. EGM Notice
2. Special Resolutions to amend Articles
3. Current Articles of Association
4. Proposed Articles of Association

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Newsletter – 10 November 2018

Published on November 10, 2018 by in SLTCC news

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Wine Tasting Evening – Friday 16 November
Don’t forget about the wine tasting next Friday in conjunction with BOB Wines in Sydenham.
Five different wines will be available to try – tasting notes are provided.
The evening starts at 7.00pm in the clubhouse and costs just £12.50.
Please ensure you book for a convivial evening by Wednesday 14 November as we need to confirm numbers.

Advance & Play Drop-in tennis coaching
The above session is open to all Advanced and Intermediate players on Monday evening from 8-9pm. Cost is only £6 for members – please pay fees in the bar prior to the class. Courts will remain available to play with free floodlights until 9.30pm.
Full details, as well as all our other Community Tennis activities, here: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/community-tennis/

Club Manager hours
Monday 12 November: 1000-1800
Wednesday 14 November: 1600-2000
Friday 16 November: 1300-1900
Saturday 17 November: 0800-1000

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Newsletter – 3 November 2018

Published on November 3, 2018 by in SLTCC news

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Bar snacks
As the colder weather hits, the bar is now stocking hot snacks for the Winter months. Two flavours of soup will be available – Chicken noodle and Minestrone. Also, healthy rice pots with either Indian Spiced Lentils or Mexican Chilli, both of which are vegetarian friendly and ‘1 of your 5 a day’. For sale from the bar during opening times.

Club Manager hours
From this weekend I’ll be posting my hours for the following week in the newsletter and in the clubhouse foyer. Hopefully, if members want to see me it will help with knowing when I’ll be available.
Monday 5 November: 0800-1800
Wednesday 7 November: 1200-2000
Friday 9 November: 1300-2100
Saturday 10 November: 0900-1300

Go Sober challenge 
Happy November! It’s a very happy one for me – I’ve proved myself to be a Soberhero and gone 31 days without alcohol. If you were holding out to see if I’d make it (I can’t believe you doubted me!), you can still donate! Head to http://www.gosober.org.uk/users/dez-lewington to help MacMillan Cancer Support. Thanks to everyone who donated to a cause very close to me.

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Fun Friday Tennis is changing

Published on October 28, 2018 by in SLTCC news

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Fun Friday Tennis is an after-school club run by accredited, qualified coaches. It provides fun, tennis-based activities and games every week during term-time. We run sessions for ages 3-4 years, and 5-14 years old. There is a confectionery treat included in the price and parents/carers are welcome to have a drink and chat in the bar.

Autumn schedule 2018
Term ends 21 December.

  • Times: Every Friday
    • 16.30 – 17.00 for 3-4 years old (Pre-school & Reception)
    • 17.00 – 18.00 for 5-14 years old
  • Suitability: all tennis standards
  • Membership: members and non-members are welcome
  • Payment: Pay-as-you-go. You can turn up on the day
  • Price: £3 members/£5 non-members. Please pay at the clubhouse before the session begins
  • Information: Dez Lewington, Club Manager (info@sltcc.co.uk, 07398 170056)

Fun Friday Tennis is part of our Community Tennis Programme. A wide variety of coaching sessions are offered.

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In case you are unaware, here is a list of some of the services available at the Club:

Tennis ball machine – Adjustable delivery with 70 ball capacity. Available from the bar on Saturday morning from 9.00am to 12.00pm, or by arrangement outside of these times. Contact Toussaint on 07432 862350. First session includes instruction how to use. Cost £10.00 per hour (£15.00 first session).

Tennis balls – Head 4-ball tubes are available to purchase during bar opening hours or from Dez/Liam when on site. Cost is £3.75 per tube or 3 tubes for £10.00.

Squash balls & Racketballs – Double yellow dot squash balls are available at £1.95. Double yellow and beginner blue racketballs are also available at £3.75. Purchase at the bar during opening hours or from Dez/Liam.

Racket accessories – Replacement grips and overgrips, as well as vibration dampeners, are available to purchase at the bar during opening hours. A fitting service for grips, head protection tape and grip sizing is available from Dez on Saturday/Sunday morning.

Storage lockers – Lockers are now available to hire in the Squash court building. Ideal for cyclists or walkers, who want to leave some kit on site. Fits a tennis/squash racket bag. Cost £4.00 per month.

Tennis racket stringing – Contact Wayne Evans on 07595 731944 for a fast, efficient service.

For further information regarding any of the above contact Dez at dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk or on 07398 170056.

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Newsletter – 19 October 2018

Published on October 19, 2018 by in SLTCC news

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Wine Tasting Evening – Friday 16 November 2018
Another chance to test your taste buds in conjunction with BOB Wines in Sydenham.
Five different wines to try – tasting notes are provided.
The evening starts at 7.00pm in the clubhouse.
Tickets now available – price £12.50.
Please email dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk to book or for more information.

American Doubles Tennis Tournament – Friday 26 October 2018
A Halloween themed tournament with food afterwards – bar open throughout!
The competition will start at 7.00pm so please arrive for 6.45pm.
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… 
All playing categories and nominated juniors are welcome to take part.
The entry fee is £8 – registration form in the clubhouse foyer.
Further details via dez.lewington@sltcc.co.uk.

October Half-term Holiday Camp
Half-term is fast approaching and the Club is running the last Holiday Camp of the year from 22-25 October 2018. Please let your family and friends know – full details and booking on the following link: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/junior-tennis-camps/

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Here are the results from the Finals on Saturday 13 October.

Group  A: Jamie Crorkin bt John Rowe

Group B: Alastair Putt bt Sion Bellis

Group C: Patrick Conner bt Mark Waddell

Congratulations to all the finalists and those that made the play-offs.

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