Newsletter – 17 August 2019

Published on August 16, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Croquet Open Evening – rescheduled to Wednesday 28 August
Unfortunately, the weather was very unkind this week so we have rearranged the Croquet Open Evening as above. Section members will be on hand from 6.00pm to dusk to explain the rules and tactics, and let you try out the game. Refreshments available and the bar will be providing drinks to buy on the lawn too! More information from Jane Sheridan – janesheridan2603@gmail.com.

Jazz/Folk Music Night – Saturday 12 October 2019
Doors open at 7.00pm. Two bands will perform from 8.00pm – 3rd Age folk band will open, followed by the Chebeto Jazz Quartet. Bar will be open and refreshments available. Tickets are only £10 and spaces will be limited so please book early.
To purchase please make payment by bank transfer as follows: SLTCC, Co-op Bank, Sort code 08-92-99, Account number 65102590, Ref. Jazz (followed by your surname).

Craig & Marian McEwan – Tennis
Further to last week’s news about members, I was informed that Wednesday 14 August saw Marian and Craig McEwan celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Craig was 16 when he joined the Club in 1960 and Marian was 12 when she joined in 1961. They started ‘courting’ in 1966 and married in 1969. They moved to the New Forest in 1983, but have still remained members ever since. Craig has served as Club President and is one of the current Vice Presidents. He will be attending this years Tennis Tournament Finals Day on 14 September.

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Newsletter – 10 August 2019

Published on August 11, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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For a change here is some news about members, past and present…

Simon Carter – Croquet
Simon was headline sponsor for this year’s Golf Croquet World Championships held across the South of England. Although not selected to play, he entered the qualifying tournament and earned a place in the main tournament. Simon made it to the last 32 players before being knocked out by the European Champion! In the Final, US No 1 Ben Rothman was crowned World Champion.
Simon will be attending the Croquet open evening for members to try out the game on Wednesday 14 August from 6-8pm, so you can play with a World Finalist!

Andrew Shaw – Squash
Ex squash member, Andrew Shaw, left the club 10 years ago. A former BBC journalist, he went to live in China, learnt Chinese, and took up jade carving. All well in his 50s after around ten years at the Club. He has written a book called Jade Life about his experiences. Its an unusual story.
See video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEi5h_jOeuY

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Unfortunately, Advance & Play Drop-in Coaching is cancelled tonight.

Apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience.

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Newsletter – 3 August 2019

Published on August 2, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Croquet Open Evening – Wednesday 14 August
There will be an open evening as above for members to try out the game of croquet. Section members will be on hand from 6.00pm to dusk to explain the rules and tactics. Refreshments available and the bar will be providing drinks to buy on the lawn too! More information from Jane Sheridan – janesheridan2603@gmail.com.

Club Annual General Meeting – Thursday 26 September
The Annual General Meeting date has been set as above to start at 8.00pm. Notices will be sent out later this month with full details. There will be a free drink on arrival for all attendees, and once again this year the presentation of trophies for the Tennis Club Tournaments will take place.

Jazz/Folk Music Night – Saturday 12 October
Doors open at 7.00pm. Two bands will perform from 8.00pm – 3rd Age folk band will open, followed by the Chebeto Jazz Quartet. Tickets will go on sale soon for just £10 so keep the date in your diary! Bar will be open and refreshments available. More details to follow…

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Newsletter – 27 July 2019

Published on July 26, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Community Tennis Coaching Programme
There are quite a lot of changes to the Community Tennis Drop-in Coaching programme over the Summer. We are running Junior Summer Camps all week this year so all daytime sessions will be cancelled until September. The Monday and Thursday evening sessions will continue with the exception on the August Bank Holiday week. All sessions start again week commencing 2 September 2019 – full details on the website here.

Tennis Club Play Courts/Times
There are also a few amendments to court allocation on Thursday evening over the Summer. Courts 3/4 will be used for coaching requirement, so Advanced club play will be on Court 1,2,6,7 until 22 August 2019.

Pro Shop – latest offers and demo days
There are several racket deals still available from the Pro Shop at the moment for both tennis and squash. Saturday 3 August & Sunday 4 August will be demo days between 0900-1200. Try any racket – extra 5% off all current racket prices if you buy on the day! Grip fitting and resizing, plus all other services, will be available on the day too. Contact me for more information.

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Fun Friday Tennis – Cancelled

Published on July 19, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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

Apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience.

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Newsletter – 20 July 2019

Published on July 19, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Support the Club through Easyfundraising
How would you like to support the Club when you shop? We have set up a new Easyfundraising account, where you can buy from Amazon, Argos, CurrysPCWorld, ebay, M&S, plus loads more. All you have to do is register and support our cause, then when you purchase through Easyfundraising the Club will receive a donation. It’s free to use and there is no cost to the Club – so it’s win-win! More details and the link to our page can be found here.

Squash Club Support Day – Monday 22 July
The Club will receive a visit from England Squash and Mick Todd, CEO of Pontefract Squash Club next Monday between 2.00-5.00pm.  The visit will give us an opportunity to meet and share our successes and challenges, understand how England Squash can support us, and hear from Mick’s experiences of running Pontefract Squash Club. Any interested parties are welcome to attend – just send me an email to confirm.

Junior Tennis Club Play
There are some changes to junior club play over the Summer. Both current sessions on Wednesday and Saturday will stop this week, so the last sessions will be 20 & 24 July. Junior club play will relaunch in the Autumn on Friday evenings between 6.00-7.00pm with Toby running the session. Look ouit for more news towards the end of August.

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Newsletter – 13 July 2019

Published on July 18, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Social Media
There are a few new features starting on our social media accounts over the next few weeks, including tips and tactics for both tennis and squash, video features, and more reports about happenings at the Club. So remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. See the recent news feed on Twitter regarding the American Tournament on 28 June here.

Squash Racket – Special Offer
We have a few Carboflex Heritage rackets available from the Pro Shop at half price! This was the racket of choice for the top pros until replaced with the new model last year. Weighing just 125g it’s terrific value at only £70.00.
Contact me if you would like to try out the racket as we have a demo version.
Remember, we are now able to offer all other squash rackets at 15% off the recommended selling price, so there are great deals to be had!

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Newsletter – 6 July 2019

Published on July 6, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Tennis Camps for Adults & Juniors
There are opportunities over the Summer for both adults and juniors to join our fun, training camps. The Adult Camp is a full day on Saturday 27 July – you can find more information and book a place here. Full details and booking for junior camps, which run for four weeks from Monday – Friday, can be found here.

Try Tennis for Free – Saturday 20 July 2019
We are holding another Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend on the last Saturday of the current Group Coaching programme. So, if you have any family members or friends who want to try out our wonderful sport let them know. Information and booking here. Toby or I can also give you more details, or just come along on the day.

Squash Building update
Our lighting contractors have had a slight delay in sourcing the new LED court lighting, which will now be installed later this month. Work begins this week on plans to stabilise the building from further subsidence issues, and shortly afterwards repair work will begin on the external walls. Disruption to play will be kept to a minimum, but I’ll keep members up to date and you can check on the court booking system for any outages.

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Newsletter – 29 June 2019

Published on June 28, 2019 by in SLTCC news

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Tennis Adult Club Play – important changes
There are several changes to club play times and court allocation from week commencing 1 July, which were agreed by Tennis Committee at the last meeting. These changes were implemented to maximise usage of courts as much as possible, so that there is a balance of availability for club play attendees, court bookings and coaching. The Court booking calendar has been updated and you can find full details as follows: https://www.sydenham-tennis-squash-croquet-club.co.uk/members/club-play-times/

Pro Shop – Tennis Racket Offer
The Tecnifibre T.Rebound range will be on offer for the next two weeks at 20% off the recommended price. These are a unique style of racket designed for women and older juniors – there is information on the science behind it in the clubhouse! Essentially, the rackets are lighter in weight and shorter in length than traditional rackets, which makes them easier to swing creating more power with less effort! Remember all rackets are available to try-before-you buy. Contact Dez for details or book a trial.

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