Newsletter – 16 February 2024

Published on February 16, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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St Patrick’s Events – Saturday 16 March 2024
Six Nations Rugby – Ireland v Scotland – live in the clubhouse at 4.45pm.
Followed by OUT OF POCKET – SE20’s latest soul, rock, pop, reggae and indie band – playing a mix of sixties to modern music, including some Irish tunes for St Patrick’s Day. Doors open from 7.00pm – live performance starts at 8.30pm – bar until 10.30pm. Tickets cost just £5 – book here.

Sustainability
Several points were raised at the Club AGM last year regarding sustainability matters at the Club. The LTA are also driving an Environmental Sustainability Plan for tennis – you will find details here.
Now would appear a good time to initiate our own Eco/Sustainability working group. We will be holding an open meeting to discuss ideas on Friday 22 March at 7.30pm in the clubhouse for anyone interested. Please contact me for more information.  

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 17-23 February: Saturday from 0900-1500, Sunday 0900-1500, Monday 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.

Remember that the bar is open Monday to Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm, and Friday 4.00-9.00pm.

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

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Newsletter – 9 February 2024

Published on February 9, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Bar & Six Nations Rugby
The following Six Nations matches will be shown in the bar this weekend if anyone wants to pop in and watch: Saturday at 2.15pm – Scotland v France, and Sunday at 3.00pm – Ireland v Italy. The bar will be open for drinks and snacks until 4.30pm on Saturday and 6.00pm on Sunday. 

BR3WERY Beer Festival & Tanio Pizza
The Club will be hosting another beer festival and tasting in conjunction with BR3WERY from Beckenham. Their beers have proven really popular previously and there is likely to be a new brew available too.
The beers will be available from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March – more details to follow nearer the time, but keep the dates in mind! To support launch night, Tanio Pizza will again have the pop up pizza tent on site.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 10-16 February: Saturday from 0900-1500, Sunday 1200-1800, Monday 0900-1500, and Tuesday 1500-2100. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.

Remember that the bar is open Monday to Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm, and Friday 4.00-9.00pm.

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

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Newsletter – 2 February 2024

Published on February 2, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Tanio Pizza Night – Friday 2 February 2024
A reminder that Tanio Pizza will be setting up their pop-up pizza adjacent to tennis court 1 from 4.00-9.00pm today. Why not book a court, grab a drink in the bar, and order your pizza? BR3WERY XPA available on draft while stocks last – so come early!

Membership Forms
Many thanks to all who have completed the updated Club Membership Application forms. We are asking ALL members to complete the new form, even if you are an existing member, so that we have the most up to date and relevant information on record. 
Please list your current membership type – this will not affect your current renewal date. You will find the form here.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 3-9 February: Saturday from 0900-1500, Sunday 0900-1200, and Friday 0900-1800. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.

Remember that the bar is open Monday to Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm, and Friday 4.00-9.00pm.

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

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Newsletter – 26 January 2024

Published on January 26, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Tanio Pizza Night – Friday 2 February 2024
Friday night is pizza night! Tanio Pizza will be setting up their pop-up pizza tent adjacent to tennis court 1 from 4.00-9.00pm. Why not book a court, grab a drink in the bar, and order your pizza?
You’ll find Tanio’s exciting menu here. Table tennis available in the clubhouse from 7.30pm. BR3WERY XPA available on draft while stocks last – so come early!

Australian Open Finals
The Australian Open Finals will be on TV in the clubhouse bar from 8.30am on Saturday and Sunday morning – drinks and snacks available from the bar.
Saturday schedule: Women’s singles followed by Men’s doubles
Sunday schedule: Men’s singles followed by Women’s doubles

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 27 January – 2 February: Saturday from 0900-1500, Sunday 0900-1500, Monday 0900-1800, Thursday 1800-2100, and Friday 0900-1800. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.

Remember that the bar is open Monday to Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm, and Friday 4.00-9.00pm.

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

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Newsletter – 19 January 2024

Published on January 19, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Membership Forms
The Club has recently updated its Membership Application forms. Our last insurance review brought up a couple of items, including an emergency contact, and a health declaration.
We will be sending this form to all existing members over the weekend so please keep an eye out. We are asking ALL members to complete the new form so that we have the relevant information on record. 

Members Services – Advertising & Sponsorship
We are aware that many of our members offer various professional services. The Club now has two opportunities to advertise these services. Firstly, there will be space available on the clubhouse foyer noticeboard for either a business card or A5 flyer. Secondly, we will have space available on the Club website that will provide a link to the business. If you are interested, please contact me for more information and costs. 

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 20-26 January: Saturday from 0900-1500, Sunday 0900-1200, Monday 0900-1500, Tuesday 0900-1500, and Friday 0900-1800. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.

Remember that the bar is open Monday to Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm, and Friday 4.00-9.00pm.

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

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Newsletter – 12 January 2024

Published on January 12, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Events Planner
The Club plans a range of activity and social events throughout the year. Keep up to date with what’s going on by checking the noticeboards at the clubhouse, and adjacent to tennis court 1. There is also a dedicated page on the Club website here.
The clubhouse bar will open too to show sporting events on TV. You can find a list of these, along with the major events here.

Pizza Night – Friday 2 February 2024
The next social… Tanio Pizza will be setting up their pop-up pizza tent again adjacent to tennis court 1 from 4.00-9.00pm. Why not book a court, grab a drink in the bar, and order your pizza? You’ll find Tanio’s exciting menu here. Table tennis available in the clubhouse from 7.30pm.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 13-19 January: Sunday from 0900-1500, Monday 0900-1500, Thursday 1300-2100, and Friday 1030-1800. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.

Remember that the bar is open Monday to Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm, and Friday 4.00-9.00pm.

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

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Newsletter – 5 January 2024

Published on January 5, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Members Handbook & Information
We have put together a new handbook, which contains a lot of useful information about the Club. All current active members will receive a link to the handbook in a separate email over the weekend.
The door codes to the clubhouse and squash courts have been changed over Christmas – the handbook contains details of the new code.

Club Membership Fees
Further to the details regarding 2024 membership fees, there will now be a small surcharge for anyone wanting pay in instalments. Unfortunately, finance costs have increased significantly over the last two years, so we have to make this charge to cover the additional expenses for direct debit payments.
Most memberships will have a £1 surcharge per instalment – there will be no extra charges for those paying fees in full. We hope you understand and we believe that the fees still represent excellent value for those wanting to spread the cost of membership.

Club Manager Hours
I will only be available at the Club the following hours between 6-12 January: Saturday from 0900-1500, and Sunday 0900-1500. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.

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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Happy New Year…

Published on January 1, 2024 by in SLTCC news

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Clubhouse 
A reminder that the clubhouse will not be open this week as we are having electrical and maintenance work undertaken from Tuesday to Friday. The bar reopens on Monday 8 January.

Tennis courts 1&2
The clubhouse work means that courts 1 & 2 will not be available after 4.00pm each day as the floodlights will be out of action. This will mean a reduction in courts for Wednesday/Thursday evening club play sessions. Please check the booking sheets for full details of court allocation.  

Club Membership Fees
As usual subscription fees are amended from 1 January each year. Despite the inflation rate last year, fees were only increased by an average of 3%. However, costs have continued to increase and we have committed to invest in facilities.
Therefore, tennis fees will increase by around 5% this year, and squash fees by 10% to reflect the additional expenditure on the building and new floors. We hope you agree that this still represents great value, and equates to only £1-2 per month on the majority of memberships. 

New Year Quiz Night – Friday 5 January 2024
There are still spaces for the Christmas/New Year 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.
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 – payable on the night.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 1 – 7 January: Monday from 1200-1500, Tuesday 0900-1500, Friday 0900-1500, Saturday 0900-1500, and Sunday 0900-1200.

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

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Newsletter – 22 December 2023

Published on December 22, 2023 by in SLTCC news

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Merry Christmas…
from the Club Board of Directors and staff.

… and a Happy New Year
Remember that the bar will reopen on Monday 8 January 2024, and with extended regular hours as follows: Monday to Thursday from 7.00-10.00pm, and Friday from 4.00-9.00pm, plus Saturday/Sunday from 9.00-3.00pm when I am on site. During these times you can obtain hot & cold drinks and snacks, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.

New Year Events…

American Mixed Doubles Tournament – Monday 1 January 2024
There are still a few places left in the New Year’s Day tournament – starting at 12.00pm. The bar will be open afterwards. We need to have a minimum of 12 players – so make sure you book your place here.

New Year Quiz Night – Friday 5 January 2024
Dust off your thinking caps for the Christmas/New Year 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 – payable on the night.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 23 December – 5 January: Saturday 23rd from 0930-1230, Thursday 28th 0900-1200, Sunday 31st 0900-1500, Monday 1st 1200-1500, Tuesday 2nd 0900-1500, and Friday 5th 0900-1500.

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

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Newsletter – 15 December 2023

Published on December 15, 2023 by in SLTCC news

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Christmas Closure & Hours
The bar will close from Saturday 16 December for the Christmas break. During this period maintenance works will be undertaken in the clubhouse, so the bar will not reopen until Monday 8 January 2024.
Squash & tennis club play will not be supported over the Christmas period, so the courts will be available to book during these times. The last tennis club play sessions will be Sunday 17 December, restarting on Tuesday 2 January 2024. Squash club play will begin again on Wednesday 3 January 2024.
Obviously, there will be fewer Club staff on site over the Christmas period, so we ask that members are even more vigilant on the security of buildings by ensuring external doors are closed, and that all lighting is switched off after use.

American Mixed Doubles Tournament – Monday 1 January 2024
There are still places left in the New Year’s Day tournament – starting at 12.00pm. 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… The entry fee is £7.50 – please book your place here.

Club Manager Hours
I will be available at the Club the following hours between 16-22 December: Saturday from 0900-1200, Sunday 0900-1200, Monday 0900-1500, Thursday 0900-1500, and Friday 0900-1500. During these times you can obtain drinks & snacks from the bar, as well as balls & accessories, and hire the Slinger ball machine.
Remember that the bar is open Monday to Thursday evening from 7.00-10.00pm.

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

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