Newsletter 10/5/16

Posted by Sue Kwan on 10 May 2016

Ladies Box League 

The ladies box league is for ladies doubles, and interest is growing so do let Ros Morris know if you would like to join. Join as a pair or if you don't have a partner, Ros will fix you up with one! It's open to everyone -players of all standards are encouraged to join in. (Pairs are needed for the top, the middle and the bottom boxes!!) Once there are enough players to create a few boxes, it will get going. 
Friday Night (Junior Night) Court Usage
We have a long tradition of Friday evenings being the designated Junior Club Night.  Chris Benson, our Junior Coordinator, has arranged for Challenge Tennis to organise Junior play from 5pm to 6pm. There will be a BBQ serving from 6 pm and the bar will be open.  Parents and adult members are encouraged to come down and join in the social side! 
There has been a growing number of adults interested in playing on a Friday late afternoon and early evening then joining in the social side. We have plenty of courts during dry weather so to accommodate everyone's needs the following allocation will start this week:
  • Juniors will have priority over courts 1 to 13 (the 3 clay by the clubhouse, the acrylics, grass and the middle 3 tarmacs) from 4pm during dry weather. 
  • If the grass and acrylic courts are wet Juniors will also have priority over Court 14 and 15
  • Court 14 and 15 will be available for adult turn up and play during dry weather
  • There will be organised adults mixed doubles sessions on Courts 16, 17 and 18 (the top three tarmacs) between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. If you are interested in this let Jason know.  
The Committee will keep an eye on Friday night court usage and assess how this allocation works in serving the primary interests of Junior Night while also building the social side for all members and allowing some adult play.In keeping with the long tradition of the Club to have Friday evenings as the designated Juniors Club Night we will have the Challenge Tennis organised play from 5-6 pm and the BBQ starting at 6 pm. We wish to remind everyone that Juniors have priority over all courts except 14-18 when conditions are dry and on all but 16-18 if wet (16-18 being used for the Club's organised adults mixed doubles sessions).
Club News
Open Day - THIS Saturday 14th May 11am - 3pm
Our first Great British Tennis Weekend Open Day of the summer is coming up on Saturday 14th May.  It will run from 11am to 3pm and the bar will be open with a BBQ providing nosh.  Jill Stiel is organising a team for this one so please reach out  to her if you can help welcome prospective members during the day and / or work the BBQ.
Challenge Tennis will be running sessions that can be booked in advance for various age groups - see here for details:  There will be a special membership offer for those that sign up on the day - tell your friends and neighbours!  We will run a second GBTW Open Day on Sunday July 17th so save the date! 
Note: there will be reduced court availability during the Open Day hours.        
The Wimbledon Draw night this year will be held at the clubhouse on THIS Thursday (12 May) The draw is open to all paid up club members who opted in. Be there if you want a ticket! (tickets are sold in pairs).

Registration starts at 7.00pm, and the draw will start at 8pm. Please come early to register, so that everyone can register before the draw starts!

As usual, if you cannot attend in person, please send a note of which dates you would like to attend, in order of preference, to Andy Fyfe prior to the evening.

Howard will kick off Mixed Night Thursday Suppers as well, with a BBQ - sausages and burgers - served from 7-8pm for those coming off court and those coming along for the Wimbledon draw.  It will be serviette food so no need for tables, cutlery etc and can stop at 8pm as the draw starts. People can grab a dog or burger as they come in to register.
Howard's Summer Suppers
This week sees the first of many Summer Suppers - Bobotie Curry tonight from 8pm after men's night, and Bangers and Burgers on Thursday at 7pm prior to the Wimbledon Draw.
Marathon Success
 Christine Taylor completed the London Marathon last month (sorry, Christine, this should have been reported way before now.)  can you spot her??
"Just want to let you know that I completed the London Marathon today in 4 hours 12 minutes. It's a PB, 16 minutes faster than when I last raced there 3 years ago. It was quite tough out there but the support from the crowd really pulled myself and other runners through the last few challenging miles and I had the most amazing time.
 Thank you to you all for your support and generous donation. We raised, with gift aids, nearly £900 for Child Bereavement UK. Thank you very much again."

Well Done Christine!

Come and support the Club's Summer Sizzler with a Las Vegas theme, an event not to be missed. Keep the date (9th July) at a time TBA. 
Why not get a group of friends together to enjoy a different sort of evening!
Also, if you can help out in any way with the ortganisation of the event, please contact Di or Sarah

Have you visited the new yet? It has all sorts of new pages and easy to access information about club fixtures, upcoming events, newsletters, (past and present) coaching etc

You should already have received an email with your login details - if not, please contact Stuart Jones
Members are welcome to bring visitors, to a maximum of 3 times for  any one person. A visitor fee of  £5 (adult) or  £2 (junior) is due.
Please use the green post box by clubhouse door and write on the envelope who is the member and who is the guest.
Acrylic Court Maintenance
We are expecting the acrylics to be cleaned very soon in preparation for repair and re-surfacing with new acrylic paint when we have an extended period of warm and dry weather.  The timing is subject to the weather so please don't be surprised if the courts are out of actions for some days this month.  
Our GMLTC hoodies are available for all members, ideal for chilly mornings and long
evenings at the bar after summer social tennis. Black or navy, £25 Adult, £20 Junior sizes.
Different sized samples are available to try, please
contact Mary Bartlett
Junior News
Summer Half term Camps

After the huge success of our tennis camps during Easter we are running them again for May Half Term
 This Easter we ran our best ever tennis camp with record numbers of participants.  We are hoping to replicate this during May half term.
As usual we are open every day from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June.  Camps are on offer for Tots, Mini's and Juniors, with the option of full days for the Mini's and Juniors.

Please help us make this camp another success by booking ahead. Bookings are open now on our new website.  The direct link is HERE.  

Junior Nights
Junior Night at Great Missenden is every Friday in the Summer Term and is a chance for our junior members to join us at the club for some free coaching or to just play with other juniors and have fun.
There is organised play with one of the CT coaches from 5-6pm, organise yourselves after 6! All juniors welcome – come on down and whack some balls!
The BBQ will be up and running from 6pm, and the bar will be open. Parents are welcome to stay for a drink and chat whilst their children are playing tennis.
See above for Junior Night court allocation
Chris Benson is the club's Junior Co-ordinator, so if you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, or can offer your help with the juniors or junior matches, please get in touch with him.
01494 868824

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