November News

Posted by Sue Kwan on 28 November 2018

Quiz Night Sold Out - Hot News Great Raffle Prize (bid even if you are not coming!)

The GMLTC Annual Quiz and Supper on Saturday 8th December is now sold out. Well done Amanda and Sarah! 
Hot news: Great Raffle Prize
Sue & Symeon Economou have very kindly donated a ‘flight in a glider’ to the raffle. Symeon is a highly experienced glider instructor and will take the winning bidder up for a flight from Booker airfield near High Wycombe. We will be holding a silent auction at the quiz for this prize but anyone who is not at the quiz on the 8th can bid before then by email to jillstiel@gmail.com. It would make an excellent Christmas present and will help someone in need.
All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Rennie Grove (formerly Iain Rennie), a local charity who amongst other things supply nursing care and support for people in their own homes.

New Adult Coaching Programme Team Players

We have a new addition to the adult team level coaching, which runs 11.30- 12.30 every Friday morning with Scott. Come along and work on those match winning tactics. Ladies and men. Added benefit is you can grab a quick coffee and cake before or after. If you would like join in with the coaching, just come along on Friday when you can arrange your payment with CT. Alternatively you can contact Scott on 07860 616562 or email info@challenge-tennis.com.

Mince Pies and Mulled Wine

The regular December mulled wine & mince pie morning will be on Friday 7th December from 10 till 12 in aid of Rennie Grove. Festive attire optional!

Recyclaball Income Goes to Local Charity

Tennis ball recycling started at GMLTC in November 2017. The organisation we use passes the balls on for various charitable benefits, and also provides us with a small income. So far we have received a total of £386.80, which has been donated to Missenden Walled Garden. Thank you very much to everyone who has deposited their elderly tennis balls in the Recyclaball bins at the club, and do please keep them coming!
(Note: cans should not be put in the these bins, but taken home and put in your home recycling please!

TNT Final Pie Night

11 December is the final Pie Night of 2018. Our festive pies are being kindly cooked by Jill and Kate and all the Pie Night proceeds after ingredient costs goes to the club. Players and non-players most very welcome. Forks-in soon after TNT around 8.15pm, bar open from about 19.30. 

To book your pie followed by pie supper please click the following link before 8 December https://doodle.com/poll/s7rqu9r4zpvub74z
Your booking remains valid come rain or shine - Jill and Kate buy ingredients for the number who book so booking requires the £10 payment on the night! Thanks again to Jill, Kate and of course Howard who have cooked for us throughout 2018.

Bucks Tennis Awards For Anne Chaplin and Mary Bartlett!

Anne and Mary were presented with awards at the Bucks Tennis AGM on Monday 26th November. Anne received her County Colours for service to the Ladies Vets Team for many years and Mary was awarded Volunteer Of The Year for Bucks in the British Tennis Awards. Mary's award submission and a photo of Anne and Mary with their awards can be viewed via the link here:http://www.gmltc.com/news/british_tennis_awards_bucks_volunteer_of_the_year

Congratulations to both Anne and Mary for sterling service to the club over many years and to Bucks Tennis!

That Could be You! We need some help...

The Club is always delighted to have new volunteers for the many jobs that keep the club running smoothly, updating the website, providing members with information, running teams, organising activities, and so on. All of this helps to make GMLTC an enjoyable place to have membership.
Currently there is an urgent need for someone to step up to take over the Newsletter from Sue and the Ladies Tennis Captain from Ros. Obviously a lady would be good for Ros's position, but how about one of you lovely chaps taking on the role as News Editor for the Newsletter? 
Without these people working behind the scenes, our tennis club won't be the same place, so please get in touch to help out.
Sue: suekwanct@gmail.com
Ros: rosmorris@tiscali.co.uk

Wimbledon Ballot

The LTA BTM Wimbledon Ballot opt in is with us once again. 
The closing date to opt-in and therefore be eligible to participate in the draw at GMLTC is 22 Feb 2019.
Club Members will be receiving e mails from LTA about how to opt-in. Even if you don't want to go to Wimbledon it is very helpful to your fellow members if you do opt in as we will get more tickets. The more opt ins we have from members then the more tickets we get for our draw! 

More details to follow but it's all the same as last year: go to your British Tennis account and tick the opt in box.
Make everyone’s life simple…log in… opt in…relax.

GMLTC Branded Sports Clothes

GMLTC members can purchase a wide range of tennis clothes with our logo on from our partner organisation Off The Shelf. The link below will allow you to browse through the wide range of ladies, men and junior tennis clothes and select colours and sizes to suit your needs. This is the link / URL to copy for our clothing website: 

http://www.boxshop.me/box/great-missenden-lawn-tennis-club

When you get to the page click on the "See All" text at the top right of the page to the left of our logo to browse the full range of GMLTC clothing available. All T-shirts will have a small GMLTC logo on the left upper chest and on the left sleeve and hoodies will have our logo on the left upper chest. There are a range of sizes for all items. 

For every item ordered the club receives a small payment from Off The Shelf. You are also helping the club financially by ordering GMLTC branded kit!

GMLTC AGM Tuesday 5th February 2019

Members are reminded that our Annual General Meeting of the club will be on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at the club. We will present a review of the club's finanicals, our business plan progress, plans for the year and adult and junior section reports. As usual Committee members who are standing again or for the first time will be elected to the Committee by member vote. Mark your calendars and please do come along! 

Members who are entitled to vote (see note below) at General Meetings are invited to propose a resolution for inclusion in the AGM agenda by emailing our Club Secretary, Keith Armstrong, at keith.armstrong@ucl.ac.uk. Per the club rules the deadline for notice of resolutions to be considered is 10 days before the AGM. Subject to the sole discretion of the Committee, the resolution shall be presented to the General Meeting. The Committee requests that member resolutions are notified to Keith by 15th December 2018 so we can can consider these in advance of sending out the final Notice and agenda on or before January 8th 2019. 
(Members ineligible to vote at General Meetings are Social / Non-Playing, Junior and Temporary members)

CT News

**Early Bird Discount on Junior Coaching **
Only a few days left to claim your Early Bird discount!
If you book a 12 week term during the month of November you'll automatically receive our Early Bird discount of 10%, and of course club members are also entitled to an extra £20 discount.
The term dates are 7th January to 7th April with a one week half term break from 18th February.
Please book either on our website or via our app. 

Drop and Shop at the Christmas Camp
We are running a Christmas Camp the last Thursday and Friday before Christmas. Perfect drop off for you to go off for some last minute Christmas preparation.

Book online www.challenge-tennis.com/tennis-camps

One to One Lesson’s available over the Christmas Period
The coaches are available for lesson’s during the week the Christmas week. Contact us for availability.

Great Missenden Lawn Tennis Club Dates for your Diary
8th December - GMLTC Quiz Night
9th December - Adult and Junior Classes finish for the year
14th December - Junior Night Christmas Party
16th December - Christmas and New Year Tournament
20th and 21st December - Challenge Tennis Christmas Camp
7th January 2019 - Spring Term begins

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