22 Mar

Fantastic triumph for the Ladies

Hi All,

Some great news about our Ladies A team who completed their final match in devastating form, losing just 4 games in 8 sets to win the Aldershot Premier League, for what I believe is the first time.

The full squad through the winter was:

  • Lynn Wright
  • Yvonne Burrage
  • Corinna Hutchinson
  • Barbara Awbery
  • Betty Maitland
  • Beatrice Henricot
  • Louise Tunbridge
  • Stephanie Wright
  • Lorna Whateley
  • Sophie Richardson
  • Georgia McCarthy
  • Gill Saunders

A fantastic achievement which I hope will give them a taste for further conquests.

Cheers,

Scott

15 Mar

Wimbledon Draw date and more

Hi All

The draw for our allocation for Wimbledon tickets will take place on Sunday 1st May at 5.00pm.  All those who have opted in and have paid their subscriptions for this year will be eligible. As always we allow one pair of tickets per family, though all eligible members of the family can enter.  You will be given instructions on how to pay for the tickets when they are drawn and allocated and you will have a limited time to pay AELTC.  You may use a proxy on the day if you can’t make it in person – sorry it’s the Bank Holiday weekend) but they will need to choose the date as available and pass on the payment instructions.

To add to the fun we are organising an American Fun Tournament the same afternoon from 2.00 – 4.30pm.  All members are welcome at the tournament which Ollie will organise on the day and the Draw will follow.

I look forward to seeing you on the 1st.

Cheers

Scott

08 Mar

EVTC Spring Newsletter

EVTC Spring Newsletter

In this first edition of the newsletter to appear straight onto the website, I want to run through some of the great things that have happened at the club in the last 6 months.

An overwhelming objective for this year and going forward will be to increase the membership at a manageable rate to a level that will enhance our tennis offering for all and enable us to keep moving the club forward.

Club Improvements Completed

Over the course of last year we repainted courts 1 – 3 and replaced the ageing nets making a few fencing repairs along the way. All the courts have been cleaned and de-mossed again as a safety precaution; generally it’s been one of the worst winters for moss that anyone can remember so it’s good to get on top of it.

We have upgraded the automatic light on the path to the club and the grounds themselves have been well looked after by Ian Dorey under Norman’s supervision.

The new website has been really well received and is something we wish to make more of over the coming months and years as a window into our club.

We have new seats on the courts replacing the seats that have served their time.

League Team Tennis

The Winter league is just coming to an end and it has been a very successful one for our 6 teams in the Aldershot league.

As I write the Ladies A team have an excellent chance of winning the Premier League for what I believe is the first time, 10 points against one of the weaker teams will do it. The Ladies B team have recovered from a poor start to finish in third place in league 3 with an outside chance of promotion with a win against the top team.

The Men’s A team have now secured promotion to the Premier division showing great consistency over the winter months. The B team have been in a league too high for the current team and will be very competitive in league 3 next winter.

The Mixed team have both done well with the A team finishing third in league 1 and the B team winning league 2 to join them, making for some interesting match ups next season.

The ladies team in the Surrey leagues are currently 3rd in Division 2 of the midweek daytime league and are 2nd in division 4 of the main Surrey league.

As usual our sincere thanks to the various captains – Lynn Wright, Laura Parrott, Pete Almond, Mike Peck, Tony Hutchinson and Gill Saunders.

The new summer leagues start in the next month or so with Ladies A in Division 1, B in division 3, Mens A in Division 2, B in 3 and the mixed in Division 3. If there are any players who would like to be considered for any of the teams contact me in the first instance and I’ll put you in touch with the correct team captain.

Club Championships

 Last year the Club Champs were run very well for the first time by Mhairi and Mike Peck and they have kindly agreed to do so again. There will be more details on this year’s tournament next month and hope as many members as possible will take part.

Great British Tennis Weekend

 Last year saw the first initiative by the LTA to try to encourage grass roots tennis by sponsoring the Great British Tennis Weekend in May and July and we hosted a great day last year and aim to do at least one day this year.

We had great help from members on the day last year and I hope we can call on you again this time to help us promote the club to potential new members.

More details on the selected day(s) will be circulated in March.

Club Tennis Open Day

 We are planning an Open Day for current and potential new members around Easter time, it is designed to encourage everyone to prepare themselves for the better weather and get onto the courts. We will again need some volunteers to help with organisation on the day, more details coming soon.

Social Events

 We have been lacking in this area for a few years now, we would ideally like to run a Quiz Night, a Wine tasting evening and a couple of summer barbecues using our own barbecue and maybe resurrect the Golf Day this year. Though we’ve not really placed much emphasis on fund raising at these events we could really do with the extra income so if anyone could front any one of these events please let me know.

Enjoy your tennis!

Scott

07 Mar

Mens A vs Bourne C

The final match of the Winter season played yesterday and it was another close one, with us winning 6-4.  On a different day, this could have been an even more commanding victory, as we lost two very closely fought champions tie-breaks.

That result now guarantees us promotion to the Premier division – which is where EVTC belongs!

All season we’ve played consistently and in the end racked-up 112 points. In this league, that’s a great result/finish!

Anyway, now for some other news …

I will be relinquishing the Men’s A team captaincy for the forthcoming Summer season, but leave you in the capable hands of Monsieur Tucker.
Kev has been a stalwart of the Men’s A team for the past 2+ years, playing nearly all the matches. He knows how it’s done!