22 Jun

The Dan Burden Trophy 2019

The sixth Dan Burden Trophy will be taking place from 13th to 20th July at Elstead Tennis Club. The tournament is run to remember Dan, a young coach at Elstead Village Tennis Club who died in a car crash on 11th October 2013 aged 21. He was a fun loving, mischievous young man with a great sense of humour. We hope that the tournament will be played with his spirit for his memory.

The Dan Burden Trophy is a LTA grade 3 tournament, which is regional level. Elstead is probably one of the smallest clubs in the country to run a grade 3 event. Players from all over the country have taken part over the past 5 years, and the tournament has expanded year on year. Some of the events are now played at Byfleet but there is still a large number of events at Elstead to enjoy.

From Saturday 13th to Monday 15th, the 14U and 18U boys and girls will be battling it out, with the mini tennis at the end of the week – 9U on Thursday 18th, 10U on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th, and 8U on Saturday 20th.

We are hoping that this year’s tournament will be another success and would love to see you there. Why not pop in for a coffee and watch some amazing tennis on your doorstep.

25 May

Social Tennis Evening Thursday 6th June 7pm – 9pm

After a great turnout at our two Easter Social Tennis Events, there is going to be another evening of organised tennis on Thursday 6th June 7pm – 9pm.  Barbara Awbery has kindly agreed to run the evening.
Everyone is welcome, all standards, and especially all new members – please do come along, as it would be great to meet you.
If possible, please could you let Barbara know you are coming by emailing “membership@elsteadtennis.info”.  But if you don’t know until the day, do just come along.
04 Apr

Social Tennis, AGM & Wimbledon Draw Sunday 28th April

On Sunday 28th April, we will be holding a supervised social tennis afternoon from 2pm – 3.30pm.  Everyone welcome.

The AGM will then follow at 3.45pm.

And the Wimbledon Tickets draw for those members who have “opted in” with the LTA will take place at 5pm, after the AGM.

We look forwards to seeing you!

22 Feb

Launch of New Tennis Season 2019

Launch of New Tennis Season 2019 – Saturday 30th March 2pm – 4pm
Jorge Martin, Head Coach, will be holding a free Coaching Session for all adult members.  This is a great opportunity to start the season and meet new people, and Jorge’s sessions are always popular & fun.
Please email membership@elsteadtennis.info to let Jorge know you are coming if you can, or do just turn up on the day.
13 Feb

Wimbledon Ballot 2019 – Deadline for “opting in” 22nd February 2019

All tennis playing members (11+) are eligible to register with the LTA and “opt in”, to have a chance to be allocated Wimbledon tickets through the Elstead Village Tennis Club draw (date in May 2019 to be announced shortly).

If you are eligible but have not yet “opted in”, please do so  by the deadline of 22nd February 2019 by following the link below:

https://www.lta.org.uk/major-events/grand-slams/wimbledon/ballots/btm-ballots-home/

The LTA requires everyone to opt-in every year, so even if you opted-in last year, you do please need to do it again for 2019.

Even if you are not interested in tickets, the Club would be grateful if you would “opt-in” and assign yourself to Elstead Village Tennis Club, as the number of tickets allocated to the Club is based on the number of opted-in members.

13 Feb

2019 New Members’ Open Day Saturday 13th April

We will be holding our New Members’ Open Day on Saturday 13th April this year, from 10am – 3pm.  Everyone very welcome, all ages and standards.  We will be running the following sessions throughout the day:

10am – 10.30am Mini Red Ball Group for 8 years and under

10.45am – 11.15am Mini Orange Ball Group for 8 – 9 years

11.30am – 12 noon Mini Green Ball Group for 9 – 10 years

12.15pm – 12.45pm Junior Yellow Ball Group for 11 – 18 years

1pm – 3pm Adult Coaching Taster

Please do sign up at www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/opendays/ElsteadVillageTennisClub

or email membership@elsteadtennis.info

We look forwards to meeting you!

21 Jan

New Court Booking System

From the 28th January EVTC will be using a new court booking system called “ClubSpark”, as the existing one is being retired. For booking courts for up to the 27th January you should continue to use the existing BookIT system.

As with the existing system you can book courts up to 7 days in advance. If you wish to book a court for the 28th January onwards, you will need to do it using ClubSpark. Access to ClubSpark will be available from the 21st January to book courts for 28th January onwards.

To book using Clubspark, you have to first register and create an account. Booking is easy and self-explanatory, but here are some instructions to follow if needed:

After having registered, go to Book A Court on the EVTC website, follow the link to Clubspark Booking System, and sign in to your account. On the page Make A Booking, click on the court at the time you want to book, and from the drop-down box, insert the time you want to finish – normal social bookings can be up to 1.5 hours. Choose Booking as your Category if it is for a friendly game of tennis; or otherwise as appropriate eg competition. If you click on “Me”, your contact details will come up automatically and you will receive a confirmation email. Press Book Now.

19 Dec

Christmas Tennis Evening December 2018

On Thursday 13th December,  17 players enjoyed an evening of festive tennis, wearing Christmas hats and sparkly jumpers, and braving a very cold night.  Barbara Awbery organised us excellently.  We played a handicap system, which involved quite a lot of concentration from everyone to get it right, but which worked very well as could be seen by the close scores!  There were 2 boxes, and we played 4 matches and 7 games each.

Courts 1, 2 & 3 in use

Courts 1, 2 & 3 in use

Well done to the winners: Caryl Corridan and Katherine Neill in Box 1;  and Pui Pride and Katie of Box 2.

Many thanks to Barbara Awbery for bringing along mulled wine and prizes, and making the evening such fun; and to Di Mathisen for baking delicious mince pies.  Here are a few snaps:

Listening to the handicap scoring system being explained!

Listening to the handicap scoring system being explained!

In between rounds

In between rounds

Xmas Social Dec 18 (4)

Xmas Social Dec 18 (5)

Braving the cold!

Braving the cold!

 

 

01 Dec

Ladies B Christmas Drinks Evening

On Thursday 29th November the Ladies B Team enjoyed another Christmas Drinks evening and discussion of how to move the Team forward.   Matchplay Coaching sessions will start in the New Year.  Details to follow.  If anyone would like to try these sessions – Contact Yeside Linney on 07768 660052.

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