08 Mar

Re-opening of Tennis Courts, Mon 29th March

You will be pleased to hear that the tennis courts will be re-opening on Monday 29th March.

We all know the drill by now but the rules that applied after the last lockdown must be rigorously applied again please, for all our safety.

Please do continue to sanitise your hands regularly at the Club. Our latest Guidelines on Return To Play are set out below, and please note especially:

  • The Rule Of Six applies outdoors. This should be observed by everyone, including parents spectating.
  • The Clubhouse is open for the use of the toilet only.

It is mandatory for all members and guests to wear a mask or face covering inside the Clubhouse. Please bring one with you when visiting the Club. This does not apply if you have a medical exemption which prevents you wearing a mask.

Please refer to our COVID-19 information page for details of the EVTC Return to Play Guidelines.

15 Nov

Car parking

Car parking at the Club is becoming increasingly busy, especially on Saturday mornings when there can be up to three football teams playing on Burford Lodge Recreation Ground. Please allow extra time for parking and drop offs, and try to park in side roads or walk to the Club whenever possible. The football club are looking at staggered kick-off times and alternative parking solutions but unfortunately these are not going to come into effect immediately.

 

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.

07 Jun

Elstead Summer Camps 2019

2019 dates. Week 1: Thursday 25 & Friday 26th July and Week 2: Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August. email: munozjorgemartin@yahoo.com to check availability and for an application form.

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.

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.

26 Jul

Dan Burden Tournament an enormous success!

Elstead Tennis Club paid tribute to former coach Dan Burden for the fifth year by once again running the Dan Burden Trophy. Dan died in a car crash, aged 21. The tournament is a Junior Grade 3 LTA tournament, which is regional level, and attracted juniors from all over the country, including Devon, Northampton and South Wales. There were numerous entries from Elstead juniors, as well as players from other local clubs – Godalming, Merrow, Grayshott, The Bourne and Woking.

This year there were even more events, with girls’ and boys’ tournaments from 8 and Under to 18 and Under, and both singles and doubles for all ages over 10. The biggest draw was the 12 and Under boys, which had 32 entries. All events were well supported with the majority of the events having around 20 entrants. With 267 players in the tournament and 381 matches to organise, the club was fortunate that Byfleet Tennis Club were happy to help run some of the events. Even so the club was buzzing all day and into the evening to get all the matches played.  Next year Elstead hopes to include adult events as well.

The Club thanks Barbara Awbery for the many hours of hard work organising the event, which gave the Club publicity and prestige, and raised substantial funds for it.  Her professionalism showed through and the events ran without a hitch in wonderful weather.

Many Club members were involved in some way or another, whether it was court supervising, serving refreshments, baking cakes or tidying the clubhouse for visitors.  Many thanks to everyone, as the event couldn’t have run without you.

Dan Burden Trophy 2018 18 and Under Doubles Finalists

Dan Burden Trophy 2018 18 and Under Doubles Finalists

9 and Under Finalists

9 and Under Finalists