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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09 Oct

Halloween Parent & Child Tournament Sunday 28th October

Halloween Parent and Child Tournament
 
Barbara Awbery is running a Halloween Doubles Tournament for parents to play with their children on Sunday 28th October from 2pm – 5pm.  All standards of parents and children welcome – yellow, red, orange and green balls.  Please bring £4 on the day as your entry fee and please let Barbara know in advance that you are coming on barbawbery@yahoo.co.uk. There will be prizes for the scariest Halloween faces!
09 Oct

Adult Coaching Session Saturday 13th October

Adult Coaching Session
 
Jorge Martin is organising a free coaching session for all adult members on Saturday, 13th October from 2pm – 4pm.  If you would like to come along, please reply to this email or email Jorge directly at munozjorgemartin@yahoo.com, or just come along on the day.
 
Jorge’s sessions are always great fun and we come away with useful tennis tips to think about when we play!