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