Painting of the interior of the Clubhouse will begin Monday 19th October. It is scheduled to take two weeks, with a break for half-term (26th – 30th Oct). The Clubhouse will be left in a useable condition at the end of each day.
The Richard Burns Tournament was held on Saturday 3rd October. We had 16 entries on a lovely sunny afternoon. As always there was good tennis, lots of laughs and, of course, an excellent tea provided by the competitors. The winners were Nigel Evans and Shirley Griffith who beat Phil Roberts and Anne Brady. A raffle was held which raised £60 for Katherine House in Richard’s memory.
Men’s Singles – Ryan Horbatowski beat Colin Baldry
Ladies Singles – Leonie Robinson beat Jane Stanford
Men’s Doubles – Aaron Cowley & Ryan Horbatowsi beat Andrew Fermor & Roy Stott
Ladies Doubles – Ann Austin & Janet Sandford beat Pauline Leftwich & Jane Stanford
Mixed Doubles (partner drawn) – Ann Austin & Colin Baldry beat Anne Brady & Nigel Evans
Mixed Doubles (partner chosen) – Lucy Horbatowski & Ryan Horbatowski beat Shirley Griffith & Colin Baldry
NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS.
There will be essential tree pruning being carried out at the tennis club on Wednesday 4th June and Wednesday 11th June 2014. The courts are still open, but courts 1 – 3 may be affected as this is the area where most work is being done.
Jean Simmonds, Colin Bowell, Robert Deane, Stuart Freestone and Sue Williams.
To all Members, Parents, Carers and Opposition Players,
Please be aware that the Brackley Tennis Club car park is being resurfaced on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September and it will not be possible to use the car park on either of these two days and possibly into Wednesday 11th September as the tarmac hardens. The club will be open as usual for coaching and we advise captains to rearrange matches and ask members to try to avoid playing friendly games during this time.
Should you need to come to the club (primarily for coaching) then please use the alternative car park adjacent to court 5. This can be accessed from Westminster Road by turning right at the Bowls Club entrance and then immediately left onto the flat area with the blue container in the corner.
To access the club from the car park, you will need to walk down the right hand side of court 5 (between Court 5 and the hedge/fence). From the back of court 5, you will need to turn left along the back of courts 5 & 4 to the end of court 3 and back down behind courts 3, 2 and 1 towards the club house.
Please be advised that the path is uneven and caution must be used when using this path as the club will NOT be liable for any claims for damage or injury members, parents or opposing players incur.
Please can you ensure that you or your children (especially the younger ones when being coached), DO NOT walk on any areas of the car park on Monday or Tuesday, and possibly Wednesday. This is to prevent any materials or tarmac being walked onto the courts.
Whilst we appreciate the resurfacing work will cause some members, parents and opposition players some inconvenience, the long term benefits of improving the access road and car park area far out weigh this short term inconvenience.
Thank you for your co-operation during the period while the improvements are being made.
Chairman, Nigel Evans
Brackley Tennis Club
For the older members amongst us.
If you haven’t heard Ken Payne died unexpectedly on 27th.July after a short illness. The funeral is on Wednesday 24th August at Milton Malsor Crenatorium at 2.45pm
There will be a reception afterwards in the Terrace room at the Attrium, Whittlebury Golf and Country Club.
Family flowers only but donations may be sent for Ken’s favourite charity, Katherine House Hospice
c/o John White,
188 Watling Street East,
For those who did not know Ken he was an active member of the club for many years and he retained his connection with the club even after his playing days were over.
The following members were successful in this years ballot:
Peter Cowley, Peter Carling, Anne Dyde, Anne Brady, Chris Skermer, Andy Ayris, Kieran Brady, Colin Baldry, Martin Ward, Roy Stott, Anne Maskell, Barbara Neivens and Peter Simmonds.
To be in the Club draw for a pair of Wimbledon tickets be sure to enter your name on the list, on the notice board in the club house; the draw will take place on Sunday 12th May at 3pm. If you can’t attend, nominate a proxy.
Make sure you read the rules posted alongside before signing and we need your British Tennis membership number.
Adult members, intermediates and juniors (who must have parental consent to sign and above the age of nine), who were members of British Tennis before 1st Feb 2013 are eligible for this year’s draw.
It’s free to join British Tennis; the following link takes you to the British Tennis (LTA) membership:
https://www.lta.org.uk/Members/Join/.. Join now for entry into the draw for next year’s (2014)Wimledon tickets.