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The latest news from Brackley Tennis Club

Car Park and Drive Resurfacing

Important Notice

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

Passing of Ken Payne

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,
Funeral Directors,
188 Watling Street East,
NN12 6DB

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.

Wimbledon Ticket Ballot.

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.



Wimbledon Tickets

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: Join now for entry into the draw for next year’s (2014)Wimledon tickets.

Match Practices

Match Practices 2013 Ladies Tuesday 2nd & 9th April start time 7.00 pm. Men Monday 9th April start time 7.00 pm. Please come along if you are interested in playing in a team.

AGM on Wednesday 13th February 2013

The Annual General Meeting has been called for Wednesday, 13th February at 7.30 pm to be held at the Clubhouse. This is an opportunity for members to raise items of concern, ask questions of the Committee and make suggestions for the future. Light refreshments will be available. Copies of the Minutes from the 2012 AGM are available in the Clubhouse.


RICHARD BURNS PLATE Tournament this Saturday 6th October 12.45 pm start. A fun afternoon of tennis in memory of a former Club President. All adult members and intermediates invited to club sessions are invited to enter except for the finalists of Club Championship singles and chosen partner mixed doubles competitions. Please add your name to the list in the club house on the Fixtures Board or contact Chris Skermer. Don’t forget to bring along a plate of food to share. There will also be a raffle – donations of prizes welcomed.