Dear Fishbourne Tennis Club member,
Welcome to the latest regular email update of the exciting things happening at your tennis club.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
19 January, Friday: FTC Quiz Night with fish and chips at the Fishbourne Centre, 6.30pm. SOLD OUT
26 January, Friday: Burns Night supper and ceilidh with live band and haggis at the Fishbourne Centre, FTC members and friends welcome, £25 a head, details in clubhouse/on website
23 February: last chance to opt-in to the Wimbledon ballot and be eligible for tickets in the cub draw
14 March, Wednesday 7pm: FTC committee meeting, Blue Room, observers welcome
18 APRIL, WEDNESDAY 7PM: FISHBOURNE TENNIS CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND WIMBLEDON TICKET BALLOT
LAST CHANCE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR WIMBLEDON TICKETS
If you haven’t yet opted-in to the Wimbledon ballot please do so now. Remember, to be eligible for the club’s allocation of Wimbledon tickets in 2018 you must have paid your subs for 2017/18, be a British Tennis Member (BTM) linked to Fishbourne Tennis Club, and have ticked the opt-in box on the LTA website page – go to the website by clicking here . The last opt-in date is 23 February.
TENNIS WITH THE KIDS
Do you have children (or grandchildren) who play? Would you like to partner with them against similar pairings? In order to create more opportunities for juniors to play at the club, we are sounding out members to see if there is enough support to trial a multi-generation club session.
The idea is that under 16s bring along a parent (or grandparent) of their choice to play friendly but competitive tennis against other similar pairs in a dedicated club session, perhaps on a Sunday morning. If this is something you would support drop an email to email@example.com
P&D SUMMER LEAGUE 2018
It’s not far off! Which is why the club is thinking now about which teams to field and who the players are captains will be. We have had seven teams in the Portsmouth & District winter league 2017/18, with many notable successes – mid-season league updates are on the noticeboard in the clubhouse.
Stepping down as captains for the summer league (temporarily, we hope) are Sue Lord in the Masters mixed doubles, and Sam Hart in the men’s number one team. If you would like to play for one of the teams in the summer tournament, or want to know more about being a captain, talk to Sue or Sam, or the other captains – Elizabeth Williams, Cressida Williams, Mandy Davies, Dick Nicholson and Kate Gurl – or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE FROM THE COMMITTEE
Headlines from the last committee meeting on 11 January include:
- New American Tournament organiser still needed
- FTC Championships 2018 to include five VETS65 tournaments for all singles, doubles and mixed formats; entry details soon
- All the courts have been washed and treated and show big improvement
- Salt is available in the clubhouse for members’ use on slippery mornings
- Clubhouse update progressing with new kettle and microwave, new fridge, heating and hot water soon (we hope!)
- A range of seasonal FTC tennis clothing will be available soon
Roll on spring!