Westerns croquet tournament – 12th-14th May

The WESTERNS tournament is one of the first top level events of the UK croquet year and takes place at East Dorset on 12th – 14th May. There are already several world class players entered including the reigning ladies world champion.
Croquet not only requires all the usual skills of bat and ball games but also demands tactical awareness. But don’t worry, if you come to watch there will be somebody there who can explain the tactics and the skill required.

Spring drawing classes, sign up now!

Following the success of the first series of drawing classes, local artist Julie Herring will be running a second course from April to June. Again it’s Drawing from Nature (Still Life) for Beginners and Improvers, please see the poster below for more details: Drawing classes, Apr-Jun 2017   To find out more or to sign up, please call Julie on 07720 353454. You can also visit Julie’s website to see her What’s On page and information on workshops in 2017: www.earth-art.org.uk

New singles box leagues – entries now open!

Following on from last term’s box leagues, Dan will be running a new set of box leagues to give you the opportunity to play some matches over the winter period.
The box leagues will involve arranging matches with other players in your box at times to suit you and then passing the results back to Dan so he can keep the boxes up to date. Matches are best of 3 sets, if 1-1 then the 3rd will be decided by a 10 point tiebreak.
Entries are £5 and the deadline for entries will be Monday 13th March.
If you wish to hear more or you would like to sign up then please contact Dan either by email at danjhtennis@hotmail.com or by mobile 07475 447272.
Hope to hear from you soon!

Volunteer of the Quarter

Many members of our club willingly give up their time and resources to help support the club on a voluntary basis, so we’re pleased to announce that the Executive Committee has agreed to introduce a recognition scheme to formally record and reward the efforts of our volunteers! The Committee has agreed to introduce a quarterly scheme continuing through the years on a quarterly basis, with a new Volunteer of the Quarter announced at the end of March, June, September and December.   Each Volunteer of the Quarter will be rewarded with a £50 voucher, as a thank you for their contribution to the club. award     Our first ever Volunteer of the Quarter is Mark Hamann, in recognition of his hard work in organising the club’s fireworks night last November, as well as being our Wimbledon Ballot Administrator.  Well done Mark!   Nominations for the scheme should be sent to Penny Simmonds, Club Secretary, for discussion and agreement at an Executive Committee meeting.  Penny can be contacted on info@edltcc.com.

Valentines Musical Night social a success!

Our recent Musical Night featuring the club’s super group ‘The Hard Court Rockers’ was a great success, with all tickets sold and everyone enjoying an evening of music and dance (plus a buffet supper by Blue Hill Cafe).
Thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed the show, and we look forward to welcoming you to our next social event soon!
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New tennis term begins!

Tennis coaching The Winter 2017 tennis coaching programme begins on Monday 9th January, with classes and sessions for adults and juniors run by Max Tennis School.  Take a look at our Adult and Junior posters for more details. 20161015_095958                             Club Nights Monday and Wednesday evening club nights will be supervised by Aaron and Emma again from this week onwards.  The other club sessions (e.g. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons) are unsupervised though. 20161107_183355                             Tuesday 10th January – Men’s match practise Tuesday evening match practise is a special session open to any men who’d like to play for the club this summer, it’s your chance to have a hit and impress the team captains!  Play starts at 6pm and Blue Hill are putting on a meal for just £5 – please book with David Lloyd in advance by emailing david@lloydy.net. We’ll be looking to fill the following teams (captains listed):
Men’s 1 – Peter Dixon Men’s 2 – TBC Men’s 3 – Toby Evans O45 Vets 1 – Andy Lloyd O45 Vets 2 – Andy Tyson O60 Vets – David Lloyd Aegon county – Roger Garbutt Hampshire and IoW – TBC
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New drawing classes – last chance to sign up!

Keen to brush up on your artwork?  Then don’t miss out on local artist Julie Herring’s NEW drawing classes at the club, starting the end of January!
The drawing classes are suitable for beginners and improvers, and we will be drawing from nature (still life).  Classes will run every Friday, 10.30am-12.30pm, from 27th January – 31st March 2017.
The 10 week course costs £150, and the classes are small and friendly. Please see this poster for further information.
Time is running up to book your place, so please call Julie ASAP on 07720 353454 if you’re interested.  Thank you.

Festive Greetings!

We’d like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here are the Club, Bar and Café opening times during Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017: christmas-opening-hours Also, just a reminder that there will be social tennis as usual next Saturday afternoon (New Year’s Eve). Blue Hill Café will be closed, but the bar will be open from 1600 (and tea will also be available), so pop in for some celebratory drinks!