Tennis ball recycling at EDLTCC.

As a new initiative we are going to collect old tennis balls at the club. The balls we collect will be sent off for recycling and will be donated to various charities including Save The Children, NSPCC, Barnardo’s, under privileged Nurseries/Schools, Children’s Homes as well as other good causes such as  police dogs, armed forces dogs, animal rescue centres & dog shelters & the RSPCA.

 

John Simmonds Tournament- 3rd September @ 2pm

Croquet and Tennis Fun Day!

Come along and join in the fun when croquet players get to play tennis with a tennis player and tennis players get to play croquet with a croquet player!!!

All followed by a cream tea for the cost of just £4.

Anyone unable to play tennis will be able to play a fun version of croquet bowls.

Please put your name on the list on the notice boards in the clubhouse or contact
Penny Simmonds
pennysimmonds@hotmail.co.uk

Table Tennis at EDLTCC – Thursday evenings

Following the recent purchase of an indoor table tennis table, we’re pleased to announce that club evenings will start from Thursday 20th July from 6pm til the bar closes in the function room.

You’re welcome to turn up and play free for one club session, but you’ll then need to sign up as a Table Tennis member (£24 for existing Tennis or Croquet members, and £36 for Bridge / Non Playing / New members).

You’ll be able to play at other times too when the function room is free, e.g. if it’s a wet Saturday club afternoon – you’ll just need to assemble the table and then put it away in the store cupboard afterwards.

If you’re keen to improve your game, Steve Moreman will be running table tennis coaching sessions too.

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

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!
valentines-music-night-2017

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!