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.
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.
Hope to hear from you soon!
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!
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
posters for more details.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
It’s official, playing tennis is the key to a long and healthy life! What better reason to pick up your racket and play tennis more often!