Dear Tennis player,
Please accept my apologies for some of the confusion surrounding match practice sessions. I hope that this e-mail (apologies – it is a little lengthy) will help give clarity regarding future formats and dates.
Tues 5th March 6-9pm - open practice session, for anyone who plays in matches or who would like to play matches in the future. Please contact Toni or Chris if you would like to attend this session.
Tues 16th April 6-8pm - coached match practice for 8-12 ladies and 8-12 men
Tues 28th May 6-8pm - coached match practice for 8-12 ladies and 8-12 men
Other dates (and formats) for later in the year will be advised nearer the time
As usual, Toni and Chris will be the main points of contact for Tuesdays and will be in touch nearer to the time to work out the coaching sessions. We would like everyone who plays in matches to have the opportunity to attend match practice sessions. As a club, we need to improve our general standard of match play across the board.
Please note that we are restricted in the number of people that can be coached by Adam's team during the sessions they facilitate. Hopefully, with lighter nights just around the corner we can use more than 4 courts if there is the demand.
We can look to arrange extra sessions, across all abilities, if members want them but I need your active feedback in order to do this.
I know that these changes have been difficult for some members but, please remember, that we want to be as inclusive as logistics allow and that these sessions are taking up a tiny fraction of the playing time that is available every month.
Finally, I would appreciate your support in the coming months. If you would like give feedback on tennis matters, please ring me or email me directly. It would save a lot of the grief that has happened recently. None of us are perfect and it would really help ‘nip things in the bud’ if you talk to me or a member of the Tennis Committee directly.
Your Tennis Committee can always do with one or two more members to volunteer their support so if you are interested please, again, contact me directly.
Phew! I think that’s it for now.
PS The next American tournament will be on Saturday 23rd March. This is open to all - 12 ladies and 12 men. As usual, first come first served. The sheet will be up in the Club over the weekend.