With Spring in the air, our second club mixed doubles tournament of the year will be on Sunday 20th March at 10.30am. Cost to enter is £2 and please bring food to share for lunch. There's a list on the club noticeboard to sign up.
A reminder to our members: if you want to be included in the BTM Wimbledon ballot, you need to opt in on the LTA website by 19th February.
Our first club mixed doubles tournament will be on Sunday 7th February at 10.30am. Cost to enter is £2 and please bring food to share for lunch. There's a list on the club noticeboard to sign up.
Revived in 2015, these tournaments have proven popular, so come prepared for lots of fun and some great tennis!
Spital member Annabel Arnold, her daughter, son and nephew recently spent a week walking the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. The Kokoda trail played an important role during the second world war when Japan was trying to invade Australia. Annabel's grandfather was one of the soldiers involved so the trek was not only physically challenging but also a memorable personal experience for the family.
On Tuesday 24th November at 7pm at the Club, Annabel will present an illustrated talk to share her experiences. This will last around 45 minutes plus questions, followed by festive light refreshments/drinks. There will also be opportunity to make a donation to the Kokoda Hospital.
All our members are welcome and do bring partners/friends.
Our next tournament is for Veterans (over 40s) on Sunday 8th November starting at 10.30am. It will be mixed doubles, pairs to be drawn on the day. If you are a member and are eligible to play, do come down!
We recently had our courts professionally cleaned, improving grip and bounce and look.
It's normal for a thin layer of moss to gradually build up on outdoor hard courts, and while this is fine during the summer months, it can become slippery when wet. So it's great that the cleaning has taken place, and our members will be able to play safely through the winter.
What did our members say?
"The courts have been cleaned up and look great, I think you'll be impressed next time you come down."
"The courts are looking good and play really well."
Spital Tennis does not give endorsements or make recommendations of particular products (although our members might do this personally), but we do want to give our thanks and shout out "Job well done" to Nigel Taylor of The Complete Tennis Court Service - tel 01525 221432 / 07950 515842 www.thecompletetenniscourtservice.co.uk