Datchworth Tennis Club

Datchworth Tennis Club - November 2013

DATCHWORTH TENNIS CLUB

Autumn is upon us but this is not a deterrent to those playing tennis, we do however begin to see extra clothing being donned!! Activities are once again confined to the courts the Green having become too wet for play.                                                                                                                                                                                CLUB ACTIVITIES                CHRISTMAS DINNER:                                                                                                                                                                                 We have arranged to once again have our Christmas Dinner at the Papillion on Thursday 12th December  6.45 / 7.00. to eat at 7.15pm. You should have received notification of this in an earlier newsletter.                                                                                                                                                     Cost  £26  [2 courses] £30 [3 courses]                                                                                                                          

Prices includes Dinner, graturities and raffle.  Please let me know if you will be attending asp.

JUNIOR AND ADULT COACHING                                                                                                                                         Recommences, after the half term break, on the first week November. If the weather is inclement the youngster group will use the Village Hall; the oldest players will be taking advantage of the floodlights at Datchworth.                                                                                                                                                     Re: Coaching Contact Steve on Mob: 07912075651                                                                                                            FAMILY TENNIS:  runs every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00am, spend some quality time on court with your children – a fun session with some coaching thrown in!

THE DATCHWORTH AUTUMN LEAGUE: is once again under way. We are fortunate in having a good pool of players, which means we are always able to turn out a team; and a greater number of players have the opportunity to experience League matches and test their own strength in the high standard of play. Compared to other squads we seem to have strength in depth, every player has won some sets. Matches have been closely fought with many sets ending in a 7-6 win. At present we lie second in Division 5 behind Orchard who are top of the League, the match against them ending in 3 sets all and 40 – 38 games in their favour.                                                                                                                                                                                      Our thanks to Malcolm who organises all matches.  Anyone wishing to participate in matches should contact Malcolm, who is generally to be found on the courts on a Sunday morning from 10.30 onwards.    

SOCIAL TENNIS: We welcome all players, whatever their standard to join us for Monday , Wednesday and Friday morning, please contact Fran if wishing to play                         

FUND RAISING: We held our second Quiz Night for this year on Friday 18th October, a good evening was had by all, these are social nights with a quiz for interest and food for all!! Mary and John Hallam’s team again managed to secure first place just beating Vicky MacNaught’s team by 2 points, other marks followed in quick succession. The evening raised £376 which will go towards the promotion of Tennis in the coming year and new equipment for Junior players.  I wish to thank all who attended for their continued support and Wendy, Anne and Sandra for their invaluable help on the night – not forgetting our Quiz “Master” Jan Luke.