Datchworth Tennis Club

Datchworth Tennis Club - February 2014

DATCHWORTH TENNIS CLUB  NEWSLETTER                                              FEBRUARY 2014                                                                                                               
We are pleased to see that the majority of our players are all- weather players. It is because of this, the keenness of all to keep playing throughout the year, Juniors, Adults, the Sunday Guys, Match players and our Saturday families that we know there is a need to keep our courts in good condition to ensure that surfaces are safe to play upon ….. and the good news is that we have been given a grant, for £6,000 from East Herts County Council which means that with the £12,000 we have saved towards this we will be able to have the courts resurfaced this year. We are hoping that weather permitting the work will start at the end of March.  We will keep you informed as to what is happening.

MATCHES [report from Malcolm]

The tennis club have entered two competitions this Winter, which are a Mixed Doubles (MXD) League and an Over 55’s Mens Vets League.   However, due to injuries and poor weather, we have only played one match in each competition.  We lost a MXD match at Letchworth 0 - 4 in rubbers and lost a Mens Vets match 1 – 3 in rubbers at Hertford.

 There are several matches due to be played in February and March.  Paul, Anna, Jenny, Viv and Annabel are in our MXD squad.  Ray, Steve Elms, Malcolm, Dermot, Chris, Alan and Steve Reynolds play in both the MXD squad and the Mens Vets squad. We wish Debbie Hall a speedy recovery from her foot injury.

The Datchworth Summer League starts at the end of April.


If wishing to play in matches please contact Malcolm on 07887 77621507887 776215  we are hoping to play three teams in the Datchworth Summer League so are looking for more match players, as there is a need to have a pool of players for each to ensure we can turn out a team every time.

Coaching sessions are well under away once again these are run by our Head Coach Steve assisted by Jenny, there will be room for new intakes after half term

 Tuesday:    3.30 – 4.30pm  Mini Red/Orange 5-8yrs.              5.00 – 6.00pm Junior Tennis 12+yrs.

 Thursday:  3.30 – 4.30pm  Orange/Green 9-11yrs.                 9.30 – 10.30am  Adult Drills.

If interested please  Contact Steve on his Mob: 07912 07565107912 075651                                                                                                          

FAMILY TENNIS: free to all, 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! Older Juniors you can try your skills out against  the adults, good practice for all and fun.  Drinks and Biscuits, afterwards, in the Club House £1 per family.                                                                                            
The “Sunday Guys” are on the courts from 8.30 – 10.00am; Match players from 10:00 – 12.00 noon.                                                                       
SOCIAL TENNIS: We welcome all players, whatever their standard to join us on Monday , Wednesday and Friday morning, please contact Fran  Mobile:07902 45233007902 452330 if wishing to play                         

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY                                                                                                                                                     

QUIZ NIGHT FRIDAY 4TH APRIL and FRIDAY  7TH NOVEMBER                                                                                     

OPEN  WEEKEND 17th / 18th MAY   SUNDAY 29TH JUNE  American Tournament                                                                                                   
Dates TBC. Club Tournament         Dates TBC Junior Tournament                                                                                                          
WEBSITE Have you visited our website recently?  Chris does a great job in keeping all up to date. Do take time out to look at it, all the information can be found there.                                                                           

The link is www.datchworthtennis.com