Let’s play tennis!

Social tennis enthusiasm can dwindle during those cold winter months, and it is easy to change your routine. As a result of diminishing player numbers on Sunday mornings, at the recent AGM it was decided to trial court use on Sunday mornings for two courts from 10 am for match play, ending on 31st March 2017. The trial gives us the opportunity to assess members wishes with regard to allowing match play to start at 10.00 am after the trial ends, and there are a few ways for you to let the committee know what you prefer during the course of this trial – speak to any committee member to voice your opinion, or email your comments to the Club Secretary at pbtcsecretary@gmail.com, or the Club Chairman at mjvaughan1@gmail.com.

To help you get back into the habit of Sunday morning play, and in an attempt to maximise court use, a number of us are looking to add value to Sunday morning play – starting this week end!

Sunday morning, 12th February – commencing at 10.00 am

This Sunday morning, following on from the success of the Ladies 1 st team last year, there will be a Surrey Knock Out Men’s Semi Final played at Purley Bury, commencing at 10.00 am, on courts 1 and 2. This should provide exciting and entertaining tennis for those prepared to come along and support the teams.

Courts 3, 4, and 5 are available for Social Tennis, which generally starts at 10.00 am. It would be great if we can fill all three social courts on Sunday morning, so please come down and mix in! In the event that we have more than 12 social players, we will change fours around after the winning team reaches 4 games. This means that nobody will be sitting out for long, and you’ll get a number of different partners and opponents that morning. If we have lots of people wanting to play, we can also consider sudden death deuce, which makes for an exciting test of nerves and skill!

To ensure that you can keep warm if it is busy on court, the bar will be open and serving drinks for the first time on a Sunday morning for some time. To encourage you to come along and join in the social fun after the tennis, bar food snacks will be provided at noon.

Please come along this Sunday, and Let’s play tennis!

Sunday 12th February 2017 – programme of events

10.00 am Surrey Knock Out Men’s Doubles Semi Final – cheer on the men, courts 1 & 2!
10.00 am Mixed Social Tennis on courts 3, 4 & 5
11.30 am Bar Opens
12.00 pm Bar snack food served
2.00 pm – Bar closes, unless it’s full and you’re all having fun!!

This Sunday morning tennis activity is aimed at FULL members and SOCIAL MEMBERS.

If you are a Parent or Restricted member, and would like to consider upgrading to FULL, please email Michael Vaughan, who will outline what a proportional upgrade until end of April would cost, and the benefits that you would get from Sunday morning play.

Ivan, the Bar Manager, and Michael, the Chairman, look forward to meeting you at PBTC, the Surrey Club of the Year 2016, on Sunday at 10.00 am. Fingers crossed for Spring weather! PS The bar will open regardless of the weather at 11.30pm.

With best wishes
The Committee