Aegon Surrey Club Award WINNER 2016

YOUR PURLEY BURY NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2017

Discounted Membership until 30 April 2017

Once again we are offering full membership for the remainder of our tennis year, which ends on 30 April 2017, at the discounted rate of £25. So this is a great opportunity for your tennis playing friends and colleagues to sample the great tennis and atmosphere at the club. Contact Sarah Wilson for full details sarahcrid@talktalk.net .

Mens Team Captain

Chris Kennedy has come forward to take on the role of Mens Team Captain and is very much looking forward to helping to continue the development of the tennis side of PBTC. Chris will take on the role of looking after the men’s teams and will work closely with Amy to organise competitions and also with Mark (Club Coach) and Chris Backway (Social Tennis).

Surrey Knock Out Semi Final

The Surrey Knock Out Semi Final took place as arranged commencing at 10 am on Sunday, 12th February. Unfortunately, PBTC were runners up to Westside, Wimbledon, in a strongly contested competition, which required closely fought championship tie breaks to decide the outcome. A few PBTC supporters came down and enjoyed good quality tennis despite a chilly breeze, many thanks to those of you that looked in. The social tennis morning was slightly better supported than of late with a strong men’s four playing two sets, and an equally strong ladies four playing two sets. A good morning’s tennis was had by all… The bar was opened as announced, with a spread of bar snacks, and the teams were able to relax and discuss the match in the comfort of the bar. Please look out for more bar opening times on a Sunday morning and enjoy a drink before you leave.

Junior night

This returns after Half Term on Friday 24th February and we hope for some warmer weather. New charges will be in place as we move forwards to the summer term to cover the running costs of such a night. The session will still be a pay and play session and charges are as follows:

Children not attending an MDL Coaching group – £3 per child

If 2 x children or more of the same family not attending a MDL Coaching group – £2.50 per child

Child attend a MDL Coaching group – £2 per child

If 2 x children or more of the same family attend a MDL Coaching group – £1.50 per child

PAYMENT MUST BE MADE TO THE LEAD COACH AT THE START OF EACH SESSION plus children can be dropped off from 4.45pm onwards in order that we can start promptly at 5pm. Session will run until 6pm.

MATCH PLAY, DOUBLES and RATING EVENTS returning on a Friday night for players of all ages after half term from 6pm. Please look out for more details. Events will cost between £5-£7 depending on the type of event.

25 SPRING PROMOTION – http://www.mdlcoaching.com/images/2013-pdfs/2015-pdfs/2017/MDL_feb_halfterm_2017web.pdf

Do you have any friends who may wish to join any of our coaching sessions. If you are a player and already attend a session why not come along for free to an additional session with your friend (they must sign up and pay £25)

ADULT COACHING – We are taking bookings for the new batch of MONDAY NIGHT COACHING SESSIONS 8.30pm-9.30pm. If you wish to book a place please email Mark Love on mdlcoaching@hotmail.com – 27th February will be the first of the next batch of 6 sessions – Cost £42

Court Cleaning

Three quotes have been obtained to clean the courts as we did last year. The order has been placed (at best price) with last year’s contractor, and the courts will be cleaned commencing 20th February at 8 am. Court availability may be affected, please support organisers if your session has to be changed or cancelled. Apologies in advance if any of you are affected.

Leaning floodlight posts

Initial quotation received to rectify the problems of the leaning lamp posts has been received, as expected, in excess of £2,000. An amount of £2,500 will be put into the budget forecast to be investigated further and subject to funds availability.

Tree lopping

Quotes are being obtained for tree lopping.

No dogs allowed

A couple of instances of dogs being exercised on the courts have been reported recently. Signs have been purchased and will be fixed to the gates shortly. If you see any people with dogs on the courts, please point the signs out politely, and request that they leave.

Maintenance requirements

If you see anything that is broken, or needs attention, please email mjvaughan1@gmail.com.

Dates for your diary

  • Junior Night returns after Half Term on Friday 24th February 2017
  • Adult Coaching – We are taking bookings for the new batch of MONDAY NIGHT COACHING SESSIONS 8.30pm-9.30pm. If you wish to book a place please email Mark Love on mdlcoaching@hotmail.com – 27th February 2017 will be the first of the next batch of 6 sessions – Cost £42
  • PBTC Quiz – Saturday 11th March 2017 7:30 pm – FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Club Tournament

  • Enter by 30 April 2017 – subscriptions for 2017/18 must have been paid by that date to be eligible
  • First round 13/14 May 2017 – all entrants must be available to play or you will be scratched
  • Finals Weekend – Juniors Saturday 8 July, Seniors Sunday 9 July 2017

25th June 2017 – Big funday Fundraiser with Danny Sapsford and a GB or Davis Cup player attending, coaching / bar / barbecue / music / special events