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Not only is it Xmas, but we are now officially a charity, so why not join in the festive events at the club to celebrate:

Friday 15th December – Junior Christmas Party from 5pm. Fun tennis 5pm-5.45pm weather permitting and party from 5.45pm-7pm. Lots of fun games and prizes – Cost £5

Thursday 21st December – Janet and Chere’s Christmas Fayre – festive food in the bar! plus the 24 hour marathon draw will take place at 10pm.

Friday 22 December – MDL XMAS FUN DAY FOR JUNIORS 9.30AM-1.30PM – Details here: http://www.mdlcoaching.co.uk/images/2013-pdfs/2015-pdfs/2017/MDL_xmas_flyer_2017web.pdf

31st December New Year’s Eve Party Sunday – all members and their friends are invited. The bar will be open from 8.30 with music and dancing with snacks available. Please let Sarah Wilson know if you will be attending on sarahcrid@talktalk.net

Then clear your head and start the tennis year by joining in our New Year’s Day Tennis Tournament and Barbecue

1st January 2018 – Tennis Tournament 11.00 am and family session.

There will be a tennis tournament and barbecue on Monday, 1st January, for all full and restricted members. 20 places are available, please sign up on the notice board in the bar. Cost will be just £9 per player and includes new balls, a burger or a hot dog or a drink from the bar (and a prize for the winning man and the winning lady). When paying at the bar, please enter you name and your order on the sheet provided. The bar will be open, children are welcome – it’s a great opportunity to get out with the family before the new working year begins.

TERM TIME PROGRAMME FOR JUNIORS RESUMES Saturday 6th January and our reply form is here:http://www.mdlcoaching.co.uk/images/2013-pdfs/2015-pdfs/2017/PB_Coaching_letter_Spring_2018.pdf

24 Hour Tennis Marathon Fundraiser (17th February, 2018) raffle – Extra prizes!

The sheets are on the notice board next to the bar to put your name up to win the opportunity to play in the 24 hour marathon with Danny Sapsford and Jocelyn Rae. Please sign up as soon as you can, details are on the sheets – the deadline for signing up is the 21st December!

The first prize in each category is the chance to play on 17th February, but I am very pleased to announce that Head Coach, Mark Love, has donated a tremendous second prize in each category.

Team Players – A 1 hour drill session with Head Coach Mark Love

Parent and Child – A 1 hour lesson with coaches Steph / Danielle

Rota players – A 1 hour doubles session with Mark and one of the other coaches

Singles – A 1 hour individual lesson with Head Coach Mark Love

The raffle draw will take place on Thursday, 21st December at 10pm (after rota play finishes at 9.30pm). Huge thanks for the prizes, Mark, a great additional incentive to buy a ticket.

Sky Dive fundraiser 28th February 2018

All Sky Divers have to register their name, mobile number and email address on the sheet on the Notice Board in the bar by 21st December.

Bar and Social

Quiz night  Saturday 2nd December 

Yet another great quiz was hosted by Pam Hart on Saturday 2nd of December.  We are very grateful for the huge amount of time and effort Pam puts into researching original and interesting questions for each quiz and this last quiz was no exception. It was a close result though with ‘Can you repeat that please” winning by just 1 point over “ The Young Ones”.  We are grateful to Robbie for running the bar later in the evening, particularly as it was quite busy, thanks for your help, Robbie.

Anyway a point to you if you know the answer to this question… What colour is iggle – piggle? Answer can be found at the end of the newsletter.

Future events

There is always room for fresh ideas regarding the bar and its use and Ivan would be very happy to hear from anyone with some good suggestions ibates12312@gmail.com.

Private Parties

It’s that time of the year when parties are popular – Ivan would be very pleased if you would all help publicise the fact that we are a reasonably priced venue for parties in terms of hiring fee and drinks prices. He is very keen to expand the bookings for next year too, so if you have any venue requirements coming up in the New Year, please let Ivan know.

Bar Committee

Ivan is actively seeking a few members to set up a Bar Committee to get new ideas on décor, presentation, and facilities. The Bar Committee will meet regularly to address any issues, take on board suggestions and make improvements generally. Please contact Ivan personally to let him know if you would like to represent those that attend from the rota sessions, the teams, or our Friday Nighters. He is looking forward to hearing from you and I will announce those that offer to help in the January Newsletter.

The voluntary ethos has been well accepted now with many people helping on the nights that we are open. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have pulled pints during the year, particularly those that have joined us in the last six months, the bar just wouldn’t work without your contribution. Thank you. We can always do with more volunteers to spread the load. Please contact Ivan to be trained if you would like to help.

Date for your diary

The next AGM will be held in the Club House at 2000hrs on Wednesday 21 February 2018

Quiz question answer


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from YOUR PURLEY BURY TENNIS CLUB COMMITTEE