Your Purley Bury Newsletter – May 2019

YOUR PURLEY BURY NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2019 – Lease Celebration Event and Fun Day – Sunday, 2nd June

Many of you will be aware that the Purley Bury Clubs were able to renew their leases for the next 21 years from 5th June. This means that Purley Bury Tennis Club members will be able to enjoy tennis at our courts until 2040! The lease renewal brings huge benefits to the club – security of tenure, potential for grant funding, and confidence in investing into the club facilities are just a few. On Sunday, 2nd June, The Bowls Club, The Croquet Club and the Tennis Club are all going to celebrate the lease renewal. We have a packed schedule, which will provide an amazing Fun Day for the whole family. There will also be an opportunity to try Croquet and to visit the Bowls Club to take a look at their facilities. Our ladies 1st team will start a Surrey League inter-club match at 9.30 am – if you would like to watch some of the best tennis played on our courts, come along to see how they do. The rest of the day follows on with something for everyone. Please join us to celebrate our new lease and a fantastic future at Purley Bury Tennis Club!

Here is the schedule. Look for sign up sheets in the tea room and further details of the events as they become available.

9.30 am – Courts 1 and 2 – Ladies 1st team fixed date match

10.00 am – Courts 3, 4 and 5 – Sunday morning social tennis

11.00 am   Bar opens – sale of raffle tickets commences

12.15 pm   Prosecco celebration / cocktails / Pimms from the bar – 

                  New Lease Toast (Chairman) on the veranda

12.30 pm  Courts 1, 2 and 3 –  Adult / Junior quick play tournament  (1 hour)

12.30 pm   Courts 4 and 5 Under 10 Junior fancy dress tournament – ‘Tennis players in 2040′ (when the lease will be renewed!) – prizes for best costume (45 minutes)

1.00 pm Barbecue – usual fine food goodies will be available

2.00 pm 2 courts group coaching with Danielle Hayter (30-45 minutes) – £4 per head towards club funds – thanks for supporting the Club, Danielle!

3.00 pm Courts 1 and 2  – Tennis taster session open to visitors and disabled players (30 – 45 minutes)

3.00 pm Tea and cakes stand

3.30 pm Courts 3, 4 and 5 –  Under 14’s fixed date tournament – see and be amazed by the quality of our young team players against a visiting team.

4.00 pm Raffle draw. Music / drinks / cocktails in the bar

Ends when the last person leaves!

If you would like to help set up, organise, assist at the bar or with a tournament, provide a cake for the cake and tea stand or tidy up at the end of the day, please let Michael (organisation / cake offers / music), Robbie (bar support) or Mark Love (tournaments) know. Please come along and join us in celebrating the next 21 years of tennis at Purley Bury Tennis Club!



PLEASE KEEP FRIDAY 21st JUNE FREE and come along and support BREAKPOINT 2019 at PBLTC which is a nationwide fundraising campaign. Robyn Moore is aiming to hit 200,000 shots in the month of June and is touring the country. She will be with us from 4pm-8pm on this date and we will be putting on lots of activities for the children and some will be involved hitting with her and collecting balls. DETAILS HERE:

Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Saturday 18 May/Sunday 19 May 2019

We will be holding open days Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May in conjunction with the

LTA Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend. We will need volunteers to be at the club over the weekend – please contact Sarah Wilson sarahcrid@talktalk.netif you can spare some time .

Can all members think if they have any friends that would like to come and play. 

Juniors will be welcome to join in  Saturday morning – junior members please bring a friend along to your session:

U 8s to the 9am-10am session

U 10s to the 10am-11am session

U 12s to the 11am-12noon session

13-18 yr olds to the 12noon-1pm session

Adults are welcome to join in Saturday Singles at 1pm Saturday and club play doubles Sunday morning 10am-1pm.


Disabled Coaching Funding

We are very pleased to report that Simon Hoar, our local councillor, visited the club on Friday 3 May and despite the tennis being rained off, he has pledged £2,000 to our disabled coaching funding. Our new table tennis came to the fore as Mark Love was playing with a disabled member at the time of the visit. Thanks to Nicki England for suggesting we apply for community funding..


Summer term coaching sessions are well underway and all groups are thriving with some really talented juniors. If you have not yet joined the tennis club please speak to Mark Love or one of his  team for a membership form as all players attending must be members. This includes all Friday night attendees.

JUNIOR TOURNAMENT details will be handed out over the next 2 weeks and the competition will kick off after half term for our yellow ball players and our 10U mini tennis players will all play on FINALS day in a round robin event (Saturday 6th July).

MAY HALF TERM CAMPS are bookable via the APP and will run from Tuesday 28th May to Thursday 30th May. TENNIS HALF DAY CAMPS and TENNIS & MORE FULL DAY CAMPS.

Wimbledon Ballot

Tickets have been now allocated  to members – if successful members are  unable to use them please decline them promptly so that the tickets can be re-allocated to other members .


Most members renewed their membership by 30 April and adult full members benefitted from the £10 discount. For those of you who have not renewed yet, adult membership is now £210 and should be paid as soon as possible if you wish to continue to benefit from all the club has to offer. For those of you who are not tennis members, please remember that to comply with our licence, if you wish to use the bar you must be a member of PBTC Social which is available for £15. Any queries please contact Sarah Wilson


Dates for your Diary

Saturday 18 May/Sunday 19 May 2019 – Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend

Sunday, 2nd June– Lease celebration day

Friday afternoon, 21st June– BreakPoint Charity Challenge. 


2019 Tournament

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May– First round weekend

Saturday, 6th July– Junior Finals Day

Sunday, 7th July– Senior Finals Day

Saturday, 14th September– Grand Summer Ball at Purley Downs Golf Club.



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